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Time for a fertility specialist?

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    Time for a fertility specialist?

    Hi Girls

    Not that I thought I would ever have to post here but I am coming to terms that it's probably about time I look into things. Hubby and I have been TTC for 10 months now without any luck.

    I am 30, and I O regularly. Hubby's sperm test is fine too.

    We have been timing BD and I temp and use OPKs so can't blame it on bad timing...

    Anyways, to be honest I am not sure what is the next step - do I go to my gyno or book myself directly to a fertility specialist? Are there any good ones in HK?

    Do you think I should do this in HK or go back to Oz? What should I expect of the visit anyway? Any idea on cost of these visits, too? I don't think my insurance would cover anything.

    I am really anxious of what lies ahead, but got to tackle it...

    Thanks Girlies I know you have tons of wisdom.

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    I went to see Dr.Christine Choy and now have a little boy who is 1 tomorrow. She's good but not cheap. Her consultations are about HK$700-800 and scans are HK$800. But she does know what she is doing. I had Polycystic Ovaries and had to take medication and insurance was able to cover that, some consultations and some tests. Though insurance would not cover the fertility injections and related scans. Her number is 3112 0480.

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    I am currently seeing Dr. Derek Lo (you can find his contact information at the directory), for baby # 2. Have been TTC for 11 months already so felt it was time to check. I have Polycystic ovaries and will start treatment Friday this week. He charges HKD$600 for consultation --- and my first one, he did not charge ultra-sound.

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    I've also been treated by Dr Choy, after recurrent miscarriages, and she took it seriously and urgently... now pregnant for 25 weeks and doing fine. She is very nice to talk with, and understand when you worry. She's in Central.

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    MayC, hubby just went to his GP who referred him to a guy who does sperm tests. Nothing like what I have seen on TV / imagined, they don't have rooms or anything, apparently they just send the guy to find a toilet somewhere and bring back their reuslts :-)))

    Needles to say hubby and I had a VERY good laugh about this process.

    Anyway, I have booked myself to see a fert specialist on Friday, will keep you posted.

    I am a bit aprehensive but have no choice but to tough it out I guess.

    MickeyMom, are there any symptoms with PCOS?

    Sky123, you are the best, thanks for sharing Christine's contact, she does sound great and I will give her a try.

    Lots of baby dust to all! x

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    Well first off I should point out that I'm a guy and also not as well informed as a lot of the ladies that often post here...

    I'm sure you're doing the right thing in getting these checks done, but if they show that there is no medical issue you could certainly keep going down the natural route for longer, especially as you're still young. My wife is also 30 and we were TTC for quite a while - don't remember exactly how long, but long enough that we were starting to be anxious and dissapointed when my wife's cycle invariably came round again and again. The best advice we got then was to try to totally relax about it and put it out of our minds completely (especially by not having expectations if her period was a little late etc). It was actually once we stopped thinking we "were TTC" and sort of gave up trying for a few months that my wife got pregnant straight away. Others often tell a similar story too. In my case, I was certainly one of those who thought that once we we're TTC, using the ovulation kits, tests etc it should only take a few months and then was dissapointed and concerned when my wife didn't get pregnant...

    It's very hard to do (I speak from experience on that!) and this is just another view of course...

    The very best of luck to you - I'm sure you'll be having some good news soon...

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    wow a guy wonders into these mysterious waters, I am impressed :-))

    thanks Lantau35 I hear this a LOT about the magical trick of being relaxed. I think however that one needs to rule out any medical problems to start with... otherwise I could be relaxing till I am 40 and still have no little people in tow!

    I am also the type of person who is very organised and likes to plan things, so not having a plan will be the hardest thing of all............. oh should I mention hubby travels 50-60% of the time and the rest of the time he is jet-lagged so not to plan means we won't have any little people making time at all!

    At least seeing the two lines on an OPK make him put some effort in..... or am I the only one whose husbands travel so much that even the most romantic gesture won't help their desire to just go to bed and sleep.....
    Last edited by brightstar; 08-22-2007 at 04:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightstar View Post
    MayC,

    MickeyMom, are there any symptoms with PCOS?
    No symptoms really, well maybe except for missed periods. When doctors rule out that your period is irregular because of stress, lifestyle change etc, then they start thinking that maybe it is PCOS and check via an ultrasound. If you google this, you will see that it is a fairly common syndrome. In fact, one literature even claims that 1 out of 5 women have it. But they are also hormone driven and may come and go. So doctors like to do the check to measure and see if it is in any way affecting your fertility.

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