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    Has anyone had one of these and also a hysteroscopy? I have been TTC for 12 months now (never had a problem falling pregnant in the past). Have seen a specialist this week and apart from lots of blood tests, this is what he wants to do first. If you have had one, how did you go? What were you like after? Did it help you TTC? He told me that he was doing a bit of a flush out and with most of his patients they have fallen pregnant shortly after (the ones without any known problems).
    I'm a bit apprehensive as I don't like any form of surgery. I have been told that it is perfectly safe so no need to worry. For those of you who don't know me, I am over 40 so can't wait around doing nothing. I think I have been good giving it 12 months. I did this as I have never had a problem before (including falling pregnant last year).



    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Debbie

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    Debbie,

    I had one back in April 2002, and got pg in May 2002..........(I suffered an MC with the pregnancy, but the two were NOT connected.)

    It was a quick day procedure, under general anaesthetic. They had a good look at my tubes and the "flush out" apparently often gets the little hairs in your fallopian tubes a "wake up call" and getds them active and moving, hence many women fall pregnant soon after.........

    Not sure if that helps?

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    It does Lucy. Thanks for the reply.
    Not long until the arrival of B3!
    Best wishes
    Debbie

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    Hi Debbie,

    I've had a laproscopy surgery to remove an endometrioma in May but haven't had a hysteroscopy. I had a bit of a difficult recovery from my surgery but that's because basically a lot of poking around had to be done and what was supposed to be a 1hr procedure ended up being nearly 4 hours. I also lost a lot of blood during my surgery which didn't help matters.

    I am sure this would not be the case with you though, I understand this procedure is very simple and straight forward and the recovery is quite quick and easy.

    My gyno has mentioned this as a future possibility for us if we have no luck on clomid (just started on first cycle).

    I have also lost a baby in March this year and have never had a problem falling prg before. It is a tough road isn't it??

    I wish you the best of luck and if you do go ahead with the surgery, I'm sure you'll have fantastic results!

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    Hi Debbie,
    I had a laperoscopy and hysteroscopy in April this year. I wasn't in too much pain after, it was more just uncomfortable as you had to think before you moved quickly...didn't even have stitches as they used glue! They found that I had some endometriosis which I had never had any symptoms of before but as my TTC journey is affected mainly by the quality of DH's sperm it didn't assist us to fall pregnant although when I had my first embryo transfer my FS was happier that my uterus etc was clear...unfortunately it was not successful! I think it would be worthwhile to give it a go but everyone has a different response to anaesthetic etc so I guess you would just need to make a decision based on your feelings and advice from your FS?! I hope this helps... goodluck!!!

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    Hi, I had a lap and hysteroscopy about a month ago. It was under general and was day surgery. However the general knocked me about a bit. I was quite weak and exhausted for a couple of days afterwards. I didn't have a lot of actual pain and I also had no stitches. I am yet to see if it will increase my chances of getting pregnant!!

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    Debbie, I have had both at the same procedure. It is definitely worth it because if some kind of problem is spotted at the lap, they can take steps to treat it right away. Even if there isn't a problem, at least they have ruled everything out if you know what I mean.

    I had suspected endometriosis which was diagnosed and removed during the procedure. I became pregnant within six months of the lap on my first IVF cycle after trying naturally without success for three years.

    The surgery is very simple and quick and because it is keyhole, your recovery time is much quicker than for other abdominal surgery. The only thing is that there is a lot of retained gas which will give you pain in the upper back and shoulders until it dissipates naturally. I think it took me about a week to feel completely back to normal but I was walking around and doing things within a couple of days.

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    I have had two, and honestly I am sure you will be fine. You will be looked after. As mentioned You may just feel some shoulder tip/abdo discomfort afterwards for a few days, and obviously belly pain too. The thought of it being key hole surgery put my mind at ease. I was suprised to hear that glue is used instead of stitches now. Geez how medical technology is advancing, I had a few stiches for each opening with mine, which were dissolvable.

    Good luck and take care

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    Guys, thanks sooooooo much for your replies. You can't believe how you have put my mind at ease. My DH will be home that week as it's school holidays. Not the way we had planned to spend them but what the hay! I was mainly cagey about the general (how do you spell the other word!!?). Have had two genrals in the past, the last one was when I was 16wks pregnant with my first child. Have never had any problems with them, I just find the idea a bit scary. Gosh, after birthing 6 times you wouldn't think I would be such a whoos.
    Feeling quite positive about it now and I hope that it will help to bring the success of delivering and holding a much wanted child.

    Best wishes to all of you and thanks once again.
    Debbie

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    Debbie,
    I have had them too - I suffered from some shoulder tip pain but nothing more. In and out in 5 hours and back to normal the next day for me.
    I have all crossed for you sweetie - I need you in PAML!!!

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    Hi Debbie, I had my first laparoscopy during my last IVF cycle to do the egg pickup. I didn't feel too well afterwards - mainly with the gas they give you and the shoulder pain that it caused. And I'm never too good with general anaesthetic anyway - but a few days later I was feeling fine.

    Wishing you all the best

    Marg

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    DH says that I'm always got some kind of ache or pain in my shoulders (good way to get a massage!!!) so I shouldn't notice anything different ha, ha! Guys are so supportive sometimes!
    All the best,
    Debbie

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    Oh I forgot to mention the shoulder pain! I only got it in one shoulder and only when I lay on a particular side. Weird!!

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