I thought I would write a post about a recent yet expensive procedure I have just had done.
My fertility consultant wanted me to have my Fallopian tubes clipped or removed as they are blocked (again) at the egg end not the uterus end.Ive had a lap in 2011 and had them cleared , I have endometriosis , fibroids and PCOS and blocked tubes .
After a course of injections to slow down and kill-off the endometriosis (which worked by the way according to scans !) it turned out my tubes are blocked.
I went to a private clinic in London to have Tubbal Cannulation, this is where they insight a catheter into you and put a dye in known as a HSG ( you normally have this dye test at your hospital to see if the dye spills out and your tubes are unblocked) with this dye in the doctor inserts a plastic tube hooks this into the start of the Fallopian tube then a metal wire soft rod goes insides that and is pushed into the plastic tube and travels all the way up inside your Fallopian tube pushing all the gunk that's blocking it.
All I can say is that it is extremely painful, the recovery time is 5 days, they give you a local an theistic , if you can take a nerve calmer before you go in ie diazepam I would recommend it I wish I had done that. Aftercare is ibruofem and paracetamol . And a course of two different antibiotics.
I was successful in clearing my left tube my right one didn't fully clear but doc says with the antibiotics , procedure and possible HSG may flush it out!
The cost spoof this was £2600 including the consultation! The doctor has now prescribed my clomid to start next month.
Am I mad to pay for this operation on all hope and faith it works, probably, put I may be pregnant in 3-6 months time and I'd rather not be cut open yet.
Anyway I hope this info helps. If you have blocked tubes the uterus end success rates are 80% if it's the egg end it's 30-50%