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drs appt after 1 year ttc what to expect?

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cmxx Fri 13-Jan-17 09:28:05

Hey everyone. I'm visiting my DR on Tuesday regarding my fertility. I came off the pill January 2016 and haven't successfully conceived. My cycles are always completely irregular, sometimes I get a really heavy period sometimes just spotting etc. I had day 3 blood tests taken in October to test for PCOS and an infertility screening and they told me (over the phone) that all was okay and no further action was needed.

I just want to know what to expect at this appointment,

thanks all

emmag1984 Fri 13-Jan-17 12:20:32

Hi,

The doctor will probably want a bit of an update about your cycle - such as how irregular are you, are you checking your BBT / CM etc. The usual blood tests that they would do are to check if you're ovulating or not (progesterone test) and then the baseline hormones of FSH / LH, testosterone (for PCOS) and maybe thyroid and prolactin depending upon other medical history. It sounds as if you may have had some or all of these already. If the PCOS bloods were a bit borderline, the dr may send you for an ultrasound as well.

The next step would then probably be to get a SA from your partner to make sure everything is ok with that.

At that stage, even if all the results are normal, they would probably refer you on to a fertility clinic for further tests.

This page can tell you a bit more about what to expect and the next tests that they may do: www.conceptionadvice.com/what-to-expect-when-seeing-your-doctor-about-problems-conceiving/

Good luck! x

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