Post # 1
I’m looking for you lucky ladies that landed your BFP after a while of trying. We’re on cycle 10 and I’m now struggling with my doctor. She ran the typical blood tests last month, but said she didn’t want to see me again until a month. So, my appointment is still over a week away. She also ordered Darling Husband a SA. But the issue I’m having is that I discussed with her my short LPs and she just brushed it off like it was no big deal. I’m thinking of switching doctors because I have a friend with PCOS that went to her and she refused to do ANYTHING until she did the HSG test. Every other doctor my friend encountered wanted to try other things before the HSG.
But my main problem is that she won’t test my progesterone even though I straight up asked for it.
What’s your story? How long did you TTC? What did your doctors do for you?
Post # 3
My doctors were very proactive with all sorts of testing. About 6 months after I stopped BC, I had my regular check up with my primary care. I told her that my first cycle off BC was 90 days, followed by a normal one, and I was on like day 30 something and still hadn’t ovulated. She ordered blood work and a U/S to just make sure everything looked normal. After that I went to an OB and more and more bloodwork. She wanted to schedule an HSG (since all blood work on various days had some back normal) and SA for my hsuband right away. I think I finally did the HSG almost a year from when we started TTC. I would have done it earlier, but the timing juts didnt work out with my travels. A few months after that I started seeing an RE and with all the diagnostic results already in hand (though we’re just unexplained) I’m glad we have all the checks and info in hand already and don’t have to wait to do those. I think getting all the testing you can do, including an HSG, up front is not a bad idea…. unless cost is an issue. I mean, you can try anything you want, drugs to make you ovulate, progesterone to lengthen LP, but if your tubes are blocked (which an HSG would show), then nothing you do would matter.