I am a lurker,
I defer to you ladies as you are the most knowledgeable.
I lost my right tube 1 month after starting our TTC journey. I was able to conceive without meds the first time though my cycles were 45-60 days long (6 months later) and I got dx with PCOS in the mean time.
We started TTC (charting) 2 years ago when my PP AF returned.
One miscarriage and a dx of Lupus.
I got sent to an RE and after seeing 3 of them. I had the testing. My b/w (Estradiol, AMH and FSH) was normal and my HSG showed an open tube. S/A was normal too. But my antral follie count was 50 so its PCOS.
RE said we should proceed to IVF as that would give us the best chances. He said on our own we have a 2% chance every month but we would be allowed 4 IUI/clomid cycles. The clomid would be 50 mg/5 days and monitoring to make sure because I would be prone to overstim.
Is this pretty standard for a person with PCOS to have such a low chance on their own? I thought normally it was 20% for a couple without problems.
He also did not do testosterone or other PCOS hormonal tests. He seemed not worried about that.
Is it just that most RE's think IVF gives the best chance for success?
6/09 right tube loss (fallopian torsion) 12/09 BFP #1 (DD born 9/10)
8/12 dx Lupus (ANA+/APA-), 12/12 BFP #2 natural m/c 6w 2d
since 9/12 50mg Clomid/Ovidrel IUI #1 Beta 10/4=BFN
50mg Clomid/Ovidrel IUI #2 Beta 11/1= BFN
100 mg Clomid/Ovidrel IUI #3 Beta 12/26=BFFN
100 mg Clomid/Ovidrel IUI #4 Beta 2/14= BFFN
Took a LONG Break
Lots of Luck and Love BFPB for life KOFMKG