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any chance i could still get pregnant?

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I am 26 years old, 6 years ago i was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, i had a bone marrow transplant 5 years ago with total body radiation, i have not had a period in 5 years due to this and i know its unlikely but is there any chance i could still get pregnant?
I asked about egg donation a couple of years ago but the doctor without even giving me a scan said it wouldnt work?
I just wanted to know what you thought?
would it be worth having a scan to see if i would be able to carry a baby from an egg donor?
or would there be any chance of it happening naturally?
I dont have much hope but just thought i would ask


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replied December 5th, 2010
Leukemia Answer A17581
If you have had no periods in the past 5 years, then it is extremely unlikely that you are fertile. You can see a reproductive endocrinologist, and undergo further testing, but it is extremely unlikely that your ovaries are still functioning at this point.


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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