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Posted by on May 12, 19100 at 21:45:52:

In Reply to: DR. PLEASE ANSWER RE LAPOROSCOPY posted by Dorrie on May 12, 19100 at 15:48:00:

: I am undergoing secondary infertiltiy. I went 5 cycles of clomid with IUI & 2 cycles of Repronex with IUI, and I am not pregnant. My RE suggested IVF. He said he would do a lap if I wanted, but he recommends IVF. I want to know why I am not getting pregnant. Is it prudent for me to do a lap? If he doesn't perceive endometriosis or blockage, is it a waste of time? Do women who undergo a lap do so because they have some sort of symptoms that steer the DR to do this proceedure? Is the proceedure painful? Do I need to take off from work?

I also had a lap last year. I had never had surgery before other than having my wisdom teeth pulled earlier and considered myself a big baby. I was very nervous. My two biggest fears where the IV (I hate needles) and that I would throw up after that. Well, as soon as they put the IV in me, they put some drugs in so that I didn't care. I can't even identify the exact point at which I was under anestesia. When I woke up, i thought I was asleep in my bed at home. I was sore afterwards- I should have taken more time off of work than I had. I had endo and some cysts on my ovaries. But I know some other women who had it done where they went back to work right away. It really depends on you and what is being done during the surgery. Don't worry- your body will tell you if you are doing too much. But the surgery itself didn't hurt at all, and the Dr will give you pain medicine for after. I slept ALOT for the next two days or so. If you want, you can email me too. Hope this helps.

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