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14 Dec 2005

ivf/?pregnancy/ severe pelvic adhesions
Hi there
Please Can u assist me.
I have posted before but now i feel very confused.
u see , i realise that ivf is my only chance of ever having a child of my own.
the problem is the Dr said IE my RE was very concerned - not about the probability of ivf success or failure but rather should i get a bfp what if i needed a Cesarean section, he said that it may be difficult because of all the adhesions and scarring i have inside my pelvis from my previous surgeries. he said when he operated on me "there was bowel everywhere", even though he could not see my uterus and tubes he could feel them. My DH is very anxious about me doing ivf but even more so of complications arising during possible pregnancy and delivery.
i don't know what to do.
should i do ivf?
if it is successful, what happens if i need a Cesarean?
what happens with the adhesions and scar tissue during the pregnancy, will it be simple to access my uterus and future baby[i am being optimistic here!] and deliver him/her?
will my life be in danger?
I have all these questions. I hope someone out there can give me some advise and reassurance!!!
me 29
dh 33
ttc 5 yrs
married 7
emergency colon surgery 2000,colon surgery 2001.
diagnosed woth Rheumatoid Arthritis 2001
dx tubal infertility: hydrsalpinx and blocked tube.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

If you need a caesarean, it sounds like this will be a difficult procedure with a risl of damage to organs such as the bowel. Your life should not be in danger but damage to nearby organs could result in permanent problems. Only you can decide whether the risks are worth taking. It would be best to discuss the degree of risk with your doctor who has actually seen the adhesions.

Best wishes
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