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TTC after Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

Postby jamic216 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Hello!
Two weeks ago I had my lap and hysteroscopy done. My doctor said my uterus looked great and she removed mild endo. My question to you lovely ladies is how long after your lap did you conceive? We got the green light to go ahead and try this cycle, so I was just curious?

We got pregnant first try in January, but that ended in an early miscarriage at 6 weeks and we have not had any luck since. Hoping the lap and removal of mild endo will do the trick!

Thanks in advance :)
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Postby CORTNEY29 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:12 am

Hello. I too am having the procedure done tomorrow. I am beyond nervous! I have one tube that is blocked and that among other reasons is why I'm having the procedure done. Did your doctor prescribe you any fertility meds?? Mine will, if my surgery goes well, and my tube gets unblocked. I wish you all the best, and loads of baby dust!! :)
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Postby jamic216 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:18 am

Hi Cortney29!
I totally understand you being nervous, but I am here to tell you there in no need! If you stay on top of your pain meds that they give you, the most pain you will experience is the pain of the gas they use trying to leave your body, and that's not too bad at all!

My doctor told me that if we don't get pregnant within 3-4 months we should move on to Clomid. And if we have no success with the Clomid after 3 months, she will refer me to a fertility specialist. I pray that it won't come to that, but I will do whatever is necessary! Did your doctor also mention Clomid?

Thank you so much for your well wishes and I wish you the same! I know your surgery will be a success! Baby dust to you! :)
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Postby CORTNEY29 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:15 pm

Thanks for the positive vibes!! Right back at ya!! :) My doctor would have prescribed me fertility meds after my HSG, but since there were some issues with the dye, and some weird looking things on the film, he wanted to do the hysteroscopy and lap. I am praying that all goes well. Hopefully he can unblock my only tube. He said it's normal length and that my uterus looked good. I am getting older so I know he will give me meds. I just wish there were some other ovulation stimulating meds other than Clomid. I'm scared to try Femara, I hear it's a cancer drug. Here's to us getting our :bfp: real soon!!
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Postby JustAddBaby » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:32 pm

Hey Ladies!

I just had my first meeting with the fertility doc today after an HSG a couple of weeks ago showed that I have a blocked tube (most likely from my appendectomy a couple of years ago). He recommended the laparoscopy and we're trying to decide if we should just go ahead and do it now or if we should wait and try a few more cycles. We've only been trying for 7 cycles and I have one good tube and a normal uterus. He told us that our chances are actually better if the blocked tube is removed (that is if it can't be fixed, which would be awesome if it can) and we're left with only the good one. I guess the blocked one can fill with fluid that spills into the uterus, making it hard for an egg to implant. Anywho, I was just wondering how your laparoscopies went and if you recommend just going ahead with it. What was your recovery like? My appendectomy was laparoscopic, but the appendicitis was an added trauma to my body, so I'm thinking that this will be an easier recovery.

Thank you so much and baby dust to you all!!!!
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Postby Emerald05 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:43 pm

Hey JustAddABaby,

I'm actually going through the exact same thing. I had hydrosalpinx of the right tube as a result of a ruptured appendix and resulting infection when I was a kid. My doctor advised removing the tube, since it can prevent implantation and also increases your chance of miscarriages. She also used it to check my left tube, since even if it is clear there could be some scar tissue limiting it's movement.

I just had my laproscopy on Friday and am so glad I did. My entire right tube ended up being so bad that my doctor said even if my left tube was good I wouldn't have been able to get pregnant with it in. She also found that my left tube and ovary were adhered downwards to my pelvic wall, so she was able to rebuild some of that mobility, though she said the chances of ever getting pregnant on my own with that tube is only 30% in my lifetime. Still better than 0!

Recovery hasn't been too bad. I had the surgery on Friday and am planning on returning to work tomorrow (Tuesday). Still a little stiffness but nothing extreme. I've weaned myself off the heavy duty painkillers and am only taking 600 mg of ibuprofen everyone 6 hours. I was lucky that I didn't get any of the shoulder pain from the gas. The first few days were a bit rough with minimal movement, but I was knocked out from the pain meds so I slept it all off. I had no issues with nausea, but I think that's because I requested the transderm scope patch for behind my ear.

I am extremely glad that I did the lap and strongly suggest that anyone in the same situation get it done as soon as possible. It was a bit depressing to learn that my last 12 months of trying was all for nothing, but we learned so much more from that lap than we did from all the other testing we've done. And now I am rolling straight into my first IVF cycle, and I start injections on Thursday.

Best of luck!!!
Me (Whitney): 25; Right tube removed due to hydrosalpinx and left tube/ovary covered in scar tissue/adhesions
DH: 26; great swimmers
Married June 2009 & TTC #1 since June 2011
Aug-Sept 2012 IVF: ER 41 eggs, 41 Mature, 28 Fertilized, transferred 1 5AA and have 7 snowbabies!
BFP 9/10/2012 @ 5dp5dt!
DD Born May 8th, 2013!

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Postby JustAddBaby » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:31 pm

Hi Emerald05,

Thank you SO much for your post. I haven't scheduled the surgery yet, but was leaning toward doing it next month (we still want to see if this month somehow was our miracle month since I got a positive on the OPK). Your story really validated my desire to go forward with it. The whole situation can be extremely disheartening, especially since I'm sure it's not what either of us expected when we set out on this journey. However, I feel better knowing what the problem is and knowing that there is a potential solution. Thank you also for telling me about your recovery. I didn't know about the transderm patch, so I am definitely gonna ask for that! The anesthesia and narcotics normally make me feel like yakking, so that is such good info. All in all, I'm feeling so much better about it, so thank you!!!

I'm so excited to hear that you're starting IVF!! I wish you the best of luck and hope that your BFP is just around the corner!!!
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Postby Emerald05 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:41 pm

It's definitely discouraging, but for me I was so relieved that of all the things that cause infertility, this one is plumbing. The most important parts are all there and functioning (DH was above average, I had plenty of follicles and my uterus looks great). Though IVF is expensive, I'm thankful that I have an avenue that has very high success rates with my diagnosis!

I have had absolutely 0 nausea throughout the whole ordeal. So I definitely encourage the patch! My other big helps were gas-x tablets and a pillow to have over my stomach at all times (car ride, when laying on the couch, etc).

As for scheduling, I definitely suggest discussing it with your RE as soon as possible. I know that my RE only does the laparascopic surgery after your period has ended. So you call in the first day of AF and then you schedule it from there.

Hopefully your AF never comes and you won't ever have to schedule it!!!

Good luck!
Me (Whitney): 25; Right tube removed due to hydrosalpinx and left tube/ovary covered in scar tissue/adhesions
DH: 26; great swimmers
Married June 2009 & TTC #1 since June 2011
Aug-Sept 2012 IVF: ER 41 eggs, 41 Mature, 28 Fertilized, transferred 1 5AA and have 7 snowbabies!
BFP 9/10/2012 @ 5dp5dt!
DD Born May 8th, 2013!

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Postby JustAddBaby » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:48 am

I totally agree with you about the plumbing issue. I have several friends who have completely unexplained infertility and I think that would be so much more difficult because you're constantly wondering what you could be doing differently (even though there may be nothing). At least with tubal infertility there is a clear solution. We are pretty much in the exact same situation. DH was way above average and all my hormone levels have been great. My FSH was super low, so it seems like my follicles and eggs are in great shape. I still have one more sono and blood test left to do, but all of that is looking promising so far.

The financial aspect of IVF is definitely tough, but at least they have great financing plans out there now to help us get our babies :) I am so excited for you!

I actually scheduled the surgery yesterday, so I'll be going in right after labor day! Surgery is always a bit scary, but I feel really good about it because I know it can only help at this point and your story really made me feel so much less nervous about it.

Thank you again for sharing your experience. Keep me posted on how the IVF goes!!! I'm sending you lots of positive vibes :)
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