Hello ladies, I am new here and I am looking for some advice.
Here is a little of my history:
I have stage 4 endometriosis, PCOS and a hydrosalpinx. I have had 2 sugeries to remove endo and cysts which during my second surgery the endo and scar tissue was so bad it took 3 doctors 30 minutes just to figure out where my ovary and fallopian tube was. I also have had a surgery to remove my left ovary and fallopian tube because I ended up getting pelvic inflammatory disease during that surgery the doctor perferrated my bowel and 3 months later I had to have 10 inches of my bowel removed.
I found out that I now have a hydrosalpinx which as most of you know lower your chances of implanation. In 2011 we did 2 IVF cylces in which one was a chemical pregnancy and the 2nd one didn't work at all.
I know that I should have my tube removed BUT because of my surgery history and how bad my pelvis is (with scar tissue and endo) I have been told by 4 doctors that no one in their right mind will do another surgery on me unless it is life threatening.
My husband and I just moved and I am meeting with a new RE on April 9th, I am not sure of my options with a hydro other than surgery and frankley I have lost a lot of hope. I was wondering if anyone new of different ways to treat a hydro without surgery and or if anyone has heard of women getting pregnant naturally or with IVF with a hydro.
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03-19-2012, 07:40 PM #1C.HenricksonRegistered Userhas no status.
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Any hope with one tube and a hydrosalpinx?
03-21-2012, 12:06 PM #2BaccaraRegistered Userhas no status.
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Hello from Madrid,
I was practiced a salpinguectomy after 3 failed IFV's and hydrosalpinx en both tubes, but before this one of the options that my OB gave me was a method named Essure that is being practiced to some women with hydro without surgery.
The method consist to blocked the tubes, and although it's being practiced for those who don't want have children anymore, here in Spain is used to blocked the hydros too.
In my case my RE recomend that a salpinguectomy was more efective in my case and only Essure applies when this is not possible.
Maybe is your solution....
Here you have more info Is Essure Right For Me
Hope I helped you and Good luck!!34 and 35 years old
2009 ttc our first baby
Me: tubal infertility, he: teratozoospermia
3 IVF done, all negative
Bilateral Salpinguectomy (remove Hydrosalpinx)
4 IVF POSITIVE.
04-02-2012, 01:28 AM #3nadialeslieRegistered Userhas no status.
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Don't lose hope. "I know that I should have my tube removed..." This is what I was told too, so I had my last blocked tube removed too, but I regret it to some degree. I'm so sorry for all the things you've been through. Have you read Fertile vs. Infertile by Dr. Toth?? Be warned, it might convince you not to remove the tube yet, and to try treatment for bacterial infection instead. It sort of explains all of your infertility journey in one fell swoop - you could be a clear case of bacterial infection if your own history and progression points to it. With infertility, blocked tubes and more, all of this deterioration started to feel like an unnatural race to me. All the pieces fell into place when I read his book from the 90's. The book reviews bacterial infection that can be transmitted from mother to child at birth, and from partner to partner, and how it affects people and families, and also basically how to self-diagnose it. It's a very low-lying infection, hence undetected, so generally one wouldn't know they have in infection. RE's, OB's, PCP's are not trained to find this.
07-13-2012, 03:45 PM #4BC-Raven74Board Coordinatorhas no status.
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Yes! There is hope. I had awful hydro in both tubes, and the villi inside the tubes was all but gone. Both tudes were blocked, lacked a muscularis layer; they were translucent on camera during a lap! My eggs were described as hard shelled, grainy, and dark, and my little embies were very fragmented. I didn't get many eggs at all during both retrievals, and ended up using donor eggs for my 3rd IVF, which also failed. The problem was that a low level infection was destroying my reproductive system, so Lauren 2005 on these boards got me to read Fertile vs. infertile. It really struck a chord; this was totally me! I called Dr Toth's office and arranged a phone conference, and in a month, we flew to NYC for testing. It came back positive for all kinds of bacteria, so DH and I did the full treatment. Now, we're both very healthy, and I concieved naturally! (And surprise - just found out I'm pg for the second time - due March 10th, 2013!)
Please be aware that I saw Toth in 2007 for treatment, but was SO bad off with that low level bacterial infection that just spawned between DH and I, that it took me until 2010 to heal to the point where I conceived naturally.
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