So i have an appointment with the fertility clinic what will they do?

(16 Posts)
DuelingFanjo Wed 24-Jul-13 21:43:44

I am not normally into woo type therapies but have you tried acupuncture? I am convinced it helped me, if only because I felt less stressed in general. Though I hated it when people told me to relax.

If you can't have IVF maybe clomid would be worth a try.

ZolaBuddleia Wed 24-Jul-13 12:27:42

Thanks Dueling, glad to know there was a happy outcome. I wouldn't expect IVF either at my age or because we already have a child.

Not really sure what the options might be.

DuelingFanjo Tue 23-Jul-13 21:59:57

Sorry, just seen your question.

I had a baby boy by IVF in December 2010. Had actually been told I couldn't have IVF on the NHS because of my age but we appealed and were given one round which was successful. However that was almost a year after the clomid. I took clomid for six months and did get pregnant but miscarried in June 2009.

My diagnosis was 'unexplained infertility' but I always blamed my age. We'd been trying since I was 37. In hindsight though I really do believe I had other problems that weren't properly diagnosed.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 22-Jul-13 21:06:08

My HSG and DP's SA was 4 years ago, do you think they'll want to repeat them?

(apologies to Katniss for hijack)

Katnisscupcake Mon 22-Jul-13 21:04:40

Oh yes I forgot to mention dh! He is taking his sample in tomorrow morning...

NatashaBee Mon 22-Jul-13 21:01:32

I imagine an HSG for you and a sperm analysis for your partner would be next on the list.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 22-Jul-13 20:50:12

What happened in the end, Dueling?

DuelingFanjo Mon 22-Jul-13 20:49:50

My hsg wasn't at all painful.

DuelingFanjo Mon 22-Jul-13 20:48:22

I was given and took clomid, despite not having any kind of ovulation problem. I think they often tend to throw that at unexplained infertility but I felt like I wasted more than 12 months on it.

I also had an hsg, before the clomid.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 22-Jul-13 20:44:30

It wasn't great, I have to say. Luckily it was over just as I was about to say I needed a break. Having said which, that was before childbirth, maybe my threshold is higher now!

I'm really hoping there'll be some suggestions made and action taken at the appointment, I'm 42 and don't want to just 'wait and see'.

Katnisscupcake Mon 22-Jul-13 20:40:52

Oooh my sister had that and said it was really painful... the mc that I had was never confirmed as ectopic as it ended naturally but at the time they couldn't find the pregnancy with an internal scan and because my hcg levels rose slightly and I didn't get a +ive hpt until AFTER my af!

So I think they'll need to do one of those to check my tubes...

Forgot to mention had a smear recently and swabs just to rule out anything in that region and that was clear aswell.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 22-Jul-13 20:32:57

You are put on a tilting hospital bed and someone squirts dye up your fanjo. They then x-ray you. It's to check if your tubes are blocked.

I got pregnant the following month, after 8 months of trying. It's a very odd experience though! grin

Katnisscupcake Mon 22-Jul-13 20:27:48

Zola, what on earth is that???? Definitely haven't had one of those...

My tests were about 6 weeks ago.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 22-Jul-13 20:13:33

I also have an appt on 1st Aug, TTC DC2! Let's hope it's an auspicious day.

I had bloods taken in March which I'm going to be discussing a bit further (have been told they were fine but I've since realised my cycle was a bit odd at the time so I'm not sure the readings are reliable).

Have you had a hysterosalpingogram? I had one before DC1, 4 years ago, so I'm not sure whether they'll suggest that again.

InsanelyBrainDeprived Mon 22-Jul-13 20:10:28

They may run their own tests, depending how recent yours were. In my experience the first appointment was just to discuss options and previous results

Katnisscupcake Mon 22-Jul-13 20:08:31

I have an appointment on the 1st august. I have all my bloodwork done and all have come back normal. I ovulate every month which has been confirmed by testing progesterone and by me temping every month.

Tested for pcos and had ultrasound scan of ovaries, all completely normal.

I am spotting brown blood from around 8dpo, changing to slightly newer blood a couple of days before af starts properly which is around dpo15.

Been ttc dc2 for over a year. Last pg was last July and ended in early mc, nothing since.

Can anyone advise me what they will do at the appointment? What is the normal procedure? Thank you in advance.

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