I just got back from my follow up with the new RE. I think I'm in shock because I just don't have the words and I just don't know where to start.
Well, here goes....
- Him: Well, first, the blood work was normal.
- Me: Ok, that's good.
- Him: And you already know you have a subseptate uterus?
- Me: What?
Yes....that's how it started off. And NO I did not not know I have a subseptate uterus. Basically, I have an incomplete septum down the middle of my uterus. And apparently from the 3D ultrasound (he showed me), a fairly significant one that will definitely have to be surgically removed. He's sure this is a major cause of our infertilty. Chances are we are getting pregnant frequently, but the tissue of a septum isn't a muscle and embryos can't implant on it. Septum's also can cause miscarriage and dislodging of implanted embryos very easily (due to rubbing of tissues).
Aside from that, the 3D ultrasound also showed that my cyst on the left ovary is an endometrioma (blood filled) and not dermoid (tissue filled) like the other clinic thought which is why they didn't remove it. He suspects he should be able to drain it and remove it easily.
So... to add insult to all this....you would think with the lap I had last year, the HSG, and so many other ultrasounds and investigations that SOMEONE would have noticed the supseptate uterus before.
And that's the sad part...they did....and we were never told. Not even ONCE.
He showed it to me, typed up, right in the notes he received from our last clinic. Right there clear as day....and not a word to us, nothing.
I'm angry, annoyed, sad... I feel betrayed. You think a doctor has your best interests at heart, but they didn't even tell us to give us the option to pursue it.
Now I will have to have another lap to remove the septum, which means no TTC leading up to the surgery (which will be in the next 6 weeks) and 2-3 months after for recovery before we can TTC again.
I mean, I'm happy to have this figured out and I'm really hopeful that this is the source of our issues all along, but I'm just so... :bigangry: at the same time....
So yeah. That's what's up with me.