Confused about next steps- advice for a newbie please

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by Munchkin76, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Munchkin76

    Munchkin76 New Member

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    Hi All,

    We've been trying for a baby for just over a year now and have been charting CM etc since. All looks fine from our perspective but we have been referred to a specialist to talk about what happens next.

    So far, my OH has had his sample analysis (everything great) I've just had to have my blood checked for ovulatioin (is happening around day 17), so am wondering if anyone knows what the specialist may suggest?

    Another girl i worked with was prescribed Clomid, but ther issue was that she wasn't ovulating at all, so I am guessing that will differ from my recommendation.

    Anyhelp or advice would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks

    Rachel
     
  2. margaret

    margaret Well-Known Member

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    My doctor is testing me now to see if I ovulate at all. She said that the next step, if it shows that I am ovulating, is to test that the fallopian tube is open or blocked, so that the egg can actually travel to where it needs to be. I don't know how that test is done, but it may be the one that you will be getting as you've already established you're ovulating.

    Good luck!!
     
  3. Helen

    Helen Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rachel and welcome

    We're in the same boat too, although slightly further on. We've just had our first appointment with the specialist. My OH's results weren't brilliant so we've been referred to the local assisted conception unit so he can do his third sample. Unfortunately for him, this one he has to produce at the hospital! :shock:

    I'm doing another blood test. My first one came back fine and all my charts show all is ok. This blood test is within 5 days of AF starting and is to check FSH hormones and pituitary gland.

    Our next step depends on what OH's next results show. There is some talk of Clomid, which seems odd except that my periods aren't particularly regular. (I thought they were - they vary between 29 and 34 days long) :?

    I think Margaret is right. Next step for you is likely to be a tube check. There are a few ways they can do that. Laparoscopy is the most common and requires a general anaesthetic. There is also HSG or HyCoSy as options. http://www.ein.org/hycosy.htm this link explains the differences.

    When's your appointment?

    Helen

    xx
     
  4. Munchkin76

    Munchkin76 New Member

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    Morning all,

    Thanks for the replies yesterday. Strangely enough, by the time I got home, I had received a letter from the hospital saying I hwas booked in for a HSG on 5th April, how bizarre!

    Will let you all know how I get on
     

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