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Experiences Please.. Suspected PCOS and Endo Referral
MermaidTail7 · 22/06/2017 20:57
Hi All, am looking for some advice/experiences from you wonderful and knowledgeable ladies. Have been TTC since Sept 2016 after coming off microgynon. First three cycles were 30 to 33 days, but since then have got longer, with current cycle 58 days and counting. GP has been very understanding and supportive, initial bloods all came back within average/normal range, and have had ultrasound and internal scans which came back with an anomaly with one of my overies, which "could be PCOS".. I have been referred for further tests at a hospital Endo unit (due late summer), but thanks to a very unhelpful consultation with a different GP, I have no idea what to expect from this appointment, or even what tests they might want to do.. Any experiences from you ladies would be very much appreciated...
MermaidTail7 · 11/08/2017 08:04
Hi All.. Update following my appointment, Dr was very supportive, sensible and straightforward and Mr Mermaid managed to change his work stuff to come with me
I've been given a prescription for something to bring on my period and then I have to have day 1-3 and day 21 blood tests. I'm also booked in for a HyCoSy too.Mr Mermaid is also being G tested at the same time... So no "magic baby fix", but a way forward at least...Littleemma1 how did you get on at work?
MermaidTail7 · 11/08/2017 13:19
HyCoSy is shorthand for the procedure where they check if you have any blockages in your fallopian tubes apparently-effectively it's a smear, but they use a catherta to inject fluid into your tubes which can be seen via ultrasound to check for blockages.... The guidance tells youto wear slippers, take ibuprofen before the procedure, eat a low fibre diet for two days before and have a large sanitary towel with you, so I'm not expecting that procedure to be an awful lot of fun... (although mn appears to suggest the guidance prepares you for worst case scenario) I'm not sure what I have been prescribed-currently on holiday (we flew out last night) so not picking up the prescription until we get home... I think mine and Mr Mermaid's age, plus the waiting time in our area is making the doctor give us ALL the tests as soon as possible...
littleemma1 · 14/08/2017 21:53
HI Mermaid, been really busy, sorry I didnt get a chance to reply! Oh dear, a HyCoSy does not sound very nice!
Ive had a letter from the gyno to GP as I requested to be sent a copy, and it basically says that its more inclined towards PCOS than Endo but could also be post pill anorrhea, just as he explained. Goes on to say if pain in particular persists and no answers from ultrasound then I have to go for exploratory laparoscopy. xx
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