(Closed) HSG Done – both tubes blocked

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
498 posts
Helper bee

Paging @whitums . . . 

If you have ovaries that are developing mature eggs even if there’s nowhere to release them, IVF is for sure still an option. This is true for the totally tubeless (which you might not be). All hope is not lost. 

As for the emotions . . . no help there. The trials and tribulations of TTC are the hardest things I’ve ever gone through — harder than parenting, In My Humble Opinion — and nothing really made it better but having a baby. I know that is not what you want to hear. I’m sorry. I just never found peace while trying and failing. It was very hard. You are not alone. 

Post # 3
3954 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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AgileK9s:  So sorry, but the good news is you can get pregnant with IVF without even having tubes! Hang in there!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

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AgileK9s:  First of all, *hugs*, I know EXACTLY how you’re feeling right now. When I had my HSG done the same thing happened to me. My doctor also told me they’re either blocked or its a spasm, and that if I wanted to do an exploratory lap they could confirm which one since tubes won’t spasm if you’re under anesthesia. I went ahead with the lap, it showed both tubes were open, and I ended up getting pregnant without treatments the next month. I won’t bore you with my whole story, but basically what ended up happening after that is I had an ectopic and lost my first tube and then did two IUI procedures with the remaining tube and ended up with twins, but once again, one was ectopic and I lost my last tube. So now I really truly am a tubeless wonder, but I’m also 38 weeks pregnant so all hope is not lost! The worst case scenario is that your tubes really are blocked, and that IVF will be the tool needed to get you pregnant. Not having tubes definitely does not equal not ever having kids! It is totally still possible that your tubes are open as well, and you’ll just need further testing. Either way there is a solution!

Post # 5
4318 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know it’s really hard to see it this way now, but this is actually in some ways a good thing. I know it’s so not what ANYONE wants, but the good in it that you know what’s wrong, and there’s a really clear path of what to do next, with great success rates! Lots of owmen find success in IVF with no tubes, so even if they *are* both blocked, all is not lost at all.  I know that it’s so hard to see it that way, especially after finding out, but I am hopeful for you that this is the first step on the road to your BFP.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

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saratiara2:  I didn’t want to go too overboard with the optimism, but I totally agree with all of this! Even though IVF is expensive, I actually feel relief knowing that the path is clear and we can jump right into a real solution instead of test after test, opk’s, IUI’s, etc etc.

It’s also kind of nice to know that every child we end up with will be very deliberate and when we’re ready, and when we’re done, the birth control is already set. This really may not be an issue at all for you, and very well could be your tubes spasming, but I promise it’s not the end of the line for you either way.

Post # 7
7935 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

it looks like IVF is the best option for you. 

while i didn’t have blocked tubes, the RE told me there was no reason i couldn’t get pregnant on my own, it just wasn’t happening.  it took us 2 years and 7 assissited cycles including: just meds, 3 iuis, and 2 ivfs to finally get our first BFP ever. 

sometimes having a real diagnosis is better than being in unexplained land.  it always helped me knowing what the next steps are.

i wish you good luck in your journey.

Post # 9
1365 posts
Bumble bee

So sorry for what you’ve been through. IVF sounds promising. 

I’m not exactly in your situation but have been TTC almost a year. Had an ultrasound, they saw an ovarian cyst supposedly. HSG revealed tubes open and ok. MRI revealed hydrosalpinx (right tube). Currently waiting (and waiting) for an ok to be sent to fertility after 2nd MRI showed decrease in size of tube. Not ovulating on my own.

I can imagone how you felt after your test. We don’t really know until we start trying.

 It looks like you can get prompt care! I wish you all the best. 

Keep hopeful and have a great day!! 🙂

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