So I finally had my laparoscopy. I had my consult back in February with Dr Falcone, but due to my crazy insane May schedule I pushed off having the surgery until this past Thursday. At my appointment back in February, Dr Falcone did get to look over my previous surgical notes and mentioned to me that the OB that performed my surgery only noted scar tissue in my abdomen. He did not note endometriosis. That OB however had told me at my surgical followup and my RE at the time that I had endometriosis. He also said based on my symptoms he believed I had endometriosis, so having a lap was a good idea for my pain.
Well, the good news is, I don’t have endometriosis.
The bad news is, I don’t have endometriosis.
During my lap he did find scar tissue throughout my abdomen which he removed and sent to pathology for testing. Given I had never had abdominal surgery before my ectopic we are hoping pathology can shed some light on what might have caused the scarring, which also affected my left tube and caused my ectopic.
As far as my infertility though this dumps me squarely back into “We don’t know” territory. I even got pictures of my healthy ovaries, remaining fallopian tube, and uterus, for all the good it does me.
Now I have to call my RE in New York and give him the news and see where I will go from there. Right now I’m pretty unsure. I’d really hoped I would finally have an answer to not only what is wrong with me, but why I have such intense pain for several days twice a month. But no. I get nothing. Either way I will probably be cycling again come August, but this will probably change up my entire protocol. We’ll see I guess.