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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 15:14 PM   1
aidensxmomma
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Looking for some direction...


I apologize if this isn't the right place. I wasn't really sure where else to ask. I'm also sorry this is so long.

In July 2015, I started seeing a new obgyn who finally took my fertility concerns seriously. I went through a bunch of blood tests and ultrasounds over the next six months, although nothing too in-depth. From then until now, I've been diagnosed with PCOS, endometriosis, and adenomyosis. It was also determined that I had borderline-low functioning thyroid and insulin resistance.

As of my most recent (April 2017) blood work, I no longer have an issue with my thyroid and there wasn't any obvious issue with insulin resistance (I lost 50lbs, which helped balance things, I think). However, an ultrasound showed that there were still cysts on my ovaries. And my cycles are nowhere near regular. They averaged out to about 35 day cycles, but some were longer. I do usually end up ovulating on my own, but way past the "normal" cd14.

In addition to all that, I have had multiple early miscarriages now. I had one Aug 2014, another in June 2015, another Sept 2015, one April 2017, and I'm going through another one now. All of these pregnancies ended before 5 weeks. I had one that didn't end before 5 weeks and that resulted in DS2 in 2016. My doctor's office only has records of the ones from September 2015 and the one I'm currently going through. I never got as far as going to the doctor before the pregnancies ended for the others.

Im beginning to think I might have a progesterone issue. And obviously an ovulation issue.

If that's the case, what tests do I ask my doctor for? What can I do to help? Is there anything that will help me get (and stay) pregnant? Would Clomid be something worth asking about?

I just feel so lost and so hopeless right now.



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 15:33 PM   2
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Definitely ask about progesterone supplements. You might want to see an RE to see if there is an egg quality issue.



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Old Jun 7th, 2017, 20:46 PM   3
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Have they done a cd 21 test (should be about 7 days after o)? That would show progesterone levels. Definitely ask about progesterone testing/supplements.



 
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Old Jun 8th, 2017, 07:44 AM   4
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Have they done a cd 21 test (should be about 7 days after o)? That would show progesterone levels. Definitely ask about progesterone testing/supplements.
I think when I first started going to this doctor, they checked progesterone levels but I don't think it was after ovulation, I think it was right after AF started or ended.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2017, 08:02 AM   5
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Hi x
Just came across your post .. I had 4 miscarriages around the 5-6 week mark and fertility problems .. I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid and on levothyroxine .. I only became pregnant again when my TSH became under 3 and I was able to maintain that pregnancy by staying under this .. It may not be helpful but worth considering x all the best



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Old Jun 28th, 2017, 17:13 PM   6
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I second the post-ovulation progesterone. With long cycles, I think they say 7 days post ovulation, but you can have a little flexibility in there. I had borderline normal progesterone so I was also advized to get progesterone test within a week of a positive pregnancy test. Maybe something to ask about?



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