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    Hi to all, i'm a newby here, and still trying to decipher some of the abbreviations!! My story so far - TTC for 18mths, have always had completely regular cycle. Have had the usual round of tests - hormonal levels, ultrsound, HSG etc. Hubby's sperm results were very good The main results relating to me were that i have a completely retroverted uterus, that bends to the left. Although i have been told by a couple of Dr's that this isn't an issue, often it is on my mind. Also, the results of my HSG showed my right tube was clear, but they could not get clear view of my left.
    My next step is a laparoscopy - if i could get some feedback about this procedure, that would be great, as i'm in two minds as to if i should have it done. My latest thoughts are that i should, to give me clear answers re. my left tube, and why my uterus 'bends' to the left. Mmmmmm...... who would have thought getting a 'bun inthe oven' could be so involved!!! Hope all are having a good day!


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    Hello and welcome theresep!
    Im sorry I have no answers for you as I havent been thru all the tests yet but just wanted to say Hi and wishing you all the best for achieving the sometimes seemingly impossible pregnancy. If you are having probs with the lingo (I do!) there is a thread that explains them. I have been TTC for 17 months and like yours my DH is clear so i am heading in tomoro to the FS for the 1st time, am really excited about maybe getting some tests done and finding out a bit more. All my blood tests have come back clear as well but will need to do the bigger tests am a little nervous but seems like most women on this site have had these tests.
    Best of luck with finding out info on the laparoscopy am sure someone here will share there knowledge on it.

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    Hi and welcome thresep. I have had 2 laprascopies last year. The first one was to investigate what is giong on with my body and the 2nd was to have a cyst drained. Anyway I would highly recommend having the lap done as it gives you and your fs a very clear picture as to what is going on in there. It can be a little bit painful for the first few days after the proceedure but this is mostly caused by the gas leaving your body.It's nothing that a couple of panadol won't fix though. The proceedure itself only consists if 2 little incisions, one in your belly button and the other on your pubic hair line, this way the dr can insert the camera etc to have a good look around and it doesn't take too long either. Most people come home the same day too. Good luck with it all. I must point out that my mother in law also has a retroverted uterus and she had 2 kids. Hope this info helps a bit.

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    Thanks Blayz and mako for your messages! Will have the laparoscopy done and hopefully this will give me something to work on! When you have 'unexplained infertility' you don't really know which direction to take. Good luck at fs Blayz!

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    Hi i am fairly new here too.. I am booked in for a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in early Feb, was supposed to have it done just before Christmas, was in there ready to get changed into hospital garb and the anaethetist came and told me it had been postponed!!!:frown: not happy jan!! Anyway I am now booked in for early Feb. Looking forward to getting it done as all my tests came back perfect, and hubby has a child from previous relationship(10 yrs ago)... So i'm thinking its me.. Anyway they will be able to tell me as soon as I get this done anyway! From what they told me previously, its a simple procedure, they do them all the time and theres nothing to worry about, will be home in the afternoon. I just want it done soon so I can find out whats wrong with me!!:icon_question:

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    Hi and Welcome Theresep!!!

    Just wanted to say that I had my last lap 2 weeks ago, (my 6th overall!), and I would definately say to go ahead... its generally a day procedure, and the pain is really quite minimal.
    Definately worth having done, though, as then everyone knows exactly what is going on.. and once they are in there, they can fix many things, also (scar tissue, adhesions, blocked tubes, endo etc) - anything that may be adding to your problems TTC.....
    If you go back thru the general thread at the top (Dec 2006) you will be able to read that there are a few of us who have had lap's done quite recently.. and you'll be able to see what we had done, and what they found!!!
    Secondly, with the retroverted uterus - I too have this, but it has nothing to do with my problems TTC - I have an 8yr old son who was conceived naturally without any problems... before I started trying for him, my uterus concerned me, however my dr told me it would have no effect on falling pregnant... and it didn't!
    I can't speak for everyone, obviously, but most of the women in my family have this condition, and none of them have had any trouble at all having children.
    My problems TTC now have nothing to do with it, either - I have blocked tubes from an infection I caught from the hospital where I had my son.. along with a few other things too!!
    Good luck with your lap if you decide to go ahead....
    Hope this helps!!!
    Holly xxx

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    Hi theresep,
    I am new too, although I have been reading all the stories for about 6 months. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for your honesty and openness. I have learnt so much by reading all your stories and your questions – not only the facts, but also the emotional bits too. I have been TTC for 3 years now, and I only have one other friend who is long term TTC, and she doesn’t really like to talk about it.
    To answer your question about a lap - we have been TTC for 3 years now, and last year went to see a FS who recommended a laparoscopy, even though I had already been on Clomid 3 times (through a clinic in New Zealand) and they had told me i had PCOS. Well, thank goodness i had a laparoscopy done! Not only did i have endometriosis (really severe), but also adhesions and ... no PCOS! We had no idea about the endo, and i had had the full barrage of tests done in NZ and in Melbourne, including ultrasounds and no-one suspected it as I had no symptoms. I also have a retroverted uterus, which i thought must have been a problem, but all the doctors and specialists say that it's not a problem, so i guess they must know!
    We hope to get IVF underway in March, i'm sure that the rollercoaster that we have been on so far, will be nothing compared to this :eek:

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    alexandria Guest

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    Just joined up half an hour ago. We have been trying to conceive 18mnths.
    Did IVF last year and was about to start another cycle and was waiting for
    period which never came. Fell pregnant naturally!! I too have a retroverted
    uterus and had an eptopic pregnancy last year and had left tube removed.
    Miracleously we still conceived. Hope that gives you some hope.
    All the best

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