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#1 ChihuahuaMama

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:08 PM

Hi there,

We did IVF and were successful after our 2nd try and we have a beautiful little girl.  During labour I was rushed in for an emergency c-section. Afterwards, I was in pain and had fever for 3 months. I  saw the doctor 5 different times over these 3 months and was given 5 rounds of antibiotics. After the 5th round of antibiotic was done, and I was still unwell, I went to another clinic. The doctor there immediately sent me to the hospital for a cat scan. The cat scan showed a giant abscess in my uterus that was full of pus. It was punctured and thick, yellowish, green pus drained vaginally FOR A MONTH. It was awful. The doctor said I could have died had it ruptured into my body cavity. I finally felt better and my pain was gone, but I didn't ever get a period. Not even after waiting a year and a half.

 

Anyways, my wonderful Dr's at the fertility clinic have performed 3 uterine scrapping surgeries and I finally got a very, very light period. so then we did a frozen embryo transfer but it was unsuccessful. My period has never fully recovered and is extremely light. I don't even need to use any sanitary products, it's just faint red marks on the toilet paper after I pee. My Doctor said I may have to consider a surrogate. Is acupuncture a waste of time and resources for uterine scarring?

 

We have 11 very good frozen embryo's left.

 

Thank you


Me-39
DH-38

Clinic-PCRM
IVF#1  (2012)
ER-Jan 5th..14 eggs..8 fertilized..5 normally
ET-Jan 10th..1 3AA Blast and 1 cavitating morula....nothing left to freeze

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1/19/12..Beta #1-163
1/21/12..Beta #2-258(doubling time 75 hours)
1/23/12..Beta #3-458
1/29/12..Beta #4-5599

ultrasound at 6 weeks 4 days showed no heartbeat
ultrasound at 8 weeks showed no heartbeat8388.gif
missed miscairrage..denial denial denial...Brutal depression!
started bleeding exactly 3 weeks later...took misoprostol to speed MC process..Feeling much better now that my hormones are stabilizing..

 

Bled for 12 weeks!!!  Had I known it was going to take that long I would have opted for the d&C..

 

IVF#2 (2013)

ER- March 6th..24 eggs..24 mature..20 fertilized normally

ET- March 11..Transferred one 3AA and one 2AB..

13 frozen..

 

March 20th-th_abfp.gif

03/20/13..Beta #1-54

03/22/13..Beta #2-101 (doubling time 52 hours)

03/24/13..Beta #3-204 (doubling time 49 hours)

1st ultrasound showed one heartbeat!! 131bpmyahoo.gif


#2 Dr. Brown FABORM

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:19 PM

I am sorry to hear all that you have been through

 

My approach would involve acupuncture, herbs, laser therapy (to reduce inflammation and clear infections).  I would also want to work with your IVF doctor to determine if any adhesion as a result of the infection and scrapings.   Would look into your gut health from the antibiotic therapy (I can only assume you had to antibiotics).  Access through blood tests (for infection) Hysteroscopy (to check lining and quality) and monitor your cycle and the amount of bleed for progress before you do another transfer.

 

So yes acupuncture could help but I would be recommending a more a wholistic and integrative approach to give you a chance to carry.

 

Where do you live.. city and state/province.  I may be able to recommend who you can seek out.  If you are in the Vancouver area then Acubalance.ca

 

Acupuncture would be part of a wholistic and integrative plan.


Lorne Brown B.Sc.,CA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Clinical Hypnotherapist
Founder and Clinical Director Acubalance Wellness Centre (British Columbia)
www.acubalance.ca
www.ifsymposium.com
604-678-8600

#3 Dori77

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:17 PM

Hi there - where are you located? I have a wonderful doctor in Ontario that fixed my scarring (1st surgery with a different doctor was not successful) pm me if you need more info

Me 38 & DH 40 TTC since July 2008

March 2009: m/c

July 2009: m/c

April 2010: BFP - Sadly Baby diagnosed with Cystic Hygoma and Trisomy 21. D&E at 16 weeks

Oct 2010: m/c due to Trisomy #3

March 2011: m/c

 

IVF#1 - September 2011 with PGD on my eggs (Chemical)

March 2012 - Septum Surgery for uterine septum & immune testing with Allan Beer & treatments

IVF#2 - July 2012 (BFN)

December 2012 - Surgery to remove uterine adhesions from previous D&C

IVF#3 - February 2013 (Chemical) - 5 blast frosties

 

April 2013 - Natural BFP Perfect Baby boy born January 2014 !

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TTC #2

February 2015 - FET (BFN)

May 2015 IUI#1 (BFN)

August 2015 IUI#2 - BFP !!!

November 2015 - Panorama results are in and we are team PINK !!!​

Beautiful Baby Girl born May 22, 2016
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