Sorry for the despondent tone...we had our follow up this week after both recent diagnosis of endometriosis and failed ivf cycle soon after.
I knew the endo was bad post-op but I'm feeling really upset after seeing the letter the consultants sent to my GP which confirms Stage 4 endometriosis, possible Hydrosalpinx, frozen pelvis...this is accompanied by adenomyosis and what seems to be fibroid type growth at back of womb. I knew about the endo and adenomyosis, and remember the doc saying the morning after the op that one of my tubes was pretty badly damaged. But the frozen pelvis was a revelation and I think the realisation it is stage 4 is difficult to acknowledge. The letter noted it was a very difficult dissection due to the endo and quite a bit of blood was lost.
At the appointment our consultant explained the ivf process and how endo may have resulted in poor quality eggs and therefore the failed ivf. My partner questioned if the Zoladex I was treated with and ivf so soon after surgery might have been a factor but doc didn't think so.
I genuinely do not know what to do next. We can try to conceive on our own for a couple of months, arrange a scan to see if endometriosis has returned and if still needed, arrange a second cycle of ivf which we'll need to self fund. Doc seems positive we can try again.
On reading around here last night though, it seems Hydrosalpinx can also adversely affect both ivf and implantation!
I worry we really are up against it. I'm so angry I went for years and years with repeated visits to doctors about my periods, exhaustion and all the rest and this is where we are now at age 40 with my insides in a mess. I am feeling pretty depressed and don't know what to do. Sorry this is so long.