Endometriosis story

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Damaged fallopian tube and endometriosis but conceive naturally

by Sarah
(Sheffield, UK)

My husband and I had been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for a year without any success. As I was over 35 I went for infertility tests and the hysterosalpingography showed that I had a hydrosalpinx on my left side.

Despite the doctor's insistence on treating me with Clomid to improve ovulation, I felt that this must be having some effect on my fertility more generally.

Following clomid I became pregnant but miscarried. I was told that the next route was IVF but that in order to have IVF I would have to have my fallopian tube removed in order to improve the chances of success.

To me this did not make sense. Surely if removal of the tube improved IVF success, something other than the blockage of the tube itself was causing my infertility as the tube is not needed during IVF procedures.

I had a laparoscopy to remove my blocked tube and they discovered that I had endometriosis, and that my bowel, ovary and fallopian tube were joined together by scar tissue which they tried to repair.

Six months after the surgery I conceived my son Ben, (now 19 months) naturally whilst waiting for IVF.

I was lucky in that the endometriosis seemed to affect one side more than the other and surgery resolved that enough for me to get pregnant.

I was so happy to finally conceive. If you are in a similar situation, I would push for surgery as soon as possible to improve your chances or at least to know why you're not conceiving.


Name: Felicity

Title: Thanks for sharing

Thank you for posting your story and so happy you conceived naturally. Your story and others like it help us ladies with endo and gives us hope.

I have been trying for a baby for just over a year and getting very distressed that it has not happened.

But I am sure it will if I relax and stop stressing about it.

Thanks Felicity

Name: Ahlam

Title: I have endometriosis

Thanks a lot your story give me the hope.

I have been married for 5 years but I have not conceive--my doctor told me I have endometriosis which causes adhesion in pelvis for me---and must do laparoscopy

pray for me to conceive

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