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03/21/2011 07:35 AM

HELP. What to expect with a Specialist Doctor?

Jomarie220
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My husband & I are going to see a Specialist who specializes in Infertility for woman diagnosed with PCOS. I am VERY excited!

I was just wondering if someone who has been to a specialist, could inform me of what is to be expected at my first appointment with a specialist...???

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03/21/2011 07:55 AM
panchan14
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I personally haven't been to an infertility specialist, as I am not in any way trying to conceive at the moment (not married, haha). I'm sure there are some other ladies on here who have been, though, hopefully they have the information that you're looking for! I'm really excited for your appointment! Laughing

Erin


03/21/2011 11:54 AM
Jomarie220
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Thank you! I hope so one can give me some info. Smile

03/22/2011 05:24 AM
newrsd
 
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Every person is different and each approach can be different based on various factors including how long you have been trying.

Probably he will start with taking all your history and then doing some basic tests (thyroid, CBC, clotting, etc..) on both you and your husband.

Depending on whether you are ovulating, they might put you on a medicine like metormin, clomid, to try and help you with that.

I am still somewhat in the begining of the journey but I have been to a few drs for this already.

Good luck.


03/22/2011 06:44 AM
Jomarie220
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Thanks for the info!

As of late... I have tried Metformin from August 2010-November 2010. Then I picked up Clomid with metformin, November & December 2010. I had my blood drawn both times, at day 21 & 23 of my cycle and no ovulation. My levels were 7.4...and when you are ovulating they are supposes to be 10 at the very least or higher.

Is there other medications he might have me try? Sad I am hoping IVF is not the only thing left to do for me.


03/28/2011 07:55 AM
panchan14
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In terms of other meds, I'm not entirely sure what you would be able to take, but I do know that getting your daily vitamins is definitely essential. A majority of people don't get nearly enough vitamin D in their diet and sun exposure, so I say it's always a safe bet to take a supplement of it. I also take B12, Calcium, and Fish Oil. Smile Let us know how your appointment goes!

Erin


04/22/2011 09:41 AM
Jomarie220
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Oh ok I will try to start taking those... SmileTHANKS
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