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Fimbrial blockage causing failure in conception and fertility solutions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   HSG shows i am having right fimbrial blockage (fallopian tube - right) , trying to conceive but failing.
Doctor :   Hi Dr XXX here
Doctor :   ok.
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   can you tell me your age, ?
User :   I am completing 30 this december
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long have you tring to concieve?
User :   4 yrs.
User :   I had TB in 2002, little worried if this can be due to this.
Doctor :   and what was the cause of the block in the fallopian tube ?
Doctor :   Yes, TB of the fallopian tube -= causes PID (pelvic inflammation and as a result infertility
User :   few are asking me to go for lasproscope and DN.
User :   I am scared of this.
Doctor :   the most useful therapy here is IVF
Doctor :   invitro fertilisation
User :   by doing laproscopy will the doc be able to identify if the reason?
User :   by undergoing laproscopy will they be able to identify the reason for the block?
Doctor :   yes, doing a laparoscopy, the doc, can confirm that there is a block
Doctor :   but it cannot cure the condition, if corrective surgery is not done simultaneously
User :   ok, is there any other test to identify the reason of the block?
Doctor :   the best way to get pregnant, is IVF, and this gives more chances of fertility
Doctor :   you can get a MRI of the pelvis, or ultrasound
User :   would you suggest me any hospital , or the place where you are consulting?
User :   I am in XXX
Doctor :   MRI is better
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can try XXXX hospital , in bangalore
User :   ok. In MRI, will the nature of the block be identified?
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   but 100 % the cause will be the prior history of TB
User :   means?
Doctor :   TB in the pelvis can cause block of fallopian tube
User :   ok.
Doctor :   and hence infertility
Doctor :   and TB is the most common cause of PID in India
User :   once this is detected, is there any corrective surgery for this so that I can get pregnant in natural way?
Doctor :   it depends on the extent of blockage
Doctor :   if the severity is high, then, the chances of natural pregnancy is very low,
Doctor :   but, with IVF, the chances are 100 %
User :   what is the name of this surgery.
Doctor :   invitro fertilisation
User :   I am really scared of IVF.
Doctor :   its not a surgery
Doctor :   its a minimial provcedure
Doctor :   and very easy to do
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes
User :   I extended....
User :   you are c;earing all the I doubts I have
User :   clearing*
Doctor :   ok
User :   if the pelvic block is detected, what surgery should I undergo?
Doctor :   as i said, the most best way to have a child, is IVF in your case, if the block cannot be corrected by surgery
Doctor :   thats reconstructive surgery
User :   ok.
Doctor :   and it depends on how, severe the condition is ?
User :   My husband count is also little low,
User :   he is under maxoza-L daily.
Doctor :   you can get a MRI OR ultrasound done, which will show the extent of blockage
Doctor :   ok, since the sperm count is also low, the chances, become lower still
User :   I understand, I heard IVF is not successful always .
User :   I am working as a software engineer.
User :   For IVF, should I be admitted in the hospital.
Doctor :   but, in IVF, the sperm and the multiple ova, are fertilised and then placed in the uterus, for normal pregnancy
Doctor :   no need for admission
Doctor :   that can be done as a OPD procedure
User :   should I be in complete rest throughout my pregnancy in this case?
Doctor :   there is no major surgery or anything
User :   all the 10 months?
Doctor :   no need
Doctor :   there is no need to rest
Doctor :   you can carry on, with your regular job,
Doctor :   but should have extra careful
User :   ok.
Doctor :   have u done any tests before ?
User :   tests like?
Doctor :   ultrasound , FSH, LH, thyroid etc ?
User :   yes, thyriod is normal
User :   untrasound is also normal
User :   (uteru)
User :   (uterus)
Doctor :   ok
User :   then they did this HSG and found that there is block in right side,
Doctor :   u mean to say the hysterosalpingogram
Doctor :   ?
User :   since left fallopian tube is not blocked, can I try for some more months or i as I am aging I should go for IVF?
User :   they passed some liquid in the uterus and took the x-ray
User :   not sure abt the name of the test.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its the hysterosalpingogram as i had said
Doctor :   since its been 4 yrs, you can try for a 6 more months
Doctor :   and if not sucessful then, you can go for IVF
User :   ok.
User :   I want to know the success rate of IVF.
Doctor :   but , Getting a MRI done would be useful, to know, what extent the block is
User :   yes, sure I will get it done.
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