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Forum > Effects on Fertility: Female
Fertility

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Date: 2005-08-05

Question:
I am almost 2 years post chemo. My original diagnoses was Oct. 01, I was then 28 years old. I had 6 months of AVBD chemo, then in July 02 I did 1 month of radiation. 10 months into my recovery from Hodgkins Lymphoma, I got diagnosed with AML, I did 1 round of induction chemo AraC and Blithomicerin, then another 3 rounds of the same chemo but a much stronger dose. So my question is, how do I go about finding out how many eggs are left that are potentially good healthy ones so I can plan to start a family?

Answer:
You should follow up with a fertility expert to assess whether you have ovulation, as well as your hormonal status. No one can tell you how many eggs you have. One way is to try to conceive if there is evidence of ovulation. If you do not succeed despite full attempts, it then merits more study.

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