IVF, Septum removal, and FET….oh my!

posted 4 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

whitums :  hey, I just wanted to offer support. my family has a long history (going back to my great grandma!) of bicornate/septate uterus. I just recently got tested and managed to luck out with just an arcuate uterus, but before the test i was reading stories like mad, watching septate uterus surgeries on YouTube, etc.. 

I do know that some doctors let people start trying to conceive the moment they leave the hospital after having their septum removed, so hopefully that bodes well for your IVF. 

also, it’s so shitty that you have to have this same surgery again. 

 

Post # 4
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

whitums :  geez that is beyond frustrating.  I hope that your doc can do both the septum removal and egg retrieval at once, and that this IVF works and you have a completely uneventful pregnancy.  it sounds like you’ve earned it. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve heard of other people getting different procedures at the same time as egg retreival but not a septum removal.  Definitely worth asking!

Post # 6
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517 posts
Busy bee

whitums :  My RE was super conservative (academic institution, 30 years in the field, and I had a lot of bad luck so he was extra cautious…)-  IVF round 1 with a subsequent failed FET in Sept 2016 led us to resecting a small(ish) uterine septum (arcuate uterus is probably more accurate). Surgery was end of October 2016 and my RE wouldn’t let us even start my IVF round 2 (stims and all) cycle until a full 8 weeks had passed. At the very end of December he did a saline ultrasound to check healing/shape, gave me the all clear and I started my second stim cycle about a week later. I had a fresh transfer after that second IVF cycle and I’m 19 weeks pregnant.

I was annoyed that the process took so long, especially at the time. I do know that my RE wanted my lining minimal on day of surgery (timed with BCP, surgery right after withdrawl bleed) and I went on estrogen pills afterward to promote healing.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

whitums :  I wish you the best of luck. The resection was done via hysteroscopy so no incision and the pain was very minimal. They gave me IV pain relief immediately after and I think all I took was tylenol the rest of the day. I did it on a Friday morning and by Sunday I was absolutely fine. You may have better luck convincing your RE to let you start stims while you are healing.

If you have any other questions, feel free to message me.

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