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Doctor's visit after TTC for 1 year

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Firstly, wanted to say Hi as I'm new to this site!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year now and I told myself if I came on this time I would make that doctors appointment. Well hey-ho period arrived this morning.

Just wondered what happens on that visit? I had bloodwork done last year and apparently my hormones are fine even though I'm very irregular.

When did you decide to try IUI if that was your next step?

I don't think I can cope with another year like 2008!

Thanks guys x

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I'm so sorry you have been finding it so hard to conceive. I'm sorry i can't give you any advice on the problems you are having or fill you in on what will happen at the initial doctors visit. I just want to wish you all the luck in the world and hope you can at least get an answer as to why you may not be conceiving. I also just want to point out that it isn't particularly unsual to take a year or more to conceive hun so don't give up hope of things happening. I'm sure there are other members on here who will be able to answer your questions hun. Good luck, let us know how things go! Kiss Xx

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Thank you so much for your reply, it's nice to know people wish you well! I've made the appointment for next week, it may sound odd but that was a big step, actually admitting that we are struggling!

Thank you again, I will post on here after my appointment. xx

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Firstly, hi and welcome to JP

As has been said, it's not unusual to wait a while to conceive. Have you tried an ovulation predictor? If your periods are normal (28 days) most people tend to ovulate somewhere around day 14, give or take a few days. I'm sure you know this all already but it's worth having as much 'fun' a possible about 6 days before and a few after.

There's a great book (might be out of print now) called Fertility by Dr Elizabeth Clubb and Jane Knight. Might be worth looking at. It deals with natural family planning (which is what I do) and may help you.

Good luck with docs appointment. I've not been through that myself but from a friend who did, they do a few tests on yourself and your hubby to try and ascertain if one or other of you has any fertility problems. She told me she had a blood test and her husband had a sperm count Halo

Hope all goes well. Keep us posted hun Kiss

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Hi and welcome. I don't have personal experience of your situation but my best friend is about to begin treatment to help her concieve. She had Polycystic Ovaries and a hormone problem-she makes too much testosterone.
When she went to the doctor the first thing they did was to book her hubby for sperm testing as it's easier to test the man. There wasn't a problme with him so they went back to the doctor and she was then referred to the Fertility Specialist.She had her hormone levels tested again to double check the results and had a scan. The specialist talked through the options available. She has been told what treatment they are going to put her on, which will be for 3 months and is two different types of oral medication. She is just waiting for the appointment to come through to get her started on these as she has to have a scan each month of the treatment. Failing that she is entitled to 3 trys at IVF on the NHS, but is hopeful the drugs will work before she has to have IVF. She has been put through the system very quickly as she had been trying for a long time and because they have been able to identify definate fertility problems.

I hope you have some good news and help when you see your GP.

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