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hey tracy im so sorry about your news! I dont have a blocked tube persay but I do have a damaged left tube. The doctor noticed that no fluid went thru it and also that it was shaped wierd.
What they have planned for me is to do a laproscopy procedure. I also have a huge cyst on my right ovary. So what they are gonna do is go in and take care of the cyst and remove it and see if they can repair my left tube.
I would think they would have to do the same type of procedure for just a blocked tube. I would think they need to go inside and see how blocked it is etc.
I wish you luck and hope that July 29th comes flying by!
I have a completely blocked right tube, and my RE said that it was in a location that wasn't operable. This has definately put me at a slight disadvantage for fertility treatments...the first cycle I tried 100 mg of Clomid, I had a bunch of good ripe eggs on my right ovary (the blocked one) and no strong ones on the left. That cycle was canceled, and I decided to not proceed with Clomid anymore because I didn't want to waste months where there would be no good eggs on my left ovary. I went on to injectables, and was put on the lowest dose of Gonal-F because I have PCOS and am young. I am very glad that I made this decision, because I went for my follicle scan today and I have 3 good sized eggs on my left ovary (and 2 on my right as well). A lot of women fear injections, but personally my experience so far has been wonderful....no side effects, no pain, and the needles are so small that they aren't a big deal at all. I felt more ill on the Clomid, actually. It's more expensive, though, so I hope that you have insurance that at least covers IUI. In summary, having a blocked fallopian tube puts you at a disadvantage, but going on injections will definately help you grow eggies on both ovaries (whereas Clomid tends to produce eggs on one side mainly--you might alternate ovaries every month, each woman is different). Good luck, let us know how it goes
I am one of those women that alternate ovaries each month, pretty predictable. when I lost my left tube, the next time I got pg it was during a cycle that I O'd with the right ovary (course, then I lost that tube too. ). If you choose to do nothing (surgically) as long as your remaining tube is clear and you have at least one good egg in the ovary on that side you should be okay, it just might take longer depending on how you ovulate. They may be able to go in and remove the blockage too.
Thanks! That makes me feel better. I definitely want to avoid surgery if possible. I do ovulate so I don't think Clomid would be a good option for me. I do believe my doctor mentioned injectibles. I will find out more at my appointment. Thank you so much for all you comments. It makes me feel much better!
Sorry to hear about the blockage! I hope the 29th comes fast. I had a tube removed due to a tubal pregnancy and am now on injectables. I completely agree with Garfieldbear. The shots are not a big deal at all and I had more s/e with Clomid.
My Angels: Hope - m/c 10/5/04 Junior - m/c 1/31/06 Baby - m/c 1/27/08 May - d&c/lap/tube removal 6/13/08