I'm hoping for some advice from anyone else that has been diagnosed with endo and blocked tubes before starting IVF. I've been told that the endo isn't too severe from a diagnostic lap and HSG - it's currently on my left ovary and POD but both tubes are also blocked.
We've got our post-op/next consultation on Tuesday which is when we'll find out when we can start out NHS-funded IVF cycle. My question is, should I be pushing for a lap to have the endo removed and my tubes clamped/removed?
The endo doesn't cause my much pain - I had just gotten used to having painful periods - and if anything I'm really keen to start IVF without having to wait another 7 months for gynae op. But I've read elsewhere that having endo produces a toxic environment for embryos so can lower the chances of IVF working. And that blocked tubes are also bad to sustain a pregnancy?
I think my consultant is going to say just get on with IVF but if our chances are reduced with endo and blocked tubes should I push to get it sorted first? Obviously this means even more waiting which I almost can't face but equally want to have the best shot at IVF.
Has anyone else got experience of this either way? Eg has someone gone ahead with IVF without getting blocked tubes and endo removed and been successful? Or were you advised not to go ahead before getting tubes clamped/removed and another lap?
Thanks in advance!