I’d like a diagnosis please!

January 22, 2008 at 5:10 pm 1 comment

I took the plunge and made an appointment with my lady parts doctor today. I’ll be back in the stirrups this time next month.  The last time I was there was back in August for my yearly. That’s the appointment where I mentioned that I had been trying for over a year, with nary a second line.

His response of course was noting how YOUNG I was, and that “it only takes one sperm!” He told me to come back in three months if still no pregnancy and we would start w/ some clo.mid. He also mentioned that he likes to do IUI’s in conjunction with the drugs.

It’s been six months since that conversation, and I’ve been postponing the follow up visit one month at a time. I just have a mental block against starting drugs.

The reason? I think I would prefer a diagnosis. Why does it seem like doctors are so hasty to jump to fertility drugs in lieu of a diagnosis?  If my tubes are blocked, Clo.mid won’t help. I’d like to know what is wrong with me before starting treatments, so I have my expectations a little more in line with reality.

 Kate wrote about this recently on her site, and it really rang true for me.

I am planning on going to my doctor prepared to tell him to do his job and diagnose me damnit! Stay tuned…


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mmm… beer. Pushing fate

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  • 1. Kate  |  January 22, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Hey! Thanks for the link-back. I appreciate it.

    Yeah, at some point, you just really want to know what, exactly, is wrong with you. At least then you know whether it’s even possible to get pregnant without medical intervention. Demand tests- your doctor should comply with what YOU want, not the other way around.


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After 5 IUIs, 2 IVFs, and the diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve at the ripe old age of 29, I am now looking for information on embryo donation and adoption. I'm taking a break from blogging but will return when our path out of the world of IF becomes more clear.

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