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?