OBGYN Visit Today

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Registered: 08-17-2011
OBGYN Visit Today
Wed, 12-28-2011 - 1:37pm

Hello Ladies, I went to see my obgyn today to express my concerns about ttc for almost 6 months and for my early spotting issue. She was very understanding because she is a "control freak" like me and she was stressing to have another baby about a year ago.

So, I explained to her that I been charting and I know that I am ovulating. I told her that my cycle average is about 25-27 days averaging 26 days the past 5 cycles. I told her that I began spotting this month 3 days prior to AF being due and that I spotted another 2 days after AF and that AF was only low flow CD1 and high CD2 then minimal spotting for 3 days. She asked me if I took a pregnancy test and I told her I did and it was BFN.

She breifly mention clamoid and I told her that wouldn't help me because I was ovulating fine and I suggested that maybe my progesterone was low and she agreed. She said she can prescribe progesterone, but I told her that I do not want to shot up anything without knowing if it is really needed. She agreed and said that we will run a lab work on Jan 12 which should be about 7 DPO and about less than a week before AF is due to see what my levels are. She said it was too late to do the 3 day test because I am on CD 7, she also will check my estrogen level on the 12th and I am to go follow up on the 16th of Jan for the lab results.

Overall, I was very pleased with the consultation because she did not shut me down on the whole TTC for 5/6 months and charting even after seeing the charts....I would have liked for her to suggest the bloodwork and not just go straight to the medicine talk. But I also understand some doctors are like that and is up to the patient to decide what they want to do and tell their doctor lets do XYZ first. She also coded stuff differently to not have a problem with my insurance not covering the lab work (that was super cool) :P

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Wed, 12-28-2011 - 1:47pm
Sounds like a great appt! It's nice to be listened to & feel supported. It's also great that she coded everything for insurance too :)

Fx'd you get some answers from the b/w!
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Registered: 09-08-2011
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 1:26pm

Glad you have a supportive OB. Hopefully this gives you some answers. Looking forward to your 2012 BFP!

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Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 7:20pm
Lola, so glad your appointment went well. Hopefully your b/w will turn out ok and you'll have some peace of mind. KUP about how everything turns out.


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Registered: 08-12-2011
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 10:01pm
Sounds like you have a very understanding Doc.... always a good start! GL for a BFP in the future & many sticky vibes, too!

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DS#1 - David, DS#2 - Joshua, DD - Fiona

Forever missing our angel baby 2/14/2010