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    Default First FS Appointment - what to expect?

    Hi Ladies

    Not sure if I am posting in the right place or not so apologies if this is in the wrong area.

    I am 33 and DH 38. We have been TTC for what is now cycle 10 with no luck. My GP has given us a referral to a FS and the appointment is next week.

    I wondered of any of you can give me some idea about what to expect from this first appointment? What will be asked, what is involved etc? Starting to get a bit nervous!

    We had a questionnaire to compete re health issues/history to take along but would love to hear about the experiences others have gone through.

    Thank you

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    Hi Laurs,

    Your first appointment will probably be full of questions relating to your history including if you know if you're ovulating or if you have any signs and symptoms of PCOS, endometriosis etc etc

    My 1st appointment with and FS I had just found out I had PCO and wasn't ovulating so he put me on clomid to try and get me ovulating but it wasn't successful.

    He also send off DH to have a semen analysis done, which I would assume they will do for your DH too. This way they know what they are dealing with as 40% of infertility is from the men.

    Depending on your history he might get you to have an ultrasound of your ovaries to check for PCOS. Also maybe some blood tests to check your AMH level (your ovarian reserve) and then general things with the BT eg: STDs, vaccines etc etc

    They do all this to get all your "data" in front of them then they know what they are working with. Hopefully you have no issues but if you do at least you will know.

    Are you wanting to do IVF? We went straight on to it as with my PCO and DH's funny swimmers it was our best option!

    Where in Australia are you?

    I am not sure if I have been much help or made you more nervous but don't be... the 1st apt is a general over view then if you need to get tests/scans done you'll have them done and then go back to assess the results.

    Good luck

    xx

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    Thanks for the reply JB

    I had my AMH levels checked about 3 months ago (15.1 apparently) as my GP agreed to do this for me.

    DH also had his swimmers checked and there appeared to be no issues however I believe that the test the FS does is more thorough than the one done via the normal pathology clinic so I expect he will be thrilled to hear that he has to do another one

    I have been charting temps and using OPK's for about 6 months now and AF is pretty regular with 28 day cycle and according to my fertility friend app and OPK's I appear to be ovulating so I am hoping there are no major issues.

    I guess due to our ages I just don't want to wait too much longer trying then to find out in another 6 months time that we have an issue. So I figured it was best to rule everything out and then if there is an issue we can do something about it. I know it can take a healthy couple longer than 12 months to but would hate to wait all that time then discover we need some kind of assistance...

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    I agree. Best to get everything tested now then you know what you're dealing with. Yes the test the specialists do are very comprehensive so should clear it all up for you and DH.

    If you can get copies of your tests you GP did and take them to your FS appointment that will be very helpful to as I am sure the FS will ask for it.

    That's great that you've been ovulating... there's no real issue and it's just taking it's time! hopefully you're one of those couples who falls pregnant before starting any kind of treatment cause once it is out of your hands it's such a relief to know it's been taking care of and you relax.

    Good luck with everything!!

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    Good luck to you also JB x


 

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