first post and a blocked tube
Hi ladies, I have finally decided to join this group actively. I’ll be honest, aside from wedding stuff, I really do my best not to share certain private and personal information about myself on PW. But in this case, possibly due to sadness and bc I have a very small circle of those who would truly understand the emotions I’m going through, I decided to turn to PW for support and to share my current status on TTC.
DH and I are 32 years old and have been TTC-ing for almost a year now. Back in May, I had an appointment with my OB/GYN to see what her thoughts were on why we weren’t having any luck for 8 months. She immediately set me up for an ultrasound. During the ultrasound, she told me that one of my tubes was clearly blocked and asked if I have any surgeries in the abdomen. I did, back in 2006, I had an appendectomy. Though this is not certain or confirmed, my appendix may have started to rupture and infect my right fallopian tube. This is all speculation but in any case, it may have left a scar on the right tube and thus blocking it. Apparently, it is currently filled with fluid but drains frequently. My OB/GYN then referred me to a RE. Once I met with him, he confirmed her findings and prescribed HSG to check on the health of the left tube. If both tubes are blocked, then IVF may be the only way. If the left side is healthy then the chances of getting pregnant on our own is possible. But here’s where I’m a bit shaky on: whether or not my left tube is healthy, the right tube needs to be taken out. According to my RE, the right tube is filled with fluid which can wash out any embryo that tries to attach to the uterine wall. I did ask if there was an option to save my right tube and he said he could see if it can be repairable but it will only just delay the need to take it out completely. According to him, repairable tubes are not detected from an ultrasound. It sounds like the blockage is pretty severe since he can clearly see it from the ultrasound.
I’m still trying to wrap my arms around all of this because I have always seen myself as quite healthy. I’ve gotten over my initial anger that my blocked tube wasn’t discovered sooner (not that I would know how they would be able to find out). And now, I’m a bit more scared that I would have to go through surgery to get my right tube taken out and even more sad that I will push back more time to get pregnant.
Anyhoo, I’m not sure if anyone else has to deal with a blocked tube but I just wanted to share with you ladies. This TTC journey will be a bit longer than I expected…