Confirmed blocked tube but some good news

So last week I had my HSG.  My friend warned me to take someone with me and so DH waited for me that morning as I went through the procedure.  The procedure itself was very uncomfortable albeit short, like 5 mins.  But I can clearly see on the screen that the dye swirled only through one fallopian tube, there was no question my right tube was blocked.  But the good news is that my left tube is free and clear! 


So the next step is to get the right tube removed.  I did research on the options of surgery but my doctor told me I have what he called hydrosalpinx.  The tube itself is filled with fluid which can may prevent the embryo from sticking to the uteral wall.  In any case, I read that the fluid creates an unhealthy environment for the embryo.  According to him, to improve fertility is to completely remove of the tube.  I have to schedule the surgery but I still have a few questions to ask the doc.  Can you ladies please let me know if I'm missing anything?


- how high are the chances of damaging the good tube or uterus during surgery?


- how long will the recovery be?


- how soon can we start TTCing?


- since only I'm ovulating only on one side, how long do we have to TTC naturally before considering other treatments like IVF?


 

Posted on September 5, 2011 at 7:21 am
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I am soo sorry about the bad news but great that the other tube is free and clear! I have no additional questions but I hope you get your answers! That seems so extreme to completely remove the tube, but I guess if there is any possiblity it could harm a possible, otherwise healthy, pregnancy I would do it too. Best of luck!

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 2:43 am
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Thanks Dana.  I just emailed my doctor with a bunch of questions so hopefully he will get back to me soon.  I spent the entire day yesterday researching about blocked tubes and from reading all these forums, it seems to be a common issue.  But yes, complete removal seems quite extreme but I’ve seen another doctor who says that the only way to confirm is to go through laparoscopic surgery anyway.  I guess the sooner I go through this, the sooner we can start TTCing again.   

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 4:08 am

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