Laparoscopy Prior To BFP

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cdmrose - March 18

Has anyone here fallen pregnant, and carried at least to the third trimester, after having a lap to remove endo/fibroids/polyps?

 

hopeful24 - March 18

cdmrose,hi. I had a myomectomy in Jan. 07. I had fibroids and severe endometriosis. I got pregnant in May 07 and am now holding my 8 week old son. Are you having one done?

 

cdmrose - March 18

Congratulations hopeful! How long were you ttc before you conceived? My lap is scheduled for Apr 14. I have always had terrible periods and finally just switched doctors - she immediately suspected endo and wants to do the lap asap. Thank you for sharing your story, and best of luck to you!

 

mgn - March 18

i didnt have a lap but i had the trigger shot where the check to see if you have blockage...something like hsg or something........anyhow, i tried for 2 yrs to get preggo and about 4 months after getting the shot i was pregnant and am not 4 weeks from having my baby girl! good luck to you.

 

mjvdec01 - March 18

One of my best friends had laparoscopy surgery right before the conception of both of her boys. The first they delivered by cesarean at 37 weeks and this one they are delivering this thursday at 36 weeks by cesarean as well. She has had issues with preterm labor as well and also has some pretty significant back issues so she has to be under general for the birth... it has nothing to do with the surgery.

 

hopeful24 - March 18

I was diagnosed with fibroids in December of 06 and my husband and I decided that we would ttc after the surgery the following January. I had a successful surgery in Jan. 07 and then was cleared to start trying in late Feb. I believe I had three full cycles before falling pregnant. I have talked to other individuals in the same situation and most have fallen pregnant after been "cleaned out" by having a lap. My doctor was able to remove spots of endometriosis that only added to my chances of getting pregnant. Is this diagnostic lap in which they are looking for endometriosis? If they do find spots I am sure that they can remove them. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Have you started ttc and that is what has led to the lap?

 

tish212 - March 18

yes...my lap is why I got preg I had stage 4 endo. and when they did my lap they found my right tube is blocked. I was supposed to wait 2 weeks for s_xual activity but me and dh only waited 6 days and got pregnant that night. I gave birth to my wonderful lil girl dec 18th. we had been trying for 5 years with no luck so I know 100% that it was the lap that made our dreams come true.

 

cdmrose - March 19

Thank you all for your responses. It helps me to think we've made the right decision to go through with the lap. mgn, I had the hsg too last year, and thankfully my tubes were clear. Thank you for sharing your friend's story, mjvdec, it helps to know that she was able to conceive twice, even though it meant a lap for each one. Hopeful, I had a fibroid removed a few years ago when my appendix ruptured, and my mother had them too, so it's possible that I have more. My mother had endo too, and it sounds like my periods are very comparable to hers. My bad periods led my new doctor to immediately suspect endo though, and she suggested the lap. Though we have been ttc #1 for 2 years now, my main goal for the lap is to improve my periods and take care of any other underlying problems that might be causing us to not conceive. Tish, I'm glad things worked out for you even though you didn't wait - I can't blame you, I can't imagine having tried for 5 years - 2 has been hard enough! At any rate, congratulations on your little ones everyone, and best wishes for all of you!

 

MsMonet - March 19

It’s me. I am back. So sorry, my computer was not working… Hoping you all still love me… As you know, I had my twins on Feb 1st, 2008 at 8:27am and 8:29am. I am so in love. My daughter Samiya Elizabeth was 6lbs 3oz and my son Kenyatta Miles was 5lbs and 13oz. Delivery was alitte difficult. When the doctor opened me up my fibroid tumor had shifted to the forefront… Girls, I delivered my twins without a problem but my doctor also had to remove the fibroids which meant that he had to give me a Myomectomy. So, I had 2 surgeries. After seeing my beautiful kids, crying and having my hubby kiss me... The doctors asked my hubby to come and cut the cords and then I went black but I could hear my doctor yell “Quick, we need blood!”. I also remember hearing lots of people move around in a rush. I felt the curtain divider fall on me and someone picked it up and then I was out. I found out that I was bleeding so bad that I almost died on the table... My doctor couldn’t stop the bleeding after the 2 bloody surgeries. I woke up in the recovery room. I didn’t feel any pain at all just felt very weak. I was really drugged up. I didn’t know what happened as of yet… I knew it was something because too many doctors were coming in and everyone was so extremely nice. Dreamlike happy… I was in the recovery room for 3 days. They weren’t sure if I would have to go back in so they could open me up again… I found out that I had a blood transfusion. After 3 days, I got my own private room. Boy, was I in pain. Boy, did it hurt to put on the abdominal binder. Boy, did it hurt to urinate. I hadn’t walked yet so I am sure you could imagine the pain… My son was fine but my daughter was in NICU. Her calcium was low and she had yellow jaundice. My son was in the room with me most of the time. He was so beautiful and he was mine! I still hadn’t seen my daughter but my hubby had. He took pics on his cell to show me. She was a doll but it hurt to not see and touch her. So, the nurse took me down in a wheelchair. I saw her…. Oh, boy. What a beauty! And, she was mine too! So, I forced myself to walk day and night. Ended up having to get another transfusion on Day 6. Had a fever almost every single day. The highest was 103.4. Also, had trouble sleeping at night but I still got up and walked almost every hour around to the nursery or down to NICU. I was determined to think positive and get better bfor my family. I attended Breast Feeding cla__ses and started b___st feeding my son and pumping milk for my daughter. I was told that Breast Milk would be the best thing for my daughter… Doctors would not allow me to go home until my temp went down. It finally did on Day 9. Forgot to mention my swollen legs and feet…. On Day 9, my son and I went home. My daughter stayed until Day 12. Coming home made such a difference… I felt so much better. We went to the hospital daily so that I could b___st feed Samiya. Within 3weeks, my weight disappeared and I am smaller than I was before delivery. Look like was never preggo. Although, I still have a pooch. It was a joy and my family was complete when Samiya came home. Its been so wonderful and is such a blessing to have my twins. Thanks to God!!!! It was all worth it! Went to my 6 wk appt yesterday and all is well. Doctor was surprised at the weight loss. Thank God for Breast Feeding! :o) Anyways, that is my story. Gotta go read the thread now… Thanks for all of your support!!!!

 

MsMonet - March 19

Also, I had Lap to remove fibroids before conceiving.

 

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