We've just been referred to the fertility clinic in derby uk and just wondering what happened at everyone's first appointment? I just want to know what to expect? Anyone go to derby royal hospital?
So scared of procedures and the not knowing what will happen
At the first appointments they usually just take blood work and do internal scans to check everything, hubby will be asked to give an SA and then you will be called back for a review appointment where treatment will be offered.
However, different areas operate differently and things might change.
I had had all the blood work done at my doctors office and hubby had already done several SA's but the Fertility Clinic still wanted their own so please don't think that you've already done it (if you have) and therefore won't need them again. Not always tje case.
Hi, my dh already done 2 sa's before going through gp,he was asked to do 2 more 6 weeks apart
With me I was given blood test forms for day 21 bloods, tho had to do this roughly a wk before af with guess work as have long cycles,also had blood test form for rubella.had to make a date for internal scan, though already had one thru gp had to arrange another, took height and weight, had an internal and they took swabs at same time to check for infection
When had next appointment he said progesterone bloods had come bk borderline ovulation,rubella ok, no infections from swabs. Scan showed a polyp in uterus and an ovarian cyst which can be sign of endometriosis and as my cycles are 45-75 days apart it probably is this!
He then said I wi'll be put on list for laparoscopy and at the same time they will do a hysteroscopy to remove polyp and hsg to check tubes, that was ten weeks ago and I'm still waiting for appointment! Can't wait as get all done in one hit when asleep and I will finally be getting somewhere, just so much waiting!!
Dont worry you will be fine, just think of your end goal and every appointment gets you closer!!
My first appointment with specialist only took a few weeks, forgot to say on my second appointment he gave me blood test forms for day 21 again but this time I had to do it on days 21,28 and 35 and keep going til I got af, luckily I got it day 42! Then I had to do day 3 bloods
My next appointment is end of Dec but that's coz they're assuming I've had the lap by then so Im probably going to have to postpone it, would have been nice to get results before end of year!
Hey nothing to be scared of :-) I found it exciting as I found we were finally getting somewhere! My first appointment was just talking through history etc but I think every area is different, I think I had to wait 3-4 weeks then had a internal ultra sound then found I had pco! Oh then did sa ( all fine) and then a few months later in feb 2012 I had a hycosy where they check if your tubes are blocked which was not the nicest of things but tubes were clear woohoo! And then in march/ April tried meds and finally got pregnant in October 2012 so sometimes it feels such a long road ( which it is) but you will get there xx good luck xx
My first appointment was in October 2010 after being referred 12 weeks early but due to funding over in Northern Ireland, my second appointment wasn't until April 2011. Hubby did (yet another) SA in November and in December we got sent the results so at least we weren't waiting for that.
At the second appointment I was given Clomid and the review appointment after that came within four weeks but unfortunately my doctor was called into surgery so it was another 8 weeks after that. That took me through to November 9th 2011 where I was referred for a HSG which I got the results for that about six weeks later but some get them straight away and I was put on the waiting list for Ovulation Induction via Injectables and had that appointment November 8th 2012. I was very lucky as AF was due around that time and I was able to start the injections the following day and didn't have to wait with them sitting in my fridge for a month.
Thanku so much for ur replies.
I get to phone up on Monday to check the referral has been sent. I guess I am excited cos iv wanted to conceive for so long but facing tests is dawnting and admitting a problem.
It's a waiting game now. I have irregular periods so I guess I will have to go for weekly bloods altho I always know when I'm about to ovulate
Baby dust to everyone xx
hey - i have been refered to the qmc at nottm. our appt with gp was on the 9th nov. got the letter through today for appt on the 7th jan
So quite happy with that time scale thought that we'd be waiting for a couple of months - but with christmas and new year it'll zoom by....
So i'd imagine that itll be pretty much the same in derby..... it appears to be hubby that has low and lazy swimmers
But on the annoyance front another pregnancy announcement on FB...... bit emotional about it - but on the positive front we're on the road to getting properly assessed.....
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