Unexplained infertility?! What next?
WishingIWasLucky · 09/02/2012 09:12
We had a miscarriage last march after 5 yrs of ttc. The miscarriage happened at 8.5 weeks. Had ERPC . All tests on both of us fine. My cycle between 26-28 days. Ovulate mid cycle, confirmed by bloods and opks. No dc yet. Very stressed out re ttc. Happy to go private. Please advise where we should head next. Tia x
AttilaTheMeerkat · 09/02/2012 15:02
I would make sure that both of you have been adequately investigated; tests on both of you can and do get missed out.
Both of you should have up to date test results; anything done over six months ago should be discounted.
Unexplained infertility is actually no diagnosis at all; this means that they have failed to find out what is wrong. It is sometimes given to couples when they have not been properly or adequately investigated hence my first paragraph.
Some private clinics offer poor quality of treatment; do your researches thoroughly before parting with your hard earnt cash.
helenlouisey · 09/02/2012 17:01
So sorry about your miscarriage, it is so hard when you've been trying for so long as well. After trying for nearly a year and lots of investigations I was also given a 'diagnosis' of unexplained, I swapped clinics and consultants and just as Attila says, it wasn't a diagnosis at all, just inadequate investigation, my new consultant arranged to perform a lap and hyst and discovered endometriosis, which was treated and I was pregnant a month later.
If you are in London and are thinking of going privately I would highly recommend Mr Trew at 92 Harley St, he is very thorough and methodical when investigating infertility.
Best of luck
WishingIWasLucky · 14/02/2012 08:42
Thankyou Attila and Helen. Am in Oxford. Will arrange appointment with Mr Trew asap. Congratulations on achieving pregnancy Helen. Hope I am just as lucky! Keep those fingers crossed. Xxxxx
helenlouisey · 14/02/2012 18:10
I am in Oxfordshire, and Harley St is very accessible. All consultations are at Harley St clinic and any operations at Hammersmith hospital on their private wing. If you do go and see Mr Trew for an appointment take along any test results you've had for him to review, as could save you some money in not having to repeat any recent tests.
You will you be in very safe hands with Mr Trew
WishingIWasLucky · 15/02/2012 07:07
Thankyou for the much needed advice Helen. Appreciate it very much. Will take test results as you so kindly advise. I can't for the life of me wonder what the point is of the fertility unit in Oxford? Not heard one good experience of it so far. Will keep you updated with any progress on the London front though!
imisssleepandwine · 18/02/2012 21:09
you could try www.foresight-preconception.org.uk they have a very holistic approach and statistically get excellent results.
I'd also try to find ways of dealing with the stress (exercise, yoga, mediation) as that in itself can compound any infertility issues.
Pocket1 · 19/02/2012 07:52
Hi Helen. So sorry to hear about your mc . Have you tried to get more tests via the Nhs?
If private is an option...
I've been seeing Dr Venkat at Harley street fertility (www.hsfc.org.uk/) and she has been brilliant - kind caring experienced and knows her stuff. Many of the girls on mn also reccommend the lister and absolutely rave about argc. These are all in london. My advice would be to phone a few clinics, explain your circumstances and see how you feel about their response. Ask about prices and timings so you can really decide what suits you.
But before doing anything can I suggest that you check out a few other threads and possibly repost on the conception section as you may get even more help. Also prob worth asking what you can expect etc as there is so much knowledge on mn.
Best of luck to you and hoping you get a BFP very soon
Pocket1 · 19/02/2012 07:54
Apologies wishingiwaslucky I mixed up your name. Poor excuse but on mobile do therefore this is a bit fiddly. Sorry
WishingIWasLucky · 22/02/2012 12:14
Thankyou pocket and imiss! Really busy at work. Not had a chance to catch up. Will definitely look into this further. Really appreciate the support and best wishes. It means so much as no support in RL. X
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