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Old 11-13-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
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Kartageners - Prolonged Illness and Fertility

Hi everyone, I'm Ell.

I am 36, with KS. I had the middle lobe of my left lung removed when I was a toddler. After that, things got better and I played trumpet for 10 years, volleyball for 4, hiked across the Sinai, blah blah blah. VERY healthy for a KS patient.

I had a failed pregnancy when I was in my 20's and an easy, successful pregnancy 6 years ago, both without trying. Now I AM trying, with no luck. Unfortunately, my doctors seem to shrug off my difficulties as typical of KS patients. I'd like to know if anyone else has experience with being quite fertile, but then having trouble after a prolonged illness.

I've had a lung infection for approximately 9 months, after years of great health. Last year was stressful (loss of my father, moved my law practice from a big city to my hometown, got remarried, started caring for my widowed mother ... So I attribute the infection's onset to stress and being run down. I DON'T have pseudomonis (sp?) or anything else frightening, so its surprising to me that the infection can't be eradicated.

I don't want to be sick while pregnant, but at my age and with KS, I don't feel like I can really wait around for long... Does anyone out there have any ideas/experience with infertility as a result of symptoms and their treatment (ie infection and anti-biotics) rather than the disease of KS itself? Or does anyone have information about a seemingly fertile KS female being suddenly incapable of conceiving? Does flushing the phallopian tubes work to increase fertility in KS females the way it does in non-KS females? Are the doctors correct when they say there are no answers to these questions???

Best regards,
Ell

 
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