12th cycle TTC #1, 25 with irregular cycle

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12th cycle TTC #1, 25 with irregular cycle

Postby 2015hopeful » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:34 pm

This is my first time posting and I am not even sure where to begin. My husband and I have been together 10 years but we just got married a year ago. We decided to begin TTC right away. I am 25 and he is 28. Since getting married my cycles have been 17-44 days. We are now starting our 12th cycle TTC. I began talking to my OB/GYN in December about possible infertility. I had blood work and all my hormones came back normal (she was worried about hypothyroid at first). My husband and I are both healthy weights but we could stand to improve our diet and exercise more. After finding out all the blood work was normal my doctor has brought up Clomid but she wanted to see my cycles more regular so she knew when to start it. I called her soon after to let her know I had had 2 cycles in a row at 22 days. She let me know that she did not want to start any intervention because she would be leaving the practice/area in 2 weeks and she could not follow up. This was very frustrating for me because it took a lot for me to go in there for the first time and discuss my concerns. I have a yearly appointment with a new doctor April 15th and of course I was hoping I'd be pregnant by then and would not have to bring this up but I just started my 12th cycle this weekend. I have been trying to talk my husband into getting a physical and asking his doctor for a sperm analysis but he does not seem comfortable doing that. He says he will but he still hasn't called. I am starting to think it may be him and not me because I have had several + OPK and I show all the signs of ovulation. My husband could possibly have a varicocele?? There is a lump/collection of veins in his left testicle and I worry that is what maybe the problem. I have read about it online and it appears to be really common. Does anyone have any experience with this? Not really sure where to start in this whole process I do not want to just right to the infertile conclusion but after a year I am starting to lose hope. It does not help that I am a pediatric nurse so I am around kids all day and see so many people that can just sneeze and have 3 kids pop out! Any advise on what to ask my doctor or what to do next would be helpful!!!
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Re: 12th cycle TTC #1, 25 with irregular cycle

Postby Jean789 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:57 pm

Hi 2015hopeful! I know he is probably hestitant ( my husband sure was) but you really need to do a sperm analysis. It will help you get some answers as to what is really going on.
Ours ended up being a combo of both of us- I have short cycles (24 days) and he had a lower count. They have me on femara now and him taking a lot of different vitamins. Both of us have improved but still no BFP. I wish you the best!
2013: off BC - not trying, not preventing
2014: tried clomid through OBGYN and got referred to specialist
2015: 1st IUI- femara- BFN
2nd IUI- femara - BFN
3rd IUI- femara- BFN
4th IUI - femara and gonal f - BFN
Took a month off
5th IUI - femara, gonal f, ovidrel, progesterone - BFN
6th IUI - femara, gonal f ( increased) ovidrel, progesterone- BFN
IVF #1 - BFP m/c early ~4.5 weeks
IVF #2 - BFP! Beta #1 - 790!
First ultrasound 6w3d - 1 baby :-) heartbeat 122
Second ultrasound 8w3d on 12/3/15 heartbeat 182
Graduated from fertility doctor!
First OBGYN appt. went well! We have a very active, jumping bean! :-)
Next appt. at 14 weeks.
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