Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pregancy after myomectomy: Please convince me all will be wonderful!

About two weeks until I go under the knife. In addition to growing tired of near constant hot flashes (Dude, I never truly appreciated my hypothalamus before! I'm getting it a special Christmas present this year for sure!), I have also grown tired of reading research papers about this surgery. I would now like some anecdotes. Or anecdata, a word I learned from gingerandlime.

So I'm sending out a call to the wider ALI community. If you're here from LFCA, I'm interested in hearing any stories about pregnancy after myomectomy. I'm particularly interested in stories from people who had a diagnosis of IF before the surgery (as opposed to recurrent loss, and as opposed to people who had the surgery for other reasons, then conceived). In other words, I'm interested in people as close to me as possible who now have fat, happy babies. (Or skinny, querulous babies--I'm flexible.) But as a special favor, please don't tell me horror stories about how you lost your uterus or how you tried to conceive for ten years afterwards and never got pregnant or how deciding to do the surgery was the worst decision of your life. 'Cause that would scare me. Thank you so much!

(P.S. I'm aware of all the risks (scar tissue, etc.), the fact that they recur, the fact that I'll need a c-section if I do get to give birth and all that jazz--I'm not contemplating this surgery, I'm HAVING IT.)

31 comments:

  1. no fibroids for me, but my ex-coworker/now-friend tried getting pregnant for a year before they realized she had fibroids. had them removed and *voila*. 6 months later, with child. big fat happy baby (those are best!!! altho who'm i kidding, i'll take a skinny one as well)! so, no personal experience with this, just a friend who went through with it. pls don't forget us on the other side once you get that bfp :o)

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  2. No stories from me, just bloggy-love and some good thoughts. Hope you get to hear the stories you want!

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  3. I don't have a myomectomy story, but I do have one in regards to uterine polyps which I know aren't quite the same.

    My MIL was TTC'ing for going on two years, had seen a bunch of doctors who could never really diagnose her IF. FIL got into grad school, and she followed him there and saw a specialist who diagnosed her with uterine polyps.

    She underwent an operation to remove them, and no kidding - one month later, DH was conceived. Then five years later comes a totally unexpected pregnancy and voila - SIL!

    True story. She blesses that doctor all the time in her prayers, and I guess I should too.

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  4. I can tell you my story! After trying to conceive on our own for two years, we went to a fertility specialist. It turned out that my husband's sperm were no good, and that I had a huge fibroid in my uterus. We were told to move on to IVF with ICSI, but they thought that my fibroid was no problem because it was in the uterine muscle wall, not in the uterus itself. After two rounds of IVF transferring beautiful embryos, our RE told us that 1) he couldn't see what he was doing because of the fibroid in the way and 2) the fibroid may in fact be preventing implantation. I went under the knife in may 2004. I was on depot lupron for 3 months prior to cut off the blood supply and estrogen to the fibroid. The operation was successful, although I won't sugar coat it...the recovery was long and awful, and it created a lot of scar tissue inside. It wasn't until October of 2004 that I could attempt an IVF cycle. I became pregnant on the first cycle after the myomectomy. (although it ended in a miscarriage, it had nothing to do with the surgery). I went on to become pregnant with twins, and carried them to full term without any problems (born at 38 weeks). Two years later I became pregnant with my daughter.

    Getting the surgery was the best thing we did. I wish I had insisted on having it removed before we underwent our first two cycles, because we were obviously throwing our embryos away. The scar tissue does increase certain pregnancy risks, like uterine rupture, and it is unlikely that you will be allowed to have a vaginal birth afterwords due to increased rupture risk.

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  5. Hi from LFCA, I had "unexplained" infertility with fibroids (just smallish ones). I ended up needing a medicated IUI and getting pregnant on the first round with twins (not so fat but happy babies!) My fibroids grew with the fertinex and subsequent twin pregnancy to quite large (biggest one was ~30cm). The fibroids led to issues during delivery (c-section due to breech). This was way back in '98. Anyhoooo twins successfully left my uterus, however my 'triplet' never did :) finally in 2001 I had a myomectomy to remove the now very annoying fibroids. I really wanted and hoped to get pg naturally after this, but it did not happen so back to the RE and on my first medicated (now with follistim) IUI I got pregnant with my singelton daughter in 2003. The pregnancy was fine, however the fibroids came back but did not bother my daughter at all. I still have them now but eventually I will get the whole uterus out (I have uterine cysts too-it is like a party in there!) So looonnnnng story short, I had my fat happy baby, after my myomectomy!

    My sister who has not had any IF issues had a myomectomy and successfully had two children since (her fibroids came back too so this is something you should be aware of).

    GOOD LUCK!
    Nancy

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  6. All will be wonderful! (bread)

    Honestly, the thought of someone putting a scalpel to my uterus at this point gives me the chills, so I think you are completely correct to be terrified. (shit)

    However, you didn't have luck before, so this gives me a lot of hope for you afterwards. (bread-- but TRUE bread. I'm not just saying that!)

    I am wondering how you know if you even HAVE fibroids? Would they be visible on an ultrasound? My mom had them before they yanked her uterus, and I know they are highly heritable. But wouldn't my OB have said something?

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  7. 2 weeks! I don’t think I realized it was in 2 weeks (though, yes, I realize how long it has taken you to get to this point…like watching grass grow, eh?). Hoping you get oodles of good stories.

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  8. I haven't had a myomectomy myself, but I knew a woman in grad school who had had infertility, had a myomectomy at age 40, and then about a year and a half later had a happy, healthy, chubby little boy. He's probably in kindergarten now.

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  9. Bunny, I don't have any myomectomy sucess story for you but you're still in my thoughts and I'm hoping you get some comfort in other peoples good stories.

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  10. Hi Bunny-
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    I enjoy reading more about your experiences with fibroids

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  11. H, here from LFCA. I had a myomectomy in December of 08 after a diagnosis of unexplained IF. I was 38 and had done 5 IUIs with Clomid with no results. After my myomectomy, I did IVF in March and got pregnant. I miscarried that pregnancy (not related to myomectomy - just wanted you to know I got PG right away), but did an FET in April 09 and got pregnant again. My son was born in December 09. Happy and healthy! I'm so glad I got the myomectomy. Feel free to check out my blog posts from that time as I blogged all about my experience. Best of luck to you!

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  12. I had a myomectomy at 27 due to heavy bleeding and for the future should I try to conceive.
    I was pregnant years before with my beau of 3 years on the pill....and then at 34 had a miscarriage very early on..on 9-11. Just coincidence...then got pregnant a few months later ( Obgyn said to wait 6 months) and almost lost our son..I was bleeding and the Obgyn gave me hormone suppositories as my progesterone was low....I couldn't take the twice daily doses as I felt like a monster...so I did it once a day..he hung on..the Obgyn said babies are born during famine and in war..so if we can get this one to hang on until week 12 well it will be a good sign.
    He was born via csection and then we got pregnant again only 9 months later.
    The Obgyn saw a fibroid on the sonogram....and it did not cause any issues.
    My daughter was born 17 months after her brother...
    I got pregnant two more times and for unrelated reasons could not have the first ..the next month I got pregnant but it was too soon and the pregnancy just floated away...chemical pregancy I think it was called..
    The second fibroid caused heavy heavy bleeding..my new Obgyn let it get too big...she was way too laid back...and missed my severe anemia and heart murmur from years of bleeding like I was miscarrying monthly...
    Had a myomectomy at 44 and it was bigger than a grape fruit...was pushing on my bladder for years...old Obgyn said it was in my head..that it would not affect my frequency
    Idiot.
    It got so big that it prevented kidney stone from passing quickly
    It was pushing my ureters out...and caused constipation.
    Now one month post second myomectomy I am experiencing signs of pregnancy
    Oops.
    If so I am sure it is just too risky to keep this one....
    Thoughts?

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  13. With the help of a man called dr.odogbe I was able to get pregnant. i'm 54years of age, it was really difficult for me to get pregnant having TTC for over 10years after miscarriage and it was really hard for me to get pregnant till i came across Dr.Odogbe whose email address is anoitedtemple@gmail.com he sent me his root and herbs and I fall pregnant a week after using his herbs i'm 28weeks pregnant now. and also I will like to advice everyone looking for help to get pregnant to contact this very man via his email address. his herbs worked for me and i know it will also work for you.

    May

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  15. i want to appreciate Priest Onome whose email address is priestonomeherbaltemple@outlook.com for the spell he did for me that make me to conceive and have my own babies. first of all i really believe in him that he will be able to help me out and make me a mother. all thanks to u Priest Onome. i pray that other women will also find success of your spell to make them have their own baby just as you have helped me.

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  17. wow, what a great miracle that happen in my life after 11years of bareness, have done a lot of medical test and treatment no one comes out with good result until i saw a post about this great man called Priest Onome of priestonomeherbaltemple@outlook.com in barycenter.com who really did a great miracle in life which make me 3 weeks pregnant after he cast a pregnancy spell for me that cost me $510 , at first sending the money was a big problem because i was thinking his a scam,but my co-worker told me to give him a try and i did .Today am happy because am 3weeks pregnant.Thank you priest onome,for more info about priest onome contact him today via his email address: priestonomeherbaltemple@outlook.com

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  18. my name is pascal from New zealand, am here to share this testimony on how me and my wife was able to be come parents. we tried for so many years to become parents but there was no success of child bearing. We went to different hospitals but they keep saying the same thing that i was the problem and my wife was perfectly okay. One day i decided to try traditional and spiritual help, i contacted a man who i came across on the internet called [DR ODOGUN] of solutioncenter1121@outlook.com i ask him for help and he told me that i was the cause of my wife inability to bear a child. I became more confuse and worried and at this time my wife was making moves for a divorce. I told the man everything and he decided to help me, he told me he is going to help me by either casting a spell or given me traditional medicine to drink, that i should decide on which one to take. At the end of the day i choose the spell casting because i wanted my wife to see it as a miracle because she was a strong christian. I did all he ask me to do and i got all the results i needed without my wife knowing and today am a father. Thanks to DR ODOGUN i will forever be grateful sir.

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  19. Im 28 no kids i have a fibroid 6.8cm im thinking the myomectomy surgery but scared i wont be able to have kids after

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  20. Hello everyone, i am here to share my testimony on how i conceived my baby. by the help of a spell caster called Dr aza, i have been married to my husband for 12years without no issue.i had problems with my in-laws even my husband started to have new affairs aside our marriage. it was a very terrible thing to bear. i became a laughing stock among my pear, i prayed and fasted and nothing happened. i was now seen as always unhappy.i was even ready to pack out of my marital home and stay on my own because my husband was not given me any attention that i needed from him. i decided to focus on my job and try to live happy on my own. on this faithful day, i decided to check the internet for updates on healthy living and i came across a story of a woman called mercy, saying that Dr aza helped her with a spell that make her to conceive a baby. i decided to give him a try because this has been my greatest problem in life. today i am a proud mother with a son. words will not be enough to explained what this man did for me.i am a happy mother,i know there is someone in same condition and you feel there is no way. i urge you to contact him. This is the solution to every single mother around the globe. distance is not a barrier, he will surely make your dreams come trough. contact him today via email: azaspellcaster@gmail.com you can call him or whatsApp his number +2348107155060

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  21. had fibroid for over 6 years and I have had countless miscarriages. All effort made to curb the menace of this recurrent problem prove abortive. I was literary at the end of the rope when I came across Angela story, Angela was inspiring, as she also had same problem as mine but uses Dr. Leonard product before she was able to conceived. Therefore based on this info, I decided to contact him on my own regard and finally got his medicine. I only used the medicine for two months after which I went for a scan and my Doctor himself confirmed that the multiple fibroid have shrink-ed off naturally, I have missed my period for a month now and hoping for a good news. If you are having same problem as mine, you can contact him for advice at possible solution with (dreka14demons@gmail.com

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  22. hi from India..
    I am 33 years old women suffering from multiple fibroid.The most bigger one is 7cms situated in lower uterine segment..already underwent myomectomy two years before.last year i had anovulatory cycle for more than 8 to 10 times..I am planning to get pregnant but my gynecologist suggested to undergo myomectomy once again i tired that but but still i could not get pregnant one day i was on the internet looking for herbal cure for fibroid then i meet this herbal doctor called dr buba i told him my problem he asked for my details how long i have had this sickness i did as he has asked me he sent to me a herbal drug through dhl delivery service i took it as he has directed and today i am well again i have got my first child now i am pregnant with another all thanks to him if you have any STD hiv aids herpes or any other sickness contact dr.buba on his mail dr.bubaspellhome@gmail.com or call +2348087937686

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  24. I've been suffering with fibroids for almost 10 years now. I had a myomectomy and a laparoscopy done but the fibroids keep coming back. Fortunately for me I do not have heavy bleeding but unfortunately though I have very painful periods, back and leg pain and the fibroids also affected my fertility. I have been trying to conceive for 7 yrs but nothing happen. In addition to the fibroids, I also have endometriosis and cysts. I tried almost everything and nothing seem to work. I had almost given up hope of becoming parents. A friend of mine recommended me to http://voodoospell.webs.com/ Priest Aluta and he did a spiritual breakthrough for me to make me get pregnant, within 3 weeks I contacted him i got pregnant (naturally!!!) I am writing this message for those women who are at the stage I was at depressed with no light at the end of the tunnel give Priest Aluta a try to help you solve your problem and hopefully you’ll have the same success that I have had. Here is his website http://voodoospell.webs.com/

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  25. Don’t think of anything else just contact priest eka and purchase some of his herbal medication and your depression will go away. This was my state of mind when my doctor told me that i will not be able to concieve due to the Fibroid that was rolling in my family life and when i decide to reach out to the priest, and the priest told me what to do in other to get the medication. Eventually I receive all the Herbal medications that cure my Fibroid and give me the chance to become a proud mother: Eka is a great spiritualist, He did it for me, you can contact Eka on (dreka14demons@gmail.com). If you are suffering from the following gynecology disease::
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  26. My name is DONALD MARIA . i live in canada, and am married for 25years without conceiving or getting pregnant until the issue resolved to problem in my home , i was really worried and bothered because i don't want to loose my husband to another woman. i have went to hospital, the doctor told me that i cant get pregnant again i thought i have lost my husband and my marriage already.i decided to check the internet for updates on healthy living and i came across a story of a man who Dr ODUDU helped his wife(GARRY SABINA ) to conceive a baby. i decided to put a try because this has been my greatest problem in life.i contacted Dr. ODUDU via email and tell him my problem and he assured me that he will help me, he told me what to do which i did and today i am a proud mom with a son and daughter. Words will not be enough to explained what this man did for me.i know there is someone in this same condition and you feel there is no way. i urge you to contact Dr.ODUDU now i have giving birth to twins a 2 boys. and my husband now love me more than before. if you are in need to get pregnant or you need your EX lover back or you want to win lottery, contact him through his via email
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  27. Most of All these post about HERBAL MEDICINE and spell casters are scammers and fake trying to collect money all in the name of HERPES cure and when you contact them, they will be asking for your name, pictures, country, phone number, occupation and when you have given them all the information, they will be as king for money. I was once suffering from GENETIC HERPES and i spent a lot of money going from one herbal doctor to another but they all scam and take my money away until i came in contact with this powerful one called Dr.SAM who cured me from Herpes with his herbal medication , after doctor SAM has finished preparing the herbal medicine, he asked me to send him my residential address, so that he will send the herbal medicine to via D.H.L so i did. 2days later, i received the herbal medicine and i had to follow the instructions he gave to me on how i will apply it. 2weeks later i went to hospital for test and according to the test done by the Medical doctor Desmond, it stated that i was cured. So viewers be wise and beware of fake spell casters and fake herbal doctors, they are all over the internet trying to steal from poor people. I will drop you the email of this powerful herbal doctor just in case you wish to contact him for help.
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  28. With the help of a man called Priest Kuma I was able to get pregnant. I'm 39, it was really difficult for me to conceive, I was diagnosed with PCOS and premature ovarian failure but after many years I came across Priest Kuma whose email address is kumatemple@outlook.com,I bought a pregnancy herbs from him and he sent it to me through DHL and after I used it as he instructed I fall pregnant two weeks latter I'm 7 months pregnant now... Also I will like to advice anyone looking for help to get pregnant to contact this very man via his email address _____ kumatemple@outlook.com

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  29. I GIVE ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS WITH HIS HERBAL PORTION I WAS COMPLETELY CURED FROM FIBROID
    I can’t believe this. A great testimony that i must share to all fibroid patient in the world. i never believed that their could be any complete cure for fibroid with out going for surgery ,i saw people’s testimony on blog sites and Facebook page of how Dr Williams prepare herbal cure for different king of disease,and with the help of his herb they where able to shrink there fibroid naturally. i had to try it too and you can,t believe that in just few weeks i started using it all my pains stop gradually . Right now i want to tell you all that i just give birth to a baby boy last month,and on thin now i have not had any pain, and i have just went for text last week and the doctor confirmed that there is no trace of any fibroid in my system . Glory be to God for leading me to this great Dr Williams I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice to you all who thinks that their is no herbal cure for fibroid that is Not true ,just contact him and get cure from his email drwilliams098765@gmail.com and you will be free and free forever, Try it and you will not regret it because it truly works. i hope to see your testimony soon.

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  30. My name is Caroline Ahmed from New York,After 6 years of marriage with no child i finally I got pregnant Glory to God almighty my Dear sister am writing to you to share with you what the Mallam Abudu Has done, I said to myself that I will testify when the Mallam Abudu does this with herbal medicine ,I emailed you for a request of your pregnancy medicine last year after seeing the testimonies of other ladies on a website online I decided to put my faith and come in agreement with you.Your pregnancy medicine and You prayed for me we agreed for me to conceive, Hallelujah!! Yes I did conceive two months after and I am now 4 months pregnant Glory to the Almighty God. I know I will have a smooth and easy delivery soon.contact him. mallamabuduspiritualhome@gmail.com or call +2349055637784

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  31. am so glad to share my testimony how DR OSUN help me conceive after several years of marriage i found it difficult to conceive and i thought is was over i will never conceive again after 6years of marriage my husband plane for divorce but with the glory of God i found a man who is bless my God with root and herbs who help me get pregnant i want to say a big thanks to him and to the world for the great help he rendered to me for making me a complete woman today now i am 5months pregnant hoping to have My own baby soon. Glory be to God.email DR OSUN and he will help you conceive via:drosunlovespelltemple@gmail.com you can call him +2348132537313

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