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BFP after Laparoscopy

Finally got that elusive BFP after laparoscopy? Tell us about it! Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

BFP Naturally, 7 mo post-lap, Endo

Hi there. I had a lap in March 04. I had mild endo (REs are getting away from using the stages) on both ovaries which my RE removed and an adhesion had pinned my right ovary to the back of my pelvis. My RE was very happy about the mild endo and said to try naturally for 2 mos and then we would move to clomid.

I had no desire to take clomid...it can be very bad for endo sufferers particularly those with endo on their ovaries. It's like pouring gasoline on a fire. I understand that femara/letrozole is a much safer ovulation stimulant for endo sufferers.

Instead, I made dietary changes - no sugar, low carb, lots of healthy protein and minimal dairy. Any dairy or meat consumed was organic. Also took Essential Fatty Acid supplements, flax seed supplements and bee pollen. Acupuncture became a big part of relaxation and getting my body back in balance.

I did not get pg in 2 mos, but decided I wanted to avoid medications etc for the time being.

I got pg naturally on my Sept cycle - 7 mos post lap. I highly recommend looking into dietary changes and other methods before taking medications that can really mess up your already ailing body. It needs time to heal and get back in balance.

BFP Au Naturale (Endo, 2 Laps, failed IUIs)

Hi all!
I have severe endometriosis (so far have had it lasered off pouch of douglas, left ovary, bowel, liver, bladder). I am currently 29 weeks pregnant.

This was my time line.

March 2003 - start TTC
May 2003 - Laparoscopy due to severe pain ie spending AF in hopsital with the pain (after being off pill for a year).
May 2003 - diagnosed with severe endometriosis
Sept 2003 - conceived naturally
October 2003 - M/c'd
January 2004 - conceived naturally
February 2004 - M/c'd
Sept 2004 - IUI with no drugs - BFN
Oct 2004 - IUI with peurogen self injections (3 eggs) - BFN
Nov 2004 - 2nd Laparoscopy with hystercoscopy and dye testing (tubes clear, endo on bowel, liver, bladder, left ovary, pouch of douglas)
December 2004 conceived naturally
Present - 29 weeks pregnant
EDD 1 September 2005!!!!!!!

I am very lucky that the laparoscopies worked for me.
Good luck all!!!!

BFP with Stage 3 Endometriosis

Stage III Endo:
I'm still in a bit of shock I think. I can't believe it happened!

My last lap was in May 2003 and my hysterscopy was in late March 2005. We were using BCP's continuously (no period ever) to control my endo until we were ready to start trying.

What I did:

-did my best to before but my was over a week later than last cycle and I had actually given up on getting pregant this cycle and told my DH that I didn't know when I was going to at that point and that if we could, we should but not to worry about it. (we had been having way more sessions than we were used to and it was kinda hard to just go thru the motions without actually being "in" to it, ya know? Anyway, 2 days since we had last 'd and I assumed DH really needed a break but he surprised me and it was one of the best nights we'd ever had! Turns out, I 'd the next day!

-I was on top for a change (remember, I had given up this cycle) but as soon as we were done, I rolled over and propped my bottom up a bit on a pillow for 25 mintues (just in case! )

So that was it. Nothing really special. We did did use a little KY, but not internally. I take prenatal vitamins but nothing else. I did not use OPK's or a fertility monitor. Just basic charting.

I honestly am in shock. I fully expected it to take forever and part of me wondered if I'd ever get pregant.

My symptoms were that my breasts & nipples were tender, tingly, and burning off and on thru out the day, almost every single day since I 0'd. About 4-5 DPO I woke up smelling mexican food and craving it at 1:30 in the morning, I was tired a lot, and 9DPO, I was dizzy once or twice. I also had a metalic taste in my mouth on 9DPO just before I went to bed. I've also been hungrier than normal. But mainly, it was the breasts that felt so different. If I didn't get a I was going to wonder what was going on with me because I didn't remember my cycles ever causing this much breast tenderness!

Oh, and I have had lots of pain. Not sure if it is from Endo or typical for pregnancies, but I've had both Left and Right Ovary pain pretty much every day and have also had some mild AF type cramps.

Pregnant with #1 and have Stage 3 Endo
4 Laps, 1 Hysterscopy

BFP with Endo after long history of laparoscopies

I have severe endometriosis (so far have had it lasered off pouch of douglas, left ovary, bowel, liver, bladder). I am currently 29 weeks pregnant.

This was my time line.

March 2003 - start TTC
May 2003 - Laparoscopy due to severe pain ie spending AF in hopsital with the pain (after being off pill for a year).
May 2003 - diagnosed with severe endometriosis
Sept 2003 - conceived naturally
October 2003 - M/c'd
January 2004 - conceived naturally
February 2004 - M/c'd
Sept 2004 - IUI with no drugs - BFN
Oct 2004 - IUI with peurogen self injections (3 eggs) - BFN
Nov 2004 - 2nd Laparoscopy with hystercoscopy and dye testing (tubes clear, endo on bowel, liver, bladder, left ovary, pouch of douglas)
December 2004 conceived naturally
Present - 29 weeks pregnant
EDD 1 September 2005!!!!!!!

I am very lucky that the laparoscopies worked for me.
Good luck all!!!!

BFP on Break with Endometriosis

Although I am being cautiously optimistic, I wanted to share my story with you ladies. After 2 years of not getting pregnant, I was diagnosed with endo in March 2004 via lap. They removed a large endometrioma from my left ovary. Shortly after that, I had a chemical pg and the endometrioma reappeared. Dealing with this, along with a bordeline low sperm count, DH and I started acupuncture, Clomid, Gonal-F and IUIs.

After failed attempts, we decided to take the summer off from treatments and begin the IVF journey in October 2005. Well, lo and behold, I'm pregnant! I had a feeling when my temps were staying up, but I waited to test until yesterday morning. Then I finally got my BFP. I immediately called my RE for some blood work and I got my results yesterday afternoon. I wanted you all to know that it can happen when you least expect it. Best of luck to each and every one of you in this journey!

Endo
Lap March 04
M/C June 04
2 Clomid/IUI-Failed
Gonal F 150-Cancelled-too many follies, high E2
Gonal F 75-Failed
June 30, 2005-BFP! hcg=1308 (21 dpo)
July 2, 2004 hcg=3470 (23 dpo)

BFP Naturally wtih Endo/Prayer/After Lap

Over the last few months I have turned to various boards to read success stories. I am finally able to post my own and hope that it keeps you positive and hopeful.

Although my ttc road was short by comparison (7 months), it turned dismal pretty quickly.

I consulted an RE after three months of well timed bd but no success. The doctor was shocked to see that at 29 my FSH level was 20. Further tests found that my left ovary was fluid filled and in a laparascopy my left tube was completely closed off. They also found severe endo.

Immediately following the surgery, I was told to proceed directly to IVF. I now had one tube, elevated FSH, severe endo and hypothyroidism--a recipe that meant a long shot in natural conception.
I decided to put my faith in God, try to get my body in some sort of better health balance and give it three months. If after three months I still wasn't pregnant, I would indeed go straight to IVF.

Well, the good news is that the month after my lap I did conceive naturally (lots of prayer and chinese herbs and accupuncture). I am now 7 weeks and had an ultrasound today which confirmed that the pregnancy is progressing well (I even saw the heartbeat).

Despite the depressing stats, success is possible. I think doctors are too quick to tell us that there is no way it can happen for us naturally. Stay hopeful and keep faith in God.
I hope that you too will soon have your own success story to share.

BFP Naturally wtih Endo/Prayer/After Lap

Over the last few months I have turned to various boards to read success stories. I am finally able to post my own and hope that it keeps you positive and hopeful.

Although my ttc road was short by comparison (7 months), it turned dismal pretty quickly.

I consulted an RE after three months of well timed bd but no success. The doctor was shocked to see that at 29 my FSH level was 20. Further tests found that my left ovary was fluid filled and in a laparascopy my left tube was completely closed off. They also found severe endo.

Immediately following the surgery, I was told to proceed directly to IVF. I now had one tube, elevated FSH, severe endo and hypothyroidism--a recipe that meant a long shot in natural conception.
I decided to put my faith in God, try to get my body in some sort of better health balance and give it three months. If after three months I still wasn't pregnant, I would indeed go straight to IVF.

Well, the good news is that the month after my lap I did conceive naturally (lots of prayer and chinese herbs and accupuncture). I am now 7 weeks and had an ultrasound today which confirmed that the pregnancy is progressing well (I even saw the heartbeat).

Despite the depressing stats, success is possible. I think doctors are too quick to tell us that there is no way it can happen for us naturally. Stay hopeful and keep faith in God.
I hope that you too will soon have your own success story to share.

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