ob appt.....

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ob appt.....
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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 6:26pm
So my ob isn't interested in looking a progesterone levels. She says if I have a stong regular period that I am ovulating.....but she is interested in hsg, sa and day 2 or 3 blood draw to check egg reserves....we will probably do that in feb since I will be in disney at the start of my next cycle. Any thoughts on her not checking progesterone?

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Registered: 09-15-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 10:29am
Why would you insist on checking your progesterone level if your obgyn believes it will have no effect on your diagnosis? I'm just curious...
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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 1:39pm
I was on it when I coceived twins. They had checked it back then, and it was normal, but low end of normal. Plus I used to get very sore bb's about 5 days before AF would show, but the last few years I haven't really gotten them.
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Registered: 09-08-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 3:32pm

I'd check your progesterone. Your OB may be right, but the test can't hurt anything. You're already going in for testing. Your OB may think it's a waste of time, but it's your money.

I believe answers are always better than questions, in terms of your health. If you have a gut feeling something is wrong, get it checked. Hopefully the test will come back normal and you can quit worrying.

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:33pm
That's what I was thinking. Guess I will do it her way for a couple months, if still nothing, I will ask again. Thanks:)
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 9:54am
Just to cover all bases, I would push for it if you're getting testing done anyway, especially if you have previous experience with this. My levels are also considered in the normal range, but like you, the low end of normal. So, my doc had no problem in prescribing a progesterone supplement.
To back up some, this is a new doctor because I had a similar situation where my old doc wasn't willing to look very far into why I wasn't able to conceive yet. I feel its important to have a doctor that listens to the patient and values their requests as well as looks at what's best for them. I am much happier with my new doc. :)
Good luck and keep us posted!
 
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Registered: 03-01-2011
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 1:04pm
I'd push for the progesterone b/w too...what's the harm? It's not like you're asking for a prescription without a diagnosis. Knowing it was an issue in the past should warrant at least checking it now. Is it the same Dr?

Btw I've never heard of a strong period being indicative of good progesterone levels. In fact, when I had my levels checked, I had light periods & really high progesterone so that makes no sense to me at all.
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 6:48pm
Thanks ladies, I totally agree. No she isn't the same Dr....my old one moved:( She was awesome. She was as motivated to get me preggers as I was! I think I am going to relax this cycle and push after the new year.
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 9:01pm
I would just ask for the progesterone level to be done. I agree that it sounds like BS to say just because you have a strong period that you're level is good. It will give you peace of mind just to know what the levels are for sure.

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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 10:13pm
Thanks, I may give her a call on Monday asking for it...I just don't want to seem pushy...
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Sat, 12-10-2011 - 10:11am
You're not being pushy you're being an advocate for yourself...there's nothing wrong with that. Working in the medical profession we have to advocate for our patients and ask the doctors for things all the time...it's the same as a patient asking themselves. Sometimes the doctors need a little push.

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