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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Dec 29, 2016
Same Situation
by: Amanda

I had almost an identical story to yours. In July 2016 I had surgery to tie off my left Fallopian tube as it was blocked due to hydrosalpinx. They found out that I had some endometriosis which they removed and also I had a lot of scar tissue on my bladder.

Me and my husband had been trying for about 3 years prior off and on to get pregnant. I had to keep stopping and trying again because I was in pain and birth control was the only thing that helped.

I now know that the pain was from the endometriosis. It's now about 6 months later and I am not pregnant and the pain is starting to come back. I do not want to take the medication Lupron for endometriosis because it sounds terrible. I am so frustrated with this pain and this whole process.

I have a son who is almost 10 and thought we'd have more kids by now. I'm almost 30 and feel like I don't have much time left. If I'm not pregnant by next year I might consider IFV. I'm so happy for you that you were able to have a healthy baby.

Oct 27, 2015
by: Kerrie

Congratulations, that is fantastic news. Thank you for sharing your story this has provided some hope! X

Sep 15, 2015
43 yrs old - Endo - Fibroids - now UTI
by: Anna K

So I went to the clinic because I felt so sick I thought it was the flu. Found out I had a Bladder infection... AND ALSO THAT I WAS PREGNANT. This is after years of fertility treatments, surgery and numerous miscarriages.
I am so excited and nervous, my husband and I thought I couldn't ever get pregnant or keep a baby.

So this is really very early for me and I am so scared. I have the worst diarrhea and so sick all the time because of the UTI. So I guess we have to sit back and see if this time I can make it to full term...

I hope and pray and have fingers crossed.
Reading all of your comments made me feel so hopeful and comfortable considering all of my symptoms, all is normal so far.

4-5 weeks pregnant and so much more time to go...
Thanks so much for sharing...
Anna K

Nov 09, 2013
Thank you
by: Anonymous

Your story gives me a lot of hope. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year and a half. During an HSG we found that my left fallopian tube was a hydrosalpinx. I had a laparoscopy two weeks ago to remove the tube and the surgeon discovered that the left tube, my left ovary, and the pelvic wall were all stuck together in one mass because of endometriosis.

My right side seems to be in good condition. I've been told IVF is our only option but I do hope to end up conceiving on our own now that the left tube is gone and the endo is cleared up. Thank you for sharing! It is so good to read a story like yours. Congratulations!!!

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