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Have I finally found some hope?

So a little update from me...after our last wtf appointment ended with a 'well give it another shot with a long protocol but you prob need to look at other options' I understandably struggled with this and me and hubs decided to just live our lives and see what will be. I still had this niggling feeling though...how can this be our prognosis when no one has really looked 'inside me' properly? ๐Ÿค” so I made a self referral to an excellent gynaecologist who was recommended and specialises in fertility treatment too and I was soon booked in for a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Yesterday she found and removed endometriosis!!!! Despite me seemingly having no symptoms! I have a proper follow up this week but she already said this increases our chances of conceiving naturally by 40%. So recovering now...had to stay in overnight as couldn't wee so had a drip and now much better. But can not believe this turnaround when I'd basically been written off! Feeling much more positive now! Totally new to endometriosis though - any questions you ladies think I should ask at my follow up this week? Thanks xxx

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Wow! Hope you're feeling better after op. Not a nice thing to go through but how fantastic that they found something and were able to act on it. This is hope indeed!! And your chances are completely different now. Good luck for you feel ready and start trying - how exciting! Xx

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Thank you! None of this process is nice is it but it's worth it hopefully when we get some results and answers! Xx

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Great news you have a better chance now ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

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Here's hoping ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ€๐ŸThanks lovely xxx

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Well done for getting this done. The endometriosis Uk site on here is very helpful.

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Thank you! Will give that a look as I'm recovering over the next couple of days xx

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Do take it easy lovely. I found recovery from my laparoscopy was harder than I expected. Oh and keep your compression stockings! Mine are coming in very handy now Iโ€™m pregnant and have developed horrible varicose veins xxx

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Thanks for the advice. I'm off work so will be chilling! I popped the socks in my bag after you said that! ๐Ÿคฃ congratulations to you lovely. Hope it's going well despite the varicose veins xxx

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What a ray of sunshine! Wishing you all the best in your recovery and journey for a baby!

Out if interest, was is a private gynae you saw? x

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Thank you sunshine it certainly feels like it! Yes I went private for a second opinion and because she'd come highly recommended really but it's all been very fast but then you get what you pay for ๐Ÿค— xxx

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Hi hun.

I hope you are recovering well ๐Ÿ™‚

I have endometriosis also; Iโ€™ve had my third lap last month.Feel free to ask questions on endo & post lap.

Endo UK is great for advice & support. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸปIt is an incurable disease but can be managed with diet & treatments medications or surgeries.

Look into the anti inflammatory diet it has really eased my symptoms. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

I take various supplements to help fertility & endo. Bee propolis is said to be very helpful for ladies with endo & TTC ; a study showed 60% of endo sufferers conceived using it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

I also use progesterone cream twice daily between days 8-26 endo ladies have lower progesterone levels. My fertility doctor has authorised I take progesterone pessaries during early weeks of pregnancy as well as prednisone ( I have slightly high NK cells)

I managed to conceive after my first lap after 6 years of not being able to conceive! Itโ€™s definitely possible ๐Ÿ˜˜I did miscarry but I see it as progress. And we know the cause which is better not knowing was more stressful. It is sad itโ€™s not a standard test for infertility ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

We are in our first cycle of trying since my lap.

All the best for you hope it brings you a positive test ๐Ÿ˜ xoxo

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Thanks Jess for all the details in your post! Very thorough and I will ask her about the things you've mentioned on Thursday and look into them myself too. I'm sorry you miscarried and sending you lots of love and luck for this cycle! Xxx

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Thank you.

Hope it helps.

All the best to you too xoxo

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Hopefully this helps you to achieve your dream. It's actually nice when you feel like something has been found to help! Rest up and take it easy!xx

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Thank you Cinderella! I wanted her to find something so that the pain and discomfort would be worth it and hopefully now we get the result we've been waiting for. I was sorry to read your news earlier. Sending you much love xxxx

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Thank you! Fingers crossed for you!xx

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Hidden Go away!!

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Sorted! xx

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Thanks Diane, was not in the mood and this irritating person was commenting all over the shop! They are so annoying and even had the cheek to follow me when I told them to back off!x

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So bad - she was commenting on such sensitive posts too this morning - so cruel! Go Diane! :) xxx

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