Advice on Dr.s appointment

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Advice on Dr.s appointment
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Fri, 08-27-2010 - 9:03am

Hey, all

My regular OB prescribed clomid for me this month.....with no monitoring. I have a regular yearly pap schedule for this coming Monday....which would be CD9. I'm thinking CD9 would be a really good time to have an ultrasound to see what's going on.......

But.....my insurance covers nothing ttc wise. It's one thing to pay $20 for clomid, but a few hundred for an ultrasound is another.....BUT I was thinking that since I have been having cramps (and other stuff....sore bb's, acne, bloating, etc) all cycle long it might be feasible to ask for an ultrasound to make sure there are no cysts, right? AND....while you're there.....could you take a look at any follies that might be brewing? An ultrasound for cysts is covered 100 percent, in office. Actually, the insurance company told me that the reason for an ultrasound shouldn't matter, but if the office codes it anything related to ttc....it won't be covered.

What do you guys think? I'm dying to see what's going on. And I secretly want a script for a trigger, which is impossible without an ultrasound.

How would you guys handle this? I don't want to lie......and I'm not....I do have LOTS of symptoms all month long these days at 44.........but my real motive, in all honesty, is checking on follies and info. on a trigger. ; )

Any opinions?


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 08-11-2006
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 10:30am

Hi Dee,


I've had my share of ultrasounds, and in my case stuff like that had to do with the willingness of the ultrasound tech. Of course I've had internal ultrasounds done by the OB herself, but either way I'd probably go about it the same way. Make it about the

     ~Daniele 

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 11:31am

Daniele,

So you wouldn't even mention follies to the doctor? Just make it all about cysts, right? That is probably the safest option.

Thanks!


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 08-11-2006
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 4:58pm
Yep, because the Dr. is the one who will write the order and that way you don't run the risk of the scan being coded for ttc. I think
     ~Daniele 

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Registered: 02-08-2009
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 8:56pm

I would definitely stick to the abdominal pain/cyst theory. What about asking the doc, while you're there, about the possibility of doing a trigger, would it be a good idea,

 

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Registered: 05-04-2008
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 2:42am

Oh Dee :) I do hope this is your month......I agree with everyone else - stick with the cyst story and play very sweet and innocent with the U/S tech to check for follies :) I hope it works - I have to say that though it was intense when I was going through it, I did really like having U/S every other day to check on my follicles etc. Is that weird lol?!

Good luck!!!!!!!
Hugs, Jasmine

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 9:10am

Jasmine,

No, I understand. I am totally curious to see what's happening. The last time I had an ultrasound was 3 weeks before ppaf......I had been having cramps for MONTHS and they checked for cycsts. I had no follies and a nil lining.......at least now I'm cycling!

I did talk with a mom who has 9 kids at a home school meeting yesterday. I was expecting her to say her last child was at 44, 45 or 46...you know, b/c my other older friends who have 10 or 12 kids were like that. She had all her kids less than two years apart.....and her last was at 41. Forty-one?!!!! Then it just stopped unexpectedly for her. No big medical issue, just she was done. She said she didn't expect it and grieved for a few years.....

Ugh. That totally bummed me out. As much as I am hoping there is another child for me.....I just really have to know that there is a possibility that there isn't. Not that I'm giving up at all. But her story was like a punch in the stomach.

But......until God makes that reality clear for me......I am fighting on! I sure hope God is listening to you, Sunday!


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 05-20-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 6:15pm

Jessica


momma to 5 lil ones 9 and under, 2 girls and 3 boys, wife to a loving husband for 8 years
Expecting #6 in June, 2