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IUI or IVF?

13. June 2021 12:34
Bonnie

My same-sex partner and I want to have a baby. I am 40 years old and have never been pregnant.

Last year, I checked out a solid tumor in my ovary with a diameter of 23mm. This year, I checked the diameter of 13mm, which was reduced a bit and it was negative. My AMH was 3.77 last year and 3.91 this year. Everything else is normal, except that vitamin D is relatively low, and I am taking vitamin D supplements.

This is my first attempt to get pregnant. My doctor recommended IUI treatment to reduce the stimulation of needle discharge. I want to hear your suggestions. I also want to go to Denmark for treatment as soon as possible. Do you recommend IUI or IVF?

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Dear B

Whether you should start with IUI or IVF is a difficult question. Your AMH is still fine, if it is measured in ng/ml. If it is measured in pmol/l, it is very low. Just check the units.

There is no doubt that IVF is much more effective than IUI. On the other hand, IUI is easier and cheaper. However, you must also add travel expenses and expenses for the donor sperm to the treatment costs every time.

With an AMH of almost 4 ng/ml, your costs for medication are relatively low, as your ovarian reserve seems to be very fine.

My best estimate is, that 1 round of IVF will be as effective as 3 rounds of IUI treatment. Maybe you should try to make a budget taking these informations into account. That might be helpful in making a decision.

We will inform you further on treatment and medication costs during the introductory interview.

Kind regards,

Ursula Bentin-Ley

Besvaret 13. June 2021 12:33

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