As per the title, how long did it take to get started after your first appt? We've had lots of tests already from when we were TTC our first and DH has had a recent SA. My last endo surgery was in Sept. I'll be a few days away from AF when we have out appt next week.
Not sure if we'll go straight to IVF, might try IUI first, depending on our Dr's recomendation (main issue is swimmer quality and count).
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19-03-2013 12:33 #1
How quickly did you start after first appt?
19-03-2013 13:13 #2
At my current clinic, FS wanted me to do a Lap/Hyst first, however if I'd already had one or refused, I would have started cycling as soon as AF arrived. At my first clinic it was different for us, because we went for our initial appt about 8 months before we were actually ready to start (had to get the wedding and honeymoon out of the way first, lol).
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19-03-2013 21:06 #3
19-03-2013 21:12 #4
We already had one SA done by our GP to give to the FS when we first went to see her, so she basically said if the 2nd test done 2.5 months from the first one (which we were almost at ) was as bad, we could just start straight away. So i think we had the 2nd SA done in October and it came back worse, so we started the IVF at end of november? You can pretty much start as soon as you want as long as you have all the test results they need.
If you have the finances ready to go, and the dr has all the test results they need, you could probably start next cycle or the one after? It really all depends on what the issues are.
19-03-2013 21:49 #5
Our issues seem to be male factor, although DH is in a fair bit of denial about that. He's had 3 SAs done in total and all have had poor motility & morphology and 2 of the tests have been around the 10mil mark in qty so fairly low. Every time i mention his issue he looks at me like I'm crazy and points at DD saying "theres nothing wrong with me, see?" (she was a spontaneous conception).
I have a history of mild endo but am currently clear with regular cycles and seem to be ovulating fine (it's very painful for me so no missing it!).
19-03-2013 22:02 #6
it can be tough with MFI, guys don't like to think it could be their issue (even though its not their fault). My DP had a count of 1.8 mil and then i think 2.2 mil so we just went straight to ICSI IVF and didn't even think about IUI and our FS said it would be a waste.
1 fresh transfer and 2 frozen transfers all resulted in chemical pregnancies and an early miscarriage BUT i somehow fell pregnant on a clomid cycle (that was right before an endo biopsy was scheduled). It really was a shot in hell, 0.05% chance according to the FS (surprised the hell out of us!). By that stage we would not have used contraception for over 2 years and did heaps of well timed natural tries. So there is always a chance, but i guess it depends how long you want to wait to keep trying? We know we were just super lucky and when we go back for number 2, we might do a couple of clomid cycles just in case it works again, but the will go straight back to IVF.
I think with low sperm, you def can still get there, but it takes a lot more cycles (naturally) and don't ever really know if i will work again. My FS said with counts under about 12 million, you have the numbers but just no enough of them to break down the barrier of the egg. So we must have have had one champion one in there somewhere, somehow.
Maybe see what the dr comes back with and go from there?
Last edited by Clementine Grace; 19-03-2013 at 22:05.
19-03-2013 22:11 #7
We have mfi, our best count came back as 2000. Lowest was <4. We had or first ever appointment in the November and cycled in the March. In the meantime had heaps if tests and did a lap as well.
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19-03-2013 22:18 #8
Thanks Clementine, we will see what he says. We had a similar experience with DD, all the SA tests were bad and we were recommended ICSI but fell pregnant naturally out of nowhere (twice actually, but the first ended in m/c at 6wks).
DD is almost 20mo and after trying for 10cycles, mostly perfectly timed, and knowing our issues we just don't want to keep putting ourselves through it without seeing what we can do about it.
26-03-2013 21:55 #9
We had our first appointment today and I'm quite happy with how it went. We went through DHs latest SA and it looks like not many swimmers are moving and there are a lot of dodgy shaped ones. He's going to do another SA with a trial wash and a 'halo' test, which I think the Dr wants to do due to the poor morphology (some of the info fell out of my head and I'm yet to google it!). I'll be doing day 3 and day 21 tests and AMH (ovarian reserve) this cycle. Back in 6wks to get the results and discuss an action plan.
26-03-2013 22:54 #10Senior Member
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With IVF we had our first appointment with Fertility Specialist and it happened to be Day 2 of my cycle so we started that day. I already had many tests and DH had multiple SAs from our earlier FS that we did IUIs with.
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