Hi all!! Looking for some help ASAP
So it's a long story so please bare with me.. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 7 years. I'm 29 and his 32, he has a uritha cord blockage( meaning his flow is very slow and sometimes they are blank) his doctors have told us it will not affect him from having babies. My cycle is all over the place, and I suffer strong unbearable period pain. I have had every test under the sun, and doctors also say there is nothing wrong. We were tested for sperm count( came out good) and ovulation ( also came out fine)!! So what is wrong then??? I have never been on the pill, we sleep together all the time and still nothing!, how can this be when doctors have told us after all the tests there is nothing wrong! Please help as I'm starting to get nervous, I just finished my period 3 days ago, when should I start ovulation testing?
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05-10-2014 17:35 #1Junior Member
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Doctors say nothing is wrong?
05-10-2014 17:48 #2
If you have been actively trying for 12 months your concerns should be listened to. Who did your husbands testing in the first place? Can you get it in writing? I would try and find a decent gp that will listen to your concerns.
In the meantime get a free app to track your periods. You can then use this as evidence in the future or irregular cycles.
05-10-2014 17:55 #3Junior Member
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Thankyou so much for your help, iv been seeing a very expensive $250 per visit highly recommended fertility doctor. He just keeps saying nothing is wrong? I'm so unhappy.
05-10-2014 18:05 #4
OMy dh and I had unexplained infertility. Just because the doctor hasn't found the problem yet doesn't mean there isn't one. Even after 2 unsuccessful ivf cycles and responding really poorly to the ivf drugs my doctors still couldn't pinpoint the problem for us.
Have you only had tests through your gp so far? I'd recommend getting a referral to a fertility specialist - there's a lot more they can do and test for than your gp. For example if the period pain is due to endometriosis that can impact your fertility. Or there may be implantation problems or egg quality problems that won't be picked up in an ovulation test.
Also do you have a copy of the semen analysis? Our gp said dh's semen analysis was fine but when we saw the specialist it turned out one factor was very borderline and when they retested that factor was slightly below normal.
Good luck with finding out what is going on!
Eta: sorry posted before I saw you are already seeing a fs! I would be getting a second opinion!!
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Last edited by phee83; 05-10-2014 at 20:27.
05-10-2014 18:07 #5
There is a tonne more testing that can be done!!!
Maybe some if the ivf ladies on here have suggestions? Where do you live?
05-10-2014 18:16 #6
Hey Hun, I have a friend who didn't know that she ovulated on cycle day 9 and so month after month, they would start DTD every second day from cd12 and didn't realise they were just missing the egg! So I would definitely suggest starting to DTD every second day, straight after your AF has stopped.
But really, come on.....TTC for 7 years? With no pregnancy at all? Obviously there has to be something going on you poor thing, I think you definitely need a new GP! I can't believe they haven't referred you to a Fertility Specialist this whole time? They should have given you a referral after 12 months or even 6 months, depending in your age. How old are you Hun?
Have you had a hysterosalpingogram scan to check that your tubes are clear? Have you had an internal ultrasound to check your ovaries? Do you have PCOS or PCO? Have you had a Hysteroscopy or laparoscopy to check your uterus for scaring, polyps, bicornuate uterus or endometriosis? Have you been checked for adenomyosis? Been checked for high natural killer cells? What is your AMH? Has your hubby had several seminal analysis? Do you have a copy of those results?
What area of Australia are you in and someone here will definitely be able to recommend a much much better doctor than the one you are currently seeing! I'm sure after 7 years, most FS would've tried a couple of Clomid cycles or OI/IUI cycles or even IVF (you guys may even need ICSI/IVF) . What has your current doctor (is he a specialist that you needed a referral for?) suggested trying? Has he got some sort of plan of action?
One thing I've learnt during my TTC years Hun, is that you've got to be proactive and get a little demanding. Seek second, third, fourth opinions if necessary! Every year you waste is worse for your fertility. You've taken a great step in posting here, there are countless ladies who have many years of experience with fertility problems and I'd be very surprised if you don't find a few ladies.....maybe even a whole thread dedicated to them with the exact or very similar problems that you do....you've just got to keep researching and get demanding to discover what your actual problem is.
Last edited by Ladydee; 05-10-2014 at 19:21.
05-10-2014 18:25 #7
What blood tests have you had done, do you have copies of them? You are legally allowed to ask your doctor for copies of everything or else contact the pathology companies you went to and they can send you copies of everything you've had ....you may just need to pay a small postage fee. Have you had blood tests for all the common blood clotting factors?? How about your thyroid? You need to check for t3 and t4....not just TSH.
How does your doctor know you are ovulating.....just through day 21 progesterone blood tests?? Has he tracked your cycle with internal ultrasounds as well a cd21 bloods? If you have PCOS, you may only be ovulating very occasionally. If you are indeed ovulating, maybe you're O'ing too early or too late and your eggs are too immature or over mature.
Regular slightly long cycles or short cycles can be normal but irregular cycles are not....that's a big red flag that something is up!
If you haven't had all of these tests then bad news is that your doctor is a quack......the good (great!) news is that you have many, many more options open to you to tweak things here or there and end up with a beautiful bubba of your own xx
Last edited by Ladydee; 05-10-2014 at 19:26.
05-10-2014 19:03 #8
Time for a new FS! As a PP said, name your city and the ladies here can tell you who to see who will be proactive. In my opinion it's time for some intervention. Start saving your $$$ in case you need IVF and do the deed every second day.
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