Hi @Apples1234 is that done through radiology? How do they flush the Fallopian tubes that way? Or is it done under GA in day clinic? And how much does it cost approx? I'm getting conscious of $$ as my savings are looking pretty dire. I had a bit of a google about it, research shows its especially helpful for women with endo, but not sure how much more benefit compared to water soluble flush. I'm pretty sure my FS has already flushed my tubes during endo excision. Apparently my tubes are fine but accupuncturist thinks the tubes are excreting toxins into my uterus - fixed by taking course of anti biotics 5 days before transfer. I'm yet to try this though, but FS is ok with me doing this.
@PreciousHeart thanks for the info. My FS is an endo specialist and thinks I have adeno too. Not sure how he diagnosed, but I'm having an mri on the uterus with another doc for other reasons but they'll be able to tell me for sure then. I've also asked him about zoladex etc and he doesn't feel it's warranted because it's normally done for women who've had endo removed via laser/burning hence they don't remove all the endo (think iceberg analogy) and believes the drugs will do more harm to me than good such as reducing my already low egg reserve and quality (although I don't think I have egg quality issues thank goodness). So I'm pretty satisfied with that response. I'm not sure I'm prepared to switch FS's yet. I'm with Michael cooper now and was with Gabrielle Dezarnaulds before. She was great really thorough too but I felt MC would have better understanding of me seeing as he knows my body better. I might get to the point where I want to change so I'll keep Allison in mind. MC is not totally against other options and he's not stopping me either. I think his problem is that if there's no strong evidence supporting somethings benefit, he doesn't see the need for it, which is fair enough, but in this situation where we're spending 10's of thousands of dollars, I feel like all options should be explored (as long as the potential harm is minimal) regardless of the data. So as long as he's not stopping me from exploring immune options then I'll stick with him for now. I feel like I've got great embryos and it's just my dodgy uterus that is the prob. So my solution is to make my uterus a better environment with dr m and hopefully go from there. Not sure how he'll respond to the lipiodol flush though.
@Hopeful59 I completely agree! I guess doctors are concerned about making sure they're providing evidence based practice and not being reckless about their treatment but then they're dealing with women who are desperate to get answers and have a baby so it's I get its such a difficult juggling act. It must frustrate them, but it's equally frustrating to us. Sometimes we have to be our own advocates though.