1. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. The tissue growth (implant) typically occurs in the pelvic area, outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, and the delicate lining of the pelvis.
|My Ovary - Pre-Endometriosis Removal|
3. Our Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Bachus, will follow us during the first trimester of my next pregnancy to make sure that things are moving smoothly. At that point, we will then move back over to our regular OBGYN.
4. The Septate Uterus answers why we miscarried at 6 weeks and 19 weeks because the embryo and baby did not have enough blood supply to help them grow.
5. The septum was more than 50% down the center of my uterus.
|The bottom right photo is the best picture they could get of the Septum.|
6. I can start running again 2 weeks after the surgery! :) (More on this later.)
7. The endometriosis was removed by laser destruction (or diathermy).
8. We have an 85% - 95% chance of having a normal pregnancy on our next try.
9. I will need to take a Baby Aspirin every day during my next pregnancy as a way to prevent blood clotting.
10. I have as much of a chance as any "normal" pregnant woman to have a full-term vaginal delivery when the time comes. And at this point in my life, it really doesn't matter how Baby arrives, just as long as Baby is healthy and crying loudly upon arrival.
11. A picture to prove that I was diagnosed with a Bicornuate Uterus and reminder that second and third opinions are so important to be able to finally reach a peace of mind.
12. A picture of my original HSG, which never would have been able to give us our true diagnosis of the Septate Uterus. I'm so happy we had the laparoscopy/hysteroscopy!