Hi, this is my first time using this but I am just after some support/advise for what is turning out to be are very difficult stage in my life. My husband and I have two boys (almost 5 & 3) and we have been TTC for a 3rd for 12 months now. I had surgery on October 31 for a Lletz, Laparsocopy, D+C Hysteroscopy + Dye Study. Found out my left tube was stuck in an unusual position and right tube was sluggish. My OB/GYN was able to retrieve left tube and dye went through both tubes. We were instructed to get to it straight away and if we didn't conceive within 6 months IVF would be our only option. So we fell pregnant in November to find out on Dec 13 that it was ectopic and I had emergency surgery to remove the pregnancy which was in my left tube. I still however have both my tubes but was told my left tube is buggered. I am now so frightened of the risk of having another ectopic and not sure if my tubes are so great anyway. Has anyone had a similar experience? I am currently trying to convince my husband to give IVF a go but he doesn't really like the idea. I feel like I am at the stage that I want to give anything a go, I just really want to have another child.
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24-01-2014 09:02 #1
TTC after Ectopic
24-01-2014 09:32 #2Senior Member
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Hi Rose17 sorry to hear about your issues. I have had two ectopic pregnancy's which left both my tubes useless, I did not want to risk the heartache of suffering another ectopic and IVF increases your chances of ectopic pregnancy's so after a discussion with our fertility specialist we decided to have both my tubes tied and go down the IVF route because this was our only option to have a child. IVF is a huge emotional roller coaster for both yourself and DH but definitely worth it if you both want another child. Even though the main fertility issue was my tubes it still took us 5 cycles of IVF (only one frozen cycle included) and 3 specialists later for me to fall pregnant, everyone is different but make sure you know what you are letting yourself in for first. Good luck and I hope you get your longed for 3rd child
24-01-2014 09:32 #3
Hi Rose, sorry to hear about your tough journey. I too had an ectopic in my right tube when TTC no.2. After complications I had a second surgery and the tube was removed. We TTC for over a year afterwards with no luck and have just started IVF. One thing our FS said which helped convince my DH to warm to the idea, is that having previous children and issues that get bypassed with IVF (pcos and tube issues) that puts us in the categroy most likely to have Ivf success so it sounds like you would also fall into this category. Nothing I could say made much impact on DH but hearing lots of info from the FS really helped DH. Have you seen a FS to discuss options? By the sounds of your tubes i would also be thinking IVF. Best of luck, feel free to PM at any time
24-01-2014 16:06 #4
We are going back to my OB/GYN in February for a follow up and he is also a FS so we will know more about our options then I suppose. I really don't know what to expect with IVF...... what is it like?
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