Im on my second round of femara. I havent had any follicle tracking ultrasound in the begining of my cycel. I ovulated on cd11 according to opk and confirmed later with temp rise. Went in for a ultrasound on cd15 to check my uterine lining and to see if my follicles really popped. Well the gyne said i have a follicle 17mm. But how can it be on dpo3? I continued with opk but they are now negative so i dont think i well surge twice. Now im dpo7. So what was that 17mm "follicle" coukd it had been the corpus luteum or just left over follicles that just didnt pop? I saw just a regular gyne and i got a feeling she didnt really know a lot. And se said it wasnt possible to see in ultrasound if i had ovulated. Maybe she missed my corpus luteum? She had hard time getting a clear picture on the us of my ovaries that hasnt happend with anyother gyne i seen in a short time.
I'm not sure I'd move forward with your current doctor. She certainly doesn't seem qualified to be prescribing hyperovulatory meds as most would require monitoring via bloodwork and follicle studies in tandem. That monitoring not only helps maximize the effect of the meds, but is for your safety as well.
Why does she think you need the femara? Have you or your partner received a diagnosis that warrants it's use or have you just been trying for awhile? Do you have access to fertility specialists or a reproductive endocrinologist?
We have ttc for 16months.My follicles are not maturing and im not ovulaiting without femera. I have had bloodwork done and my partner has had sperm analysis. We have 2 children, didint have any problems getting pregnant with them. Because we have children we can get help only by going private. Here in our country they dont do follicle tracking every cycel. Usually just until they can confirm you are responding to femara. And i had 19,5mm follicle and positive opk in my first round of femera. Trying to get to see a fertility specialist but its very hard to get an appointment here were we live.
only ultrasounds have been done... they dont think there can be anything wrong with my uterus or tubes because i have had 2 children and never any infections etc that could block tubes and so on.. yes this is so frustrating.
Just goes to show how very different approaches doctors can take from place to place.
I had two children before dealing with secondary infertility. Trying for 16 months, checking both of you head to toe would be standard where I live. Changes can happen to both of you in a very short period of time. Sperm counts can change drastically, infections causing damage can be entirely silent in nature, uterine conditions can change from birth to birth, as can egg and tube health. All of those issues should be ruled out before moving onto any kind of treatments imo, otherwise you're essentially flying blind possibly wasting precious time, money, frustration and heartache. I hope you can find someone willing to properly diagnose you so you can tackle the root of the problem and not just a mere guess at what might be going on.
I wish you luck moving forward. It's not a fun thing to deal with and is much harder when your doctor doesn't insist on being thorough and precise.
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