Hysteroscopy before IVF

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Hysteroscopy before IVF

Post by pakiza » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi Everyone!!

First of all I wish you all best of luck. I am new here but fighting with infertility since 8 years, but thank GOD that I had a baby girl through IVF, she is 2 years old now.
And now we are so much excited for another baby. as she also miss her sibling...

I wanted to start my 2nd cycle for IVF in Feb, but My scan showed some infection in my uterus. So doctor advised me for a Hysteroscopy before IVF try.

I want to know any one did this before IVF, I was so hopeful before getting my scan report but now a bit nerves that may it effect on my IVF result..

So please let me know if any one of you have some experience.

Advance thanks

Best Regards


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Re: Hysteroscopy before IVF

Post by kerpupples » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:52 pm

I've had it done. Once was with no sedation to have a peek in my uterine cavity for abnormalities. They found a polyp and an adhesion, so did a second under general to remove both. They want your uterine lining to be a nice bare canvas for those embies to attach themselves to.

Neither one hurt, BTW. I was given some pain meds for after the surgery but it was really no biggie.
Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
3yo DD from FET
IVF PGD clinical trial, FET Jan 2012 Beta 1/14 447, Beta 1/16 1161 U/S 1/30 it's twins!
Graham and Audrey born 9/5/12. 37w4d, no NICU time!

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Re: Hysteroscopy before IVF

Post by crissylove » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:44 pm

I've had it done...I would first do an HSG (if you haven't already) to confirm suspicions. If you have anything in your uterus that would interfere with implantation it would be worth it o remove it, otherwise IVF might be futile. Hope that helps.
Me 39 ENDO, PA, UF
DH 35
DS '94 natural
IVF#1 '06 BFN
IVF#2 '07 BFN

IVF#3 '11 ER 2/10 8 mature eggs, 7 fert.; ET 2/15 3 AA blasts, 1 snowbaby 2/21-BFP!! Hpt; 2/24-Beta #1 178, 2/28-Beta #2 711, U/S 3/22-HB 149!

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Re: Hysteroscopy before IVF

Post by MamaBoo » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 pm

I had an HSG & they found an anomoly so then they did other tests. It was determined I had a septate uterus. They did a hysteroscopy to remove the septum. I was asleep the whole time. However, they also did a laparoscopy & removed endo adhesions during the same procedure. Why are they not doing a HSG first?
Me 34 endo, MTHFR, clotting issues
DH 47 semi-low morphology
TTC 6 yrs
3 IUI's all BFN
IVF#1: 10/08 BFP early MC
FET#1: 03/09 BFP
DS born 11/28/09
FET#2: 03/11
DS born 11/21/2011



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