Laparoscopy experiences??

Discussion in 'Overcoming Infertility' started by MyrtleWarbler, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. candywannababy

    candywannababy New Member

    wow wow saphire. Those are realy tiny scars. Thanks babe.

    and btw after seeing your tummy I most def will not be posting my big fat belly pics lol. Trust me you have NOTHING to worry about honey. NOTHING

  2. MyrtleWarbler

    MyrtleWarbler Super Moderator Staff Member

    A Hysteroscopy involves going in through the Cervix to do work INSIDE the uterus. That is another reason why I was on bcp, so the pill could thin out my lining. The Hyst was to cut my uterine septum and remove the "adhesion" (turned out to be polyps, not an adhesion). Those were both things that my SHG indicated I needed to have addressed. For me, that was what I "needed" and the Lap was "bonus". Sometimes they will do a Hysteroscopy for "exploratory" purposes along with the Lap. Sometimes there can be polyps you don't know are there, especially if they are small or if they didn't do the kind of imaging that allowed them to be seen. But, quite often, people get the Lap only without the Hyst along with it. Doing them both isn't necessarily routine. Remember, my situation was different, with the goofy uterus deformity!

    Questions for you to ask... Will I need to be on bcp before my surgery? Can we resume ttc as soon as I feel up to it after my surgery? Will you be doing a Hysteroscopy in combination with the Lap to look inside my uterus? Will you do a dye test on my tubes (either both if the bad one is repaired, or the remaining healthy tube if one is removed)? [A dye test is like the HSG, but they push blue dye through and can see with their own eyes how it clears... my doc said this is usually done during a lap just to confirm tube status, even better than the HSG]

    I have some before/after photos from my Hyst/Lap (my *insides*!) if you want to see. I just haven't uploaded the pics yet, but I will be b/c other friends want to see them. Weirdos, lol. But some of them are quite cool. I'll post photobucket links after I get them uploaded (won't have time for a day or two).

  3. MyrtleWarbler

    MyrtleWarbler Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sapphire!... Great pics! My incisions aren't that far healed yet, still a tad "scabby." And I have the formerly-pierced "hole" too. I can't believe how slowly it has healed! No piercing in there for almost 8 years and it is still very visible.

  4. sapphire

    sapphire New Member

    I just edited the pics a bit so they're smaller, and tried to clarify the my right/your left side thing, though I may have confused you more!!

    Thank you all for your lovely comments!! MW, I just took my piercing out for the surgery and didn't bother to try to put it back, so it's just as old as the other scars!! (They're about six months now.)

  5. candywannababy

    candywannababy New Member

    ooh wee! Thank you so much mw! I am printing your questions and adding my own
    And yes please do post the pics of your uterus [​IMG]

  6. sapphire

    sapphire New Member

    Me, too, I'd love to see pics! And I kinda wish now that I'd taken some shots of the incisions after the surgery. it'd be great to see yours, inside and out. (I showed you mine [​IMG])

  7. candywannababy

    candywannababy New Member

    hey I'm jealous I dont have anything to show

  8. guinea

    guinea New Member

    Sapphire, your scars are so tiny. Mine are so obvious as they are bumpy and very purple. I won't post a pic as my abdomen looks hideous. I had my laparoscopy in November 2006 and got my BFP in Feb 2007. The cycle that I became pregnant I also took a 75mg of aspirin every day but what I also noticed is that I ovulated from my left ovary which is rare for me. When I had my c-section in Nov 07 the ob/gyn had a look at everything for me and noticed that my right ovary is a bit of a mess and he thinks that I must ovulate predominantly from this one which is not releasing the ovum properly. He said that the left side is perfectly OK. It's all very strange as any gynae problems I have all seem to affect the right side. Even my endo was all down the right side of the pelvis but the left is unaffected. Sorry, hope nobody is upset at me coming on here. I know I am blessed to have my baby but I just wanted to share my experience with the lap. I am worried now though that I will develop endo in my c-section scar because obviously when they cut open the uterus some endometrial cells must escape. I am expecting af I think at the moment and am in an incredible amount of pain.

  9. candywannababy

    candywannababy New Member

    well ladies lap has been set for September 8

  10. candywannababy

    candywannababy New Member

    Mw today I asked if they would be doing the procedure looking in my tubes as well and the lady said yes

  11. *mel*

    *mel* Super Moderator Staff Member

    Has anyone else had a lap since this thread was updated? I should be having one at the end of next month and would appreciate reading about anyones experiences!

  12. msjackiedt

    msjackiedt New Member

    mel- I had lap surgery to remove my left tube from an ectopic pregnancy in May. They kept me over night and sent me home. I woke up with a temp of 102.5 so I was back in the hospital for another couple days to fight infection.

    I have two scars. One is just a tiny pinch scar on my right and the other is about an inch long right above the hair line down there.

    They are able to do a die test during regular lap surgery, but not if they are taking out a tube. If they are taking out a tube, they can't push dye through because it can push open the stitches on the tied tube.

    After surgery I was on birth control pill for one month and was told by one doctor I could TTC after 1 cycle, the other doctor told me after birth or any major surgery he recommends 3-6months. I waited only 1, but didn't get pregnant for 6 anyways.

    I can take pics of my scars if you would like. My doctor showed me all the pics from inside me, but he didn't print them off for me.

  13. MyrtleWarbler

    MyrtleWarbler Super Moderator Staff Member

    OK, I *still* haven't posted my lap surgery photos, but I will! They are kinda cool. I'll just links, so you only have to look if you want to!

  14. *mel*

    *mel* Super Moderator Staff Member

    msjackiedt if you wouldn't mind posting pics that would be amazing! I have to say I am abit vain and it's worrying me a little about having a scar!

    MW I would really like to see the surgery photo's too!

  15. msjackiedt

    msjackiedt New Member

    No problem Mel... for the low one I tried to take the best picture I could without showing too much below LOL. I think my next DR visit I'm going to ask for my inside pics! They are very interesting to see! I haven't seen them since June 2008

    Please ignore the tattoo -- did that when I was 17 lol


  16. Penguin-Goon

    Penguin-Goon New Member

    sorry to hi-jack, but damn jackie you look great!! lol nice flat tummy!!

  17. msjackiedt

    msjackiedt New Member

    awww thanks!! [​IMG] I've always been very self-conscious of my body. I'm so short wasted I really hate it! And NOTHING up top! I'm hoping that tummy gets REALLLY BIG! lol And then after I have a baby, I'll look back and miss it , right?!

  18. MyrtleWarbler

    MyrtleWarbler Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jackie!... Is that a heart sticker you used in a tanning bed!? I used one just like that once, I remember! My scars look a lot like yours, but my center one is a little lower I think, way down in the hairline.

    I'm gonna post my INSIDE pictures this weekend! [​IMG]

  19. D 4 A

    D 4 A New Member

    hi there ladies

    My laparoscopy was one through the belly button, and cervix, and lower tummy, so low it was on my groin infact . 2 years on, I have a scar in my belly button only.

    I had a dye test, investigative lap of ovaries, pouch of douglas bowels etc.

    My surgeon is one of the most experienced in treating endometriosis in the world, and I went to him for investigation of endo only. He ofcourse also specialises in fertlity etc.

    His name is Mr Trehan and I think he is on google , if anyone wants some endo treatment within the UK

  20. msjackiedt

    msjackiedt New Member

    D4A- I hope that means mine will fade, it's not been quite a year yet!

    MW- Yep that's what that is the tanning sticker hehe... I went tanning all of October for my wedding in November.. I really wish I could keep tanning but haven't since [​IMG]


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