I am new to this board and hoping someone has had a similar experience to mine. Here's my back story.....
I had an unexplained ectopic pregnancy back in 2005 resulting in a tubal rupture and repair (right tube). They were able to save my tube and I was told my future fertility would not be affected (I was in my twenties and nowhere not even considering the idea of children at the time)! Fast forward to the present and I am now ready to start a family with my lovely husband. Because I had an ectopic in the past, I set up a pre-conception appointment with a gyencologist. I was a new patient to her. She hadn't treated me at all in the past. I explained my history, she did a standard PAP test and gave us the green light to start ttc. 9 months later we still weren't pregnant. I went back to see her and explained that I was concerned there may be issues preventing us from conceiving and that I seemed to be having VERY light and short periods. She said she wasn't concerned but sent us for bloodwork and a semen analysis to put my mind at ease. Everything came back "normal".
About a month or so later I found out I was pregnant. YAY! She booked me in for an early ultrasound at 6w5days. We found out at that scan that the pregnancy was once again ectopic and was in the same tube as last time. I had a methotrexate shot to end the pregnancy and was sent for weekly bloodwork to montitor my hcg levels to make sure they were dropping and the pregnancy was resolving like it should. I was told it could take anywhere from 4-12 weeks for levels to reach 0. 16 weeks later and my hcg levels still hadn't reached zero. I was concerned. She agreed to do an HSG scan. The scan revealed scarring throughout my uterus that was completely blocking my left tube. My right tube (where the ectopics occurred) was open and healthy. She suggested the reason my pregnancies keep happening in that tube is because that is the only healthy tissue the embryo can find to implant. She told me I would likely never be able to carry a child. We were devastated.
I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a little research of my own. I refused to believe that was the end of the road for us. Surely other women have had my condition and gone on to have healthy babies. There had to be hope. I hit the internet and that's how I found PCRM (and this forum)! The receptionist I spoke to was very helpful and understanding. She took my concerns seriously and jumped into action! I have a consultation appointment with Dr. Seethram on August 1st. I don't really know what to expect. From my research I think surgery to try and remove some of the scar tissue and open my tube is the only option?? Has anyone had this same diagnosis? Or something similar? I am excited to think there MIGHT be a chance for us to have a baby, but am nervous at the same time.
Wow, this post turned out to be WAY longer than I had intended. If you've read this far thanks for "listening" and any advice/encouragement you can offer would be much appreciated. xx