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March 19th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Well, I'm a little surprised by today's appointment. I've been seeing this OB GYN since I moved here five or so years ago. There are several times I have felt like a moo cow in her office and have debated switching. But I booked an appointment anyway to figure out why my cycles are never ending.

Her assistant met with me to discuss how long I've been trying and whether my cycles were regular in the beginning. Then came in the doc. Given the fact I never had a "regular" cycle as a teenager she thinks I may just be "one of those women who need a little help" to get her body to ovulate. That being said she wants my husband to do a SA (according to her, 40% of infertility has a male factor) and wants me to do an HSG to rule out any abnormalities. I asked her for a blood test and she agreed to test my prolactin and thyroid.

She did mention the fertility monitor which I have already purchased. Of course you have to wait until cycle day 1 to use it. To bring on the period she prescribed a 10 day regimen of progesterone. So I'll pick up that tonight.

So the game plan is 1) get husband's sperm tested 2) induce period with progesterone 2) call radiologist at CD1 to schedule an HSG between CD 7-11.

I think it's a good plan. I'm glad she's willing to run some diagnostic tests. Come to find out her husband is a fertility specialist.

PS: I may add one more detail about my visit in the private part of the forum in a little while
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March 19th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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That is great that she was willing to come up with a good plan for you guys!! Seems like you have good direction now I hope the progesterone helps and you get some answers soon!!
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March 19th, 2013, 10:14 AM
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I am gad your doctor is being so proactive! How are you feeling about all of it?
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March 19th, 2013, 10:37 AM
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Glad you have a plan. I hope this helps you and I hope you are feeling good about having this plan.
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March 19th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Having a plan is good... as long as you are good with the plan.

I hope that it was a good experience. I know how it can feel meeting with a doctor whom you've considered switching from... so I hope she was nice to you today! You deserve to be treated with respect, Sam!

Hope that the progesterone jump starts things for you.
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March 19th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Having a plan is good... as long as you are good with the plan.

I hope that it was a good experience. I know how it can feel meeting with a doctor whom you've considered switching from... so I hope she was nice to you today! You deserve to be treated with respect, Sam!

Hope that the progesterone jump starts things for you.
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March 19th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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I'm glad that she is listening to you and coming up with a plan. It is so important to have a doctor who listens and is supportive.
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March 19th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Thank you all! I am happy with the plan. I'm all about having good DATA and I think the tests that she has requested are good starting points. I have a felling that the SA and HSG will come back normal. And normal is a good thing.

If the tests show no abnormalities then I will justified in receiving a RX for Clomid or Femera.
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March 19th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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I'm glad that your appointment went well. I kind of figured she'd start you on progesterone and then stop it, as this brings on AF. Supposedly, infertility is 40% male factor, 40% female and 20% both. Do you think your DH will have issues with providing SA? My DH has provided 3 of them so far. Hopefully, both SA and HSG will be normal. I started clomid prior to HSG, but after SA. If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to ask. I feel like I've been through every procedure. Do you have dates for the SA or HSG?

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March 19th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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I am glad that you have a good OB! It's always nice when they will give you some cooperation. My Family doctor is great about being open minded and running tests. I am praying that all of your levels come out normal!

Good luck sweetie and keep us up to date!
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March 19th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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YAY! I'm so glad the appointment went well, and yay for Provera to jumps start AF!

Hopefully both the SA and the HSG show nothing of importance and you'll be able to move on and get working on that Rainbow baby with a little Medical Help!
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March 19th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Sounds like a plan! Probably exciting and scary at the same time, but hopefully all of those unknowns will get figured out and you'll be armed with as many facts and DATA points as possible.

Good luck and try not to let it stress you out.
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