What is next for me?

What is next for me in my infertility treatment? Cody and I have been discussing the next steps for the past 6 months, it’s not easy deciding our future. A little more background with my infertility is that there is question that I might have Endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? A disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. How does it cause infertility?  Severe endometriosis causes pelvic scarring and distortion of pelvic anatomy. The tubes can become damaged or blocked and the ovaries often contain cysts of endometriosis (endometriomas) and may become adherent to the uterus, bowel or pelvic side wall. Any of these anatomic distortions can result in infertility. In some cases the eggs in the ovaries can be damaged, resulting in decreased ovarian reserve and reduced egg quantity and quality. The only way to diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopy. When we meet with our RE he wanted us to start Clomid and IUI right away. At the time we didn’t think this is the best option for us, and we still don’t. We have decided to get to the bottom of what is the cause of the infertility and get the surgery to see if I have endometriosis. This will change what type of treatment we will do if I am diagnosed with it.  If I am we will have a long road in front of us. And if not (hopefully I don’t) we will decide what treatment we will move forward with.

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3 thoughts on “What is next for me?

  1. I would agree about the IUI maybe not being right just yet. Because if your tubes ARE blocked, then an IUI is nothing but a waste of money. I’m afraid that ours may have been that case.

    Good luck.

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  2. I know my tubes are blocked so ivf is our only option…I hadnt considered that my ovaries themselves might be too damaged… I see the consultant tomorrow, so must ask the question. I’ve had the laproscopy so I hope he can tell me that at least one ovary is Ok!
    Good luck with your surgery x

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