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Old Apr 18th, 2013, 17:25 PM   1
Lacroix
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Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and periods


Hello all

This is my first post on here and I am hopeful for a bit of advice.

I am scheduled for a laparotomy, hysteroscopy and dye next Friday and I wondered whether it would go ahead if my period arrived. The consultant didn't say either way and I would have thought he would have if it could be an issue.

Anyone been in a similar situation?

Thanks in hopeful anticipation!



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Old Apr 20th, 2013, 09:45 AM   2
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No I don't think these procedures would be performed if your period were to show up. They're usually done after your period has finished. Best!



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Old Apr 20th, 2013, 11:50 AM   3
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I did this procedure on CD 5 while still on my period, they did not think it was an issue but my AF was not heavy.



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2013, 12:30 PM   4
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I AM IN THE SAME SITUATION! Having mine done on Friday, only thing is that I already had my HSG.
End of cycle is suppose to be around that time so Fingers crossed I dont start early.



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2013, 12:49 PM   5
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My consultant said it didn't matter if I was on my period or not, I guess it depends on your surgeon xx



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 16:42 PM   6
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Thanks all, I did think it was a bit odd, as all the articles I looked at on the Internet seems to indicate it is better to have it first week after (cd5 or 6+). I checked with the booking clerk and the consultant's secretary, neither of whom seemed to think it would be an issue so.....like you say, sugarpuff, looks like it depends :-) I just hope he didn't forget to tell me and I don't get turned away...

Hope this Friday goes well for you, myshelsong - let me know how you get on, I don't feel so alone now! Xxx



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Old Apr 21st, 2013, 23:32 PM   7
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I had light bleeding when i went in for mine in Jan this year, I couldnt tell you what cycle day i was on as i had been bleeding on and off almost all month. It wasnt an issue, you bleed after it all anyway.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 10:44 AM   8
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Just wanted to updated, I am having mine tomorrow as well and what would you think but I started spotting early and am pretty sure getting my period either today or tomorrow so I called the hospital.

They advised it is totally fine to be on your period for the LAP, only cant take any paid medication which is worrisome since I have really bad cramps but whatever.

Good luck hun!



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2013, 06:34 AM   9
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Hi all. A brief update and check in to see how myshelsong got on yesterday...how are you doing, feeling okay? Hope you are not in any pain and are taking it easy.

Mine was a mixed bag, it went ahead despite my period worry - and as it turned out, i had spotting on thursday and was full on day 1 by the time i got to hospital at 8am! typical, hey?!

laparoscopy went ok, ovaries ok, no pcos or drilling, and no endo outside (yay!) Couple of small fibroids which the consultant didn't think were an issue. From outside, tubes and ute look healthy, so was pleased with that.

Bad side - she couldn't perform the hysteroscopy and dye as my cervix is too tight (cervical stenosis?) but she didn't really explain what this actually means going forward. She said IUI not possible and IVF might be the only way ahead which confused me, as to do either you need to go through the cervix, right? Was told to wait for follow up appointment in 2-3 mts as they want us to keep trying in the interim with chlomid. I felt her after care and explanation a bit lacking if i'm honest, especially as i was still groggy and my hubby wasn't around to listen in. She seemed in a hurry to get away!

In reading around the net, it seems like there is conflicting advice on both the prognosis and treatment for this condition. Herbal remedies can be used to ease scar tissue if stenosis is caused by a previous op or infection (have had neither) and primrose oil is good for ripening the cervix etc so might try that. Also, found out that they can give you a drug the day before and morning of an HSG to help relax the cervix so I think i maybe should ask for one of these so can find out if a) my cervix might open and b) that my ute and tubes are okay from the inside.

Sorry for the essay, just so scared and confused about this journey and it does help to download, sometime just to get things straight in my own little head!

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Old Apr 27th, 2013, 09:38 AM   10
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Sorry to hear about you're down side. I think you should def look into some herbal things for that, maybe even Chinese medicine.

Mine ... Didn't happen! They canceled on me the day before in the afternoon and just like you af started full on cramps in the morning of the scheduled appointment. Glad that I got to take pain medication though. So annoyed but trying not to scream about it anymore.

Hope you are recovering well! Keep me posted.



 
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