ANOTHER doctor appointment. Am I wrong?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MissLunchbox:  I am not TTC but I am also under 30. I think with all the doctors appointments, etc, you may be stressing yourself out and that might be part of the no ovulating bit!  I know no one (me included) ever wants to hear “just relax!” but I know how big of a factor stress can be when it comes to ovulation. 

Post # 4
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MissLunchbox:  PUSH for what you want!! I hate when doctor’s go by standard protocol “just because”. It’s not fair. I was ignored for YEARS when trying to be diagnosed with stomach issues because I was young and otherwise healthy so I got stuck with “you have IBS, relax, eat healthier”. I was FINALLY diagnosed in 2008 with CROHN’S disease! That’s no joke!! A simple colonoscopy years earlier could’ve detected it and I could’ve been treating it so much sooner. Do whatever you have to do, find a doctor that will proceed with treatment. How dare this doctor essentially say that it looks like PCOS and do NOTHING about it?! I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I hope you find a doctor that will take care of you soon!!

Post # 5
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

If you are really really adamant about it… can’t you just tell the new doctor you have been trying for over a year?

Post # 6
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow. That is SUCH BS that the doctors won’t look to see if something is wrong with you until 1+years. That’s horrible. Especially for conditions that can lead to real infertility like that (my SIL is currently struggling with it) I just don’t understand how that’s ethical.

Post # 8
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissLunchbox:  I don’t know how good your insurance is, but if you can, I’d probably just head right over to a reproductive endocrinologist.  If you have an HMO or something and you must have a referal for a specialist, I’d switch to a new GP, honestly.  I’m no doctor, but I doubt a 68 day cycle could be considered normal.  If they found an indicator of PCOS, I don’t understand why they aren’t treating it.  Good luck!

ETA:  I didn’t originally realize that you are seeing a new doctor this time.  That’s great – you are always entitled to another opinion.  Some doctors are too arrogant for their own good!  Hopefully this one will work out 🙂

Post # 9
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@love108:  Your “advice” has no scientific foundation. Worrying will not keep a woman from ovulating the way the OP is describing.

If I were you I’d go with @abc123joanna:‘s advice & lie about how long you’ve been TTC. It’ll help them get moving towards a solution.

Post # 10
541 posts
Busy bee

You need to see a reproductive endocrinologist, not an Ob/gyn. Call around to some RE and tell them, they will see you now. Mine was like we do blood draws after 4 months of issues. The one year thing is a myth. Gyns really don’t deal with the hormones and the nitty gritty. 

Post # 11
1028 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissLunchbox:  Totally not wrong to continue to push for what you want.  I similarly have  PCOS and don’t ovulate with any regularity.  I am over 30 (I’m 31) but I was put on clomid after 7 or so months since it was clear my body wasn’t ovulating.  I think the 1 year rule shouldn’t be the standard for every single case and you should continue to push your doctor or try to find another one – though I understand the pain since this is your second doctor.  I also second the comments to look into an RE if that’s a possibility for you.  Good luck!!

Post # 12
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would just get a new doctor and tell them you’ve been trying for one year. 

Post # 14
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

yeah, I would definitely go see another doctor. TTC or not, figuring out whether you have PCOS is really important! my dad has a saying for situations like these– “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” so go forth and squeak 😉 you are perfectly justified in looking for a new doctor who takes your concerns seriously and makes you feel comfortable! 

Post # 15
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@MissLunchbox:  I doubt you want to hear this, but you are not the expert.  Two doctors have said the same thing, so maybe you should listen to them.  Why put your body through something you may not need?  I think it today’s culture of instant gratification it is hard to be told to wait, but sometimes waiting is the smartest choice.

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