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This is an enquiry email from Tracey McFadyen
I am a 31 year old woman recently married in March. I have been seeing
a specialist to discover why I have not bcome pregnant for over two
years. I have been pregnant before but had a termination.
I saw a specialist fertility doctor last week and
after various tests the doctor informed me I have "old eggs"

I am of course devistated, I am a young woman of 31 years old.

Do you have any information about this for me as to what I can do about this, ie egg doners etc and does the NHS provide this type of service?

This is a whole new field to me and I do not know what to do know and what is available. The only thing I do know is that I need an "egg donor"

I have no idea as to the process the time etc etc.

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Hi Tracey,

Sorry to hear about the specialist and the recomendation.

Do you know why the doctor said you had "old eggs". This sounds like a very strange thing to say. I would be curious to know why s/he would think that.

It sounds as if you could do with a second opinion.

Possibly you had high FSH on a test and that was the reason for the diagnosis. I am not an expert but ladies on this group report lowering FSH by various means.

If you do need donor eggs then there will be long waiting lists on the NHS.

Hope that you get an answer soon and someone more knowledgable than I can help you.

With warmest regards,
 

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Thank you for your reply. I went to my GP today and I am going for a second opinion. "old eggs" just means I am producing eggs when menstruating however they are not fertile.
 

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Hi Tracey,

Great to hear that you will get a second opinion.

Do you know why they think your eggs are not fertile? This still sounds really odd - how would they know? What test would this be based on?

The only reason I am asking is that I am an "old" bird and went thru quite a bit of resistance before being accepted for IVF. However, I have responded well to IVF but sadly not had a successful cycle yet.

From the reading I haver done on egg quality it appears that there is room for quibbling over the whole concept of "old eggs".


With warmest regards,
 
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