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Hi,

I dont really understand what all this polling thing is about,  ^idiot^ this is the first time i have used this site. It has been recommended to me by friends.
Me and my partner have been referred to Hospital for trying to conceive.
We have had one appointment and second next is next week.

I just wondered of there is anybody who can tell me how the tests normally work? How manay bloods are done, etc??

My partner has now had 2 semen annalysis.

I have had a Day 5 blood and i tried to book a hycosy last week, but they were all booked up so i have to try again on my next visit from Aunt Flow. She doesnt come often.. i was waiting 2 months for her to come, i made the phone and now i have to wait again.. im gutted  :'(

It just seems like there is sooooooo much to come... it is taking so long!!!

Any advice, or experiences would be really helpful. Thank you xx

 

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Hi, just want to say welcome and you are not alone.
Cant remember that much from early tests, apart fom FSH levels done on day 2- day 5 of AF, hubby had 2 - 3 sperm counts done, this was at own GP. then referred for fertility , tests repeated. and HIV bloods as well . I also had an AMH test done after 1st cycle of IVF with ICSI.
I think new guidelines is to start a treatment or have one planned withing 16 weeks of 1st appointmnet.
What hospital are you under?? We are JPH, gorleston and Bourne Hall Cambridge.
We are currently awaiting 3rd round of IVF with ICsi should be september?? we've had to wait 6 months betwen each failed cycle, we are lucky enough to have 3 cycles funded by NHS. (this varies depending where you live, unfortunately its very much a postcode lottery)
Angela.x
 

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Hi want-2ba-mum,

Have you been referred for irregular cycles? What did they tell you at your first appointment? I think the treatment process depends on what tests you've had already. Presumably you've had the usual blood tests for FSH and LH at the beginning of your cycle and had your progesterone levels checked at Cycle Day 21 (I had mine done at my GP surgery)? Have you had an ultrasound to see if you have PCOS (again my GP arranged this)? They were the first things that I had checked when we started getting medical 'help'.

If you click on my ticker at the bottom of this post, you will see what I've had when and from where, but each person's journey is different.

It can be overwhelming, and you have to take it step by step. I hope you get some answers soon  ^hugme^
 

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[size=12pt]Hi Ladys :)

Thank you so much for your replys. I really apprechiate your kind words ^hugme^

I was ttc 5 years with my ex. The NHS guidelines are that you have to ttc for a year with a new partner before you are referred. So a year after we started my Dr referred us to the Hospital.

I have irregular periods they are anything from 45-60 days apart.
I had the usual tests with my GP, the day 5 and day 21 bloods.
My fella has had one semen annalysis through the GP, his count was normal, however motility is at 5%.

I was asked at my last visit to the Hospital to book a Hycosy, when my AF finally arrived, i phoned and they were all booked up ^eyes^ I was soooo upset, now I have to wait ageeessssss before I can try and book it again!

My other half had another annalysis done last week and I have another day 5 test and we will get the reseults of them next week at our next hospital appointment... And thats how far we have got... :-\

My fertility specialist said I have to lose a lot of weight as well... so its going to be a long journey! xx
 
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