OK – panicking a little.
I got all of my CD 3 blood work done Monday. It was shipped yesterday and after some turmoil and tense moments last night due to being given the wrong tracking number, it appears it has arrived in Colorado (now hopefully it is still frozen).
What I wasn’t expecting, however, was the call I got this morning from Annie (our nurse). She had asked me to fax over a copy of the report from the HSG my OBGYN did a few years ago (before even starting IVF). According to this report, I have a hydrosalpinx in my left tube! Now, I knew that my left tube may be blocked, but I was never told that there was hydrosalpinx and I’ve had three IVF transfers already!
For those of you who don’t know, hydrosalpinx, is a blockage of the far end of the tube which results in the accumulation of fluid within the tube. This fluid ends up spilling back into the uterus and can interfere with the implantation of an embryo. The fluid is like a mechanical flush for the uterus, sweeping away the embryo. Hydrosalpinx reduces the success rates of IVF by at least 30% – lovely.
Seriously – after I’ve had a total of five embryos transferred, I’m just hearing about this?
Just waiting to hear back from my former REs office as to how this happened and some sort of explanation. Of course, when I called there (it’s 2.5 hours away), the receptionist is away until next week, so I emailed my former nurse. I sure hope she gets back to me today. I need to talk to my former doctor.
Annie said that if I do indeed have a hydrosalpinx, I’ll need my tube removed before my cycle in Denver. Great – there shouldn’t be much of a wait list in Canada (sarcasm!).