Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are gearing up for (our) first RE appt. I’ve done quite a bit of diagnostic testing over the years (with my ex-H) but they never did a laparoscopy….something about the doc not wanting to risk scar tissue developing. I’ve had 2 HSGs and nothing was ever found which might have been why they didn’t move forward with laparoscopy.
Looks like my RE doc overseas does one during the preliminary stuff. I’ve had painful periods my entire life, heavy bleeding but I’m super regular with my cycles. I believe my mom had endo when she was younger which has always made me question whether I have it or not. I’m pretty sure she’s had a couple of the procedures done too.
I have occasionally “grown” a cyst (one at a time) since I was a teenager and they have “burst” on me or dissolved so there’s a good chance I have some leftover scar tissue.
My question is did the doc find anything during your laparoscopy? Did it help with TTC? Any advice for the procedure?
Post # 3
Unfortunately, I cannot help you out on this subject. However, I’m very interested on what you find. I’ve done some researching myself as I also feel I have endo due to very painful and heavy periods and extreme cramping after O up until AF starts. I asked my doctor and she says, yes, you probably have endo but she won’t do the surgery because I’m overweight. Which really upsets me because I don’t understand why when I’ve had a surgery done a few years ago to remove my gallbladder. I’ve been blaming my TTC issues on my PCOS but my periods after coming off BC about a year ago have been so regular and I have been O’ing monthly that I don’t know how it can be the PCOS anymore. She did do an u/s and said if I had extreme endo it would show up on the u/s, but it did not. I also read that sometimes it doesn’t show on the u/s.
Post # 4
That’s different. In the US, its usually done under general anesthesia @ a surgery center or hospital because the RE can operate if needed. Now you can have an exploratory office hysteroscopy w/ a local. I’ve had an operative as well as exploratory hysteroscopy w/out any issues. Fortunately I didn’t need a laparoscopy because they use gas to view your internal organs. And it is soo hard to pass the gas.(Had robotic myo nearly a year ago)