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    Hi everyone



    My husband and I have been ttc for 4 years now and have undergone 2 stim cycles and 6 frozen cycles with no success to date. Earlier this year I was referred to an IVF specialist who diagnosed me with salpingitis and hence removed both of my tubes due to severe damage. We then underwent another frozen cycle with no success. We decided that we needed a break so for the last 6 months we have had no treatment and have been simply enjoying life and not thinking about babies (quite successfully i might add!!)
    We have just this week started up again and I have just been referred to a Professor at Monash IVF who after reviewing my history believes that I may have endometritis and is going to treat me with a 3 week course of antibiotics before starting a new stim cycle.
    Has anyone else had endometritis or know much about it? It amazes me how I can keep being diagnosed with different conditions each time I see a new doctor - when does it all end??? I am sooooooo frustrated!!!!

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    Hi Mollygirl,

    I was diagosed 7 months ago with endometriosis, after almost 2 years of symptoms. It is frustrating becausue its not easy to diagnose.

    I had a laparoscopy to remove the endometriosis I had. I did not know there was antibiotics available to treat it.

    Good luck wth your treatment, its such a nasty condition, but there is light at the end of the tunnel - My DF and I found out we are 4 weeks pregnant today!!

    Ems
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    At first when I read your post I thought you meant endometriosis so decided to google endometritis and found this:

    Endometritis refers to inflammation of the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. Pathologists have traditionally classified endometritis as either acute or chronic: acute endometritis is characterized by the presence of microabscesses or neutrophils within the endometrial glands, while chronic endometritis is distinguished by variable numbers of plasma cells within the endometrial stroma. The most common cause of endometritis is infection. Symptoms include lower abdominal pain, fever and abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge. Caesarean section, prolonged rupture of membranes and long labor with multiple vaginal examinations are important risk factors. Treatment is usually with broad-spectrum antibiotics.
    Endometriosis is something different and can't be treated with antibiotics. I wish it could!

    Sorry, I don't think I have really answered your question but anyway and I hope it is something as simple as treating with antibiotics and you get your BFP very soon

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    I found out today that i have Endometritis or an infection of the lining of my uterus.

    I was wondering if anybody has had this and if it affected your fertility at all, did you have any further complications? Harder to concieve? Anything at all?

    Obviously i am not happy about this, especially since i wasn't told by the doctor at the hospital but my GP contacted me to tell me herself...

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    I contracted PID after an emergency D&C...unfortunately it went undetected for a good 5-6 months. It caused pretty bad scarring and contributed to a) difficulties conceiving and b) when I did conceive, keeping the pregnancy going. Might not be the same for you, but that was my experience of a serious uterine infection

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    Oh no babe i'm sorry.

    I'm hoping that there isn't any damage caused, but its hard to say. My GP says the infection should be getting better after 5 days on antibiotics but she said its still bad so who knows

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    hun, your having a real rough trot.
    Can you get in to see your GP and get as much information as possible, discuss just how bad, what it means and what you can do?
    Is this something they think has been caused by your recent MC (sorry for bringing it up) or something they think might be the cause?

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    i'd say it's time to try in and get an appointment with a gyne to discuss the whole thing. it sounds like there has been some sub-standard processing of your situation somewhere along the line (perhaps several "somewhere's") and you need to get straight answers about it all. gyne should be able to look a bit more at the bigger picture rather than dealing with the most immediate issue

    it may mean more invasive investigation (biopsy/d&c) but really, when your health and your fertility are on the line, i'd say it's worth it

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    My GP is following it up for me, she was the one who told me about this nevermind the fact i have seen numerous doctors these past 3 weeks plus a gyno...

    She has ordered another ultrasound for monday to check to see if there is still anymore withheld "products" but she is ordering a D&C anyways just to clear out my uterus just so there isnt any chance of the infection coming back.

    I honestly don't know if its caused by the m/c or was something i had before which caused me to miscarry. Its horrible to think but i had unexplained cramping and bleeding prior to and they couldn't or wouldn't tell me why. So its something i want thoroughly investigated and my GP is referring me to a gyno to discuss this matter properly and thoroughly.

    If it something that could have been prevented and they think i was neglected and not given the best care i will be seeking legal advice and/or making a formal complaint.

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    Yep, post birth with DS. Already infertile so can't answer that question, but no issues carrying once we conceived via IVf.

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    I had severe endo in my early 20's. Was told I would never have children as that is how bad it was, and the surgeon wanted to put me back under and give me a hysterectomy. I told him I wanted to at least try for children. Conceived Kameron the first month of trying. Had another lapraoscopy between having Kameron and Lachlan as I had mid month bleeding. Conceived Lachlan the 4th month of trying. Conceived Ashton without even trying LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrolady View Post
    I had severe endo in my early 20's. Was told I would never have children as that is how bad it was, and the surgeon wanted to put me back under and give me a hysterectomy. I told him I wanted to at least try for children. Conceived Kameron the first month of trying. Had another lapraoscopy between having Kameron and Lachlan as I had mid month bleeding. Conceived Lachlan the 4th month of trying. Conceived Ashton without even trying LOL.
    Wow that crazy!! Thank goodness you said no and tried!

    I'm trying to stay positive, i can't have all the bad luck!!

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    It's not uncommon for women to get it a few weeks after a caesaerean section ( they get symtpoms of pain and increased bleeding), and its just treated with antibiotics. As far as I know, it shouldn't cause any further problems, as long as its treated correctly. I'm glad you're going to see a gynae. I think your fertility should be ok as the uterine lining is being shed each period so regenerates each month. Good luck.

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    Just to point out, endometrioSIS and endometriTIS are different things.

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    bah my bad I read it wrong. I have endometriosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by PumpkinZulu View Post
    Just to point out, endometrioSIS and endometriTIS are different things.
    Yes! Thats true, i have the infection NOT the condition. Just to clear that up!

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    Iv got problems from scarring anyway but after the infection from the d&c I have had problems conceiving and had a m/c in march this year. Iv got to see the ivf team finally after the problems with my kidneys. J, if you want to talk you know where i am. Lots of love x


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saffy View Post
    It's not uncommon for women to get it a few weeks after a caesaerean section ( they get symtpoms of pain and increased bleeding), and its just treated with antibiotics.
    I had a bad one after my second section - ended up in hospy one night - not good with a toddler and newborn to care for. My gp went on for months afterwards telling me how sick I was every time I saw her....lol

    Anyway, the issue of infertility was raised - but I conceived the next two children on the first try.

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