(Closed) CD3 Blood work

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Wispy:  It’s been a few months since I got that panel, but I think they are checking the quality of your eggs, FSH and your estradiol levels.  My doc also checked my thyroid function as well on cd 3.  I don’t remember having to fast or go in the morning…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Wispy:  Basically they’re just checking a bunch of hormones.  Some of the hormones can reveal how many eggs you have left.  I’m not sure exactly what the other ones tell.  It definitely doesn’t matter what time of day you go.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Wispy:  The CD18-20 test is probably a test of your progesterone level to see if you’re ovulating.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Wispy:  Your RE will suggest a SA and do a panel work up to check hormonals levels.  Check out the 6+months over thread because there has been a recent discussion. 

In my case, we decided to skip my blood panel work because I’m 42 and I obviously have diminished ovarian reserve.  We are still doing a SA and HSG.  Since we’re most likely going to IVF this summer, I’m happy to not go through all the testing. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

On day 3, they are basically making sure it is ok to get you started.  It is the “baseline” hormones on day 3.  To see how your cycle starts, for lack of a better explanation.  Any time of day is fine.

Once you start treatments, Day 3 bloodwork/ultrasound is to make sure you can start the meds.  They check just to be 100% positive you are not pregnant from the previous cycle, and that you have no cysts, etc. 

Days 18-20 are to see if you ovulated, as Bunny said. 

Do not be overwhelmed by the infertility threads!!!  I was a regular on there for quite some time, and everyone there is WONDERFUL.  They know their stuff and are always welcoming and helpful to new “members” of the thread!!

I went through all the initial testing, and then a year and a half of clomid with both natural and iui cycles.  Please never hesitate to ask me anything.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Wispy:  

Please do come on the IF and 6-moth thread if you need us. I’m over 35 as well and I probably waited too long to get help so it’s good that you’re being proactive.

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