Op in November

Hi Ladies. So, after two failed FETS and using 3 out of 6 blasts my doctor has advised that she is happy to follow through with other explanatory procedure before trying again. Although we are not expecting to find anything, I am having a laproscopy, hysteroscopy & D&C all in one hit on the 22nd December. I have had all the other tests, and everything is fine. Just wonderig if anyone has had these tests together or at least one of these tests in particular the laproscopy as I am interested in how it goes and the aftercare etc as I have never had an op before and I wonder if I will stay in overnight?

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  • Do you have undiagnosed infertility?

  • well, there was never issues with me. my partners sperm had slightly reduced motility and morphology which may comprimise the ability to fertilise but that is all.

  • Just wondered, as at my clinic they won't even start IVF before doing the usual checks such as HSG and - if that shows a potential issue - a lap.

    I've had 2 laparoscopies and 1 laparotomy. Laparoscopy is usually a day case. My tip: make sure you have a pillow in the car to put between you and the seatbelt on the way home, and plan to rest for 2 weeks for a laparoscopy. I had dissolvable stitches so did not need any aftercare, although I did have horrific constipation which is quite normal from the anaesthetic, and my GP gave me some enemas for this.

  • Ahh I see. I had an HSG and it was clear straight away on the screen that everything was normal. I had this before any IVF but now that I've had a few failed cycles she said we will cover it just in case. I would rather do it now then defrost anymore. She said it may be that my body is better on a fresh cycle so we will see. Thanks for the tip x

  • Yes that makes sense, better to check everything before defrosting any more. Best of luck with it all.

    p.s. The constipation tip may have been tmi, but for me it was by far the biggest issue and cause of pain - don't hesitate to speak to the GP if this happens to you. I called and asked for the GP to call me back, and when he did I just joked that I needed an exploding bum rocket to stick up there, and he said "lets hold off on the bum rockets for now and try enemas for a day or so" :)

  • Hi there. Lap and Hysto is just a look around to see if anything is amiss. If they spot anything,you'll sign an agreement for them to get it sorted while they're in there. I had this a long way back and it was a day case under GA but haven't experienced the D&C. I was a bit sore afterwards and had a few days off but apart from that, was fine. Keyhole and so only two small incision marks. Good luck x

  • Hi I had a lap and d&c 2yrs ago and I was back to work in 3 weeks due to wound infection. I had a second lap and hystero in July with radical incision of endometriosis so my recovery this time was 7 weeks. The main thing I would say is to start moving as soon as u can so the gas can't get trapped in ur shoulder as that can cause quite a bit of pain and discomfort.

  • Ok great thank you ladies x

  • Op in November

    crystal2013crystal2013 2 days ago 5 Replies

    Hi Ladies. So, after two failed FETS and using 3 out of 6 blasts my doctor has advised that she is happy to follow through with other explanatory procedure before trying again. Although we are not expecting to find anything, I am having a laproscopy, hysteroscopy & D&C all in one hit on the 22nd December. I have had all the other tests, and everything is fine. Just wonderig if anyone has had these tests together or at least one of these tests in particular the laproscopy as I am interested in how it goes and the aftercare etc as I have never had an op before and I wonder if I will stay in overnight?

  • Hi crystal2013. Just to wish you well with your forthcoming op. All will be done together as you already know, plus they will do an endometrial biopsy at the same time. All investigations will then be complete. You should be out the same day to rest at home for a couple of days. You will probably find that your tummy will be bloated for up to a week due to the gas they inflate it with so that they can see around more clearly. You may have a little pain afterwards, as with any operation, but usually this is relieved with paracetamol and/or ibuprofen. You will bleed a little afterwards, so I would use a pad rather than a tampon, so as to limit any possible risk of infection. Good luck! Diane

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