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Discussion in 'Long Term Trying To Conceive' started by Mol2, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Mol2

    Mol2 Member

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    I stopped taking the pill in November 2008 and no period since. Been to the doctors a few times and the message is always "give it a while it will come back". I had a blood test and ultrasound earlier this year which confirmed I don't have PCOS. I've finally got a referral to a specialist who wants to do scans of my fallopian tubes, and more blood tests etc before considering whether to give me hormone injections. Apparently I have low estrogen and a thin uterus lining which might be the issue. He also wants my husband to come in for tests which I don't understand because there are obviously issues to deal with in terms of getting my periods started before we need to worry about anything else??

    Are all of these tests usual? I've heard lots of stories about people who get prescribed clomid to get things started again without having to go through all of this?::huh:
     
  2. silarose28

    silarose28 Well-Known Member

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    Hiya

    Sorry don't know much about low oestrogen but I though I'd share that I too had problems and they wanted my boyfriend to have tests. This confused me to start but I forced him to go anyway and I am so glad he did. He intially had a low sperm count but this then improved when we found out and he started taking supplements. It's really worth getting all of the tests done as early as possible - even though I know how frustrating it is.

    I have a hormone problem as my luteal phase is so short. To start the fs took did an hsg/ultrsound and checked my tubes which I found really frustrating as they took ages and I thought it was wasting my time. However - I do now kind of feel relieved that they are all clear. However - I - like you - just wished they would get to the root of the problem which to me is clearly hormonal in nature.

    I hope someone else knows more about low eotrogen and good luck!! I hope they get moving for you soon xxx
     
  3. BizyBee

    BizyBee Mom to Luke, Expecting #2

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    They typically don't prescribe Clomid without some testing. They usually give you blood tests/ultrasounds first and an HSG (to check your tubes). They don't want you to start taking medication until they know your tubes are clear. Good luck!
     
  4. Diana_

    Diana_ TTC on Clomid round 4

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    Doctors really like to do some very basic tests to make sure you don't waste time. I know it seems silly, but if it turns out that in addition to not ovulating, your partner has no sperm, all the Clomid in the world isn't going to get you pregnant. Doing the testing now will save you time later.

    Clomid isn't the most pleasant of experiences either (definitely tolerable but not without effects), so it's good to make sure that you have at least a fair chance getting pregnant with it.

    I know the waiting and poking and prodding really stinks, but hopefully it's all going to a good end. :hugs:
     

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