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…

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 10:13 am
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I have no experience or words that can make it any easier but I just wanted to say I am sorry and I hope you get some answers soon. **Hugs**


I agree with not wanting to share too much but this is a great group of ladies with a ton of support when you need it most.

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 10:48 am
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Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you are having to deal with this. I hope that your RE can help you come to the best decision about what to do next. It really sucks when you find out that you have some things stacked against you but it does happen and we are here to help you through it and just be a sounding board whenever you feel like you want or need to share. I can't remember for sure who it was but there were a couple of people on here who had to deal with a blocked tube and went on to conceive. I understand the need to keep things private and I hope that we can help comfort you during the rest of your TTC journey. {hugs} 

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm
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First bug hugs. I remember my first initial feelings of shock and sadness when I realized we weren't going to concieve without help. However your situation is a bit more different because surgery is involved. I'm so sorry. With something as drastic as that I'd seriously get a second opinion just for peace of mind(I can refer you to my RE. He's fantastic.) I will say once I found out what we were dealing with and recovered from the blow, I sprang back up and got to business. My re re set up a plan if attack for what i called operation baby and it worked. And to think i really belived we would never be able to concieve. Hang in there Hun. You have the best drs at your fingertips and you will do the right thing to get your body perfectly ready for your future little bean. Time will fly and you won't regret anything. Big hugs.
Posted on August 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm
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Thanks ladies, I really, really appreciate the support.


WM, I may consider your RE, but I just get so stressed about making all these appointments.  It took me a month to meet with my regular OB/GYN after making the appointment, almost two months to meet with my RE and another month til my HSG.  It’s just so timing consuming but yes, it would be smart to get a second opinion. 

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 4:26 am
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Big hugs. I'm so sorry that you're going through this. I see that you live in the NY area. If you are looking for an RE in NYC, I love my RE. I haven't gotten that take-home baby yet but he did perform all of my tests and my D&C and we have a plan of attack! Please PM me if you want more information. And you've definitely come to the right place. This group is small but extremely supportive....

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 6:29 am

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