Hi all I've had a stressfull week, firstly worried about what would happen at my follow up appointment on Wednesday as after my lap I was told I had endo on ovary and lession and my tubes were very swollen and blocked so needed removing. So after weeks of trying to except that I needed this next op I prepared for appointment. So I took my hubby for suport and so he could hear exactly what they found.
Firstly I didn't see my gunk but one of his team, he asked if I had results I said yes but as I was groggy when told could he explain. He said both tubes are blocked with fluid and showed we picture of what looked like a round lumpy mass not tube shaped! There is endo behind ovary but biopsy and womb looked ok. I asked about lessions and he looked confused and said well you have endo. He then said so do you want fertility or pain relief? What I wasn't expecting that, I asked about fertility treatment he said he wasn't a fertility specialist but average age limit for IVF on NHS was around 38-39. I had read online Hampshire was 35 so I asked and he just repeated average age and so I should try sooner rather than later. I have read IVF won't be done with hydrosalpinx - fluid in tube so asked and he said well they may be able to suck fluid out! So I said well my main concern right now is pain. So he said do you want surgical or medical? He said that removing tubes may not have any effect on pain and I could try merina which is great and lasts 5 years. So at this point I lost all confidence as I'm 35 that would take me to 40 and he had just said I should think about fertility in next couple of years. I declined so he sugested hormone pill taken back to back for 3 months. I was put on the spot to decide and felt panicked so asked hid opinion to what he would recommend as I thought I needed tubes removed along with endo. He just shrugged his shoulders and said the balls in your court its your decision. I asked hubby and he thought try pill as I run my own business I'm worried about having time off for an op. So he will send prescription to docs for next week.
So this hadn't gone as planned and I began to panic I'd made wrong decission. I started checking online again about IVF and again seemed to say 35 age limit for IVF. I should point out I'm 36 in 2 months so as next appointment is in 4 months I'd be too old. I called my doctor after a sleepless night and yes it is 35 so if we want to try IVF we need to be referred asap. So I am so glad I checked this but now I'm thinking is the pill really a good idea to try? Has anyone found taking pill for 3 months then break helps? I don't suffer heavy periods but irregular bleeding for at least a couple of weeks then a couple of days actual heavy period. It's more the aching and shap pain and leg pains that I need to control. As I've lost confidence that this gyni didn't know what he was talking about, even said could lazer endo if I chose surgery as would get rid of it which I've read is not true! Any advice would be really helpful while I wait to get appointment with my normal doc to see if she's more helpful.
Thanks sorry that's quite an easy!!