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  1. Fsb676

    Fsb676 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I was trying to take a break until the new year, but I keep finding myself back here. ;)

    So, we finally decided to look into things some more to see if we have a fertility issue going on. Maybe we don’t, and I’m just impatient…but we haven’t been preventing since July 2019, trying since March 2020, pregnant and miscarried at 6.5 weeks in November 2020, and nothing since then. Been using OPKs last several months, and they have been giving o day at the time I was expecting it to be. We are 26 and 28 and thankful to be healthy. After my mc, doctors said should be good to go. Try again, shouldn’t take long….but we are about a year out now.

    I am unreasonably petrified of doctors lol, and not to excited about the invasiveness. I am more of a baby about it then I should be. Don’t have appointments until January and already so nervous! Anyone had an HSG or a saline sonogram? Was it is bad as you thought? Do they actually inject you and is it painful? Or is it like having a Pap smear? Invasive procedures and doctors seem much less intimidating when you actually know you are caring for your sweet baby, not when you are trying to potentially have one unguaranteed. ;)


    Ok, so by now if you read this far, best advice is probably to just get over it lol

    Any thoughts, opinions, warnings?
    Thank you! :)
     
  2. kels1234

    kels1234 Well-Known Member

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    Hi there! Sorry to hear you are on this infertility journey. We have been TTC for years and just completed our first egg retrieval. I had a saline sonogram before starting all of that and it really wasn't too bad. Honestly my anticipation for the whole thing was much worse than the procedure itself. I took 800mg ibuprofen an hour before, they insert the catheter and saline to see your uterus on ultrasound, very small amount of cramping, less than with a period. It's over within a 30 seconds to a minute. They're checking your uterus for fibroids or anything else that might be there. Then you wear a pad for a few hours after as the saline has to go somewhere afterwards. I also had an HSG 2 years ago to check my tubes and it was just as easy. If people have a blocked tube they tend to have a little discomfort from what I hear, but most say they just mimick period like cramps.

    I hope this helps to quell your fears and not add to them. If you have further questions ask your provider before the procedure, they're really good at explaining how they should go and what to expect. Best of luck and baby dust!
     
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    Littleperson Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear you’re going through this, I feel your pain!


    I don’t know where you live but I’m in UK so I get everything done on NHS!

    they checked progesterone levels day 21 to make sure I successfully ovulated, that’s a blood test. they checked my thyroid function, glucose, various vitamin levels all blood tests. I’ve had several internal and external scans. All looking normal and I’ve had the HSG which for me wasn’t painful at all. I had prepared myself for it to be really painful after reading stories on forums and that just wasn’t my experience! A tiny bit of discomfort, over and done with in less than a minute and no cramping or bleeding afterwards… again that came back good and clear!

    I also had my AMH levels tested (which is ovarian reserve and gives them an idea of how many eggs you might have for your age) this was a blood test too!


    My partners sperm was also checked right at the beginning of our investigations and everything came back good there!

    so we are unexplained infertility and are just waiting to start our ivf treatment now.


    Wishing you lots of luck and baby dust xx
     
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    liz85 Well-Known Member

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    Lots of luck to you xxx
     
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    Fsb676 Well-Known Member

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    @kels1234 Thank you so much for your reply! This is very reassuring. I’m such a baby when it comes to doctors offices lol….it stresses me out hahaha.
     
  6. Fsb676

    Fsb676 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @liz85!
     
  7. Fsb676

    Fsb676 Well-Known Member

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    @Littleperson Thank you for your reply! Any info or opinions are so good to hear. I too have been reading all of these horror stories elsewhere….it’s great to hear some “normal” not scary stories too! I am thinking I need some of those vitamins levels and maybe my thyroid checked. I’m not in UK, but I am not sure who or what to ask. Learning process hahaha. I have had a few tests done and everything was in the clear after my mc, but I have an appointment with my ob mid January, appointment with fertility specialist end of January, and my husband has seen his primary…he has some tests to do, etc. It would be awesome if we all just got pregnant even before these appointments and ivf! I don’t know which I would prefer…..unexplained….or a reason. Both seem really intimidating.
     
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    miamia Well-Known Member

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    Fsb676 - in my opinion, treatment of known reasons are easier, in most cases.
     
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