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Postby Tiger » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:43 am

I just wanted to say Hi to everyone out there... I am new here... and I know I will be visiting this board a lot from now on because just last week, my hubbie and I were told "Unfortunately your tubes are both blocked and you need IVF help to conceive" by the endo specialist............ (><)! Our first IVF specialist consultation is in May ( I have to recover from operative-laparoscopy I had last week first).... so meanwhile I will be studying all about IVF (incl abbreviations (xx) etc ) and listening to this site.

BTW I do have a Q... re blocked tubes;- Is anyone out there ever attempted unblocking them? it is possible?

Thanks all for listening. I hope you all have a lovely day (#^.^#)v.

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Postby Dagny » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:27 pm

Hello Tiger

Welcome to the board!!! You have made the first step to making your dreams come true - hopefully!!

I am sorry that you have to follow the IVF road - its always hard to accept when you are told that by the doctors.

I had blocked and damaged tubes from a botched appendix op in my early 20's and so I had them removed. My doc did a laparoscopy to see how bad they were with the intention to try and 'un-block' them but they were so scarred with tissue from the op and full of trapped fluid called hydrosalpinx that removal was the only option.

I think if your tubes are just blocked then there maybe a possibility to try and unblock them but as your tubes are so delicate any kind of intervention can cause damage occasionally. If there is damage already, it's unlikely that unblocking them will be a success. But stranger things have happened and so anything is worth a try in my books.

There are very fine hairs/follicles on the insides of your tubes which waft the egg along the tube. If the tube has been streched or operated on the hairs dont waft and interlock as they do it meaning that the egg wont travel down the tube. This is normally how ectopic pregnancies occur.

If you have blocked tubes and have hydrosalpinx (trapped fluid) in them then if there is a fetus in the womb any of the fluid which may leak out can be detrimental to the growing fetus normally resulting in miscarriage.

If you come over to the General Forum there is a bit more going on. The smaller forums tend to be a bit quiet. There will be lots of other ladies in the same boat as you and can help you with any questions you may have. At the top of the Genaral Forum list there is a 'sticky' thread with all the abbreviations which should help.

See you over there. May will be here before you know it!

Love Dagny xkx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle
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Postby Tiger » Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:40 pm

Thanks Dagny for answering my little Q for me. You know I will re-introduce myself at General Forum (^^)v. See you there!

Cheers, Tiger
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Postby ogr1 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:44 pm

will see you on the other side..
glad you found us.. :D
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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Postby nicolamark » Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:51 pm

Yes, as Dagny says.....Posting on Gen site is better. More respone I guess!
I'll pop over there now!!
But welcome, I know ur'll find this site a god send, I have. We are all hear to help, and to give u a shoulder to cry on!
TTC 9yrs...lots of IUIs all BFN
1st IVF cancelled OHSS
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
3rd IVF down regging now, EC expected 1st wk of sept.
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Postby JOANNE HAWKES » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:17 pm

i have blocked fallopian tubes and have had 4 laproscopys. during the last one they found out my tubes were blocked they try to unblock them with a dye during the op. if this doesnt work they can try a small operation but it depends how damaged they are. ivfs the only option for severe damage. Good Luck :D
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