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First RE Appt and scared

Postby AndiA108 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:52 am

I have my first RE appt coming up, and at first I was excited about it. I thought, "yay! I'll get some answers!" But now that it's approaching I'm SO SCARED! I don't know why but I'm terrified of tests that will be done. Most of all I'm scared the most of an HSG. I have no idea what to expect.

Background story... I had to have a VUR done a few years back. For those that don't know what it is, they place a catheter in you and fill your bladder up then you're forced to empty your bladder on the table :( while they take xrays of your kidneys and bladder to make sure they are emptying properly. Needless to say the test was not fun and I'm so scared the HSG will be similar. The catheter was painful to me. The nurse told me I had a small urethra so that was probably why. I'm scared the HSG will be painful. I know I'm being a baby but I'm just scared and tired of tests on my body as I've had other tests done for re-occuring utis in the past.

I've had day 3 blood work done and been on clomid twice. Dh has had SA sample done. I have had two chemical pregnancies. Do you think the next step is the HSG? I'm also so scared of what will show up on it. I'm nervous I will have a blocked tube. :cry:

Help, I'm thinking the worst and so upset. Support please! :cry:
ME: 29, DH: 31
TTC #1 since November 2014

01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
(NTNP Feb 2016 - April 2016)
09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
04/19/2017 - 8w5d heartbeat still strong @ 178 :D
06/28/2017 - It's a boy! <3

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Re: First RE Appt and scared

Postby Danaa » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:12 am

Andi let me just start by saying that I had two of hsg done well only one hsg and an shg but they do the same thing and believe me when I say I would do them all over if I had the chance bcs the pain wasn't horrible and the procedure wasn't horrible ad this coming from someone who has a blocked tube and it was unblocked trough the hsg.The procedure lasts for minutes only,5-10 mins and the cramps for me were like AF like cramps but a bit more painful let's say that on a scale from 1 to 10 my cramps were a 5 maybe and that only for like a minute.
I know these procedures are invasive and not fun but believe me when I tell you is worth it,i think you would like to know if something is going on with ur tubes wich are essential in ttc.
I don't know what to say except I'm here for you offering support and information.I have plenty of experience with doctors and tests.I had everything done except genetic and immunological tests.
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Re: First RE Appt and scared

Postby AndiA108 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:43 pm

Danaa - thank you so, so much for the support! That really helps to put things in perspective. Thanks for bringing my panic down! Did they do a high quality ultra sound on you at your first appointment? They told me to expect that. Not really nervous about that one as I've had many but just curious what the difference is?
ME: 29, DH: 31
TTC #1 since November 2014

01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
(NTNP Feb 2016 - April 2016)
09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
04/19/2017 - 8w5d heartbeat still strong @ 178 :D
06/28/2017 - It's a boy! <3

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Re: First RE Appt and scared

Postby Danaa » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:49 pm

What kind of ultrasounds you had done before?
I don't know if I had a high ultrasound but all the doctors I went to had top quality ultrasound machines,you could see the difference between a hospital one and a private one,too quality.When I needed an ultrasound(and I had tons of them)i always had a transvaginal one,they measure ur ovaries,follies,uterus,check for abnormalities,lining . and on my first apoiment for IVF teh doc did an ultrasound and used teh Doppler to check on my uterus blood flow,it was awesome.I don't know what to say about the scans,they didn't bothered me at all,only one doctor was a bit more rough with the wand and i was in pain a bit and I never returned to see him Bcs i found him rough and he didn't say if I ovulated or not.
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After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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Re: First RE Appt and scared

Postby AndiA108 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:37 am

Thanks for the information danaa! Yea, I've had the transvaginal ultra sounds before, they don't bother me. I was just curious why they would bother doing one if I've had them before. But I've never had one where they check my follies, etc. So that will be nice! thanks fo the support. I keep repeating your words "it was worth it" in my head. Just hoping this all gets me closer to baby!
ME: 29, DH: 31
TTC #1 since November 2014

01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
(NTNP Feb 2016 - April 2016)
09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
04/19/2017 - 8w5d heartbeat still strong @ 178 :D
06/28/2017 - It's a boy! <3

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Re: First RE Appt and scared

Postby Danaa » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:31 am

Keep repeating them!!!I believe every doctor wants to see for himself how things look down there
Or have his technician look,some doctors are thorough than others.I had like 50 scans in my life if not more lol,I know recognize things on the monitor hahahaha,not something I would dream to know in my entire life.Is worth it,so worth it.
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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