Random question.... Have you ever had a burst appendix? As soon as I told my FS mine had burst when I was 18, he said it was imperative that I have a laparoscopy done ASAP because the appendix are so close to Fallopian tubes and when the burst the tar like substance can stick to your tubes and cause them to disfigure and/or become blocked.
You will still get all the signs that you are ovulating with blocked tubes because an egg will still release.
Unfortunately infertility doesn't discriminate, you can be the healthiest person out there and still be affected.
So not cool
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23-12-2011 08:32 #11
23-12-2011 09:46 #12
I'd go to your doc, have the basic testing done for both of you & ask to see a fs.... Good luck
23-12-2011 09:47 #13
I just wish we did this sooner :-/
23-12-2011 11:55 #14
You have every right to feel gipped. I think by the 12 month mark of TTC you really are banging your head against the wall screaming WTF MAN?
As a PP said, infertility doesn't discriminate. Even 'risk factors' for infertility are somewhat redundant, as you could have someone with PCOS, or low sperm count/bad quality and can still conceive, while others can't (naturally and/or assisted). It seems to come down to luck of the draw more than anything.
Obviously though, there are fertility issues that can be identified and hopefully corrected. Things like blocked tubes, endometriosis, lack of ovulation etc.
Even sperm health can be improved also (unless there's some chromosomal or DNA issues going on - different kettle of fish there).
My DH has anti-sperm antibodies (IgA), and my FS told me specifically that there is nothing you can do about that - once they're there, they will always be there. However the last test he had done showed 0% anti-bodies! Conundrum!
My DH is also very healthy, a little overweight, but healthy in every other sense of the word.
I guess my point here is that while there is a lot known about fertility, there's also a lot that isn't known. And even small disturbances within the body can affect reproduction, things as simple as vitamin deficiencies!
I've even read about incompatibility of immune systems between a couple. There's so many factors to consider with fertility, it's mind boggling.
But at the end of the day, if there is sperm, an egg and a uterus, there is always hope.
Have you considered or tried natural therapies? Like a naturopath or acupuncture?
23-12-2011 12:56 #15Member
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Like other pp have said, there are a tonne of reasons you could not be UTD. Sperm issues, blocked tubes, fibroids, egg quality - until you see a FS you won't know and will continue to bang your head against that wall. My DH and I visited a FS two weeks ago. All our blood tests and ultrasounds have come back normal. DH did a sperm analysis this morning which we should get results in January.
We only had 8 months of TTC until I demanded my GP send me to a FS. I don't want to waste time if there is an issue. If there's not then we just keep trying until the 12 months mark when they will decide whether we should go down the IVF path.
Any FS will tell you that only a small percentage of healthy fertile couples fall pregnant within a year of trying. Usually people don't talk about their struggles to fall pregnant so it might feel like everyone else did it easily but usually there is a story involving miscarriage and many months/years of trying that they didn't share...
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