I'm so excited for you! My HSG was painful, but I'm soooo glad I did it because we found out that I had 4 polyps and needed a D&C. The surgery wasn't that bad, and I'm very glad to know that my fallopian tubes aren't blocked and that everything else looked good.
The other thing that I really liked was all of the blood tests they ran on me. I had borderline insulin levels, so they put me on Metformin. I also had lower iron levels, so I went on a multivitamin. I was relieved to find out that my thyroid was normal, as well as cholesterol levels.
When my husband went for his SA, it came back extremely low, so they tested him again. The second result was much better, so much that we're trying IUI first instead of IVF. ($1000 sounds much nicer than $10,000).
Go to a Reproductive Endocrinologist. Without the proper tests, you may have conditions that are preventing pregnancy and not even know it. I had a very thick uterine lining and 4 polyps (noncancerous) and it took several involved tests to find this out. I had to have surgery and now 3 months later, we're about to schedule an IUI. My gyno said that he preferred sending women to a RE sooner rather than later because he didn't want to waste time (I'm over 30) with just trial and error.View Thread
Get your OB/GYN to refer you to a Reproductive Endocrinologist. My husband and I were trying to get pregnant for over a year when we were referred and I'm so glad we went. I had to have surgery to remove 4 uterine polyps and a D&C to clear out excessive thick lining. My doctor said that the polyps weren't cancerous, but left untreated for years, they could have become cancer.
Also, it was cool to be tested for things such as blocked tubes, healthy ovaries, and hormonal levels. Also, my husband was tested and his levels weren't horrible, but he now has to take a set of vitamins that the doctor says will boost his levels.
The way I understand it: Femara stimulates ovulation and Ovidrel triggers it. Femara is a pill and Ovidrel is a shot.
Femara was over $600, but my doctor had a coupon, so with my insurance, it was free.
The Ovidrel shot is around $100 and my insurance doesn't pay any part of it.
I do not want to take Clomid because of the side effects, such as thinning uterine lining and hot flashes. If I hadn't had the coupon, I would be choosing it, though. It's $9 on my pharmacy's discount plan.View Thread
My husband and I have been TTC for 2 1/2 years. We're scheduling an IUI for next month, so I can totally identify with the roller coaster part. My doctor put me on Metformin to lower my resting insulin.
I had 4 benign uterine polyps removed about a month ago and my doctor is waiting until I've healed from my surgery to start any medication and/or procedures.
I turn 35 tomorrow, which means the cost of any procedures will go up for me. Even though my husband and I are stressed out from all this, we're getting excited about the upcoming procedure.View Thread
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