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Unicorn1981 Tue 14-Mar-17 20:16:17

Hi I was just wondering really if I am being fobbed off a bit or whether I actually have nothing to worry about. I have cysts on my ovaries. Endometriomas. There are a couple of small one on one ovary and a 6cm one on the other. I've had them since before I was pregnant with dd (natural conception but took years). Over the years I've been seen by different consultants but told they may as well leave them as they are not causing me any problems. I have been trying for a second child for three years now and had an appointment with a specialist. She took some details, sent dp for a sperm test (normal) and me for a smear, blood tests during my next cycle and a scan where they put blue dye in your tubes. My follow up was booked for July. I received a letter a week ago saying they had to cancel and it's been changed to September. I'm 36 in April and wondering whether I should be worrying things aren't happening quicker. I'm well aware people need help more than I and are currently really struggling for one so please don't think I'm being selfish about that. I just don't know if there's more I should be doing. FWIW I didn't do anything particularly special to get pregnant with dd.

Unicorn1981 Wed 15-Mar-17 10:27:00


Honeybee79 Wed 15-Mar-17 10:30:43

Hi - I suffered from fertility issues (DS conceived with clomid, DD ivf), so I sympathise.

As you already have a DD you won't qualify for treatment on the NHS, if you need it. Can you afford to pay for private treatment?

Perhaps wait until they have done the tests they want to do and then make a decision?

Honeybee79 Wed 15-Mar-17 10:35:27

Also - try the fertility forums here as there are loads of people on there who will be able to advise and are/have been in a similar position!

PageNowFoundFileUnderSpartacus Wed 15-Mar-17 10:36:03

Hi OP. You might get more of a response if you asked this to be moved to either the Conception or Infertility boards, as there will be people posting there who are in very similar situations and will be able to advise accordingly.

Good luck on your quest for #2.

TheLastUNIC0RN Wed 15-Mar-17 10:49:10

Fellow 36 yo unicorn here with fertility issues.
We have been trying for no. 1 for 3 years (just had my 3rd early miscarriage last week) and so far have got all the same as you with the NHS.
Although we will receive one funded cycle of IVF on the NHS, because age and waiting times are a concern for us aswell we have decided to do a private cycle now. If you can afford it you should definitely look into it. TTC is such a stressful time and a few months seems like an eternity just waiting to be seen etc. Good luck with it all xx

Honeybee79 Wed 15-Mar-17 11:10:04

LastUnicorn - so sorry for your losses. Dealing with infertility is extremely hard. All the best with your treatment.

Happyandhungry Wed 15-Mar-17 17:46:50

Go private if you can at all afford it. Or ask to be referred to a different hospital (I gather this is allowed from friends that have gone through this and had a bad experience of getting "fobbed off" at the first hospital)

Unicorn1981 Fri 17-Mar-17 12:53:07

Hi all. Sorry I haven't responded yet. Thanks to all who added a post I really appreciate it. I had posted in the other areas before but didn't get a response. I feel a bit funny about it as I do have one child and some of you are struggling for one. Sorry to hear of your losses. I had a letter the other day to say they've changed my appointment again but to August this time. I guess all I can do is keep trying but it's difficult when I don't understand why they can't just take the cyst out! I hope you all get a resolution x

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