Should I go see my OBGYN?

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Should I go see my OBGYN?
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 10:17am
Hello everyone, I know this may sound as if I am worrying too much (which may be true) but I think it will give me peace of mind to go to my OBGYN and request her to check everything to see if I am ok. I do have normal cycles 26-28 long, with my LP like 10-12 days, but I been TTCing for 5 months. I been BDing right on all my high and peak days....I just need her to tell me all is okay.. What do you guys thing? Have any of you done this? And if so, what have they told you?

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 6:04pm
That's exactly how I feel. My doctor did all the blood work but I need to get 7DPO blood work done and see if my progesterone drops. I just feel like my body isn't even giving me a chance for implantation. She didn't really say anything about the short LP, just that my blood work looked good. I will see how long my LP is this month and call if it's short again. I had some blood tinged CM today so I'm pretty sure I'll be spotting by tomorrow...and today is only 8 DPO. Not feeling great about it, but there's nothing I can do. I was excited this morning since my temp took a sharper increase, guess it was deceiving. I'm glad that I'm not the only one that has gone through this and at least I'm pretty sure it's my progesterone and can be an advocate for myself and ask for a blood draw. GL with your appointment Lola. Suz I'm hoping that my cycles are like yours and respond to the progesterone if it comes to that.

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:58pm
No problem! Definitely take your charts. My doc said that was really helpful to her.
Good luck and let us know how it goes!
 
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:42pm
Suz! Thanks for this information. It is inspiring to know that you stood up for yourself and are now getting a better and longer LP. I will print my charts for her to see, we have a good relationship and I feel I can be open with her. If she doesn't want to test, I will go somewhere else. Luckly, I have an open acess insurance and can go anywhere I want. I made my appointment for wed the 28 at 11 am. :)

Thanks for all the support everyone!
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 8:12pm
I had the same problem with my LP which is why I called at 6 months. I have since switched OBs because even though she ran all the blood work, she never really acted concerned about my LP even though I felt like my body wasn't giving us enough time for implantation. So, my new doc saw that my progesterone was normal, but on the LOW end of normal, so she prescribed a progesterone supplement to take 10 days out of the month and my spotting has stopped. I now have normal 12-14 day LPs. :) Remember to speak up for yourself if you feel there's a problem. It took me a year to do so, and I really regret that! Even though I still don't have a BFP, I feel like my new doc is working with me to get me there faster. Good luck!!
 
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 2:54pm
That all sounds good. Talk to DH and do what he says for a cycle, that way if you don't end up preggers he will have a better idea of your frustrations. I would definately ask for a 21 day progesterone check, due to the early spotting. Good luck!
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Registered: 09-08-2011
Tue, 12-20-2011 - 2:32pm

First of all, I have no experience with this, so I'm just guessing here...

The stats say that you shouldn't worry about a problem for at least a year. It can take months for a couple to get pregnant. So your OB may not do anything. But I think it's worth going anyway. You'll have your concerns documented in your file. Then, if you still don't conceive in a few months, you'll have proof that you've already brought up your concerns and that testing is warranted. You don't want to get to the year mark and have the doctor same something lame like, "Have you tried charting? You should chart for 6 months" because you've already done that! Also, this visit will give a

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:55pm
Thank you, Duchessdina. What did the doctor tell you about your LP? Has it been longer since?
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:54pm
Danielle, I have not talked to DH yet, but will tonight. We both been really busy and I haven't even told him I am spotting yet. :/ I really have 2 things that concern me at this point, I am prone to having ovarian cysts. I had one that dissolved when I was put on BC for 3 months back in March, I want to make sure I don't have one that is blocking the tubing (LOL). Also, I start spotting early on my LP like this cycle I started yesterday at 10DPO and the cycle before at 11 DPO. So, maybe my body is not allowing for a normal LP (spotting free). I called and made an appointment with my OBGY for the 28th and we will see what she says. If everything comes back normal, I am going to stop temping, using my monitor, EPO, and all...I am just going to BD and I will make a deal with DH that this cycle he can be in control of when we BD. :P Apparently he says we are only BDing during O time.... (not entirely true)
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:40pm
It never hurts to call and ask. The worst thing is that she'll tell you that you need to wait longer to do the testing. The only reason I ended up calling was because of my short LP's but I know girls who have gotten testing done around 6 months of trying.

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:35pm
She may run blood tests to check hormone levels, ask for a sperm analysis and may even schedule a hsg...those would be first steps. Is that something you have discussed with DH? It helps to have their support.

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