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advice and wisdom needed - ovarian cysts, PCOS, Keyhole surgery, blocked tubes

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CherryAddict Sat 14-May-11 10:15:36

Hello Mumsneters!

I am new to Mums Net so apologies if i am going over already posted topics.

I'd really appreciate some advice/wisdom from anyone who has experienced keyhole surgery to remove an ovarian cyst and info on blocked tubes. I'm having my op to remove the cyst next week and they are going to do the dye test on my tubes at the same time. I'm pretty scared but glad things are moving forward, I've been TTC for nearly 2 years now. I feel so guilty that I have ruined my chances by being silly when younger - I had chlamydia when i was 19 (i'm 30 now). I also apparently have PCOS on the other ovary. I'm trying to keep positive as I know loads of woman have conceived with PCOS but I am really scared I'll have to try IVF, I can't afford it and it seems so.. big..

Thanks ladies, I haven't really told my friends about TTC as I don't want to spend my entire life talking and thinking about it so some advice or friendly words of wisdom would be really appreciated!

Thank you

Tanif Sat 14-May-11 11:27:26

I don't really know anything about your issues but didn't want you to go unanswered. It's good that you're receiving treatment for things, and I'm sure a barrage of women will be able to reassure you that they conceived with PCOS and now have several DC.

Don't beat yourself up about things that happened in your past. There's nothing you can do to change them and the experiences made you the woman you are now.

CherryAddict Sat 14-May-11 14:11:10

Thanks Tanif, I really appreciate your kind words x

Blackkat Sat 14-May-11 18:43:38

cherry so sorry to hear that you are struggling TTC. I know what a lonely journey that can be ((hugs)).

I have had a lap and dye test, laparoscopy, (not for removal of ovarian cyst just to check tubes). I'm assuming that's what you are having. The op is swift and the two scars are small, I have one in my navel and one tiny one above my knicker line. The most uncomfortable part afterwards was the extra gas that had been pumped in me to give the surgeon room to work, that caused me some pain and stiffness in my shoulders for 24 hours or so. Get yourself some comfy tracky bums, and some old knickers, make sure nothing has too tight elastic! Get some big pads too bcs the dye has to come out somewhere, couple of heavy night time pads sorted me. Get some mags, the tv remote and just take care of yourself for a couple of days. Better still get DH/DP to do that for you!

I've PCOS on both ovaries and am currently nearly 12 weeks pregnant, after almost 4 years of trying. I conceived naturally, after a m/c on Clomid last year. Hope this helps!

My PCOS advice would be eat healthily, be a normal range weight and try and elminiate as much stress from your life as you can. Also, don't rely on Ovulation Kits to help you know when the best time to do the deed is, as PCOS can trick these kits due to topsy turvy hormone levels, use the changes in your cervial mucus to get to know your cycle.

Good luck and let us know how you go x

digitalgirl Sat 14-May-11 22:35:50

I haven't had an ovarian cyst or lap & dye. But I have conceived 5 times with pcos. If you haven't already I recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler - it's got all you need to know about recognising your physical fertile signs so you know when the best time is to have sex.

As well as the healthy eating recommendation you could also try acupuncture as that helps balance hormones. You could also ask your gp to prescribe you Metformin which can also help with pcos.

Good luck with all your procedures. I've heard that the laparoscopy leaves your tubes squeaky clean and a lot of women conceive fairly shortly afterwards. And good luck with ttc.

CherryAddict Sun 15-May-11 18:18:18

Thank you so much ladies! I feel much better about it all now. DP is a star and has booked off a few days to look after me.
I have told a friend of mine who is a reflexologist and she's going to start work on me after the op, so everything is looking up!
Blackkat i hope everything goes well for you, good luck!

CherryAddict Fri 27-May-11 15:39:25

Op is over, tubes are clear, cyst is gone along with some endometriosis they found. Fingers crossed for the next few cycles!

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