Is it possible to harvest my eggs if I've had a tubal ligation and a uterine ablation?

I am 43-year-old woman with 3 kids. Divorced now, looking to possibly have my eggs harvested so that I could use a surrogate. I have had a tubal ligation and 2 uterine ablations. I had 6 months of Lupron. Have the symptoms of my periods, but no period. Possible?

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IVF LA Reproductive Associates

Published on Oct 05, 2012

No problem harvesting your eggs. Eggs are removed from the ovary, and tubal occlusion or uterine ablation would not impact on the process. The question is whether you're talking about egg freezing, embryo freezing or fresh embryo transfer into a surrogate. Wouldn't be feasible to transfer into your uterus given the history of ablation. I probably would suggest using a donor's eggs as a back up in case the yield of eggs from you is below par given your age and history.

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Answered by IVF LA Reproductive Associates

No problem harvesting your eggs. Eggs are removed from the ovary, and tubal occlusion or uterine ablation would not impact on the process. The question is whether you're talking about egg freezing, embryo freezing or fresh embryo transfer into a surrogate. Wouldn't be feasible to transfer into your uterus given the history of ablation. I probably would suggest using a donor's eggs as a back up in case the yield of eggs from you is below par given your age and history.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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