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Hi all,

I'm due to go into hospital next week for a lap & dye. I had a lap when I was 19 due to painful periods. They told me that both my tubes were open and that I had a slight infection in my left tube which would clear-up with antib's. About three years later I had a hsg which indicated that my right tube was blocked. I then went to see my consultant who looked through my notes and told me they had found tubal damage in both my tubes and that I was sub-fertile. I went on to have two cycles of icsi. My lovely little boy was born in January 2002. We have since be ttc #2 with no success. My only option is to have donor eggs. However my consultant wants to have another look to see if there is anything she can do.

I just wanted to know if anybody has had tubal surgery and had a successful pregnancy?.

I hope someone can help me.

Thanks, Natalie xx
 

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Hi Natalie

I can't really help you with this question on tubal surgery. I was going to have my tube unblocked but in the operation my consultant decided there was no chance that I would conceive through the tube and so he took it away because he said it would give me a better chance of IVF working. I think tubal surgery offers hope but not great hope.

This may sound like a silly question but why do you need donar eggs when you are considering using your own eggs if the tube was to be unblocked?

Love Hollie
 

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Hi

Thanks Carol for your reply. I think I'm going to tell them to clip or remove my tubes if they cannot be unblocked. Also congratulations on you twin pregnancy !!!!!!!!!. I wish you the very best of luck.

Hollie - Thanks for your reply. My nurse at my clinic feels that If my tubes were not blocked that I would probably achieve a pregnancy. My ovaries do not respond well to the drugs. I usually produce 20+ but they are all poor quality. They feel that my ovaries are only capable of producing 1 egg a month. Also my fingers are crossed for you and I hope you get a BFP !!!.

I know my chances are very low but I was just hoping and praying that someone had been in the same situation as me and got pregnant. I wish !!.

Natalie xx
 

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HIYA NATALIE,

i'll try and make this quick.

i ave/had blocked and scared tubes wich was found by dye test then lap,

i had the op to unblock my tubes....cut hip to hip, they told me my best chance of getting pregnant was within 6 months of the op as the tubes can scar back up.

i did get pregnant, but unfortunatly ( i cannot remember the proper name ) but it was a twin pregnancy one in the womb and one in the tube.

i had a m/c ....then a weeks later was still bleeding and in terrible pain was took to hospital, sent down for a lap as they told me i was still pregnant and found out i had an ectopic pregnancy , i lost my right tube.

i was told i had zero chance of getting pregnant natural again so i did a cycle of IVF .

after the IVF i was desperate and asked for the dye test to be done again, and to my suprise they told me mt remaining tube was open, so they put me on clomid.

i was told even though the tube is open that the hairs could be damaged which makes the egg travel down the tube.
i'v just started on my 10th cycle.

if you want to know anything just give me a shout.

ANG XX
 

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hi my name is lucy and about 2years ago i had an ectopic pregnancy which resulted in me loosing a tube then last year they found that the other tube was damaged so they put me forward for ivf which is ment 2 start later this year thing is i have been thinking about it thats all i do i feel like if i was 2 go through with the ivf it would be 2 stressfull and it would break me and my partner up as iam only 22 and i really dont want 2 be going through all this at my age.recently someone told me about a procedure there is to try and unblock my tube it was just to get a bit of info on it and some advice because if there is a chance i can have a baby naturally i would take it thats all i want.
 

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Hi Lucy,

It's a horrible situation to be in, i really symphatise!

I'm not a nurse but have got blocked tubes. How did they find your other tube was damaged? You are best going back to this consultant and asking 'can i have surgery on my remaining tube or is ivf my ONLY option?' Once you know the answer you can then move forward.
I have just seen my consultant regarding tubal surgery, i am on the waiting list (about six months in my area) but he has advised us to do ivf. He wasn't too confident in the operation working so i'm just using the surgery as a 'back up' plan - hopefully we won't need it!

Good luck!

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Hi lucy

i am 24 now but when i was 22 i had an eptopic pregnancy they removed the tube and told me my other was fine however a few months later i ended up having a 2nd eptopic  so i now have no tubes at all before i had these eptopics i had a test and they said my tubes was both fine how wrong that test was
personally i would chat with your gp or consultant about this test and see what they have to say also would just like to tell you that there is still a chance of an eptopic pg even with ivf

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I agree, I would personally ask my GP about this, as it would be easier to get an app with a GP than a Gynae for the possibility of having the tube cleared.  Then if your GP thinks it could be done I would then make an app with your Gynae.
I was 19 when I went through IVF and I cant say it didnt hurt my relationship.  You have to do what is right by you and your partner and I think that if you believe your relationship is not strong enough to go through IVF I would personally wait until it is, but thats only my opinion.

Take care and let us know what you do.
 

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Hi Lucy
I would definitely give the tubal surgery a go.  You have nothing to loose.  Early last year I had an ectopic pregnancy and the registrar wanted to remove the tube.  I was horrified at the prospect of only having one tube and made a real fuss.  Demanded to see my usual consultant (who had operated on a cyst for me privately the year before) and generally kicked up a stink about removing a tube.  I agreed to sign the consent form on the understanding that EVERYTHING possible would be done to save the tube, even if it meant having to have a second operation that I had to pay for to finish repairing it.

The consultant did save the tube and I had a lap and dye at christmas and the tube was clear.  Infact the consultant who did it (I now live in a different area) said he would never have known the tube had been operated on from looking at it.
The point is, I think surgeons all too often remove a tube in an ectopic because it's easier than fixing it.  We are so frightened and in such pain when we are admitted to hospital with an ectopic pgc that we just let them get on and do 'what they think is best'.  I fear that all too often surgens to what is best for them, not necessarily what is best for us.

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Hi Everybody!!

I had HSG in Dec 2005 which showed both tubes blocked from where they meet the womb. I haven't had any further investigation into this as I jumped straight into my 1st ivf which was a BFN on Weds. Now I'm having a re-think, I may go for the HSG where they try to unblock the tubes with a catheter. Would I be better to have a Lap done instead, or can this cause more damage? If I go for the Lap, I would like to go private in order to have a choice of surgeons, but, how do I go about finding a surgeon who specialises in this procedure?

Many thanks for any replies,

Sharon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

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Hi Sharon-Louise

Sorry to hear about your BFN. I read your 2ww diary,I was on Apr/May cycle buddies but a few weeks behind you.

IMHO.....i would go for a Lap rather than HSG......from what i read, many Dr's dont bother with HSGs at all these days as they're not that helpful. I'm afraid i cant help you with any contact details, but it might be worth pm'ing a member called Summer P who has had quite a bit of tubal surgery privately, she might be able to help you.

Wishing you the best of luck  ^Bubble Gum^

Love
Grumps
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Hello there, i thought i heard my name mentioned!  ;D

ive just had my 5th tube op a couple of weeks ago and the first four were to correct the tubes and these were done private, i can give you the name of my surgeon, he is london based and i see him at the portland hospital. I dont know if you live near london?
I was recommended him by a dr in harley street and i have known him a couple of years, always finding him very helpfull. I can tell you some more if you are interested, just ask. xxx

Finally i got some good news girls, i went in to have my tube removed and i woke up still with two tubes as the dr said it was patent!  ;)  i was very happy, so that means my last op worked!  :) 
 

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Hi Summer!

How are you hun long time no see! Where have you been hiding?  ::)

Congrats! on your fab results!! What a wonderful surprise! So what's next, are you staying natural for a while?

I'm nearing the end of my first IVF .....have e/c thursday and am extremely nervous they might see some fluid. As you may remember, at my Lap in Feb the Hydro has disappeared, i just hope it stays away long enough for the tx!

Hope you are well anyway!

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hello
First, i have to say that i've just found this site and have never used a chat room before, so I'm not quite sure what i'm doing.........
But, I've just had both fallopian tubes removed after a laparoscopy found I had a massive infection and hydrosalpinxes (you have to laugh......). Anyway, I was referred to one of the leading consultants - Mr Ertan Saridogan at the Portland Hosp in London. It was totally effortless and done thro key-hole, so i might even be able to wear a bikini........
 

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Summerp - great news on keeping your tubes really hope it works for you naturally. All the best.

All the best to you acu girl

Love and hope Jaybxx
 

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Hi Grumps, (love the name, my grandads name we call him is Grumps!)

hows your tx going? im soo hoping you get a great result!   ^reiki^ please keep us updated!

Acu girl, sorry to hear that your tubes were in a bad way and had to be taken out, hugs! Glad the op went well though and you can still wear a bikini, thats great!. keyhole surgery is so good.
Im a bit scarred up but it doesnt really effect my bikini as its just above the hair line, its about 4 or 5 inches long and im a bit paranoid bout it but im not planning to dance naked on stage any time soon,  ;D only one of my ops were open surgery and the other 4 were keyhole, so i got a few tiny scars on my belly but they are slight. thankfully, i dont like then though and wish i was scar free!  :(
How did you find the portland? do you rate it?

jayb, thanks for the good luck wishes, and to you!  :-*
 

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hi summer
sorry - i didn't know you replied - still new to this game and seriously don't know what's going on....
anyway, portland is AMAZING. I totally HATE hosps and could happily live in that one - sadly have lots of experience!!
Mr Saridogan seems v good.........
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can any one tell me of any hospitals in westmidland area on nhs who offer this sergury i have just had first ivf and had a bfn i inly found this site about treatment on tubes today and am going to see me doctor about this can anyone shed any light for me please
love georgix
 
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Hi Georgie

I have PM'd you about this.  I believe that you can have this done at the Women's it will just depend on your con's and where the blockage is.

Love Chazz
 

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Hi ladies,

I had my consultation today about my hydro... had it confirmed by an internal ultrasound... (tube still quite swolen by IVF drugs)..
anyway, consultant given me date and has recommended having both tubes taken out, as he said left tube most likely damaged as well and will save 2nd op in future...
anyone else had this op???  he seems to prefer total removal rather than clipping...
just wondering how much it will hurt and how long will I have to have my ds looked after!!!

also whats the official name for this op???
thanks
Helen x
 
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