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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy After Ovarian Drilling

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Ovarian drilling done on jun21.Did not get periods for this cycle yet.Had Meprate(10mg) for 3days.When to expect my periods? Possible for pregnancy?

Ovarian drilling done on jun21.Did not get periods for this cycle yet.Had Meprate(10mg) for 3days.When to expect my periods? Possible for pregnancy?

Hard to say: They used to call it a wedge resection of the ovary. I don't know which sounds worse...but this is a complicated issue and it would be difficult to predict just what will happen and when. Either could occur unexpectedly. Best to discuss this at length with your personal doctor. ...Read more

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Ovarian drilling lap and dye done. No spill through the left tube. Does that mean it's definitely blocked? And if so what are the chances of pregnancy

Ovarian drilling lap and dye done. No spill through the left tube. Does that mean it's definitely blocked? And if so what are the chances of pregnancy

Not necessarily: It's nice to see dye coming from both tubes, but it's possible that there was not enough pressure to force the dye though the left tune. So it's not definately closed. Since the right was open, I assume, that should not be an issue. The issue will be if the ovarian drilling helps you start ovulating. ...Read more

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I have pcos and i will be going for ovarian drilling soon after five cycles of clomid (clomiphene). What is the success rate for pregnancy with this procedure?

I have pcos and i will be going for ovarian drilling soon after five cycles of clomid (clomiphene). What is the success rate for pregnancy with this procedure?

Drilling: In your situation, your two options are ovarian drilling or gonadotropin therapy (somewhat similar to ivf therapies). These two have similar pregnancy rates - about 55% success over 6 months, although some studies show success rates as low as 20%. Gonadotropin therapy is more time intensive and more expensive, but does not require surgery. Drilling might hasten menopause- but not definitely proven. ...Read more

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Had long bedrest for pregnancy complications and got weak. After c section, nurses aide acted like a drill sergeant. What's the need to walk like that?

Had long bedrest for pregnancy complications and got weak. After c section, nurses aide acted like a drill sergeant. What's the need to walk like that?

Recovery: Early ambulation after any surgery, and especially after cesarean will decrease risk the risk for blood clots in the legs. Ambulation also speeds recovery of bowel function after surgery. ...Read more

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Ovarian pain when coughing a sign of pregnancy?

Ovarian pain when coughing a sign of pregnancy?

Not really: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is it better to take Clomid (clomiphene) after ovarian drilling?

Is it better to take Clomid (clomiphene) after ovarian drilling?

Fertility doc : Each fertility patient will need an individualized plan. Ovarian drilling is not a first line treatment choice in most anovulation cases. ...Read more

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How safe is ovarian drilling after 2 rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) and what is next if od is not successful?

How safe is ovarian drilling after 2 rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) and what is next if od is not successful?

Ovarian drilling: Studies show laparoscopic ovarian drilling to be safe, cost effective treatment in patients in with polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a minimally invasive, safe procedure that usually results in conception in 2 or 3 months post procedure and instead of a litter, you would have one child to carry. If it doesn't work don't dispair, invitro, adoption and other options still exist. ...Read more

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Ovarian drilling done on jun 21(CD6).Today is CD10.Follicle size ranges between 6 to 7mm. Is it possible to conceive in this cycle?

Ovarian drilling done on jun 21(CD6).Today is CD10.Follicle size ranges between 6 to 7mm. Is it possible to conceive in this cycle?

Not likely: The follicles are too small, but more important, you just had the surgery where your ovaries were traumatized by the drilling. You need to let them heal for a few weeks before you worry about ovulation and conception. Give it a month, then see if you are ovulating the next cycle. ...Read more