(Closed) Problems TTC, What’s Next?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

I don’t have any solid advice or anything but I want to say good luck! And (hugs)!

Post # 4
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m sorry you’re having difficulties TTC.  I can tell you what my obgyn told me would happen if we made it to the one year mark with no success though I don’t have endometriosis so I’m not sure what, if anything, would be approached differently.  She said to be prepared that she would send me home with a cup for my husband so they could test his sperm.  Apparently 42+% of infertility problems are due to the male.  Then once that is ruled out, she said she’d bring me in to dye my tubes and check for any mucous plugs or other easily remedied thing that might be blocking me from conceiving.  She said usually one of those things will clear up most issues but if not, then we’d approach it as needed.  I hope this is somewhat helpful and I hope that it goes really well for you.  I hear of a lot of people that think they are having fertility issues and go in to get certain tests done and find out then that they are pregnant.  Good luck and hang in there.  Your time is coming too.

Post # 5
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Im so sorry its taking so long for you. I dont have any advice either but just good luck and keep your headup. Your day will come. 🙂

Post # 6
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MissGreen: I think usually they start with blood work on both you and your partner, as well as full histories and physicals on you both. After than the next step is usually that the male partner has to provide semen for analysis (as it is usually the simplest/least invasive next step in the process) as well as possibly an ultrasound to check his reproductive anatomy. The woman will generally undergo a hysterosalpingograph to check patency of fallopian tubes (usually after transvaginal ultrasound). From those results you generally go over options.

Post # 8
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@MissGreen: I hope my explanations helped a bit, I have not had fertility testing, but know a few who have – I don’t think any of the steps are surgical per se – some are a bit more invasive (like the hysterosalpingograph) but even then it is stuff that can be done under light sedation, with little recovery time. I hope things go well for you!

Post # 10
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh, Miss Green!  You know I feel your pain!

DH and I have our first appointment at the Reproductive Science Center on Aug. 17th.  I’m getting more and more nervous.  It has been about 6 months of trying for us as well, but since I have PCOS, one year is too long to wait. 

I will tell you everything they do.

The initial appointment is 2 hours long, and the new patient paperwork took about as long to fill out!  Luckily our insurance will cover quite a lot of the process. 

I hope we end up pregnancy buddies on WB someday, moaning about our morning sickness and swollen ankles together!

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