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Time for a fertility specialist?

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    MayC, good idea about utilising home for this I think. :-)

    I will let you know how tomorrow goes. Not really sure what to expect so just going to go with the flow.

    Do you think they will do some significant testing tomorrow already?

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    Opk

    Hi Brightstar

    Just wondering - where do you buy your OPK?

    Thanks,

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    Im going back to see Dr Lo tomorrow. Have a schedule for an xray using a special dye to check my tubes. he wants to rule out blocked tubes. with my transvaginal ultrasound he saw that i have several polyps so considered me having PCOS. Hubby had a sperm test (not in the toilet but a proper clinic with lost of reading and video materials i heard!) and test came back a few hours later. He has issues with motility which is why Dr Lo is suggesting IUI.

    However, I have spoken to Dr Lo about it and have agreed to try naturally (with the help of ovulation inducing drugs) if necessary. I hope that my other tests come back ok so that I am allowed to do it "naturally".

    I have a wonderful 4 year old son already and would really love to have another one. But hubby and I sort of want to draw the line on anything artificial (im scared and so is he), i know that a lot of couples have reaped rewards with these new technologies available, but it's just something personal we feel.

    Good luck to all of us who are trying still!

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    Hi Tutor1, have PMed you re: OPKs

    MickeyMom, fingers crossed for your appt tmrw - let me know how the tube test went as I think I will be sent to that too eventually.

    MayC, good luck with a sperm test next week.

    Has anyone ever had (or heard of) infertility related to thyroid problems, by the way?

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    MickeyMom - Goodluck tomorrow!

    Brightstar - Thyroid problems can cause infertility. Do you think Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture might help? If you search the forums a number of members recommend Troy Sing for acupuncture.

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    Thanks Rani, I had no idea it could have such an impact (since I know I ovulate regularly and the only problem I thought thyroid hormones would cause would be nonovulatory cycles).

    Three months ago, I was in fact diagnosed with some thyroid nodules (proven harmelss) but the bloodwork showed slightly elevated TSH levels and very elevated levels of Thyroxin Peroxidase Antibody (and somewhat elevated Thyroglobulin antibody). Possibly a thyroid auto-immune disease like Hashimoto's although the diagnosis was never given to me.

    My GP at the time suggest observation for 6 months. I since started homeopathy initially (when overseas during the summer), and now TCM and acupuncutre. I feel a lot better on many fronts, not sure if it had a lot to do with a burnout at work but I had no energy left before, whereas now I am feeling a lot more "with it".

    But making little people is not happening to us...

    ... hopefully I will find out more today. I really hope our journey doesn't end here

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    After doing 5 years of infertility treatment and finally having a baby , I give credit to u girls for trying to have another baby.For me one is enough I would suggest to all tests before any kind of surgery.

    We learnt the hardway about Drs.Before doing any treatment go to atleast 2-3 drs before deciding. the treatments are basically the same, but sometimes u need a dr to think outside the box to solve you rproblem. U need to sperm test, fish test for husbands, ladies need to tube test to see if the tubes are open, all blood work including THYROID, INSULIN RESITANT , receptor cells for the lining to see if the lining will accept the embroyo. tHis can be done when the dr is doing a surgery.

    I suffered with severe case of endometriosis. Even we were told to try naturally for sometime but I feel that made things worse in our case as my endometiosis became worse.

    We didnt do the treatment here in HK.

    Also please read up all u can about your problem be in cyst, endometriosos etc and make sur eto ask your doctor any qustion u want and dont let them rush u. Beleive me even when they look at your that u are stupid for asking questions u must after all it is your life and your money.

    So best of luck to all

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    MickeyMom, how did you go?

    My doc did an U/S, she said my lining looked really good. She is also running tons of tests and I will go back for more on day 3 of my new cycle... I think the key ones for me are thyroid and progesterone levels. She didn't think I had PCOS or fallopian tubes problem (based on initial assessment)

    But she sounded positive so far - well after 13K which is what I was charged (!!), maybe it was included in the price too?

    :Butbut

    Can you please tell me one thing. Based on an U/S and a comprehensive check, would a fertility specialist be able to tell that I am about 12-24 hrs (less than 1 full day) away from AF? Or would the lining and everything look the same as if I got PG 7-8 days ago? Bacause she was looking at an U/S, said did you BD 7-8 days ago as you could too be PG already... I looked at my chart and yup we did BD on both those days - but then it was already 6 days since my o - so would I be able to ovulate 2x in the same month?

    Why did she even mention this to someone who is trying to get PG? I am not really keeping my hopes up but am quite intrigued...

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