Anyone with Tubes Blocked?

Discussion in 'Long Term Trying To Conceive' started by barbikins, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. barbikins

    barbikins Mom to DD (RIP) & DS

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    Hey Everyone,

    I had an HSG test done yesterday which revealed that both my tubes are blocked. Also seems I had an infection that would have caused it.
    My tubes were clear a year ago & I under went 5 IUI treatments & loads of tests. I'm presuming I got my infection during one of those visits.

    I've yet to meet with my RE to see what's next but I'm curious if anyone's had this problem, what the solution was & what the outcome was?
    I"m so afraid I might be infertile now.
     
  2. Ariannda

    Ariannda Well-Known Member

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    You may be able to get a Tubal Recanalization
     
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    Ariannda Well-Known Member

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    Everything else was normal otherwise ?
     
  4. barbikins

    barbikins Mom to DD (RIP) & DS

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    I did read about this proceedure. I hope it can be some thing other than surgery.
    Everything else was normal. Doctor said my uterus looked great.
     
  5. Ariannda

    Ariannda Well-Known Member

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    Ah see it's NOT a surgery ! Its ... basically it's like a cardiac cath, and done by the same Dr (an Interventional Radiologist). Hang on i have a really good link, let me find it.
     
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    Ariannda Well-Known Member

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    barbikins Mom to DD (RIP) & DS

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    thanks so much hun.
    yeah i read about this & how it goes through the uterus & through the tubes.
    im not sure how the common procedure is done here in Canada however.
    i really need to speak to my doctor stat & figure things out.
    i'll have a look at this link

    anyone else with my issue & an outcome??? thanks
     
  8. eyemom

    eyemom Finally a mommy of 2

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    Hi barbikins I had been wondering how you were doing and then I stumbled upon one of your posts in another thread. Then I found this one. Sorry it wasn't a good result. :hugs: I'm no help really but I'm cheering you on. Hope you can get some good and encouraging answers soon.
     
  9. blue33

    blue33 Hoping for our miracle

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    Hi barbikins, I only have one tube and found out about a month ago that it's blocked. They didn't say what mine is caused from, but I met with our FS today for the first time and he is going to perform laparoscopic surgery to unblock it and was quite optimistic that we would have a bfp soon after. I know you said you're hoping not to have surgery, but it is one option. I've had laparoscopic surgery before and it's not too bad. It's outpatient, so you can go home the same day, and it only requires 3 very small incisions. I hope you find an option that works for you and that everything works out :flower:
     
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    Ariannda Well-Known Member

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    I am having the intravaginal procedure done this month. I'll let you know what the results are, they will know as soon as it's completed
     
  11. barbikins

    barbikins Mom to DD (RIP) & DS

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    Hey girls...I decided on the surgery.
    I have it booked for Dec 13th...unless it can be moved up.
    I can start the IVF process the month after the proceedure. So right now thats January. Depending wheb my cycle starts implantation will be either Jan or Feb. This feels like such a long time from now.
     
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    Lea1984 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Barbikins,

    I've just come across a few of your posts and noticed you are in a similar situation to me. Long Story short, i requested a Lap to see what was going on inside as i had not conceived once since having my son who is just 13.

    The Lap shown up that both of my tubes were clubbed at fimbriae end, both sides, basically both tubers were blocked at the ends where my ovaries are, which meant that's why i wasn't conceiving. Apparently This is very common in women my specialist told me, and is caused, like you said by an infection of some sort. :nope:

    Options.... :shrug:

    This was the Upsetting part! I was told nothing could be done about it, that i couldn't have surgery or nothing could be done :cry: that my only option would be IVF. Here in the UK you can only get that on the NHS if you have no children, or in extreme special circumstances which i didn't fit into either, meaning a £6500 a go. :growlmad:
    My specialist told me, my best option is to have my tubes removed to give me the best chance possible and prevent further problems. :nope:

    I'm 29 i asked myself am hearing this correctly, Was i being told i would never conceive natually?? That i have to have IVF to have the baby we long to have, because my body wont do the natural thing it should. I was so distraught :cry: I refused to listen to her, i demanded a second opinion!

    4 Weeks later i got to she another specialist, This fertility specialist i had heard allot about. Meeting him and talking about the options yet agn, well they were different. He offered me surgery to try and fix my tube :cloud9: this was different to what i was told. He did explain it was a procedure you cannot do by Lap, it had to be done by Laparotomy ( involving a large incision through the abdominal wall) bcos it was so delicate. He did warn me it was a massive Op and i'd be out of work for 8 weeks. He wasnt kidding ( Been 5 weeks Yesterday ) It was successful in opening them, hes cut them both and sutured both open, hes tested them and they are both working :happydance: Yes there are risks with this surgery, and yes they can close, but many people have conceived this way too.

    My whole point here luv is, get a second opinion, just because these specialist tell us do this and do that, something as having your tubes removed because they are blocked its a big thing. I wanted to try this as a last thing, if it doesn't work in 12 Months we will do IVF under egg sharing. :flower::winkwink:

    Ivf is always pushed on couple nowadays because of cost and numbers. We should always try all the possible things first regardless of numbers of success to conceive without ivf. Any questions hun feel free to ask. Good Luck :hugs:
     
  13. barbikins

    barbikins Mom to DD (RIP) & DS

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    Hey Hun!
    Thanks for sharing your story & I'm so glad you got your tubes corrected.
    My doctor didn't tell me I couldn't try to reopen them but our chances for conception there after is very low. And if they're too far damaged, it would have to be removed anyway.
    We decided not to risk opening them for them to reclose. And I'm just ready to go strait to IVF. I'm done 'trying'. We've been on this ride about two years. A year trying on our own, 5 IUI's....I'm done! Mind you IUI 2 through to #5 was probably a waste of time considering my tubes were blocked.
    We talked about all the angles & decided this was best for us. I can't deal with more surgery or let down if my tubes clear but then close up again.
    I will discuss some options w/the doctor before surgery though.
     
  14. Ariannda

    Ariannda Well-Known Member

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    Barbi are they blocked distally or proximal ? That makes a huge difference with other procedures and options available. The HSG result should tell you (or the DR anyway)
     
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    barbikins Mom to DD (RIP) & DS

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    Blocked at end of tubes but they are hydrosapinx which makes it worse.
     

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