HSG… so what now?

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
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Sugar bee
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@vintagebee17:  the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment of endo is a lap.  Are you consulting with an RE or an obgyn?  If an obgyn, you should consult with an RE and they may repeat the test.  Endo affects fertility by negatively impacting egg quality.  You should check out the Infertilty Board because there are a lot of experienced bees dealing with endo there.  

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Worker bee

Not sure if this will be helpful to you but I had a blocked tube with hydrosalpinx but just one. I had a lap to remove the tube( my doc said it was completely destroyed by endo, impossible to save) and my doctor found a whole bunch of endometriosis elsewhere which she removed as well. We were trying for a while before with no success but i got pregnant the second month after surgery. I don’t know if that was luck since my ob now says some women with bad endo have children no problems, some that are affected minimally- struggling( endometriosis is a very frustrating desease). I was given stage 4 endometriosis after surgery and was fully prepared to be trying for years after, thats why we barely let me heal but i got pregnant before my scars healed. In case you’d want to consider surgery it might be worth exploring as a possibility? But i know every situation is different so i hope you get some answers from your RE.

I hope it resolves soon for you bee.

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Worker bee

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@vintagebee17:  I believe it is correct, i had an MRI done with contrast and i had it evaluated at two different hospitals since i had a surgery at the different hospital i originally was sent to. The first evaluation barely mentions any endo, the second mentions a few more possible areas, after the surgery they give me stage 4. It seems until they go in they aren’t really sure so my understanding is lap is the only way to know for sure.

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Worker bee

My situation was a bit different, since one was completely screwed up and the other one, i guess, open-surgery was a go for me, especially due to hydrosalpinx. I read about someone on one of the boards who had a surgery to open the tubes but it ended up being unsuccessful so she said she should have jumped to ivf right away without wasting time. Every situation is so different, it’s a very complicated system we have there. I know ivf is no one’s first choice but see what your doctor says maybe you end up trying a surgery and trying naturally or maybe you’d go for ivf, the end result would still be a baby. It’s a lot to wrap you head around though so it’s understandably crazy upsetting. When are you seeing your RE next? Also, if you don’t like the conclusion you can alway try a different RE.

Also, girls on infertility board here have a lot of knowledge on who does what best doctorwise and they’ve been an amazing support to me while i was waiting on my verdict. Maybe worth posting on there to see if anyone have any more info?

 

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Worker bee

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@vintagebee17:  I see girl. It all sounds reasonable for not doing the surgery and moving to IUI. I unfortunately have my own set of problems but very different ones so don’t have any words of support or suggestions for you, but women on infertility board have had all kinds of different experiences with IUI and IVF and could be a great support to you as well as amazing source of information. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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