Bloodwork ordered – wait or go now?

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Go now. This is a no brainer.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

MsGinkgo :  Go now, you will be happy you did. Long story short it took us 8 months to find out what our issue was. Its a process with all the testing you have to go through. I would also recommend to try to see if the doc would have DH get an SA. I kind of wish that our doc did that in the beginning instead of the end because that would have saved us 3 months. It’s better to start now because of how long the wait could possible be. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

Do it. It’s tempting to be superstitious about all this TTC stuff but science beats superstition every time. You’ll be glad you did it and if you don’t need it, then you cancel. Easy peasy.

FWIW, I think it’s great your dr supported you in this; take that opportunity.

But still–FX you won’t need it! May 28 POAS date for the win! 😉

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

MsGinkgo :  Your OBGYN can write the script for the SA. Can you get one? (i would highly recommend it) Who is a GP? From there pending the SA results she may send DH to an urologist. The GP may have you waiting since August will be closer to the year mark since you are under the age of 35 they typically try to have people wait around a year for TTC. With you going for the bloodwork now, you have things in motion. What is your cycle length like? I know you just started charting, that will also help let you know if you truly O. You are in the direction for learning about if there are any issues or if you guys just havent had luck yet on TTC. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

MsGinkgo :  I’ll give you that one–that’s a great sign! 🙂 Sending all the baby vibes your way!! (but I still think you should schedule the appt.–think how good it would feel to get to cancel it!)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

MsGinkgo :  If you dont mind me asking, where do you live? I would look at getting an OBGYN or wait until you get results on your bloodwork. It all depends on how fast you want to move along your TTC journey. Well if you guys think that your anniversary is a sign, hold off a month 🙂 You never know. I wish you luck 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

MsGinkgo :  id go as soon as it’s appropriate. blood work is typically cheap, probably free, and knowledge is a great thing.. for me all my tests brought a lot of relief, and if something had been wrong it would give you the opportunity to fix it.

I don’t think of it as jinxing so much as invoking that universal law that whenever you bring an umbrella it won’t rain: maybe you’ll get pregnant and have to cancel the appointment, wouldn’t that be great? 🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

MsGinkgo :  oh and in Toronto it was the same..  no seperate gyno. my GO would have been my OB if I’d gotten pregnant. she was actually the doc who delivered me!! my bffs gp is terrible with womens issues and she needs to find a new doc because of it, whereas in the states she might only need a gyno.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

MsGinkgo :  I would book now. I kind of think booking jinxes things sometimes but I see so many people who had their ivf appointment set up and then got pregnant before the appointment so clearly it’s not a bad thing to be prepared 🙂 

I THINK FSH, LH, and estradiol  (sp?) Have to be done specifically on day 3 of cycle from what I have read but I’m not an expert.. I would just double check with the lab before you go versus what a GP said. I have  an FSH ordered and I was told day 3 specifically. 

 

Good luck!! 

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