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    Hi ladies,

    Sorry this is so long - I'm just not sure where to go!

    My husband and I have been TTC for our 10th cycle now and no luck. I have had all the blood tests (I think!) - except a 21-day progesterone test - and everything is good, except that I have a prothrombin blood clotting disorder. My GP said that shouldn't affect us getting pregnant, but I have an appointment with a specialist on the 22nd - just to be sure. Hubby had a SA last week and is waiting for the results ... my u/s came back fine.

    My GP sent a referral to Monash Uni because she didn't realise I have private hospital cover (Monash is the only public FS near where we live); when I told her I do, she said she would send a letter that I could send to other FSs in the area since there would probably be a long wait for Monash. I received the letter today, but it is addressed to a FS in Box Hill. Did she just address it to someone because it has to be and I can still use it to send to another FS? She recommended that I call around and find the shortest waiting time and then fax the referral over, but did she just forget?

    Also, would you suggest that I have a 21-day progesterone test before seeing the FS? Is there anything else I should do in advance?

    Thanks in advance ... I am just feeling kind of lost and keep expecting to be utd every month, then feeling like a failure when AF arrives. While I am still feeling very positive about this month, I'm just trying to be prepared!

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    You may as well get the CD21 progesterone test (assuming that you think you ovulate on CD14) while you're waiting for your first FS appt. The FS will do more tests of his/her own too.
    Make sure that your referral has both your name and your DH's name on it.
    I chose my FS from his online profile and then got my GP to write the referral for him.

    Does your prothrombin issue cause blood clots or prevent your blood from clotting. Many women with blood clotting disorders require blood thinners for successful pregnancy.

    Good luck.
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    Hi gals - thanks for your responses.

    I made an appt for my GP on Monday to ask her to add my DH to the referral and ask how she wants to go about the referral - if I can just send the one she gave me or what. I'll also ask for a progesterone test, which is probably day 19 for me rather than 21!

    My prothrombin disorder means my blood clots - my sister has the same issue and she had to take blood thinners throughout her pregnancy. I've been taking aspirin daily for the last cycle and a half (halfway through one now) in the hopes that my uterine lining is too thick or not enough blood flow or something preventing implantation.


 

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