Just Starting - What tests should I get?
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|Mon, 11-22-2004 - 11:58am|
Hi there! This is probably most ridiculous of me, but I'm interested in seeing if the possibility of getting pg exists. From what I'm reading, the chances of pulling this off at my age (44) is a million to one given Downs, propensity to miscarry, etc. The outlook is actually beyond quite grim! But I'm "curious". We have not yet "tried", just assuming "IF" we persued this, I would have to immediately jump into IUI or IVF. But I'm curious as to where I stand medically so I have a tentative appointment this afternoon for a basic blood test to determine FSH, etc.
1. I still have monthly regular periods that are like clockwork. No history of female problems. My initial thinking was that if I'm still menstruating, that means I must be ovulating. Now I'm reading that one can still have monthly periods but not ovulate? This doesn't really make sense to me. I don't get it. What's up with that? Is this true?
2. What basic starting tests should I request? I understand FSH is important. What else should I make sure they test for? I'm probably going to get over to the docs later today for this so any quick replies would be appreciated. I don't want to miss an important test.