Re: Fertility

From: Terri Lynch (
Mon Sep 25 14:34:58 2000

Hi Zoe, I sure can relate to you. I am 30 and have no children. I went to the dr. last year and had the same problem. She could not see my left ovary on the ultra sound. I had one surgery and then a hysterectomy in Feb. of this year. please don't give up on having a child. I finally gave in and listen to my dr. about having the surgery, It didn't help anything except make me sterile. Now i have no chance to have a child and i would have done anything for one. Please know that you are not alone. The surgeries didn't do anything for me i am still in alot of pain. Hang in there and know you are not alone. Never give up on the dream of having a baby. Terri -----Original Message----- From: Zoe <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Date: Monday, September 25, 2000 5:45 AM Subject: Fertility

>I had a laparoscopy last week to see what has been the cause of my pain
>since an ovarian ectopic pregnancy in January. The news was bad.
>I have masses of adhesion which have stuck my bowel, appendix, uterus
>etc together. They could not even see either of my ovaries of tubes and
>the whole area is one solid mess - not even chewing gum like.
>I'm told that the chances for fertility are slim as both my tubes are
>probably blocked (although we will have tests later on to see what state
>they are in). It was suggested to me that IVF may be my best change of
>having a family.
>Surgery may be an option but would be very complicated and risky given
>the severity of the situation. And they chances of them all growing
>back was very high. They were very open and informed about barriers
>What I want to know is has any one else had a similar situation where
>fertility is effected? And is pregancy dangerous i.e. might I tear an
>organ etc?
>Best wishes
>Zoe (UK)

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