What to tell my Dr about potential prior miscarriages
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|Mon, 09-10-2012 - 6:11pm|
Following up today's MC, my doctor wants to set a future appt to discuss my fertility history. She asked today if I had ever miscarried before and I instinctively said no, however, here's some background:
In 2001 I had a Paraguard IUD (copper) put in. In 2005 I had some substantial bleeding and passing of what I would guess was tissue, at random one day and thought the IUD had shifted or slipped. I went to the Dr where they did an ultrasound and discovered it was in the right place. Unfortunately the Dr was then called called away for a Delivery but later that night called me and said we should have done a pregnancy test. I took a home test, but it came up negative and didn't really give the situation another thought.
In 2006 AF was several weeks late (by this time the IUD was gone). I took a HPT and got a lovely positive. Then like a maniac, I kept taking the HPT's day after day. Just about 3 days later, I started getting negative results. I could pee on two sticks in one stream and one would come up positive and one would come up negative. When I called my doctor (a different one then I saw the previous year due to relocating) and inquired, they simply explained I must have miscarried because since I had the positive at one point, I was pregnant at one point. However, I never went in for an exam, never passed any blood, tissue, etc.
Now it's 2012. Today I got confirmation of my MC and have lots of upcoming appts with the doctor. Do I tell them about these instances since I kind of feel that confirmation is weak? If I tell them about them, I know they'll do more agressive fertility testing, etc. Ofcourse once I mention my history of ovarian cysts, pre-cancerous cervical cells, subsequent LEEP, 7 rounds of IUI, Clomid, etc none of which resulted in a pregnancy (both of the above mentioned incidences were prior to me actively trying to get pregnant) they might do the testing anyhow.
Cetainly the cysts and surgeries I plan to mention, but what impact would these potential miscarriages have on my treatment and are they worth mentioning?
Thanks for your inputs ladies!