Blocked fallopian tubes, is IVF my only option? Please help!
Hoping someone can offer some assistnace before i go mad.
I had a laparoscopy 6 years ago to test for endometriosis. This came back clear - no issues what so ever.
My husband and I have been TTC for the past two years with no luck (although 7 months ago two home test kits stated I was positive, period started 4 days later)
We've gone through the fertility tests and was referred to the specilist who done blood tests, sperm counts and I had to undergo a HSG several days ago.
There was a blockage in my fallopian tubes, which caused an infection which resulted me staying in hospital for several days - I'm after advice, is there anything that can be done to unblock my tubes or is IVF my only hope? The doctor said they could remove my tubes which would give me a better chance at conceiving - but that seems so final
I dont know how this has happened - everything was fine 6 years ago, and there is no chance this could be a result of an STD as both my husband and I have been totally faithful.
I have no tubes so obviously different issue but my mum (god rest her soul)was told her tubes were completely blocked and that she would never have a child. She and my dad tried for 10yrs and then she had me ;-) so miracles can an do happen.
The only issue with badly blocked tubes is that they are obviously scarred and this leaves you open to high risk of ectopic. My tubes were damaged and sadly i fell pregnant twice and had 2 ectopic pregnancies which resulted in me losing both babies, tubes and almost my life. I was very sad losing my natural fertility but so glad im alive and now i am relieved both tubes are gone. I would get a 2nd opinion before rushing into anything but if your tubes are no good and you need IVF get rid prior to it as it can hinder your chance of success and also like i said high risk of ectopic. Also as a FYI- Fallopian tubes are as thin as a strand of hair on your head so its not a major op. Its done via keyhole surgery and i was up and about 7 days later. Good luck xxx
Ask about Ovarian Drilling or If they can "blow open" your tubes. They will go in with a surgical drill through you tubes and force them open and attach your tubes to the ovaries ...You have a 3month window to conceive. It has its own set of risk and not all drs are willing to do it...IVF is a lot more "neater". For ovarian drilling you have to go to a GYN Surgeon not a Fertility Specialist. If you have blocked tubes most insurances will pay for ovarian drilling...Most insurance will not pay for IVF...If you live in Maryland state law there requires All insurance to pay for 2 rounds of IVF. Google if your state has any such laws...some do others don't....Pray I believe in the power of prayer. My heart is with you. GodBless
Poccom- She lives in Liverpool England like me and here in the UK everything is done on the NHS surgery wise and 2 free cycles of IVF if under 37 and both partners have no living children so we are lucky in that respect :-)
Sorry ,I see that you are in the UK and not the US...My Hubby Is from Oldham, I am American, we live here in the US ...So I guess the state of Maryland doens't help you....I do wish you success In your journey to motherhood.
Yeah I'm in Liverpool - I had the HSG done on Tuesday at the WOmen's hospital there, and got an infection which meant I've been on IV Antibiotics for the last few days there. Only got out yesterday - the consultant who was dealing with me went thru my results and then I was discharged. I've got to wait til I see the fertility specailist on 1st May
Both husband and I are under 35 (husband is 34 and I'm 29), we've been trying to conceive for 2 and a half years with no joy - now I know why. I've hit google over the past few hours to see if there are any other options - I dont know even though my tubes are blocked it seems so final having them removed
I've looked quickly at Laparoscopic Salpingectomy where they drain the fluid and clip the tubes to stop them re filling, and their's Fallopian tube recanalisation by guidewire which is supposed to clear them as well. I know their available on the NHS but I dont see anywhere on the Liverpool Women's site that mentions these proceduces - does any one know?
Finally, I've found out from my mum in the last few days that when she had her appendix burst when she was 17 (about 40 years ago) they operated to remove all the gunk from inside, and saw that her fallopian tubes where blocked and cleaned them up - if they did it 40 odd years ago - surely they should still do this now? I just cant find any information on this anywhere (and my mum had two children naturally)!
Any help advice would be great, I cant stop crying, or getting angry (what's happened in 6 years to make them go so infected!) I just want to be armed with loads of options when I see the specialist
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