Blighted Bellies n Pelvic Dreams

My journey to having a baby as a 38 yo with undetected Pelvic Inflammation Disease

PID is not a personal identification device :-}

on February 20, 2013

When I was told I had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), I googled the ole google and all sorts of acronyms were revealed! Projection, identification and databases were some of the options.

But nowhere were there any blogs about pelvic inflammatory disease AND blighted ovum miscarriage. Yeah sure, there lots of technical info. Mums on the mummy pages telling everyone how much pain they were in. PICTURES of a miscarried production of conception (who’d take photos I ask you!). People telling others to let miscarriages happen naturally.

So I decided to start this blog.

Twelve and 1/2 years ago I was pregnant. Second month of trying and BAM! The job was done! I had some staining at the 4, 8 and around 12 week mark. On the Friday, it was a little more than usual then started with fresh bleeding that night.

Over the weekend, the bleeding worsened. I miscarried in the shower and had to wait till Monday morning to have an ultrasound to find out what was happening.

The ultrasound showed an empty space.

I was booked in for a D&C that day and was home that night to recover. But my bleeding never stopped. Over a few weeks, I drove the one hour trip to see my GP quite a few times.
I had 6pm appointments.
I went on the pill to regulate me.
I had an external ultrasound (because GP said people are uncomfortable with internals even tho it would have been a better option!)
I took a course of antibiotics.
I saw the GP near my work for a second opinion ( he told to get specialist help!)
But still I kept bleeding- to the point that one day alone I went home 2 times to change clothes!

And that was the final straw. I called the travelling gyno who needed a referral. I rang my GP who then decided, after 4 weeks if consulting them that I could be bleeding to death from an ectopic pregnancy!!!

Another gyno was immediately booked, plans made, and I was there within 4 hours. An internal was done, problem found and another D&C booked for the next day.

Problem solved, or so I thought.

After months of trying again and again, I never fell pregnant. I was put onto Clomid to no avail. My blood tests came back fine saying I had ovulated every month. My husband was above average. And no options were suggested.

Over the years I have been diagnosed and undiagnosed with PCOS as my cycle is totally frustrating! I have had a hysteroscopy and laproscopy to check my plumbing. Ultrasounds, blood tests, crystal therapy, changed partners….. you name it, I’ve done it!

Then a new doctor gets my facts and WALLAH! We have an answer!!! Twelve years problems solved in 12 minutes!!! (I believe it explains my regularity problems as well)

My retained products miscarriage from a blighted ovum pregnancy, would have caused an internal infection which has damaged the lil hairs in my fallopian tubes that push the eggs down :))) THE answer!!!!!

I now understand about the feeling of closure. Xo

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