(Closed) Pre TTC Fertility Testing?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

FutureMrsJohnson_:  Also, just FYI while AMH works well on or off of birth control, but results may be about 10% lower then they really are while on birth control.

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper

FutureMrsJohnson_:  my doctor ordered testing after we had been TTC for about 10 months and it was covered but we weren’t eligible to start treatment until after a year. It will depend on your insurance. It’s definitely frustrating but considering ALL of our fertility treatment (including IVF) is covered I understand why they make people try first – they don’t want everyone testing for no reason. 

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper

FutureMrsJohnson_:  he can. although my husband’s PCP did an SA and said it was just on the lower side of normal and not to worry. yea….. he was wrong once we went to a specialist. so in our experience seeing the PCP was a waste (although that guy was generally an idiot so that was the last straw in a series of misdiagnoses for various things and Darling Husband got a new PCP)

I would just call your insurer and ask before scheduling the tests. Anytime I’ve had to call out health insurance they have been SUPER helpful at making sure I understand the coverage and let me ask 47 million questions. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I highly doubt docs will do tests on you before TTC, but I could be wrong. I could hardly get in after trying for 9 months and 2 chemicals. I don’t think fertility goes down until you are about 35 and even then it just goes down slightly. I’m 29, and my doc told me that I am in my prime years for a while! 

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