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    Default hy-co-sy - should i have this done now? please suggestions!!

    after getting a test done to check my amh, which results were low ovarian reserve, i went to fs for a 2nd appt and brought my husband. we have NOT started ttc yet. fs is ordering another batch of blood tests for me and then testing for my husband to check out his sperm. ok, seems natural so far

    however, he is wanting me to get hy-co-sy done as well and come back after all testing. i've called to enquire about the proceedure and cost etc.,. it is very expensive. i can't book until jan (with b/c of period timing and the holidays) and was thinking about it and then talking it over with my mother in law and she said what i was thinking... why are you doing this test now when your not even ttc yet??

    shouldn't we ttc before we have this test? or are we wrong? i don't know much about ttc and fertility issues yet, this is all happening really fast. all i know is i have pretty low amh for my age (32 and amh was in the 7 range when first tested oct). i am on meds that i can't be on whilst ttc, and don't plan to go off them until feb as i really need to be on them (if result is similar, but if has dropped significantly sooner.. but most of these test results we won't find out until mid jan anyway!)

    sorry to write so much.. but someone please give your opinion. would you question why this test now or is there a reason that i'm missing? or would you want to wait until after the next amh and ttc for a while to get this done?? after you do the hy-co-sy, does it take a long time to get results? if tubes are blocked, what would happen then? is it very time consuming to go on different drugs or do proceedures that aid in this, or just start ivf?

    please advise! thanks!

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    ps. i don't have any symptoms of endo or anything unusal with my periods. only thing is i have this very low amh. well, actually i do have a weird cycle.. it is every 23 days and lasts 6 days. but it is regular.

    hopefully someone will offer advice please thanks

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    can someone please respond with some advice please? i would really appreciate it. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydbubba View Post
    can someone please respond with some advice please? i would really appreciate it. thank you.
    Hi! I've had a hycosy and honestly if you don't have to don't do it! Try naturally for a few months before worrying about having blocked tubes. We ttc'd for a year before we did any testing and this test is invasive and I'm not going to lie it was painful! I cried the whole way through even with my mum there lol

    And after all that my tubes were perfect!

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    thank you!!! i just wanted an opinion, that's all. so thanks for answering.

    i'm wondering why the fertility specialist wanted us to get this test, when we aren't even trying yet?? that seems odd. this whole thing is so confusing. i just feel so rushed and nothing is explained. it's like.. just do this test and that and see you when you get the results. frusturating a bit. yet i don't want to upset the dr or go against his advice.

    can someone tell me.. if my tubes did happen to be blocked, what happens then? it's it a long process of going on drugs for a while to help? (just trying to make sense of why he ordered now or later) also, does anyone know would there be symptoms??

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    Sydbubba I would say it depends on how concerned you are about the AMH. If you are worried that it is going to affect how easily you get pregnant I would get other things checked. Personally I would be very frustrated if I tried for months only to find out that there was something wrong that I could have had checked.

    In regards to why the FS suggested it I would say it is probably just part of the process. I had a hycosy as part of my initial assessment with my clinic. I would add that mine wasn't painful but that was because my clinic do them under sedation.

    You also asked what happens if your tubes are blocked. Sometimes they can clear them with a laprascopy. If they can't be cleared then you will probably be recommended to do IVF. But that is a lot of ifs and maybes. You can't really know what the future could hold unless you do the test.

    However, if you are happy to try for a while and are worried about the procedure you may choose to put it off until it is necessary.

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    I had a hycosy as part of our fertility testing earlier this year. Went under a twilight anesthetic so remember zip about it, no pain or discomfort afterwards.

    I don't know the treatment if your tubes are blocked (i was all good). We had been ttc for a couple of years before undergoing the testing and yes, it was an expensive exercise.

    As pp said though, I would ttc for awhile first before undergoing any surgical procedure. Good luck

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    Darn! I went to the royal women's hospital Melbourne and no sedation!!! Although I admit besides some pin for 10 mins after there's no long lasting pain! If you can get it under a sedation where you feel no pain that sounds like a perfect way to do it!

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    weird, my last response didn't show up!
    thanks for the replies ladies, most appreciated just wanted to say that we have NOT started ttc yet at all, so it's not as if we have been trying for months wondering why. of course i am concerned about amh being very low for my age, but naturally we have to try first and can't anyway until i come off my meds. we will get the results end of jan and i hope to go off my meds feb. hopefully my amh level stays the same and doesn't drop! wanted to actually wait to try until may or june, but fs says start asap. it will have to be feb, but i would think we should try before doing this hycosy - of course if we try a few months and nothing i would get it done asap. i think this is my decision. i hope the fs isn't angry/offended i am not taking his advice. i just don't feel it is necessary to do something surgical/so expensive at this point w/o trying. am i being unreasonable?

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    I don't think your specialist will be overly annoyed. He will discuss your choice with you though and no doubt try to sway your decision to what he feels is medically best. You need to do what is best for you overall, not just medically in regards to one issue.

    Does he know that you weren't TTC until mid next year? FS are accustomed to dealing with patients who want to conceive now. Unless he is has been made aware of this and the reasons behind it he may have made an assumption. He may also want you to have the procedure now so that you have time to heal before TTC.


 

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