Hi guys. I'm really sorry if I'm in the wrong section or if something I say upsets anyone but I am at a total loss at the moment.
We have had 2 ectopics in the last 6 months, and due to some reason which hasn't been made too clear to me, we run the risk of more if I ovulate from the right side. From what I can understand, when they tried to remove my right tube the first time, a "stump" was left and when we fell pregnant again, the egg latched onto the stump. Further surgery couldn't remove it so I was told.. basically not to try and fall pregnant again as there was no easy way of telling which side I'll ovulate from.
To me this sounds crazy! Surely there is some way of telling?! I guess I just want to know what my options are. The last dr I saw (at KEMH in Perth) suggested we start thinking about IVF. We're not against it at all, but I was just wondering if there are other things we can try first?? I don't know if I need to talk to a fertility specialist or just a standard Ob? The hospital really weren't helpful, nor do I want to deal with them again after their average standard of care.
Sorry for the all over the place post. I just don't know where to start and I didn't ask enough questions after the last surgery as I was still so shocked we'd lost another bub
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09-07-2012 11:30 #1Senior Member
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Where do we start?
09-07-2012 15:26 #2Senior Member
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i suffered 2 ectopics last year, first the right, then the left side, 4 months apart. I lost both my tubes. My first was at KEMH due to an anaesthetic conference meaning my gynaecologist couldn't get an aneasthetist to do it privately. Under the circumstances i thought quite highly of KEMH and the follow up services they provided. The second was done privately and experience was fine.
I did IVF this year, it was our only option. After removal of a tube, even with IVF there is the risk of a stump or cornual pregnancy, there is no guarantee that the embryo will latch onto the right place. I think you'd need to see a fertility specialist and am happy to recommend mine (PM me). They can track your ovulation to see which ovary is producing the egg, stimulate you if need be, or go to IVF. There are many options, it depends on your own circumstances as to ahich way you want to go.
I'm also very sorry for your losses xoxo
09-07-2012 15:57 #3
I wonder if they can't keep track of your follicles using ultrasound? They do that with IVF- you could then see which side had the leading follicle (which is the one that ovulates). Then either try or avoid pregnancy depend on the one that grows? I would definately suggest a fertility specialist- they have the answers and solutions.
09-07-2012 17:37 #4Senior Member
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Thank you for your replies ladies
I just spoke with Concept Fertility Centre and was told they can do the ultrasound and tell us which side we'll ovulate from, which sounds good to me! I've made an appointment for Friday (so soon, I couldn't believe it!) to discuss our options. I'm a little nervous, but really excited too.
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