Hi ladies, interesting reading all your experiences on here. I had a lap& dye in May 2010 where some mild endo was removed, a hysteroscopy showed up nothing abnormal in uterus. I am now considering ovarian drilling. Clomid didn't work for me at all but I do ovulate on FSH injections with trigger shot. My history is long and chequered (details on first page of my journal if anyone interested).
On September 2nd I had my 3rd miscarriage at 9 weeks and D&C followed. I havn't had a period since...even Provera which has worked for me plenty of times in the past didn't induce a withdrawal bleed.
Anyhho, was in St.Mary's recurrent m/c clinic last week and the doc suggested ovarian drilling as a way of getting my cycles going. He also said that even if it didn't work a low dose of Clomid (50mg) generally works very well in women who've had the surgery done.
Will be following all your stories here and hoping for 2012 BFP's all round!!
I am so sorry you have been through a lot hun and I am extremely sorry for your losses
Clomid never worked for me either so the ovarian drilling was the next step for me to be able to move forward... They also told me that meds such as clomid tend to work for women who didnt have any success before the op.
I would recommend the drilling hun as it can really help with your cycles- by lowering testosterone levels and regulating your cycles, sometimes ladies do not even need any meds after the op as it helps them ovulated again.
I am so glad I have had the op done- I had it done on tuesday and yesterday (staurday) I stopped taking any pain meds and I feel on the mend Im excited to see how my body responds.
Please keep me updated on what you decide to do, would be nice to stay in touch
I thought i would just update any of you ladies who may be interested in how the op went- basically i am 100% back to normal now i have antibiotics for my belly button incision as it looked like the start of an infection but apart from that all is well. No pain at all it has been 11 days since the op and i started feeling around 90% back to normal about 6 days after the op.
so if anyone has to consider having any of these procedures done then i highly recommend them, yes you have some pain but it is bearable with pain meds and after a few days i found i didnt even need any.
Hi iv just found this tread which is good. I am going in for od in two days. Am very excited and hoping it will work for me along with my metiformin fingers crossed. if anyone has any helpful hints or storys that they could share would be great
Hi hun firstly i hope that your OD goes okay and your recovery is quick
Im not sure where you get the incisions for OD as i had all three provedures but if you have one in your belly button which i think you do then take good care of it.
You will need to make sure that your oh is there to be your slave as you will find it to get up and down and bend for a few days...
Make sure youre stocked up on pain killers, hopefully after a few days you wont need them...
It is common for ladies to get shoulder pain for the gas they put in you (luckily i didnt get it) the nurse recommended peppermint tea if you get the shoulder pain...
I dont really know what to say as you have probably read my story, but GOODLUCK and make sure you get plenty of rest, when youre feeling up to it please share how it went for you x
ladies, im glad i found this thread. i will be going in for a lap in Feb and am a bit nervous but overall Im okay with going through with it.. wanted to ask a quick ?, what is ovarian drilling exactly? my doc wants to do the following: laparoscopy and removal of a fibroid and to either repair, leave alone, or remove one or more of the fallopian tubes.
thanks for this thread!
Its ok to be nervous honestly, I think if you wasnt nervous then I would be very surprised! I was sooo scared before mine I was crying at the hospital and all sorts, but relax I thought it would be sooo much worse than what it was...
Ovarian drilling is used for ladies who have pcos mainly- they lazer off some cysts etc to help lower testosterone levels and hopefully regulate your cycles (quick summary of the procedure lol)- do you know if you have pcos???
Have you had a hsg that has shown you have a blocked tube/tubes? Mine showed one was either blocked or spasming, it was blocked when they done the op and they managed to unblock it- It was only a little mucus blockage but it was still a blockage. I hope your tubes are ok, if they find anything I hope they can fix it hun.
Hi Ladies, How are we all doing??
Well I am back, I am currently in the process of my IVF being funded etc, sh should be starting in 2-3 months, and I have to have another Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, with a view to clear some scarring from my tubes as this is obstructing my right ovary and they want it to be completely clear to be able to access it during my IVF, and I also have to have my tubes unblocked or removed, again during IVF your ovaries are over stimulated with all the drugs and therefore they produce fluid which can drain into your tubes, as mine are blocked the fluid will just sit at the top of my tubes and become toxic, obviously this will force my IVF to be cancelled of unsuccessful, so I really need to have it done, I am of course a little nervous as I will be having real work done this time, but I am nowhere near as scared as first time round, and my FS is great and she only wants the best for us so that our IVF has every chance of working, so I have to be happy about that, it is just a shame I wasn't referred to her sooner and she could of done the original op and sorted it out there and then and I would of only needed to do it once, but such is life and this time round there will be no shocks like last time, I know what the out come maybe and to be honest if I do lose my tubes at least I won't need to worry about it getting any worse and losing my ovaries. xxx
@MrsHowley, Big hugs to you hun!!! I am so sorry that you need to go in for surgery again!!! Looking on the bright side at least they discovered it before you had a failed IVF attempt. I hope your surgery has a quick and pain free recovery!!
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