Blocked tube (and possible PCOS)(5 Posts)
I have been ttc #2 for nearly two years now. I was seeing a doctor who diagnosed my with PCOS a couple of months ago and put me on Clomid. I did one round.
There were a few things I wasn't convinced about with her, and so I went for a second opinion. New doctor felt the blood tests were not enough to confirm diagnosis (no day 3 tests) and told me to stop Clomid and start from scratch investigating. I feel happier with him but of course disappointed that I am starting over again and have lost even more time....
Anyway, today I had an hysterosalpingogram which shows my right fallopian tube is blocked. I am waiting for day 21 bloods before I make an appointment with my doctor, but I wasn't really expecting this! What is routinely done in the case of a blocked tube? And what are my chances of getting pregnant if it is confirmed I also have PCOS?!
I have very similar issues and had one tube removed during the removal of an ovarian cyst. The other tube is being removed on Wednesday
I think worst case scenario for you is going to be ivf
My tube is being removed as it's blocked and filled with fluid
ive got the same problems, I had all the tests dones, ive bein trying for 4 years and only went to the doc the start of the year and being the nhs, there was no rush with them, I had smear, that came back fine, then I had blood test to test my hormone levels, that came back as I had low hormone level. so I was then sent for an internal scan on my ovaries, which then that came back as I have pco. so then I was put under at a consultant at the hospital, I then did the tests over again at the hospital I did the cycle blood tests waited for the results and the came back fine, I was ovulating so they told me I needed further investigation so on 23rd dec just gone I had the lap & dye test done, turns out my tubes are blocked, left one completely and right one has minimal flow, so im stuck now for another 4 weeks till they get me back at the hospital to see where we go from here. im 29 married with no kids of my own my husband has a 7 year old from prev relationship which means they wont even offer me ivf. so if they don't sort my tubes ive got no hope unless I pay for it but it will take us a long time to save that kind of money. which is crazy really cus if I wanted new boobs on the nhs id get them, but the right to be a mom I don't stand a chance. I feel like giving up.
I'm quite surprised that you were put on Clomid before any investigative tests?
I suppose it depends on the individual but I'm having blood tests and hysterosalpingogram before they try anything like Clomid.
They did say that IVF would then be the next option!
I live overseas and am having to go private. Cheaper than uk but still could run into a lot of money. We've been saving for a house so have a little put aside, but treatment will delay us on that front.
First doctor was an ob/gyn recommended by a friend. I actually asked her about the hsg and she dismissed me. Said it was invasive and better to look for alternative :/. Then when tests for PCOS were positive and she gave me treatment I felt at least something was being done. But I couldn't shake the feeling that I wasn't totally happy with her. So I found a fertility specialist while I was on cycle 1 and he said there's no point forcing ovulation if your tubes are blocked. Which turns out one is!
I was booked for a laparoscopy the week before Xmas but decided to postpone incase the hsg cleared the other side and has given me more chance. On 2 week wait but not very hopeful really. Think I'm going to end up with op and IUI.
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