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IVF at KKH

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by melodychua, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Huang88

    Huang88 New Member

    Thanks rinapua85. Yea lo.. cos she think work night shift is very bad for health. She also advice him to sleep as much as he can.. haha sometimes really see till want give up liao..
     


  2. owl_princess

    owl_princess New Member

    Hi,

    Can you guys share where you all did your acupuncture? Failed one fresh cycle and one FET.. Thinking of trying out acupuncture. Any success stories and acupuncture dr / place to recommend? Would appreciate it. Thanks
     
  3. owl_princess

    owl_princess New Member


    Where is this tcm located? Would like to give it a try
     
  4. snow19

    snow19 Well-Known Member


    U can try zou yumin at amk there?
     
  5. Daledale

    Daledale Active Member

    Dr Zou Yu Min. My friend and i bfp with her on our first ivf cycle.
    Blk 505 Ang Mo Kio
    64560833 (closed on wed need to book appt)
    First need got consult fee, subsequent no consult fee, Acupuncture front and back $40/session (appx 40min with heating lamp)
     
  6. owl_princess

    owl_princess New Member

    thanks for sharing.. :) will it be suitable for my husband to go too since he has low sperm count problem?
     
  7. owl_princess

    owl_princess New Member

    thanks for sharing :)
     
  8. yenni26

    yenni26 Member

    Yes, ur hubby can go with u n do acupuncture too.. Dr Zou quite famous infertility problem.. U can show her ur medical report n regarding about IVF u can ask her too..
     
  9. Hopingforbaby

    Hopingforbaby New Member

    Hi, anyone has swop from private to subsidize patient at clinic D? my fallopian tube has abt 1cm polyp & need to remove before i can carry on with the ivf.. private rate for the day surgery is $2k+ (after my medisave deduction)... and dun have the xtra cash for this... so was thinking if can downgrade to subsidize patient to get a cheaper rate to remove the polyp... den change back to private patient (with chosen gynae) for ivf procedures... need advise..
     
  10. Daledale

    Daledale Active Member

    I was upgrade from subsidise to private. I was told i can downgrade but once i downgrade cannot upgrade again. You double check with the kkh nurse.
     
  11. Hopingforbaby

    Hopingforbaby New Member

    If next time i wana swop back to dr tan hh, will treat as new patient case...
     
  12. snow19

    snow19 Well-Known Member


    U cannt claim frm insurance? I did a fibroid removal frm the womb a few yrs back n i didn pay any cash at all. Medisave deduct throughout
     
  13. Hopingforbaby

    Hopingforbaby New Member

    Can't... And after medisave deduction, i still need to fork out 2k+ cash.... I just need to get through this day surgery to remove polyp... Then i will go back to dr tan hh as private new patient again... No chioce... Haiz...
     
  14. Daledale

    Daledale Active Member

    The clinic d told me once i downgrade cannot upgrade again. Btw the estimated bill they quote for me d&c was much higher then the final bill.
     
  15. Hopingforbaby

    Hopingforbaby New Member

    I will call up to make a new appt wif dr tan hh... So my case be new again..
     
  16. Daledale

    Daledale Active Member

    So can be done? Cause when i opt dr tan as my ivf doc. They upgrade my status to private. I ask can downgrade if needed they told me can but once i downgrade cannot upgrade again. Cannot choose dr tan again so i dare not downgrade.
     
  17. Ane.sve

    Ane.sve New Member

    Hi i just came back from my first appt with dr sadhana.. we've inform her that we would like to undergo ivf.. she send me for a hormone blood test and hubs sperm quality cheCk.. she said after after the results come out if Everything ok then she will register me for ivf.....may i know how long you ladies have to wait till u guys start ur ivf journey..

    I had my ultrasound and hcg test done at mount Elizabeth . I doubt so they will redo the test again.
     
  18. imkfanatic

    imkfanatic Active Member

    After u complete all the tests there will be consultation with dr again to assess. If doc said ok to do IVF, the waiting time is about 3 months.
     
  19. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    Hi Mich, if you ok, can you please share your age?
     
  20. MichNg

    MichNg Well-Known Member

    36
     
  21. MichNg

    MichNg Well-Known Member

    I was informed that KKH has improved their IVF process so that waiting time is reduced to 1 to 2 months (except maybe during Dec to Feb). current queue is Nov already.
     
  22. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    Hi Mich,

    Thanks for sharing your age. What are your plans forward?

    I'm 32 this year, turning 33. Married in 2012, started TTC in 2014, spent 2 yrs w Ying Chuan Medical Hall, did multiple IUI cycles with Dr Fong Yang, be it injections, clomid, natural before going for IVF. Failed 3 cycles of IVF, exhausted all my CPF as well as government grant. Tried everything from intralipid transfusion + acupuncture + steroids + aspirin + red bean... but didn't even get to a postitive HCG stage. Dr says from the system there were some traces so likely early miscarriage. During analysis with SGH, she disclosed I've old eggs (doctor described them as 40-year old looking. :() The embryo did not have the energy to divide itself hence pregnancy truncated. At a crossroad now too because doc suggested using donor eggs or keep trying, be it IVF or natural.

    Anyone has any solutions to reverse age of eggs??? o_O
     
  23. yenni26

    yenni26 Member

    Hi,
    Can i check with anyone doing IVF at KK, when your menses come.. do you call their hotline or the Dr who doing your IVF do make appointment for scanning and medication?
     
  24. Alishablond

    Alishablond Member

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017
  25. snow19

    snow19 Well-Known Member


    There’s a ivf hotline u can call to de. They will tell u when to go down for scan
     
  26. Lerraine

    Lerraine New Member

    Call their hotline. They will give u appt for first scan.
     
  27. Fel C

    Fel C Active Member

    hi How about seeking 2nd opinion from private hospital?
     
  28. snow19

    snow19 Well-Known Member


    U can try seeking opinion frm dr sf loh at tmc or dr tan heng hao at kkh
     
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  29. skippyloo

    skippyloo Member

    What is the test that u did in sgh that determine you had old eggs?
     
  30. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    I did my 2nd and 3rd IVF cycles with SGH. The embryologist was the one who feedback to the doctor I'm seeing, Dr Yu Su Lin, that my eggs are old. Young eggs are clear, bright, lustrous. Mine are dark, speckled and greyish.
     
  31. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    I went from KKH to SGH. Have also been to too many doctors in between to seek 2nd opinion. The doctors did say that there's still a chance to get pregnant. BUT.. according to statistics, 40 year old have a 10% success rate. That would be me trying for 10 cycles of IVF to possibly get pregnant once... Not sure how going to sf loh or tan heng hao may help.. esp if it's a case of old eggs.. basically it's just early miscarriages = the embryos is faulty i.e. it does not have the energy to divide because it's old.
     
  32. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    I'm not sure about AMH level but if it's a measure of egg reserve, mine's healthy according to the 2 doctors I've seen and done the test at. Is there a number I should be looking out for?

    Even though that said, my response to the ovarian stimulation drug is mild. There was some journal online to say that the reason for that is because of early onset of menopause..
     
  33. snow19

    snow19 Well-Known Member


    Seek diff doc opinion might help in a certain way? Coz they have diff view also. How abt try taking coq10 supplement? Was told this is good
     
  34. MichNg

    MichNg Well-Known Member

    sorry I log in lesser now so I may not respond promptly to posts in the forum.
    I was forwarded to another dr for further tests. she didn't do much tests. only found out I hv vitamin D deficiency but it's not too low. still cannot find cause of MCs.
    she suggested the following options to me:
    1) tweak my protocol to include heparin instead of aspirin
    2) PGS on embryos to detect chromosome abnormalities
    3) providing extra support (cannot remember what) the moment I'm confirmed bfp
    I chose option 3. so now I am back with THH for my next cycle which I scheduled for Mar. btw, the queue is Jan now.

    PGS PGD might be an option for you especially since there are trials going on now. I rejected it cause we had tested one embryo and both adults and there are no indications of abnormalities.

    you can try consulting Prof Ng Soon Chye of Sincere for I heard from a friend that Sincere has some new lab technology.
     
  35. Otnum2

    Otnum2 New Member

    Hi Mich, I will be seeing doc Tan next week for first consultation. Wow ..the que is in Jan now...I wonder wen will I be scheduled for ivf because I haven't done any blood test or hsg test yet
     
  36. snow19

    snow19 Well-Known Member


    Wont be so fast he will areange various blood test for u to do. N check ur womb, tube, ovary n ur hub de sperm etc...
     
  37. Otnum2

    Otnum2 New Member

    HI snow, thank you for your reply. I am looking forward to see Dr next week, but also now a bit scared for doing all the tests, especially hsg test.
     
  38. saky

    saky New Member

    Hi all! I've been a silent reader, and now that i've been through my first round of ivf, thought i'd share my experience and hope you kind ladies can help with a query i have :)

    i'm currently a subsidized patient in kkh, did my ivf for the first time in sep and failed. period came super painfully during my 2ww.
    because i'm under subsidy, my doc changes all the time. i think throughout the whole process i saw 3 diff docs? each time for 2min? even though i wait for abt 2-3hr each time :confused::(
    to be honest, i see and talk and get advise from the nurses more than the docs.

    eventually the doc who did my ET is Dr Jessie Phoon. i think she did my ER too? but i honestly dunno cos i was knocked out b4 the doc came. prior to the ER, i dun rem the docs that i've seen.

    so now i'm jus wondering shd i spend money to upgrade to pte and change to Dr THH? am i also not going to see much of him until ET? can anybody advise?

    i'm concurrently seeing doc tan siew bouy for TCM for the past year, and i asked her if the doc matters in ivf, she kinda say not really, but what's impt is who does the ET :(

    Now that i've only 2 more chances at kkh, that i can do ivf and get govt grant. i dunno if i shd spend more and go pte within kkh.
    I'd greatly appreciate any advise from all of you kind ladies :)
     
  39. imkfanatic

    imkfanatic Active Member


    I was initially a subsidized patient like you. After failing 1 fresh and 1 fet in feb and April 2017 with blast transferred, I decided to change to private seeing dr tan hh as I read up so many good reviews about him. True enough he is very experienced and friendly. He suggested to do endo scratch before my new fresh cycle. Fine tune a different jab and dosage. Even though I transfer 2 d2 embryos which I worry didn't make it, I did managed to get bfp with twins. Currently 8w pregnant

    All thanks to dr tan. I just got lucky this round
     
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  40. snow19

    snow19 Well-Known Member


    U will get to see dr tan during ur first consultancy. Once start ivf u wont be able to see him until ER n ET. He will still be the one who give the final decision to ur jabs n so on. There’s a doc at ivf there to tell u when to come n scan n etc... if there’s any issue in ur journey they will still need to consult dr tan. Coz he’s still ur doc. But once u choose dr tan u are consider as private patient.
     
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  41. Xiaobell82

    Xiaobell82 New Member

    Further to snow19 reply, there is 1 point to note. If happen Dr Tan is away for holiday during your ER/ ET date, another senior consultant will take over.
     
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  42. saky

    saky New Member

    Wow
    Wow congrats! Thats really encouraging news.
    I just not sure when is his next avail date. Suppose to see dr for my review after my first failed. I failed in first week of oct, but instead of a review immediately, i only get to see doc 1mth later on 8 nov :confused:o_O
     
  43. saky

    saky New Member


    Thank you snow for your response!
    I'm just heart pain the cost cos no subsidy... But yet hoping that if can succeed under thh dun need go pte outside can save more too. Sigh....dilemma
     
  44. imkfanatic

    imkfanatic Active Member

    U can either call hotline or tell the reception there that u wish To change to private under dr tan hh. They will close your case under subsidized and open private for u
     
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  45. saky

    saky New Member

    Thank you! hopefully can get to see him in nov, dun wan to wait too long. time is precious!
    i'll have to call kkh on mon.
     
  46. imkfanatic

    imkfanatic Active Member

    Totally understand u. I too waited long for this and glad it's a good outcome. All the best to you.
     
  47. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    Thanks for sharing. my tcm recommends me to see Dr Angela ho at CAFE, novena specialist centre. She runs the CARE in SGH and is, I've heard, an embryologist who is v experience in ivf protocols. Will go to her on my day 2 to have any necessary tests done so that it's a fruitful trip and update again.

    Didn't really want to do PGS because already so few embryos might as well transfer and pray for a miracle rather than test le result in nothing but end up hurtin the embryo. Doc did tell us about the genetic tests for couples too it's not like we could do gene therapy anyway so feel abit no point plus it's really rare.

    Let's jia you! :)
     
  48. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    btw. found out my AMH is 4.6
     
  49. esiotrot84

    esiotrot84 New Member

    yep. Dr suggested i can take 600mg which I just started doing (200 x 3 times a day), on top of my daily antioxidant, multivitamin and cordecypes. just started taking prenatal supplement too to prep body. and bcoz I've hyperthyroid, I'm also taking vit D, selenium and zinc. so much capsules to swallow...
     
  50. saky

    saky New Member

    procrastinate and ponder and think...and finally made the call to be pte patient. gonna see THH on 30 nov. omg so long. but blame myself for procrastinating :(
     

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