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    Parramatta in Sydney you mean? You were so meant to find me!

    Go to your GP and get a referral for Dr. Peter Illingworth who works for IVF Australia. They are close to Westmead hospital. Not only is he the medical director for IVF Australia, but he's also the BEST fertility specialist in the country! It's thanks to him that I'm going to have my baby in just over 7 weeks. I love that man to death! he was the only one who believed me and helped me with what i asked for when no one else would. Thanks to him I got the medication that I needed that led me to this healthy pregnancy. Don't let the IVF part scare you. He's also a reproductive endocrinologist so he really knows his stuff and he prefers to exhaust the natural options before pushing for IVF.

    He'll tell it like it is and you'll be SOOO happy with him. I'm excited for you!!!

    Here are his contact details to make an appointment but make sure you have your referral from your GP first:

    IVF Australia
    Level 220-22 Mons Road

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    Ph: 02 8844 1550

    Please let me know how you go!

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    Can you also go your gp today and ask for a medical cert and take a few days off?? Your boss should NOT be asking you to come in on the weekend as you had today off. Do they know you're pregnant? If so, tell them it's a threatened miscarriage and you're on medically ordered bed rest. If they don't know, tell them you have a med cert and you are unfit for work until x date and its none of their business why but you will certainly not be coming in sooner. Surely your gp will be understanding of the emotions involved, and even though your gut feeling is a bad outcome, you really should take it easy anyway (not that it will change the outcome but you know what I mean). That's the last thing you need to worry about. I agree with trying to get some bloods done, even if it's just to confirm the level is dropping. Take care of yourself, don't give up, and absolutely change drs, you have to be happy with them

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    Don't forget too, a low AMH doesn't mean you won't get pregnant, it just means you will likely not produce as many eggs in a simulated ivf cycle, it doesn't reflect the quality of the eggs you do get and that's the important part. People with pcos can produce 20+ eggs and still may only get a few good quality embryos out of the lot. It's quality not quantity so don't be to disheartened if that happens. You've proven you can get pregnant, your body is probably showing signs you just need to ask for help sooner than expected for someone your age. Luckily you are trying now and seeking help and that's the main thing. I think the higher the fsh the less likely there will be a good quality egg there that month, but it does fluctuate month to month. Once it starts to rise though it usually continues to trend upwards. It may be worth speaking to your fs about doing a couple of stimulated cycles to "bank" some embryos to freeze before putting one back and potentially getting pregnant. I've also seen people conceive with fsh levels in the 20s, so 12 is only just high and not so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemama View Post
    Hi and sorry for your loss . Just something to consider, if a pregnancy is failing anyway (say there is something genetically wrong and it was always going to miscarry) then your progesterone levels will start to fall as part of the process of starting to bleed. So it may not have been the low progesterone that caused the mc but rather the progesterone was shown to be low because the pregnancy was already failing. This may mean that it won't be a problem for a future pregnancy.

    There are progesterone support medications that can be given (they still can't support a non viable pregnancy, but can help boost your natural progesterone with a healthy pregnancy) so you could always ask for some luteal phase support for extra reassurance next time, although if you don't need them they can be messy and expensive. Worth speaking to your specialist about. Fingers crossed for a sticky bub soon
    Totally agree with this. There are many many things on net that state that the progesterone level lowers when the pregnancy is failing it does not cause a miscarriage, infact most women would not even conceive if the levels were low in tww. Keep your chin up hun. Big hugsxxx

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    How are you going original poster?

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    Hi All,

    Just a quick update. MY FS has done a couple of tests on me to make sure it is not an ectopic pregnancy. Also, I am still waiting for my results of Fragile X carrier test as my FS wants to know the reason behind my low amh .

    Above all I have booked for an appointment with my surgeon to schedule a laproscopy to remove the cyst on my ovary.

    As FirstTimeMummy2012 suggested I got my HCG levels tested as well, it has gone down. Looks like Dr. Peter is heavily booked until July. So planning to get my cyst sorted first.

    If my Fragile X test turns out to be positive, I am jumping on to the donor egg cycle straightaway to avoid further complications. I would recommend people with low amh/POF to get yourself tested for Fragile X if you have no family history of POF.

    Thank you all for you support ladies

    Not having high hopes at this stage.

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    what is fragile x?

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    Hi LowAMHonly25yo,

    From your username, I can conclude that you are just like me. I don't have a family history of POF. So my RE assumes that I may be a Fragile X carrier.

    Fragile X is a
    geneticsyndrome that is the most widespread single-gene cause of autism and inherited cause of mental retardation among boys. It results in a spectrum of intellectual disabilities ranging from mild to severe as well as physical characteristics such as an elongated face, large or protruding ears, and large testes (macroorchidism), and behavioral characteristics such as stereotypic movements (e.g. hand-flapping), and social anxiety.

    In short, people with Fragile X have high chances of having autistic kids.

    Hope this helps

    Sending you
    Can I ask you how low is your amh levels?

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    Thanks for explaining that wannakid! How do you get tested for that?

    My AMH in September 2012 @ age 25 was 4.5. I'm awaiting my results from my latest test (1 week ago). I'm far too curious!

    Your AMH is very low, I'm so sorry for what you're going through!!! Many hugs for you! Xxxx

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    Hi,

    It is just a blood test. Takes 4-6 weeks to get the results back. I will be getting mine in 2 weeks. Yep my amh is way too low. But my RE thinks it is due to the fact that my left ovary isn't working because of the cyst. She thinks it may go up after the lap surgery.

    How long are you TTCing? Are you planning to go for ART?


 

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