How can I find out if I'm still fertile?

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Re: How can I find out if I'm still fertile?

Postby Janette » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:20 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

We have members who have fallen pregnant after BC treatment. Certainly speak to your GP about the possibility of some blood tests to determine hormone levels and the possiblity a referral to a specialist if it is required or justified. Best of luck.

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Re: How can I find out if I'm still fertile?

Postby Marydean » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:42 pm

Hello! You can go to your GP and ask them to do some blood tests for you. Typically, they look at a few different hormonal markers - estrogen & progestorone, along with the hormonal precursors to those. These one called FSH that is typically higher once the ovaries have stopped producing eggs. There is also another one (whose name I don't recall) that fertility specialists look at to determine what sort of egg reserves a woman still has. If this is too complex for your GP or you're not satisfied that they're giving you the right answers, you're well within your rights to ask for a referral to see a fertility specialist. Good luck with it!
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How can I find out if I'm still fertile?

Postby HappytoBCaFree » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:11 pm

Hi, In March 2010 I had a lumpectomy to remove a high grade breast cancer followed by 4 rounds of chemo (taxotere x cyclophosphamide ) and 20 rounds of radiation. I am now on tamoxifen and have just finished zoladex injections. I am 34 years old and did not get the opportunity to have fertility options before my treatment. I am wondering if there is anyway of telling if I am still fertile? My periods stopped during chemo and I only stopped the zoladex last month and my periods haven't returned yet. Any help or advice would be great, I would really love to have another child! :rose:

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