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:Leukemia on chemo and radiotherapy, pregnancy and invitro fertilization - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2002 did four rounds of chemo and it went into remission in December of that year. I relapsed the following year 2003 on new years XXXXXXXX I was pregnant then and ended up having a miscarriage I went through four more rounds of chemo and radiation and later had a bone marrow transplant. i was my own donor. I have been in remission for 5 1/2 years now. I am wanting to get pregant now but stopped having my period in 2004 right after I miscarried. I want to know what my options are to get pregnant.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
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User :   okay
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :  
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Have you been evaluated by fertility specialist?
User :   No I am just starting out. I want to know what my options are
Doctor :  
User :   I don't mestrate anymore.
User :   So that means i don't make eggs right? So will I have to do in vitro or what do you think?
Doctor :  
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy have an adverse effects on the oragans.
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It usually causes suppression on the organs.
User :   that is what my oncologist said.
Doctor :  
So if there has been suppression resulting in the suppression of ovaries,
Doctor :  
then invitro fertilisation is the option.
User :   are there any other options?
User :   in vitro is so expensive
Doctor :  
If there is no ovulation and if ovulation inducing drugs fail to produce ovulation, then you may not have any other option.
User :   a fertility doctor can give me something to help get ovulation back? after so long do you think that is an option?
User :   any way you can email me? I need to go
Doctor :   Fine.
User :   YYYY@YYYY thanks doc
Doctor :  
We shall send you the answers through email.
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