Laparoscopy before IVF

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Laparoscopy before IVF

Post by mpoppy7 » Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:34 pm

Hi Everyone, Im new to the board, I was just wondering if anyone had Laparascopy surgery beofre IVF and how long you had to wait before starting IVF treatments?

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Post by beck » Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:28 am

hello and a big welcome,

im on my fet tmt at the mo and i had to have surgery in july to remove a tube and cyst...consultant told me to have at least 6wks and 2 bleeds before i started my tmt.

after a mnth i felt great as if i never had surgery....and now im nearly at the end on my drugs and will be on my 2ww next week.

good luck !!! beck xx

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Post by alicia » Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:08 am

Hello mpoppy7!

I had both tubes removed by laparascopy before my IVF. This was done in January and my first IVF cycle started at the end of April. So I had to wait 3 full months and then started at the next AF. It was a long time to wait, but with a good outcome for us (fingers crossed).

Will you also have both tubes removed? I was relieved that I did. I knew IVF was our only hope of getting pregnant anyway, but for some reason it was comforting to know that it would never happen naturally after the surgery. I felt that when I was done with IVF, I could truly get on with my life. I would never be one of those "Oh, I know a couple who tried IVF six times and then when they gave up and relaxed, they got pregnant naturally". I really hate that story.

Good luck to you in your treatment. Welcome to the board. It has been such a help to me.

TTC 2.5 years - Me 38 no tubes; DH 32
1st- IVF June 2004 - early MC
2nd - FET Aug 2004 - Twin boys born April 25, 2005!!!

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Post by SallyP » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:14 pm

hi there - what's your laparoscopy for?

I had a laparoscopy to remove endometriosis deposits, then had IVF about 6 months later. Unfortunately the endo had returned very quickly and severely and that cycle failed.

I then had another laparoscopy to remove more endo and then started my IVF cycle within a couple of weeks - my consultant gave me a synarel spray to stop all hormones and therefore endo returning in the couple of weeks between the lap and the IVF. It worked and I am now a very proud mummy to Jay who's 10 months old and my little miracle.

Hope this information helps but more importantly, I hope that you and Beck are soon pg! love Sally xxx
Me - severe endo, DH - poor sperm. First IVF ICSI Nov 02 neg. Second IVF/ICSI May 03 Positive.
Miracle baby Jay born on 27th January 04

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