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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 11:08 AM   1
jwilly
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Question for the ladies out there with endo


Hi all,

I hope this isn't too long winded.. Dh and I have been ttc for 2 yrs now and are looking at trying a couple IUI cycles. We have been seeing an RE since June 2015, and I was originally referred by my family doc to investigate pelvic pain that I had been suffering from for years. It was very early in our ttc journey but we did all preliminary tests which came back normal. This spring I was sent again for an HSG to confirm that my tubes were open, and this time around my right tube appeared blocked. I have always suspected that my cycle related pain was from endometriosis, and when my HSG showed a blocked tube I felt fairly certain that something was going on. When I asked my RE about doing a lap before starting with IUI (with one blocked tube now) she flat out asked me "do you want to get rid of the pain or do you want a baby?" I told her yes I can obviously deal with the pain, but I was under the assumption that during a laparoscopy some adhesions could be cleared to make it easier to conceive. She told me that it wont make a difference.

I guess my question is- is this true?? It seems to go against any research I had done, but I also dont want to rely on Dr. Google. Just looking for others experiences/others suffering from endo that have gone ahead with IUI. We obviously want to give ourselves the best chance possible.

Thanks!



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 08:19 AM   2
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My doctor said the opposite. I was diagnosed with the laparascopy and he did check all my tubes, etc.; which they were all clear. But he did say that chances for conception are typically higher after a laparascopy. Maybe get a second opinion?
Personally, if a doctor gets upset with me and gives me an ultimatum I ditch them. It is essential (IMO) that a doctor be sensitive to their patient and give them all the options, not ultimatums.



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 11:53 AM   3
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Thanks Jules (hehe I am also Jules!). I figured a lap was the next step, so I felt a little rushed when she decided to just send us along to the IUI clinic. Ultimatums are not fair. I think she is very old school/by the books, and follows a specific timeline regardless of each patients individual case. But making us feel bad for questioning something frustrates me so much. Obviously I want a baby why do you think I'm here??? We go for our consult at the IUI clinic on Wednesday, so I am hoping we will be meeting with a different doctor from the team!



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 02:18 AM   4
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Sorry for the late reply, but I would definitely go for a second opinion.

I've heard the opposite and I actually had a lap in January and conceived in May, during my second cycle after it (pcos makes mine a bit longer). Sadly we lost it but for the year prior to the lap, we didn't have any luck at all, so I know the lap helped.

My doc wouldn't refer me to IUI before we had the lap done in fact. Hope you got some better answers at your appointment



 
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