Need Some Help…Possible Infertility :"(

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@anonforapost:  Awww…just want to stop in and offer support.  It sounds like you’re going through so much.  You mention feeling “weak” and worrying that his family will think poorly of you.  I would say that it sounds like you’re very STRONG!  You have medical problems, which you cannot help, but that does not mean you are weak…in fact, it sounds like you have had to be strong to make it through all this.  I hope your husband and his family will see this too.  Good luck at your appointment tomorrow. Hugs.   

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@anonforapost:  Don’t give up hope. I had endometriosis which resulted in a bit of scarring and due to the surgery I wound up with scarring in one of my tubes. On top of that I found out earlier this year that I have PCOS and I wasn’t ovulating so they put me on a couple of rounds of low dose Clomid. Currently 10 weeks from Hunter John’s EDD with a very uneventful pregnancy 🙂 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know several women with endometriosis that have had children. In my mom’s case it involved a surgery to remove scar tissue and also medicine due to her menstrual cycle being out of whack. But she had 3 children! My mom’s best friend also has it and didn’t have any majoy issues getting pregnant, it just took her a little while as well. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The good news is that you found out before you were TTC.  So *IF* there are issues (and you might be just fine!) you can address them now and not waste time.  We learned about DH’s infertility before we were TTC so we could address it right away, and while there are very few things to be grateful for when dealing with infertility, that is one for me.  My DH also has chronic migraines, so he sees a neurologist and has a scipt for something he takes once a day with his vitamin that helps with the headaches.  I so very understand how overwhelming it can seem!  Hopefully you’ll get some relief from your appointment!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

So sorry that you’re going through this stressful time. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I can definitely empathize with the feeling weak part. I feel like every 3 months at least, I have some kind of health crisis. I hope my FI can take care of me when we are older. Because at this rate, I don’t see how I can make it past 40 or 50!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@anonforapost:  I have endometriosis and I wanted to reach out and offer you some support. I’m sorry to hear about you ill health, but as far as endo goes, you can only be diagnosed laproscopically, and even then it doesn’t mean you will be infertile. I hear it a lot tho…that because I have endo I will have a hard time having children. I’ll admit that I haven’t used birth control in the last three months and we have not been careful and I haven’t had a single pregnancy scare, which kind of makes me sad, but from what I’ve read (and I’ve done a ton of reading) endo is linked to infertility but does not lead to it.

That’s good news for us. For some of us the endo is pretty advanced, for others, they may be in the earlier stages. I think your biggest worry is getting pregnant the first time. You have to make sure your tubes are open, and some people have to have some of the endo removed. But once you go through a healthy pregnancy, your next pregnancies should be pretty easy if you have children close together.

You should read more on the boards about endo success stories; I’ve read some posts before that have made me cry. I’m so afraid of being infertile. Plus, FI’s brother and his wife just announced they are pregnant with their second child. I worry all the time that I am defective… but we just have to hang in there and have hope!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry that you are having all these health troubles.  Having a chronic condition is so frustrating and it makes you feel like you are completely worthless.

I agree with others that you need to go to a doctor to find out more about your endometriosis.  There are different levels of it and it doesn’t always mean you are infertile.

I wish you lots of luck with your future conceiving!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I also have severe migraines each month – I think they’re hormone related. They’ve gotten much better since I had my Mirena implanted and my periods have stopped. I have Endo and my last surgery (I’m 26 and I’ve had two surgeries, diagnosed via surgery when I was 18) everything looked pretty good. My doctor didn’t seemed concerned about future fertility. There are things that can help before you start TTC.

Continuous birthcontrol – skipping the placebo (sp?) is the option I finally went with. I have a friend with Endo who took the shot that mimics menopause.

My mom and grandmother both had Endo and were able to get pregnant and have kids (3 each). Though they were finished having kids in their mid 20s and I haven’t even tried to get started yet. I am worried about my fertility, but trying not to freak out too bad until I come to that point.

The only sure way to diagnose is through surgery. If you need anyone to vent to or ask questions about surgery, just let me know. I know how painful/frustrating/worrying it can be.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Just wanted to offer some comfort that my SIL had severe endometriosis years ago (shes 37 now) and had surgery on it.  She has since had 2 healthy beautiful babies.  The diagnonsis is not the end of the world, if anything theres another path you can take to where you want to end up.  Hoping for good news for you.

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