(Closed) What should I expect during my first RE appt?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My first RE visit was more informative for both the RE and myself.  We went over my history (I had all of my bloodwork done about 6 months or so previously by my GYN).  We discussed treatment options and things like that.  They immediately scheduled me for an HSG and my DH for a SA and they tested my AMH (ovarian reserve) while I was there.  It was good to get the tests for the bigger stuff out of the way pretty quickly.  Unfortunately for us, the SA results weren’t great, so our experience becomes less normal from there. 

I would just say, write down any and all questions you want answers to and don’t be afraid to ask them.  The first visit, for me, was mostly fact finding.

Hope this helps.  GOOD LUCK!

Post # 5
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6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Take as much of your history in with you as you can, even stuff from your ex. Every little bit helps and may save you time in further testing that your new RE might want done. We went over charts, cycles, meds and test results, and she ordered a few additional (and current) bloods/u/sounds. She also did a HSG test for my tubes. Even before the results of that, she was pretty clear in giving me options for moving forward, though she ended up telling us that IVF was our most likely chance of falling pregnant. Good luck!

Post # 6
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2001 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

At my first RE appointment we talked through our TTC history, as well as my history of irregular cycles. I agree with Jag — bring in all your paperwork, bloodwork and test results. After we discussed my side, she basically offered us our options and told us the success rate for each treatment and how much we could expect it to cost (without insurance coverage). She also did an ultrasound of my ovaries so she could see my cysts (PCOS and the ones from fertility meds) for herself and ordered a full CD3 panel of blood work.

Post # 8
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

My first RE appt. wasn’t typical, since I was there to discuss a bunch of fibroids that needed to be taken out in order to ttc again (after miscarriage). I eventually (this past January) had to undergo IVF, so if you do end up needing that (hopefully not!!), feel free to ask me any questions! Good luck! 🙂

Post # 9
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6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@texasbee:  It’s good you’ve got the cover you need, *if* you need to go down that road. 🙂

Post # 10
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had my first RE appointment last week. I had to fill out a ton of paperwork before I got there, with a very detailed medical history for my husband and myself. At the appointment, I talked to the RE for about twenty minutes about my history and the next step. He ordered a bunch of tests for the next cycle but I have to wait for my insurance to approve everything so I’ve got another month to wait. My insurance pays 50% for testing which is more than most seem to cover. 

I should have written down more questions before I went. They even gave me a sheet to do it and I put it off.

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