A little spare time + coffee in hand = new blog post (I tried!)
To feed my curiosity of IUI (IntraUterine Insemination) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) I decided to go to (another) Fertility Clinic. I had been to a fertility clinic before (as I mentioned on some previous posts), but since it was owned by an andrologist (Yes, it’s a bit unusual since Andrologist mostly dealt with male fertility issue. But this particular andrologist I went to before was really well-known for assisting IUI and IVF) I chose new clinic that was managed by an Ob-Gyn. Note: Everytime I went to that first clinic, I was always handled by different Ob-Gyn that worked on that clinic (before I got to see the androlog Dr). So for me (with my multiple miscarriage background), I would be far comfortable being handled by one certain Ob-Gyn.
I went to the new clinic on early June 2018 (after making appointment beforehand). This clinic was located at a hospital on West Surabaya. First we filled in the registration form etc, then waited for around 30 minutes. The clinic was pretty nice (actually it looked like clinics on Singapore’s hospitals), waiting room was comfortable, the nurses were okay (not like super nice, but still acceptable ;p) in terms of service. I had another USG and Dr saw something that might look like polyps. I needed to come back the following week to do SIS (Saline Infusion Sonography) to make sure, which could be done at Dr’s office (I was just following Dr’s suggestion about best time to do SIS, but I forgot exactly which CD it was).
The SIS procedure was pretty much similar with HSG I did before (Hysterosalpingogram). In HSG they used contrast, in SIS they used saline water. SIS was less painful in my opinion (But you would also need to prepare pads too, because there would be some light bleeding afterward – for me it was like day 3 or 4 of my period). From the SIS, it was clear that I had two polyps on my uterus (ex-MD hubby also agreed when looking at the monitor). Dr explained that polyps could be one of the reasons for infertility and miscarriage and they needed to be removed. The procedure called Hysteroscopic Polypectomy. Dr said it would only take around 15 minutes (Hopefully! *fingers crossed*)
Just to be more thorough, the Dr asked us came back on CD 3 next cycle to do more USG to check if there were other problems. And yes, Dr also found cyst on my right ovary. This must be removed as well and could be done together during the polypectomy. For the cyst, the procedure called Laparoscopic Cystectomy. Sounded like another headache, but actually it was quite a simple procedure too, which using only small incision. Both of the procedures would take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and I would need to rest for one day at the hospital. (When I browsed about this, some people mentioned there would be bleeding for the next 4 to 5 days after surgery).
For now, I was just waiting for my surgery date (soon!). I prayed that everything would go smoothly, no complication whatsoever. Amen. To be honest, we were wondering of all this time – with so many doctors we went to and so many USG we did – why they never told us about this. Because this problem did not seem to happen instantly – they took quite some time to develop. And the last time I had my USG was I believe during March or April this year. But anyway, I did really hope that these were truly the source of the problem that we had been looking for. I would take this as my downtime and resume my life better after that.
Til next time – with updates on how my surgery went. xx