Lori's Story

I was diagnosed with a cornual ectopic pregnancy in July 2000, my first pregnancy. I had two doses of Methotrexate which finally stopped the pregnancy from growing, and then went to a Reproductive Endocrinologist for an opinion on my options. After being monitored carefully for several weeks, after hopes that the pregnancy would leave my body naturally, he performed a D&C to remove the remains of the pregnancy. Two cycles later I had an HSG and discovered Asherman's syndrome in my uterus. The scarring was considered moderate. It was my doctors belief that the scar tissue caused the cornual ectopic. A cornual ectopic is extremely rare, only 1 in 6000, and usually only happens if there are adhesions in the uterus or if you had some kind of PID or infection. I don't know how I got the scarring in the first place.

We then attempted to remove the scar tissue using hysteroscopy and laparoscopy (to look at my tubes). My tubes were fine, and he tried removing the scar tissue. He said it was a difficult procedure, but thought it was cleared. Two months later another HSG showed that the scarring was improved, but still there. My next surgery was hysteroscopic, and this time he inserted a balloon catheter, which remained in place for 10 days. I also was given hormones to build up the lining of the uterus. Thank goodness this one did the trick, and I am now trying to conceive!

Next month I will start Clomid, to move along the process. After almost 2 years of waiting I am ready to be aggressive with my treatment.

This website has been invaluable for me, and I don't know what I would do without it. Thank you again.


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