Re: Adhesions and possible infertility???

From: dutcherj (
Fri Aug 1 21:03:11 2008

Hi Bethany,

I also have had problems conceiving because of adhesions and PCOS. We have been trying for over ten years, but were not able to actually start treatment until Feb. of this year. I hope for the very best for you and your husband. If you would like, email me and we can talk.


At Wed, 23 Jul 2008, wrote: >
>Hi Bethany,
>Yes, I had problems conceiving because of adhesions.
>The good news is I did have a child after a few years of trying.
>We tried again when my daughter was 3 or so with no luck. I went to
fertility specialist as did my husband and both of us were okay. I'm now 47 and my first surgery was at 17 and my daughter was born when I was 28. I've had a ton of surgeries and ultimately a total hysterectomy. >
>Don't give up. Keep track of your ovulation and be patient. There are a
few more tips my doctor gave me which I'd be glad to tell you about, but email me direct at >

>>>-------------- Original message --------------
>From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <>
>> Sender: (Bethany)
>> Subject: Adhesions and possible infertility???
>> To start off, I'll give you a brief bit of my history (or as brief as I
>> can put it). I am now 25 years old. When I was just a year old, I had
>> abdominal surgery for an intestinal volvulus, which is where the bowels
>> twist, and they twist around eachother. My bowels were re-arranged from
>> the surgery, so much so, that they had to remove my appendix because it
>> ended up in my left upper abdomen (instead of the right lower abdomen,
>> where it should be). My large bowels are located on the left half of my
>> abdomen and my small bowels on the right. I never had any problems
>> growing up, until I was 18 years old, when I had my first bowel
>> obstruction. This was in January of 2002. In total, I've been
>> hospitalized with 4 bowel obstructions since January of '02. In between
>> hospitalizations, I have what I can only describe as
>> "mini-obstructions". Its the same quality of pain and same location, it
>> just never progresses enough for me to go to the ER. My GI doc suggests
>> that adhesions are to blame for my obstructions.
>> I'm now 25 years old and am trying to get pregnant with my husband of
>> almost 2 years. I've been trying to conceive since December of 2007.
>> After only 3 cycles of trying to conceive, I was put on Clomid, after it
>> was determined that I was not ovulating. The majority of women who get
>> put on clomid become pregnant within 3 cycles of Clomid. I'm now on my
>> 4th, expecting my period any day now, as I don't think I'm pregnant. I
>> have a laparoscopic surgery scheduled for September 23rd, because my OB
>> said that I have a 50/50 chance of having adhesions in my reproductive
>> tract, which could be displacing my ovaries.
>> My question is.. is there anybody out there who has had a similar
>> problem with adhesions and trying to get pregnant? I really don't have
>> much hope for getting pregnant before my laparoscopy. I get these
>> crampy type pains in my pelvic area, right on the inside of my hips,
>> which I suspect to be adhesions. So, I just don't know...

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