Hi everyone - long post alert update from appointment thank you so much for reading.
So we had some upsetting news at our follow up appointment yesterday (21/9/18).
My new consultant went through all the information he had including; the letter from my previous gynae who did my lap in Feb, the blood tests and the ultrasound that I had recently, and the news is not great.
He went through the letter from my previous gynae consultant which basically says that the endo is blocking my tube, covering my ovary, has stuck my ovary and bowel together along with attaching the ovary to the back wall of my uterus all on the left side. He said that based on the letter bearing in mind they haven’t done a laparoscopy he would say that my current stage 2 diagnosis is wrong. They don’t use the stages here they use the minimal, mild, moderate, severe. He said he would diagnose me as severe with the fact that my bowel is involved.
He then went on to explain the ultrasound I had a couple of weeks ago which has shown that, the left side ovary appears to have cysts, quite a few of them inside and outside the ovary and the right side may have one cyst but that the cyst could be a follicle. On a small positive note my uterus is fine. Gotta take the small wins.
Then he got the the upsetting bit. So far I was fine I was paying attention and feeling ok.
He then went through the blood tests. All were fine apart from my amh levels. He said for my age the average should be around 25 mine is 17, meaning I have a lower egg reserve than I should. So coupled with everything else I have to basically make a decision as to whether I go ahead with IVF which could have complications because the cysts and puncturing one to get to the eggs and the fact that the left ovary is a bit of a challenge to get to or have surgery to relieve the endo as much as possible and remove the cysts then go on and have ivf afterwards.
Hubby wants to give the ivf a chance he is so positive constantly reminding me that the ivf could work as we are lucky enough to qualify for 2 rounds on the nhs, his theory is to do the ivf if that is unsuccessful to then have surgery and then try again with the second round of ivf. I’m not so sure and feel like I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place. If I have the surgery when they remove the cysts they will take some of the eggs too. But if they do the ivf they will give me oestrogen which is what the endo likes and could make that worse.
Any advice or positive stories would be so appreciated right now. It would be fair to say I had a bit of a meltdown afterwards.