Got some answers, not sure where to go from here...

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Registered: 02-23-2006
Got some answers, not sure where to go from here...
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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 2:00pm

So 2 healthy kids and then 20 months of infertility, miscarriages, and chemical pregnancies later, we have discovered that my right tube is blocked and DH has a chromosomal translocation

Karri

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Registered: 04-12-2010
I don't have any experience with your problem. However I wanted to welcome you. Hopefully someone else can offer some help. Much baby dust to you.

Dixie

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

TTC since April 2009

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Does your RE think you may have hydrosalpinx in that tube? If that us the case then you would have to have it removed if you want another child. Otherwise I'm not sure why it would have to come out (not that I'm an expert).

-Jamie

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Registered: 02-23-2006
yeah, that's what's going on. One tube is good and one has a collection of fluid at the ovary side. He wants to remove it so that the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is lower, but the way I see it, the tube is now completely bocked (prob slightly open before) and the risk of an ectopic is low. The odds that an egg would travel down the left and float around in the uterus and then travel back up the tube are pretty small. I am not sure it would be worth the risks of anesthesia. He wouldn't remove the right ovary, so basically I would still ovulate from both sides and probably only have a chance to get pregnant every other month. The strange part is that almost all of my + over the past year have been when I ovulated from the right. Basically every month I ovulated on the right, I saw a +. This past month I definitely ovulated on the right and got a - with good timing, which further supports that the tube is now completely blocked. I am thinking before that the sperm got through the narrowed area, but then the egg couldn't pass back through and it finally occluded it all together. Who knows though.

Karri

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Registered: 10-28-2009
From what I've heard it's not necessarily about the tube it's the fluid that leaks from it into the uterus causing a toxic environment for embryos. I would talk to your RE more about it and see if he thinks that is the case. It certainly would explain all the miscarriages.

-Jamie