The MRI of my pituitary was clear!!! I was relieved to say the least. Dr. M will treat my excess prolactin with a drug that I take 2x per week, starting tonight. The MRI did show some "mild abnormalities of the white matter in my frontal lobe." It could be some kind of vessel or tissue disease or it could be nothing, or it could be from a fall or a bump on the head as a child. Thanks, that makes it so much more clear Doc! It is pretty uncommon to see in someone my age & we can see a neurologist if we want, but unless I start to present with "neurological" symptoms, it is something we can just file away for now. I think we will watch and wait.
As for the polyps, the bad news is that he is almost positive it is back based on the HSG. He wants to do a SIS next month on cycle day 5ish. Then, if a polyp is confirmed, he would like to remove it using a new, less invasive laser surgery. I had them removed via hysteroscopy before. He would also like me to go on BCP during extended breaks since I seem prone to polyps.
Although I can start BCP for IVF #3 as early as next month, we decided we will wait until Oct or Nov. Dr. M's theory is that will be 3 months after Sean's surgery and will be into his first sperm cycle post op. Typically, the most improvement is for a varicocele embolization is noticed during months 6-12, but we may see slight improvement in 3 months. Sean & I have already been on a 3 month break and another 6 months + is not very appealing and probably unnecessary. We are not doing the embolization expecting miracles, just trying to alleviate some pain and discomfort and preserve what little sperm Sean does have.
In other good sperm news, we got the preliminary report for Sean's SA and it was his best one ever! Almost 3 million sperm and 41% motility! That is incredible for him - usually he is less than a million post wash. Dr. M advised we freeze a sample, so we did that with this SA and ended up with 6 vials. Woo-hoo!!!
We spend the day at Hopkins tomorrow doing all of Sean's pre-op testing and hopefully we will get the clear from the surgeon in the afternoon. His surgery will be Weds. Aug. 20th if we get the go-ahead.
Oh, and on the PCOS self-diagnosis, Dr. M said I could have a "touch", but he thinks it is a non-factor at this point and does not want to test or treat for it. Fine with me. Damn that Dr. Google! :)
Thank you all for your love, support, prayers, emails and kind words over the past week! It means the world to both of us!