Minor Vent and Questions

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Minor Vent and Questions
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 12:54pm

Sooo the dreaded day has arrived...my 35th birthday is today. I'm considered Advanced Maternal Age.

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 4:04pm
I wanted to wish you a belated "Happy Birthday!"! That is rather shocking that the doctor has never told you about those test results, grrr....

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Sat, 02-04-2012 - 10:34am
Happy belated birthday! I am sorry you find yourself in the advanced age department, it certainly is not fair. As to the various diagnosis that is incredible that your doctor did not tell you about them! Certainly it is time to address that.
As to the levels I do not know a good website but I know my RE would write down my numbers and tell me good/bad/normal. Perhaps if you call them they can tell you what the numbers mean. I too do not get AF unless induced. When I went in for my hysteroscopy I knew what day of the cycle I was on (or rather the last day since my chemical pregnancy/period as that seems to be the only time I get my period). They did a biopsy and saw that my cells were not in the second stage of my cycle as they should be according to the day. For my RE that solidified that indeed my body was not doing what it should.
I wish you a ton of luck and hopefully this is not a year of despair but instead one of hope and celebration!


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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 9:18am

Ugh, Jemma, I hear you about 35...I'll be 36 in August. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would not have a child by now! Stupid infertility!!

I'm not sure about your numbers, but I think it definitely matters what cycle day you are on. Also, I have heard thyroid problems can reek havoc on fertility. I have thyroid antibodies which has been proven to be related with miscarriage. So they put me on low dose thyroid even though my thyroid numbers aren't low. I would definitely look into it. And what the heck is "doubling of the uterus"?!?!

I also know that my RE has to code things a certain way to get paid by my insurance as they cover diagnosis but not treatment of infertility, so maybe your doc had to get creative to get them to pay...