Post # 1
Hi everyone. Not sure if many of you will remember me as I haven’t roll-called since December (And probably won’t for another few months) but my story will explain why:
We’d been trying for ~7 months when I finally got an ultrasound to address pain I was having (assuming that I might have cysts since my mom and her sisters all had them). Well as it turned out, I had a large septum through the middle of my uterus (see picture) that would make it impossible for an egg to “stick” and on the off chance that it would’ve stuck, I wouldn’t ever be able to carry to term and most likely miscarry.
It was diagnosed through ultrasound and confirmed by an MRI back in February. Yesterday I had hysteroscopic surgery to have it removed and also had an exploratory laparoscopy to look for the cause of my pain (the septum doesn’t cause pain, it’s a birth defect I’ve had my whole life and just never knew about).
So anyway, from the laparoscopy they found a lot of endometriosis that they were able to remove as well. I’m in a good deal of pain today but just relieved that it’s taken care of. My recovery should go well and in 3 months we can start trying again if everything looks good.
So that’s my story- if I learned anything from it- be persistent with your OB. I’ve been complaining about pains for 5 years now- and they always just said “that’s normal”… But in fact I’ve had endometriosis all this time! Not to mention the septum!! Crazy stuff.
Anyway thank you all for the ongoing support! Best wishes and baby dust to everyone!
Post # 2
OoOTifsterOoO: Wow, I’ve never heard of this. I’m so sorry that you are going through it. I’m glad you have answers and are on the right path. Best of luck to you!
Post # 3
OoOTifsterOoO: Wow, I’m so sorry that you’ve had to deal with this for so long w/o treatment! But also so happy that they finally did find something and you are well on your way to healing up. I hope the next 3 months go by super quickly and you get your BFP right away!
Post # 4
OoOTifsterOoO: Thanks for sharing, I’ve never heard of this before, but I’m glad to hear you have gotten it diagnosed and taken care of. Wishing you a speedy recovery 🙂
Post # 5
OoOTifsterOoO: I remember you, oh my life what a situation. It really annoys me when doctors etc don’t listen to how you’re feeling, it in turn makes you feel like a hypercondriact (spelling?) Wishing you a speedy recovery and best wishes for TTC.
Post # 6
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Sorry to hear about your Endo diagnosis and your septum, but I’m glad you found out about it and had surgery to move on from both. Uterine septums are much more common in women with Endo than the general population btw. I know what it’s like to have your pain brushed aside- it happened to me for years before my Endo was diagnosed. I’m actually having a laprosopy tomorrow to see if mine has reoccured since my pain has returned with a vengence wince I went of BC to TTC, and we’ve had no luck in 11 months. For what it’s worth, the first 3-6 months after laproscopy for Endometriosis removal you have increased chances for conception- I wish you luck when you begin trying again and I’m glad you pushed your doctors. More women need to do so.
Post # 7
Goodnessa! I hope that your TTC journey is successful now, and that you heal quickly!
My mother had a bicornuate uterus (septum) and after a D&C was able to concieve me and my brother easily. We were smaller babies (I was 5lb 3oz and my bother 6lbs) and she gave birth to us around 36 weeks, but we were otherwise healthy! There is hope 🙂
Post # 8
OoOTifsterOoO: So glad to hear it is all resolved now and you can start looking forward to some fruitful copulation! 😉 I’ve never heard of a septum, thanks for sharing your story! I’m glad you were persistent and finally figured out what was wrong and in turn, two issues were fixed with surgery. Now you can just relax and heal and dream of the future! 🙂
Post # 9
OoOTifsterOoO: Firstly, best of luck to you!
Secondly, I just wanted to mention that my mom has this and I have never heard of anyone else having it. She never got hers corrected, and i don’t know the true extent of it. She did (obviously) conceive me and she had my sister (who is 15 years older). She didn’t carry either of us to term. I was 2 months early and weighed 2 lbs. And our age gap is because she did have difficulties with miscarriages and stillbirths in between us.
I am so glad you have gotten everything taken care of and I hope the recovery time flies
Post # 10
OoOTifsterOoO: I can relate and agree about being persistant – I had a hysteroscopy to remove my uterine septum a week and a half ago. I’ve had two MCs (both around 8 weeks) and was told by 3 OBs and 1 perinatologist to just keep trying. I even asked my doctor about getting an HSG to check for uterine abnormalities and she said she thought the likelihood that anything was wrong was very low and not to do it. Luckily I ignored everyone and went to a fertility specialist anyway, and she discovered the septum. I don’t know for sure that my next pregnancy will be successful, but at least now I have a way better chance than with the septum! I would have for sure miscarried again if I had listened to those doctors and just tried again…grrr….Anyways, best of luck to you and so happy they found the source of your pain!