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    Hi all,

    My partner and I have been TTC for 6 cycles now with no luck. I'm 33 and he is 39. I have been tracking my periods for the last 2 years and during the last 6 cycles been tracking my cervical mucas. I thought that when your cervical mucas is egg white / watery that's when you are ovulating. Is that correct?

    Reason why I ask is I went to the doctor yesterday and asked for hormone tests etc to make sure everything is ok given our ages and it's been 6 cycles. He said to do some books tests for progesterone and estrogen which should be tested at time of ovulation, a week before period is due.

    My question is if ovulation is when cervical mucas is egg white / watery, which for me is around day 10-12 why am I doing blood tests around day 19? I sometimes wonder how much knowledge a gp has on fertility and reproduction.

    Am I wrong? Is he right? Suggestions?

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    I'd be skipping the GP totally and asking for a referral to a Fertility Specialist for investigative testing for both you and your partner (after all if your tests come back fine, you could waste time ttc when it may be an issue with your DP). Good luck!

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    1 blood test at CD19 isn't going to shed much light on anything. A FS will be able to give you a much better idea of what is going on. If I was you I would book an appt to see a FS ASAP. The waitlists can be quite long. Hopefully you will get pregnant before your appt but at least you've got one if you need it. Whilst your waiting for your FS appt you could try what your GP is recommending. In that situation you won't have anything to loose.

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    Hi,
    I'm not a GP nor a FS, but from what I understand, even good-looking EWCM can be deceptive, ie it could be "hostile" to the sperm.

    My DF and and I were trying since Jan this year and a week after my 35th birthday in July we went to the GP together... Who told us to pass her and go straight to an FS. It was mainly to streamline us bc of age (DF is 38). So - I think try another GP, and tell them it's been 12 months of TTC.

    Get the assistance from the expert, I say! Good luck!

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    Generally that blood test is done on cd21. It tests progesterone etc to see if you have in fact ovulated.

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