Thursday, March 19, 2009

Surgery scheduled

The surgery is scheduled for April 9th. I have never been happier. I am a little scared but I feel this is a good thing and this just puts me one step closer to being a mother.
I have been reading online and in my miscarriage book that I have and it all makes sense. I am surprised they never thought to check into it before. I went 8 months not getting pregnant when all along they could of found out when they did the testing before back in July. I guess things happen for a reason. I wouldn't have gone to the RSC if I hadn't had trouble getting pregnant again. The odds of miscarriage with woman with a uterine septum is 80-90%. That is huge! My doctor explained to me that where my septum is at the top of the uterus is where embryos like to implant. Base on my blood work and test she came to the conclusion that this definitely was the reason why I miscarried twice. Also, why I wasn't getting pregnant was because there was scarring from the D&C. I kept on saying that all along. I kept telling my doctor that there has to be scarring there. I cant just get pregnant twice just like that and then boom, nothing. Well that got confirmed as well. My gut instincts were correct. When the doctor called the other day I told her my doctor kept on saying that you don't get scarring from d&c when you miscarry. You get scarring when you give birth and then you have one. She said well not really. They are more common in d&c's if it was evasive.

I will go next week for my post op appointment. I have alot of questions. I feel very positive I will have a positive outcome.

Please I urge you all that are getting the testing after your miscarriages to please ask for a hystroscopy. This is the gold standard in detecting uterine abnormalities. They sometimes give you and HSG, which I had, but it doesn't always show it. My uterus is tipped and where the septum is they couldn't tell by that. It can prevent you from going through a lot of heartache of not knowing why and you don't have to except that it was just "bad luck".

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I finally have a reason.

I couldn't be happier today. I went for a hysteroscopy. It's a procedure in which the doctor inserts a small telescope (hysteroscope) through the cervix in order to examine the inside of the uterus. I had the test done and it was painful for a while and then a couple of minutes later it was ok. The doctor took some pictures and then talked to me about the test. She said it hurt because I had to breakthrough some scarring. Once she did she was able to look around. She said I had a uterine septum. She explained to me what that was. She said I was born with it and it causes miscarriages. I started to cry. She said have you had a miscarriage? I said yes 2. She was so nice. She said well this is why. The septum does not have a normal blood supply. It is believed that if a fertilized egg implants on the outer wall of the uterus, it will do just fine. But if it implants on the septum, the placenta may not get enough blood, and this may result in miscarriage or premature labor and early delivery. I was so relieved and happy that I finally have a reason. I finally have the answers I was so desperately seeking. I knew in my gut that there had to be something wrong. That's it wasn't just "bad luck" and there had to be an explanation.
She said that I would need surgery to correct it and woman go on to have healthy babies.
My doctor is going to call me tomorrow and she will discuss it more with me.
I am so happy that I had this test. I would of just kept on having miscarriages and not of had a reason why.
Now I do. My first miscarriage was on March 15, 2008, now after a year I finally found out the reason.