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HSG blocked tubes recanalization

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#1 Curlygirl77

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

So, here I am posting again.... I just started this whole infertility journey and I feel already like the questions and decisions are overwhelming my life!  Just for some background - I have a decreased AMH value so DOR, but my partner and I were still hopeful that we could conceive naturally.


Today I had my first HSG procedure.  Initially, they found that both tubes were blocked, but after some serious discomfort and increased pressure, the left tube was slightly unblocked.  The right tube stayed blocked until it was too painful for me to carry on and it seemed like no amount of pressure could unblock it.  The radiologist informed me that I would be booked for a fallopian tube recanalization under sedation.


Has anyone had this procedure and then had success with pregnancy?  I hear that it increases your risk of ectopic pregnancy.


Also, has anyone had both tubes be blocked despite no prior history of an STD or endometriosis or PID or anything???  I did have an ovarian cyst removed by laparoscopy a long time ago, but that is the only surgery I've had.  


Not sure if we should try for the recanalization or just keep on moving towards IVF without bothering...



Diagnosed with DOR in October 2012

Surprise BFP October 2012! Chemical pregnancy

January 2013- decided to pursue donor egg IVF with my sister- she is diagnosed with DOR as well :-(

July 2013- decided on donor egg IVF in Europe, planning on early 2014 to give time to try naturally

Surprise BFP September 2013. Another chemical pregnancy :-( At the same time, a dear friend offers to donate her eggs to us! Her testing begins...

Surprise BFP October 2013!!! 

First beta 29/10- 36

Second beta 31/10- 106, right on track!

Third beta 03/11- 277

Fourth beta 09/11- only 622... doubling time more than 3 days :-( Bracing ourselves for another miscarriage.

Fifth and final beta 12/11- 1875! Tripled in 3 days. RE wondering about ectopic...  

13/11- first ultrasound- gestational sac, yolk sac and fetal pole seen! Baby measuring exactly right on for dates! We are ecstatic!!!  Too early for heartbeat so now waiting patiently for next ultrasound.

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June 17, 2014-  our little miracle baby boy born by c-section for pre-eclampsia and breech at 36 weeks!  He is so awesome.  So incredibly thankful....


Surprise BFP July 2015. Third chemical pregnancy. Ugh.

Surprise BFP August 2015.  Seems too good to be true.  Very cautious but holding out a bit of hope...

First beta 02/09 - 2811

Second beta 10/09 - 29 455

22/09 - first ultrasound at 7+5! Little baby measuring right on track with a beautiful heartbeat. Due date May 5th!

April 21, 2016 - our second miracle boy is born naturally after a c-section the first time.  What an experience… We are so thankful to the universe and feel that our family is now complete. 

#2 impatient

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

I had it done twice.  Both times it showed two patent tubes (HSG showed one blocked).  Ultimately, it didn't help us get pregnant, but it does have a reasonable success rate and it's a very simple procedure.  I had it done at UBC, and unlike the HSG, they give you morphine, so it's not particularly painful.  And unlike IVF, it's covered by MSP. 

Me: 41, DH: 44
TTC: since Jan, 2008 (age 34)

DH: Low morphology, low count. Me: Stage 2-3 endometriosis, non-functional fallopian tubes, small fibroids, low AFC, low poor responder ... anything else?

Jun 2008-Sep 2011 in a nutshell: One HSG, one very traumatic office hysteroscopy, one operative laparoscopy, three fresh IVF/ICSI cycles, one chemical, one early miscarriage, two tubal recanalizations, five IUIs (3 with Clomid).

May 2010 - Aug 2011 Attempted adoption application process through the BC MCFD. Aug 2011 Signed up with a private agency. On both waiting lists as of Apr 2012. Proposal through MCFD Jul 2012. Aug 2012 - Finally ... she's home and we're a family! : )

Adoption application #2 started Aug 2013. DD2 placed May 2014, finalized Feb 2015!

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