First appointment with gynae - what to expect?

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  1. I want a bump

    I want a bump TTC waiting for tests

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    Hi all

    After stupidly going and asking the doc to prescribe me chlomid (niavely thought he could just write a prescription! :dohh:), I have got an appointment at the Gynae Endocrinology clinic next Friday but dont have a clue what to expect? Is the first appointment just for a chat or will they do some tests (will be day 18 of my cycle)?

    Thanks and babydust to everyone xxx
     
  2. peekaboo

    peekaboo Well-Known Member

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    Hi there! What was the reason for asking for clomid? Do you have problems ovulating?

    The gyno will probably start the ball rolling with tests. If you haven't already had blood tests they will be the first ones - these check that you're ovulating. They do two - the first on day 1-3 of your cycle and the second on day 21. The first checks all different levels of hormones etc and the second detects whether or not you've ovulated that cycle.

    The results of the blood tests would probably determine what happens next.

    In my experience the bloods were fine so DH had to have a SA, then we were both referred to fertility specialist who organised yet more tests for me - internal ultrasound and HSG.

    Good luck!
     
  3. I want a bump

    I want a bump TTC waiting for tests

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    Hi and thanks for your reply................I asked for chlomid to try to get the ball rolling in getting us some help, I used OPK's for the last month and dont think I ovulated - I know one month isnt very long but we have been trying for ages and am now panicking cos of our ages.

    I cannt imagine how frustrated you and o/h must feel knowing there is no explanation for why you cannt catch and wish you all the luck in the world in getting a bfp soon x
     
  4. peekaboo

    peekaboo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks hun, yes I am very frustrated!!

    If I were you I'd give the OPKs another go this month. Some people never get positives on them but still ovulate, so the blood tests at doctors will be useful in telling you either way. I used cheapie ones a couple of months ago and didn't get a positive, but used digital ones this last cycle and got one, so the extra money was well spent for me!

    I wouldn't really think of clomid as an option at this stage until you know whether or not you ovulate. But of course, if it looks like you need it then it will be a great step. Unfortunately for us its not really a particularly useful option because of the fact I already ovulate. But it seems to be a miracle pill for others.

    Good luck anyway. xx
     
  5. baybeehopes

    baybeehopes ttc#1 26months...

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    hi...on my 1st appt, it was a talk, to explain hw long we ttc, any children etc...i had 2bloods that day to check id had a ruebella jab+ cant remember what the nxt1 was 4...they arranged a blood test for my cd21, an a sperm anayasis container+ told me when an where to take it...also they wanted to do a smear like test to check4 any dieses but i ad af that day so waited until my next appt where i got sa results, an my blood results, an they did test (examination) an although my bloods were ok an i ov'd + db was low sa...he said if my examination results come bk clear i would b put on clomid to giv swimmers more targets...unfortunatly i am on mth2 an it hasnt worked 4us, my 2nd appt they wanted to repate sa to check it wasnt just a one off bad result...if i was u, i would start taking folic acid (they will defo advice u to start) an my db has low sa so we got told to take (db) vit e vit c + zinc (even if ur partners results r ok) they wont do him any harm, giv u a little bit of a head start...good luck x x
     

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