Hello everyone, I'd like to join this board and introduce myself.
I'm currently beginning the process of testing - My docs are investigating secondary infertility. I do have one DD who is now 8. I had very irregular cycles (sometimes a month sometimes 6 months without AF), prior to her conception so it was a huge shock when I found out she was on her way. My ex husband had no desire to have children and had a vasectomy right after she was born. I didn't go back on BCP after she was born and by the time she was 11/2 -2 I had a very regular period 30-32 days for the first time in my life - and it stayed that way up until recently.
Fast forward to today, I'm now divorced and remarried and DH and I have been trying for 13 months with no luck. Back in September I had a regular AF start on labor day weekend, since then my body has gone back to the craziness from nearly 10 years ago. (sept 5th started AF, nothing until Nov 12, 5 days of spotting nov 24, nothing since).
So far I've had a HSG (clear) and several rounds of blood work (all normal), and DH had an SA (which was normal). Headed to a new OB in January for more tests prior to going to the fertility clinic.
Does anyone have any advice about questions to ask or tests I should make sure to have?
Hi there, and welcome. Generally, this board is a bit slow but there are a few of us around here from time to time. I also have secondary infertility, although with totally different symptoms/issues. Sorry you are having a hard time. I hope your new OB can shed some light on the situation for you and speed this process up! Definitely after a year and the odd cycles you are having, they should do a complete workup. I would suggest, skip the OB and head straight for the RE, if you can. They are so much more knowledgeable about getting women pregnant!
Being in Canada the OB is usually the first stop because they are covered by our provincial heathcare, generally they do most of the testing before heading to the fertility clinic to see an RE so they can order the tests and save money. Even with our private extended health insurace fertility treatments and additional testing are not covered and are out of pocket
Doesn't look like it's going to be short....
I'm dealing with a slow system and my Doc was holding my referral to the OB (who I need to see to in order have tests ordered that the fertility clinic will need), it's a long enough wait to get in without her holding it! I can't just call up and get in to see anything other than a GP here. So I've got a couple of months wait till I see the OB, probably a few weeks/months to get tests done and then up to an 8 week wait to get an initial consultation at teh fertility clinic....
I'm looking at acupuncture and other alternatives in the meantime and keeping my fingers crossed that I can O on my own.