When to schedule a Doctor's appointment

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Registered: 01-30-2012
When to schedule a Doctor's appointment
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 10:41am


My husband and I have been TTC for 7 months now. I have been using a digital ovulation tracker and we have had sex at the appropriate times for the past 4 months. The smiley face appears and we have intercourse that day immediately. Yesterday, I got my period 10 DPO which was early for me. I really thought we would be pregnant by now. My husband's uncle told us that he had to go on OTC vitamins to help his sperm. He had a low sperm count and morphology problems. He said it was a possibility that it was a hereditary issue.

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 12:47pm
Sorry you've been going through such a hard time. Have you considered bbt temping to confirm O? Opks only let you know you're gearing up to O but it's possible to gear up & then not O. Bbt will also let you know how long your lp is & if you have an lp defect. Bbt gives you valuable info on your cycle that you can share with your dr & they'll often take you more seriously.

How often are you dtd around O time? If you think dh may have issues then I'd aim for every other day.

You could always make an appt & see what your dr says. I saw mine relatively early & had b/w done but I also had short cycles & spotting. If there is a family history on dh's side, then I don't see why they wouldn't go ahead and order a sperm analysis now.

Good luck! Hope you get your bfp soon :)