Post # 1
I just wanted to stop by and tell everyone (that remembers me) how things have been going on our front…
Oh, just to throw this out there, we’re on our 12th cycle.
So, last Tuesday, we went to the RE for the first time. He looked over DH’s SA and said everything is great. This was a big relief since my first OB/GYN told us that it was abnormal and refused to do anything more for us after that. She tried to get us to go to a urologist which would have cost us close to $1000. I’m certainly glad we decided to forgo that option and see the RE instead. He then looked at the blood work my first OB/GYN had done on me and said that it looked fine, but my doctor did them all on the wrong day. (It was the testing done normally on CD 3, but it was done on CD 10. I had specifically asked my doctor if they had to be done on a certain day and she said no. So yeh, I’m pretty upset about that seeing as my insurance won’t pay for me to have those tests done again if my doctor thinks we need them done again.)
Next, he talked about our treatment plan. I haven’t had the HSG done yet, so he said that was next on our agenda. I told him I had concerns about my progesterone because I have spotting before AF, and I have had short LPs in the past. Plus, my LPs don’t seem to be very consistent. So, he scheduled a progesterone test for May 6 (yesterday.) He decided that since I had gotten an OPK the previous day, he wanted to do an ultrasound to see my ovaries and uterus. He said my lining is ideal, and that my right ovary had okay-sized follicles, but they didn’t look like I was about to ovulate. He told me there are two things that might be happening with that: 1) I am one of those rare cases that gets a temp rise and positive OPKs, but I’m not ovulating, OR 2) I had already ovulated and my follicles were deflating. He told me that he was going to try Femara with me and the HCG shots, all with monitoring.
Fast foward to this morning, I got my progesterone results and it was 11.63. That means I did, in fact, ovulate. And that’s “normal” progesterone. Now I’m worried that the reason we aren’t getting pregnant is that my tubes are blocked. I know that my insurance won’t pay for any type of treatment that I will have to have done if my tubes ARE blocked. I kinda hate that there are no symptoms for blocked tubes because really–I have ABSOLUTELY no idea if that is what’s going on. I’m worried sick about it. I never thought I would WANT AF to show up, but at this point I’m just ready for it. I’m ready to start so I can schedule the HSG and begin taking the Femara.
Why does everything with TTC seem to be the constant slamming of doors in my face?
Post # 2
It sounds like a good appointment with the RE. On the brighter side, if your tubes are blocked, you have a diagnosis and can move forward from there. We’re still just unexplained (sa is great, blood is fine, clear hsg, etc) and still taking shots on the dark after over a year and a half now. CD 10 is a standard time for blood test also, 3 for baseline, then 10 to see how levels are changing.
Post # 3
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I also just started Cycle 12:( I feel you. I’m sorry you previous doctor wa an idiot, but I’m glad you finally found a good one, someone who listens to you and seems to know what he’s doing. I hope you can figure out what’s going on soon, it sounds like you’re on the right track. Good luck with the HSG and Femara, hopefully it’s what you need. Also, on a more positive note, sometimes just having an HSG can clear out tubes that are stopped up, and there’s a small increased chance of pregnancy after having one done too:)
Post # 4
Peffy: I’m sorry you are in this shitty place with us. I just started cycle 13. Re blocked tubes. I actually hoped it was that!! Lol. Because, I reckoned at least Id know what it was and it was solvable! I’m one of those ‘there’s nothing wrong with either of you’ cases! Which is just as frustrating. I hope you get answers either way. Btw, is femera like clomid?
You should join the 1+ thread. There is incredible support over there!!
Post # 5
Peffy: Sorry, looked over your comments and realise you already joined. I’ve only recently participated.
Post # 6
maybe you could have your RE’s office write a letter to your insurance co to fight to have the test covered again explaining that the obgyn didn’t know what he was doing.
i’m right there with you in testing. i had day 3 testing done a few days ago. this morning i had the sonohystogram to check my uterus. so far they said everything looks good.
tomorrow i go for the HSG to check my tubes.
i do know DH has low motility so hopefully we will have answers soon and hopefully you will too.
Post # 7
Peffy: I just started cycle 13 so I know where you are coming from. The good thing is that if you do have blocked tubes sometimes they can be pushed through during the HSG, or from what I hear it is a realatively easy obstacle to overcome. FX’d that’s all you need. Sorry that your last OBGYN was a dumbdumbhead and that you’ve wasted valuable time and insurance resources on that. Hope everythings works out for you soon!
ajillity81: Good luck on your HSG tomorrow!
Post # 8
pinkshoes: My main concern about blocked tubes is the cost of doing surgery to correct it. My insurance likely won’t pay for it because it’s infertility related.
Aqualov: I’m hoping that if there is a blockage that the HSG will be enough to clear it out. That would be quite lovely, hah.
phoebephoebo: I thought I had joined the new thread, but I guess I didn’t. I’ll have to hop on there later on this evening. I’m concerned about the blocked tubes because my insurance likely won’t pay for the surgery since it’s fertility related :/ And, yep, Femara is like Clomid. The doctor said that Femara doesn’t make women *quite* so crazy when they take it hahah.
ajillity81: I hope your HSG went okay!!!
MrsBananas: Yessss. This whole situation has been a mess. I hate how the whole deal has been wait and see, and my original OB/GYN made the wait so much longer than it potentially could have been.