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Old Dec 28th, 2012, 15:37 PM   1
Ann74
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Hydrosalpinx, Essure sterilisation or tubal drainage prior to IVF?! Help!


Hello,

I need some advice please! Think I am driving myself mad trying to make the right decision and getting nowehere fast!

I have bilateral hydrosalpinges from previous abdominal surgery. IVF is my only fertility option.

Doctors won't tie the tubes laporoscipally as too dangerous so have offered either tubal drainage at the time of egg collection or Essure sterilisation to block the tubes. I don't know what to do? I'm 38 so time is running out! There is a 3 month wait after Essure but I've heard tubal drainage doesn't have great success rates. Essure is still very new in the realms of IVF and hydrosalpinx and little information on it.

Anyone else looked into this and had to make such a decision? Anyone know which has a better success rate? Any info would be greatly appreciated!



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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 16:09 PM   2
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I too have hydrosalpinx tubes and yes, blocking or removal of te tubes greatly increase your chance at successful IVF. The fluid inside the tubes is lethal to the embryo and could result in a MC. I am having my tubes removed next month and am moving onto micro-IVF (costs less and my RE suggested it) hopefully in March!
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 13:49 PM   3
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Best of luck in making this decision ladies!



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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 14:26 PM   4
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Hello,

I need some advice please! Think I am driving myself mad trying to make the right decision and getting nowehere fast!

I have bilateral hydrosalpinges from previous abdominal surgery. IVF is my only fertility option.

Doctors won't tie the tubes laporoscipally as too dangerous so have offered either tubal drainage at the time of egg collection or Essure sterilisation to block the tubes. I don't know what to do? I'm 38 so time is running out! There is a 3 month wait after Essure but I've heard tubal drainage doesn't have great success rates. Essure is still very new in the realms of IVF and hydrosalpinx and little information on it.

Anyone else looked into this and had to make such a decision? Anyone know which has a better success rate? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
I recently spoke to an RE in NY that has informed me that he will only do IVF for me if I KEEP MY TUBES! No blocking or removing them. He said he will aspirate (drain) then prior to transfer. I said HELLS YES! If this does not work then I will likely have the Salpingectomy and do another round of IVF.
I actually did research on aspiration of the tubes fro IVF and studies showed it was very successful so I'm going to do it. I will be happy to let you know the outcome. I'm flying up to see him next week. I have never heard of Essure so I can't give any advise on that subject, sorry.



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 14:52 PM   5
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Here is some info I found helpful:

http://www.drmalpani.com/hydrosalpinx.htm



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2013, 09:18 AM   6
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I'm in the same boat. I have endo and my doc doesn't want to remove the tubes as that would cause even more scaring.

I'm wondering what you decided to do?

I think I'm going to go with the Essure as the doc warned that draining the tubes is not as effective - basically they may not get all the fluid or they may refill before the embryo put back. I'm not really thrilled about the idea... however I only get 3 tries at IVF so I'm going to do whatever will give me the best possible chance to conceive



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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 10:31 AM   7
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I moved onto IVF. However, since I kept my tubes and got a BFN both IVF cycles I am now going to have my tubes removed to increase my chances of success. Two separate RE's recommended having the tubes removed. They serve no purpose so get rid of them if your doctor suggests you do so. Don't end up like me and waste tens of thousands of dollars on IVF if your tubes are hydro- it is lethal to an embryo!
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Old Aug 7th, 2013, 19:21 PM   8
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Hey

I am also the same. From bowel surgery.

See my signature but I literally just had IVF and they drained my tubes but I never got to transfer as my embryos arrested at day 3!

But they offered me essure also and some study's say the metal in the womb isn't great either?
I'm having mine removed also... Even with the risk involved. Will keep you updated

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Old Sep 26th, 2013, 01:02 AM   9
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Hi everyone, I'm really glad to have found this forum. I have been actively trying to conceive for give years now. In 2011, we found that I have bilateral hydrosalpinx and endometriosis. I have my doctor suggested essure right away buy I was super sceptical and I guess in denial and we proceeded with ivf. We got 12 eggs, and five embryos of which 3 survived and we had to have a day three transfer with no pregnancies. Then in 2012 we did another round of ivf, 24 eggs and 12 healthy embryos. I still did not want the essure once again but my doctor drained the hydros(which by the way I thought I would die from the pain) three transfer later and still no pregnancies. I have now started the process of adoption and still on the fence about whether or not to have the essure thing done. At this point, I'm not sure I can avoid it any longer. I am now 33 going on 34. Should I give my self some time or should I just oh ahead and have the coils put in knowing that my tubes are no good anyways? Ps I have gone in and out of depression all cos I'm ttc. But I'm fine now it's just that all my doctor visits are now kinda depressing.



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Old Oct 1st, 2013, 12:24 PM   10
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Hi everyone, I'm really glad to have found this forum. I have been actively trying to conceive for give years now. In 2011, we found that I have bilateral hydrosalpinx and endometriosis. I have my doctor suggested essure right away buy I was super sceptical and I guess in denial and we proceeded with ivf. We got 12 eggs, and five embryos of which 3 survived and we had to have a day three transfer with no pregnancies. Then in 2012 we did another round of ivf, 24 eggs and 12 healthy embryos. I still did not want the essure once again but my doctor drained the hydros(which by the way I thought I would die from the pain) three transfer later and still no pregnancies. I have now started the process of adoption and still on the fence about whether or not to have the essure thing done. At this point, I'm not sure I can avoid it any longer. I am now 33 going on 34. Should I give my self some time or should I just oh ahead and have the coils put in knowing that my tubes are no good anyways? Ps I have gone in and out of depression all cos I'm ttc. But I'm fine now it's just that all my doctor visits are now kinda depressing.
Sorry to hear about your BFN. I whole-heartedly think my hydro tubes are why implantation did not occur during my IVF treatment. I have having the hydro tube removed next week and the other one may be removed also depending on its condition. I know in my heart it's for the best to achieve successful pregnancy- I am going to be 36 in a few weeks so I don't have time to waste- I already wased 5 yrs TTC. Please consider removal of hydro tubes because youre wasting a lot of money having treatment without addressing your issue- your chances of success go up by 20% when removing the infected tube. Good luck!



 
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