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Home now. Surgery all done! Went well.

Hi everyone I hope everyone is ok as can be.

I had my laparoscopy today and it couldn't have gone better!

Both of my tubes are clear which is reassuring, I don't have polycystic ovaries so obviously my ovaries didn't require drilling. It turns out I have endometriosis- he found endometriosis in the pouch of Douglas- which is between my uterus and rectum. As he had consent he removed the endometriosis. He thinks because of location this is the reason for the lower left abdomen pain- but to keep an eye on it and if it's no better go back to my GP. Interestingly​ he also said there is a link between being lactose intolerance and endometriosis- and although not proven I haven't been able to tolerate lactose since this pain begun.

We will be seeing our consultant for a follow up- we are hoping we can just try naturally now the endometriosis has been treated.

After 5 years and 10 months it is nice to know the reason for our infertility.

We are both feeling very positive and have confidence that we can have this baby we want so much! What a difference a good consultant can make....

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Hey hunny, I'm so glad to hear it went well. Well done for being so strong. As a fellow endometriosis sufferer I wish you well xx

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Thank you sweetie.

Hope you're feeling a bit better x x x

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I'm ok Jess as well as you can be! I spotted a bit today....just seeing what happens the next few days. X

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I wish you the best- truly hope you get that positive test you deserve. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. X

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Thanks jess, will keep you posted xx

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That's great jess, hope your recovery goes well. I have endo and felt sooooo much better after a laparoscopy. Hope you can get pregnant naturally now xx

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Glad all went well xx

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Thanks tugs girl. Glad your appointment was positive Hun. We all need a boast from time to time lovely. X

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Thank you hunni. My husband is home this week which is nice.

I hope you are feeling better- it's upsetting when those around us are insensitive to this situation. X

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Glad all went well and your feeling positive xx

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Thank you button. All the very best with your pregnancy. 💓

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Great news - you sound very positive which is good xx

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Thank you countycat- a proper diagnosis makes a huge difference! Good luck with the rest of your 2ww- hope it brings you two magical​ lines. X

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Thank you sweetie xxx

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Glad it went well and you have an outcome which may hold some answers!

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Thank you hollibob- feel like we are finally getting somewhere! How are things your end? X

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Hey.

No change at the mo, as haven't progressed our enquiries. I've got a nagging part in my head which says have another laparoscopy, but part of me says give IVF another go before...

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Tough decision. I'm sure you'll make the decision that feels right for you. Its not easy is it? Its about balancing all pros and cons. Good luck with whatever decision you make. X

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What lovely news. Hope you're resting lots xxx

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Thank you emu2016. My hubby has taken the week off work and is making sure I rest! He's been amazing 😊

Hope the pregnancy is going well. X

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Glad finally I've been diagnosed.

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Thank you tiger-cub.

Hope everything is ok with you. X

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Hey sorry typo I've-Uve

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It's ok I knew what you meant! X

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Glad your lap well well, and you've had answers, wishing you lots of luck with your journey now xx

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Thank you Leesalou it's like a weight has been lifted off our shoulders. And same to you too. Love this support group- amazing group of ladies and some gents too x

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It's amazing group full of amazing people :-) xx

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So glad to hear all went well hun! Fingers crossed for you for the future xxx

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Thank you pumpkin36- feel like we might have a chance!

All the best with your EC- I hope they collect lots of eggs that turn into beautiful embryos 🐣🐣🐣 x x x

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Thanks Jess 😊 of course you have a chance...keep that positive thinking going hun xxx

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Great news, all sounds positive. Fingers crossed for the natural route for you xx

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Thank you flossy85. We have a good consultant so I'll put my faith in him 😊

All the very best with your round of IVF- I truly hope you get the positive test you so deserve. I know you've had a difficult journey and I hope you're rewarded for your bravery and commitment and you get your rainbow baby x x x

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I'm glad it went well and the consultant could remove the endo.

Fingers crossed this does the trick and you are able to get pregnant naturally.

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Thank you so much pm27. It's been difficult having a diagnosis of "unexplained" and hopefully this is our reason.

Hope you're ok x x x

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Glad to hear all went well. Make sure you get lots of rest and take it easy. I rushed back to work after my laparoscopy and I think it made my recovery time longer.

Fingers crossed for the future.xxx

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Thank you Asweetpea. My husband's home this week and given me no choice but to rest up! He's been amazing.

I hope that everything is going well for you.

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Interesting I have a lactose intolerance which has eased off big time recently I just put it down to becoming more resistant again - however I also had a lapo done and a small amount of endo removed so maybe that's the trigger for feeling better with the lactose! Very Interesting

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It is! I didn't realise they were connected either. X

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Glad to hear that you have manage to get some answers Jess, its taken a long time for you guys! All the best for your recovery!xx

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Thank you Cinderella 5.

Better late than never! we can draw a line under it now and start a fresh. At least we know now.

Hows things your end? X

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Oh so pleased u have finally made some headway with the pain and some explanations to your troubles to conceive!! Hopefully onwards and upwards from here xxx

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Thank you 72cloud9 I'm so glad I got some good news- I was so worried what he might find,/say. It feels like a fresh start for us 😊

I hope you are holding up ok.

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Thats absolutely wonderfull news. Im so happy for u. Brilliant ur tubes are clear and you sont have pcos.hopefully this treatment will help u to get closer to ur dreams. Its great ur feeling positive. Rest up and best wishes.xxx

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Thank you bibi_16.h How are things with you??

Its a relief to have a proper "proven" diagnosis! Husband's home so he's making sure I rest up!!!

I am so glad that I had the laparoscopy- it shocks me it is not offered to more women- particularly​ those with menstrual abnormalities and women with so called "unexplained infertility".

If your clinic offers you a laparoscopy go for it- best decision I made.

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