After going through all of the unpleasant infertility tests and disappointing failed natural, medicated (5) and IUI cycles (3), we finally have some kind of answer.
Stage II/III endometriosis.
For those of you that don't know what that is. Endometriosis is a reproductive and immunological disease. It is a leading cause of pelvic pain, hysterectomy and female infertility. The average delay in diagnosis is a staggering 9 years because the disease can only be diagnosed definitively via gynecologic surgery.
Although, it doesn’t feel good being told that you have an incurable disease that is hindering your dreams of becoming a mother, at least it’s an explanation. With all of the advanced medical technology, being labeled with “unexplained infertility” seemed crazy. You think…all these tests and we still don’t know what the problem is. They say “knowing is half the battle” so now we know. The evil endometriosis was removed via laser during my laparoscopy last week. Although it will grow back little by little every month. So now is our best chance for natural conception.
Better get to it!