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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 15:17 PM   11
floofymad
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Its posts like this that just sadden me that there are so many Docs out there who are unsupportive. Im a Doc myself training to be a GP and after starting my TTC journey I would never dismiss a woman's fears.

Right what you need to say is this: "I have been trying to conceive a child for 13 months. I have had no success so far. [If you have been charting temps, checking CM and OPKs then mention that here]. I am concerned that there is a medical reason why I cannot fall pregnant. I would like you to check my hormone levels and a 21 day progesterone to see if I ovulate. I would also like you to refer me for a ultrasound scan of my ovaries and to send a Semen Analysis off for my partner."

If he says no, tell him that the NICE guidelines (the official guidelines we Docs follow) states that :

"People who have not conceived after 1 year of regular
unprotected sexual intercourse should be offered further
clinical investigation including semen analysis and/or
assessment of ovulation"

Also:

"Where there is a history of predisposing factors (such
as amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, pelvic inflammatory
disease or undescended testes), or where a woman is
aged 35 years or over, earlier investigation should
be offered."

You go over the 1 year period therefore are within your rights to request to be referred further on. If your GP refuses then state that would like to be referred to a second opinion GP.

Good luck. Let us know how you get on x
Thank you MrsPOP. Does the predisposing factors include endometriosis?....
Just wondering if 11 months is enough to ask for tests with that? x



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 15:19 PM   12
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Its posts like this that just sadden me that there are so many Docs out there who are unsupportive. Im a Doc myself training to be a GP and after starting my TTC journey I would never dismiss a woman's fears.

Right what you need to say is this: "I have been trying to conceive a child for 13 months. I have had no success so far. [If you have been charting temps, checking CM and OPKs then mention that here]. I am concerned that there is a medical reason why I cannot fall pregnant. I would like you to check my hormone levels and a 21 day progesterone to see if I ovulate. I would also like you to refer me for a ultrasound scan of my ovaries and to send a Semen Analysis off for my partner."

If he says no, tell him that the NICE guidelines (the official guidelines we Docs follow) states that :

"People who have not conceived after 1 year of regular
unprotected sexual intercourse should be offered further
clinical investigation including semen analysis and/or
assessment of ovulation"

Also:

"Where there is a history of predisposing factors (such
as amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, pelvic inflammatory
disease or undescended testes), or where a woman is
aged 35 years or over, earlier investigation should
be offered."

You go over the 1 year period therefore are within your rights to request to be referred further on. If your GP refuses then state that would like to be referred to a second opinion GP.

Good luck. Let us know how you get on x
Thank you MrsPOP. Does the predisposing factors include endometriosis?....
Just wondering if 11 months is enough to ask for tests with that? x
Hi hun. Endo does have predisposition to infertility (i have it too...boo!!!) so yes, go and ask. They may turn round and say no but if they do, you only are one month off the 12 month target anyway!

Go forth and harrass your Doctors ladies!!!
(They're going to hate me!) lmao!!!



 
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