Hello there ,
My next FS appointment is not until October , but in the meantime I'm putting together a list of questions for her to try and find out why my cycles keep failing. Yes, I know I am paying her the big bucks to do this herself, but I just don't have the confidence that some FS's are in it to help others or to help their bank account. This is the reason I have already changed 1 FS. After my first 2 cycles failed his only suggestion was to try again . IMO, that wasn't good enough, shouldn't he at least try and do some investigations as to why they were failing? Anyway, here is a brief outline of my cycles:
1st ICSI long cycle = 7 eggs, 4 fertilised, 1 ET, 0 frosties = BFN
2nd ICSI long cycle = 4 eggs, 1 fertilised, 1 ET, 0 frosties = BFN (changed to new FS)
3rd ICSI short antagonist cycle = 2 eggs, 0 ET
Both of my emby's were not at blasty stage.
We have only ever had the following tests:
· Endo removed (had a lap, D&C in Feb 10)
· Pelvic ultrasound and hyCoSy (both results normal)
· Blood tests (Hep B, rubella)
· DH SA (low sperm count)
DH is currently taking Menevit and I'm taking Elevit with Iodine. I would love to start trying DHEA to improve my egg quality (something I have learnt already from some of you) but cannot get a prescription until I see her in October (I tried calling to get a script sent to me but her receptionist refused and said I had to wait until my appointment ). I am also currently taking DHEA from the vitamin shop but it's not the same strength as the one from the chemist.
After reading many of your stories here on BH, I have heard some of you say that you've been tested for things I've never heard of or at least never been tested for, eg NK? cells, AMH? levels, etc.
I would love to find out what kind of tests me and DH should undergo to see if there is any underlying reason for our infertility. Sometimes it just feels like it's too easy to label us as "unexplained infertility", but I just cannot accept this when obviously there has to be an explanation if we already conceived a child naturally.
Any information, advice, stories would be greatly appreciated. Thanks .