A lot of people have trouble becoming pregnant, whether or not they have Endometriosis. The question has been raised : if you have Endometriosis and are undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET), which treatment regimens and protocols have the highest successful pregnancy rate?
I myself have never considered IVF and had to do a bit of initial research on the differences between fresh and frozen embryos, IVF, etc. I am so grateful an EndoWarrior asked this question; brought this struggle to my attention. So if you already know about these, please bear with me as I learn. Otherwise, skip passed these first few categories to the knitty gritty below 🙂
Many women with Endometriosis also suffer from infertility. Why? Well, that very question spawned today’s research…
It is believed that Endometriosis is present in 24-78% of infertile women (depending on who you ask). That’s a huge figure! Infertility associated with Endometriosis may occur at any state of the disease (I to IV; mild to severe). It’s believed that the Stage of Endo may effect the rate of infertility: people with “mild” Endo have been known to conceive 2-4.5% per month; people with moderate to severe Endo drop to less than 2%. Normal, fertile couples conceive at a rate of 15-20% per month. It’s a big difference all across the board.
The medical and scientific community do not have answers as to why Endo may make women infertile; only theories: