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What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointment?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:56 pm
by anna123321
I've been trying to conceive for about 15 months now with no luck, and we've not been using protection for about 2.5 years now. I have my first appointment with my OB/GYN next week and I'm wondering what sort of questions I should ask? Are there any specific tests I should make sure get done?

I'm almost 31 and I have fibroid tumors. My doctor doesn't think that they are in a location that would prevent conception or pose any problems with pregnancy, but I'm wondering if this is playing a role in my infertility. I don't have any other health problems.

This may sound strange but I have a gut feeling that I'm just not fertile anymore. When I was around 27 I had a real deep physical urge to become pregnant, but at that time it wasn't right for me so I wasn't trying. But now that I'm ready, that urge isn't there. I still really want to have a baby but the feeling that my body is telling me to have a baby is gone. Has anyone else experience anything like this?

Thanks for any advice!

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:53 am
by starzz121
im not sure what exactly to ask but i am also starting this journey though ive been in contact with my OB on the issue for the last 2 years. we are now going to proceed with a semen Analysis before going to a fertility cvliic for a consult.
how did you appointment go?

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:31 pm
by anna123321
I had a bunch of lab work done and everything came back normal except I had a very low progesterone level. My doctor wants to get a sperm analysis for my partner and for me to get a hysterosalpingogram. She also wants to start me on Chlomid after we get those two things done. In the meantime I'm going to start progesterone supplements after ovulation in hopes this may help.

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:20 am
by @whenmytruerainbow
Hi, hun! I'm sorry you found yourself at the challenge. This is what I thought of.
1. Why haven't we been able to conceive yet?
Your doctor may be able to give you an answer based on your medical history and the tests you’ve already had. If the answer isn’t clear, more testing may be needed.
2. What other tests do we need? For example, your doctor may want the male partner to have blood tests to evaluate hormone levels, or other types of tests to look for infection, blockages or other conditions. Your doctor may order additional tests for you as well to get as complete a picture as possible of why you’re having difficulty conceiving.
3. Does my insurance cover them?
4. What treatment do you recommend first? Your age and your diagnosis are both factors in the recommended treatment, as well as your doctor’s expertise and evaluation of what will work best.
5. How long will we try this?
6. Are there side effects to this treatment?
You need to know what you’re committing to. If your treatment will involve fertility drugs you will probably feel both physical and emotional effects. Your partner needs to understand this as well. If the testing finds that one or both of you need medications or procedures to improve your chance of getting pregnant, be sure and ask what that will involve.
7. What is your success rate with this treatment?
This is what we wanted to get insight into. Hope this helps! All the best of luck for both of you!!

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:28 am
by mimimama
7. What is your success rate with this treatment?
This is what we wanted to get insight into. Hope this helps! All the best of luck for both of you!!

agreed, and this article is awesome: success rates by age[/url]

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:37 am
by annawilliam
Hey, hope you are doing well. I am so sorry to hear that. why don't you try infertility treatments like IVF or surrogacy? These procedures are blessing. And surrogacy is best among all. I am visiting a clinic these days for my surrogacy. I am an infertile since 8 years. I have waited since so long for this. You should choose surrogacy and contact a worth clinic for it. I hope things work out for you as well.

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:07 am
by LucyBrown
ey there Dear. How are you doing? I hope its all great. I am really happy to hear from you. I know how hard it gets. I know the struggle. I have been through it all. I had so many questions but couldn't ask anything. Just ask her to describe the process in detail. My clinic's in Ukraine and I'm so lucky because they explained everything to me really well.

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:34 pm
by TaylorR
Hey there! You can ask them to explain the entire procedure to you in full detail. I remember asking a billion questions from my doctor when I was having my first son at the age of 28. I was so nervous yet so impatient. I wanted to have it all and know it all. I am 38 years old and having a surrogate baby soon. Surrogacy is a great alternative for those who cannot conceive and become parents. With the help of a surrogate mom, it is now possible for the infertile couples. I am also looking into it. One of the very well reputed clinics is having an event.

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:06 am
by hannahdavid
I remember when I had my first appointment with the doctor I was so nervous. I wasn't sure of what to really ask them. However, I also asked a couple of my friends to help. I am glad they helped me out. It can be intimidating for the first time. However, afterward, you just get used to it. Now the clinic I am visiting they had a very friendly welcoming way of talking. So for me, the patient-practitioner relation also matters a lot.

Re: What should I ask doctor at first infertility appointmen

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:13 am
by @whenmytruerainbow
Well I cannot understand ladies above advising surrogacy. The former poster only tends to have a consultation with fertility expert/clinic! You cannot just come and say ''We want a surrogate'' and have the process begun!! There must be conditions for surrogacy: 1. You have life threatening diseases which cannot allow your pregnancy. 2. For some reason your body cannot carry the baby more than for 12 wks for example, you face multiple miscarriages. 3. You were born without womb. 4. You've had histerectomy which removed your uterus. 5. You've faced multiple ivf failures. 6. You have a dr's certificate you CANNOT carry the baby yourself.
Then coming back to tests needed for the 1st consultation. For ours with the clinic abroad we were sent the least of needed ones: Transvaginal ultrasound check results. Breast ultrasound check results (if you’re younger than 50 and had never had any breast problems) or mamography results (if you’re over 50 or had any breast problems in the past). Chest X-ray (for both).
Doctor’s certificate that I'm healthy enough to carry out a baby and that pregnancy is not prohibited for me. Sperm count (if avaliable).