Hey there! Sorry just seeing this post or I would've responded sooner! Try not to be nervous or scared about this surgery. I had in on June 25th, 2010 and it was okay! They found mild endometriosis, a cyst on my fallopion tube and I had a polyp removed from my uterus(with a hysteroscopy at the same time). You're completely knocked out, I didn't know anything after they were wheeling me back to surgery, I was going out then and didn't wake up until I was in recovery with them calling my name. The ONLY thing that bothered me was the anesthesia and the mild amount of morphine :S they gave me after surgery. I have a very low tolerance to medicine and it made me sooo nauseous and I was throwing up like crazy. Thank goodness I slept all the way home and most of the day. I had the normal "surgery pain". They do enter the belly button for the light and they made 1 small incision at my bikini line. Those were sore for days to come, just really sensitive. I (sorry for TMI) bled for about 2 days, more like spotting off and on and resumed my normal period within 3 weeks. I was told not to do anything for 2 days but actually felt like doing minor things like washing clothes, etc. within a days time. I know not all are like this and it really depends on what they find, where it's at and how bad it is as to how you'll feel. That's about all I can say about the surgery. I'm sorry you're having to go through and have been through so much. I'm kinda like yourself though. Even though I've never done IUI or IVF, I have TTC for 10 yrs now. My hubby also smokes and long story short, he's not willing to give a SA so easily as I have very bad periods, BUT I'm working on that this month!! Him getting a SA done. Anyways, if you want or need to talk or ask questions please feel free! I try to help as much as possible, with something I've experienced before. Good luck hun!! Oh when is your surgery??
What your healthcare provider means to say is diagnostic laparoscopy. It is a procedure that allows a health care provider to look directly at the contents of a patient's abdomen or pelvis, including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, small bowel, large bowel, appendix, liver, and gallbladder. It is usually performed under anesthesia and you can go ahead with the procedure.
You can also go in for hysterosalpingogram before this procedure which an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. It often is done for women who are having a hard time becoming pregnant (infertile).
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
i want to thank you for responding. i was ready to give up on this site. due to posting questions and getting no responses... back in aug i had the hysterosalpigogram and everything was normal , no blockage... we then proceeded with the iui treatment 2 fails and was put on the estrace and that was bringing my lining up to a 7 and never increasing more. the dr tried the 3rd iui and that was a failed one to.. he then called me in for a followup visit to discuss my options and as he was talking about surgery, my age, and the lining not increasing with the help of estrace... i got very upset and broke down... after i calmed down a bit he proceeded to talk about surrogacy and i told him that was not an option for us... and he said he understood. so i agreed to get the surgery and now i am so nervous that he will find nothing that can explain why i am not getting preg.. all my other test show that i have normal levels, hormones are great he said and i am responding to the drugs and producing great follicles.... i greatly apprieciate the response and educating me on what they can see once there in there...i am so nervous and distraught over this...
thank you for your response. it is good to read from someone that has actually gone through this...i am actually hoping there is a very good reason why i am not getting preg and it is found and resolved... my bf has given the sprem analysis a few times that is the easy part that these men need to realize.. i just contacted the drs office and spoke to the girl that is in charge of setting this up and she gave me a different month vs what i was told last week... so now as it stands they are talking about feb 28th... i wish i didnt have to wait 2 months to have this done, i just feel that the extra month is a waste... but i am not sure if he wants me on the birth control for the full 2 months...that is cutting it very close to me getting my period again and he did tell me he dont want me to have it at the time of surgery..and lord knows i dont want to wait another month... i have a high tolerance to pain but meds hit me like a ton of bricks and morphine is not good for me i get the dizziness and feeling nauseous... i thank you so much for sharing your experience with me at least i get a better outlook on what is to come.. i have been trying about 6 years to get preg and nothing. my bf has made the effort and i have changed things also and i am very proud of us both because we both want this like yesterday... i just want these months to go fast... trying to keep myself busy and all i can think of is why cant i get preg... it is hard right know because my niece who is 19years old is 13 weeks preg and i see her getting bigger so i just say why not me ... it is very mind tormenting seeing her... i try to be happy for her because she is depressed which it makes it harder to see because here is a young girl who is not happy being preg and here i am trying because i want a child and i would be greatful and feel blessed, it is just hard.. just crazy how the situations go around you... but again i thank you so much for sharing. i will add you as a friend thank you