First time here

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Registered: 03-12-2012
First time here
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 8:41pm

Hello. I'm new to forums and to here. Just wanting to find someone to talk with about my infertility. I'm currently serving in the Air Force, so it's difficult to meet women going through the same issue. My husband and I have been trying for a year and

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Registered: 06-05-2007
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 8:56pm
Hey there! Welcome to the board! While I have not done IUI, I wanted to offer my support. I'm also a "Cyster"... I have PCOS. I have swollen tubes so we're looking at IVF because of that. DH has issues as well. It's really hard to deal with so I understand where you are coming from. Just know that all of us have been where you are and we are always here for you. I hope you have great results with IUI! Please keep us posted!!! :)

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.

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Registered: 06-22-2010
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 10:07am
Welcome! You will definitely find a ton of supportive women here who completely understand what you are going through and will be able to offer a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, or lots of advice.

During a laparoscopy, it was discovered that my left tube is completely blocked by scar tissue from a myomectomy to remove a very large fibroid from the back of my uterus. My right tube was partially blocked, but most scar tissue was able to be removed from that tube. (The adhesions on the left side were so entangled with surrounding organs that they could not be removed.) Prior to this laparoscopy, we went through 3 IUI's assuming that my left tube was only partially blocked, however, all 3 resulted in BFNs. After discovered the laparoscopy, we did 1 more IUI which was also a BFN. I am fairly certain that I ovulated from the left side on that last IUI, making it almost impossible for a positive result.

In April of last year, we moved on to IVF, and we were blessed with our little miracle who was born in January of this year!

IF is an emotional roller coaster, but you are surrounded by caring, knowledgable, supportive women here! I hope that IUI brings you success! Keep us updated on your progress!
Kelly (31) DH (32) TTC Since June 2009 August 2007 - Myomectomy - removed large fibroid on back of uterus January 2010 - HSG reveals "possible" blocked left tube March 2010 - First RE visit (PCOS secondary to CAH diagnosed) April 2010 - October 2010
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Registered: 10-28-2009
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 2:25pm
I've had 11 IUIs. I had my right tube removed due to two ectopics in the same place. I had (I think) 4 more IUIs after the tube was removed and never got pg. before the tube was removed, I got pg three times (2ectopics, 1 blighted ovum). This is certainly not to say it can't be done, it just certainly lowers your odds. Which I'm sure your doc has talked to you about. I guess just be prepared that your odds are lower, but of course you could get super lucky and not have to move on to IVF!!! Good luck!