(Closed) Back from the obgyn…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@anotherbee:  That’s true of many fertility drugs.  You only take Clomid for 5 days per cycle…

Post # 4
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That sounds like a great apt. with your ob-gyn. I’m so happy that he is responsive to your worries!!  I feel the same way with my gyn, LOVE her. She even gave me a reassuring hug telling me that she will help us have our dream baby πŸ™‚

I’m not too familiar with the tests you’ve listed, and I am SURE other bees will have useful knowledge for you.  I think the FSH will give you a GENERAL measure of egg health (the way my md explained it, it’s something about how much your brain has to trigger your egg to drop, and a higher number on the results is not as ideal as a lower number.  But I could have understood her wrong.)

I think progesterone checks whether or not you have ovulated.

I’m new to these tests so sorry I couldn’t be of more help!


Post # 5
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It sounds like the standard work up. The CBC is just to make sure you don’t have any underlying infection, I think?

TSH is your thyroid (problems w/ it can cause infertility and anovualtion). 

FSH/LH — those levels have to do with ovarian reserve and the ratio can help diagnose PCOS. 

Progesterone — this could help him determine where you are at in your cycle. It should be low (under 5) before you ovulate and high (above 10) after you ovulate.

Testosterone — that’s another PCOS marker, as is the last one on your list, which I think is probably “androstenedione.” Basically some women with PCOS have elevated male hormone levels

Prolactin — I don’t know much about this one. Maybe someone else can chime in.

I have no idea what DHiAJ could be.

Serophene and Clomid are two different brands of clomiphene citrate, so if you see other girls on here talking about Clomid, it’s the same thing. If you think about it, you won’t be taking it at the actual point of ovulation or during the TWW, so the warning is NBD. πŸ™‚

My ob/gyn sent my husband for an SA before we started clomid, but I guess other doctors do it differently. The dye test is typically an HSG (x-ray with dye) or an ultrasound with dye (don’t remember the name of that one). Most of the girls on the infertility thread and many on the 6+ thread have had one or the other done.

I’m glad you’re moving forward, and especially that your doctor is taking you seriously! πŸ™‚

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