So what do y'all know about labs?

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Registered: 06-30-2010
So what do y'all know about labs?
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Thu, 07-29-2010 - 3:10pm

I've got a long list of results from my CD3 blood tests.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 1:46pm

You got your #'s.

 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 1:49pm
Interpreting day 3 FSH blood test results - what are normal FSH levels?

In our fertility center we currently use an assay made by DPC that is run on an Immulite machine. We consider normal FSH level to be anything less than 9. As levels go above 9 we often see a reduction in response to ovarian stimulating drugs - as described in the table below.


If your FSH levels were run using a different assay, you can not compare your results to those shown below with confidence. For example, with some assays an FSH of 12 is normal.






Day 3 FSH level
FSH interpretation for DPC Immulite assay

Less than 9
Normal FSH level. Expect a good response to ovarian stimulation.

9 - 11
Fair.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 08-20-2006
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 1:51pm

I thought the estradiol was high too based off my googling but the Dr said it was normal. It wasn't my Dr and she was quick on the phone with me. I am totally annoyed right now.

It was jsut the OB/GYN that ordered the test and apparently she only ordered those 3 numbers. WTF again!


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


TTC#1 since March 2010
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, OPKs, Charting (for now)





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-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Registered: 09-13-2007
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 1:55pm
I'm right there with you Dianne about the OB.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 08-20-2006
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 2:26pm
i am totally freaking out at work right now. the Dr didn't help me. Just threw a number at me and left me to google my sanity away. I am really frightened.

-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


TTC#1 since March 2010
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, OPKs, Charting (for now)





http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/flappergirl2


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Registered: 09-13-2007
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 2:33pm
Trust me, you have nothing to be frightened about.
 


 


Susan V

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Fri, 07-30-2010 - 3:48pm

Dianne...don't freak.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 12:47am

Dianne,

I'm not seeing an RE yet, and if it makes you feel better my obgyn only ordered FSH and estradiol also (if I read the lab order correctly). I don't know my scores yet (I still haven't called).

I guess I am feeling like I already have the Clomid in hand and only have one pill left on this cycle to take, so it's not like the scores will affect my protocol this cycle anyway. It is what it is.

But take heart - that FSH score is good!

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Registered: 08-20-2006
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 12:53am

Thanks ladies! I'm still freaking out only because I don't yet have proper medical care and a knowledgeable Dr to decipher my numbers for me accurately and in detail.

All this is beginning to cause some tension on the home front too. DH is getting exhausted by my obsession with all things fertility, and my being upset so often by every little subtley of my cycle or test numbers, and he really snapped at me tonight out of nowhere. :(

Has TTC caused probs in your R? I am thinking of starting a thread on this because I don't want this to snowball, but fear it will, as I don't see my need to have a baby diminishing. :(


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


TTC#1 since March 2010
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, OPKs, Charting (for now)





http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/flappergirl2


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Registered: 07-18-2010
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 1:04am

Your #'s ARE good--please don't freak out and yes, get to a good RE ASAP so you can rest easier and have someone knowledgeable to talk to.

START THAT THREAD! I totally would contribute. I know TTC can really strain a relationship--even when you both want it--and I think it would add a lot to this board. :)