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Should I have a fertility test?

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corinne97 Wed 27-Mar-19 13:03:53

I had an eating disorder in the past and stopped menstruating for over a year. Since then I started having periods again and gave birth to my son.

Now TTC baby #2. Although I've had a child I'm worried that the eating disorder has done long term damage, which might be making it harder to get pregnant.

Has anyone had anything similar?

Shortandsweet96 Fri 29-Mar-19 12:35:57

How long have you been trying?
I think if you've already had your son then your body is working fine try not to worry.

I'm 23, have been trying 7 months and when I went to the doctors for another issue she mentioned they wouldnt do any tests until I had been trying actively for 2 years. I thought it was 12 months and I felt so depleted that it could be a much longer wait againsad

physicskate Fri 29-Mar-19 17:59:48

The best test of fertility is ttc. And you've successfully done that. I honestly don't think you'd get results that would tell you what you want to know. You'd get hormone levels (which probably won't indicate anything much other than ovarian reserve) and a scan which would tell you about your lining.

What would you do with the results? Go down the fertility treatment route? Because the tests they do is essentially to tell you how you'd respond to that.

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