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Thread: Little help please

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    Default Little help please

    Morning all,

    I need some info please.

    I have read that there is some tests that should be done before starting any treatment, namely:
    STANDARD BLOOD TEST:

    17B Oestradiol
    LH
    FSH
    AMH
    Thyroid
    Prolactin
    Insulin

    STANDARD PROCEDURE:

    HSG Hysterosalpingogram

    My question is, where can I get this tests done? Must I go to my FS, of can I do the blood test at my local GP?

    I suppose the HSG must be done by the FS. If so, can they do the blood tests as well.

    I had a laparoscopy done last year. Is it possible that they have done a HSG?

    I have e-mailed the sisters at CFC, but have not received a response yet.

    Any advice?

    (xhugsX)
    TIMMY (KARIN)
    __________________
    ME: 35
    DH: 44
    3 x Laparoscopy & 1 x Hysteroscopy

    ICSI # 1: ET - 03/09/12 - 2 blasts - BFN
    FET: 02/10/12 - 2 blasts - BFP 1st Beta 44; 2nd Beta 106 ; m/c at 6 weeks

    ICSI # 2: Aug'13 - BFP!!
    Beta: 8dp5dt (34); 10dp..65; 12dp..(112); 15dp..(308); 18dp..(895)
    20W - miscarriage - incompetent cervix ? - We miss our little girl every second of every day!

    FET transfer - 18/04/14 (2 beautiful embies on board - Please God let this be the one... please please please
    Test day - 26/04/14 - BFP!!! Thank You Lord!
    Betas: 8dp5dt - 47; 12dp5dt - 367
    13/05/14 - First scan - We saw our baby's prescious strong heartbeat - 6w4d
    17/06/14 - 12w scan - Baby healthy and everything is looking good
    21/06/14 - cervix stitch done and dusted
    We are expecting a girl... so so so happy!
    25 weeks and everything is going well .... feeling so blessed
    02/12/14 - Booked to remove cervix stitch
    DD - 30/12/14

    "He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge"

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    I don't know - maybe ask your FS? It will most probably be cheaper to have it done by one single institution.

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    The FS will give you a list of the bloodtests. FSH has to be done on day 2 of your cycle so you can go to your gp or a lab. HSG is done by FS. It is a x-ray while they inject dye "up" your tubes to check if they are open. No chance of them doing that while doing lap.

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    Hi Timmy,
    Yes you are right in that you will need these tests done- the nurses/doctor at CFC should be able to order them for you and tell you which days they should be done - FSH (like SOS mentioned above) should be done on CD2 - AMH can be done any day of cycle, Thyroid etc can also be done pretty much any day too - and remember to fast for 12 hours before the insulin test! The HSG is one of those necessary evils, however, the FS may be happy enough that you had the lap done and may not require it.
    At least once they have all the blood test results they will be able to work your protocol around your exact requirements!
    Wishing you the very best of luck

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    Just on the HSG test, i have not had one done, nor a lap and on numberous occasions i have asked my FS if necessary. He said there is no medical reason why i need to and therefore do not need it.

    He did say usually after 3 failed IVF's that is when they will look into further options.
    Me - 34 PCOS
    DH - 35 Seems to be fine (slightly low morphology)
    Married 2009
    TTC since 2011
    History
    2 x Clomid timed cycles
    1 x Gonal F timed cycle
    4 x Menopur timed cycles (1 chemical pregnancy)
    1 x IUI with Menopur
    March 2012 IVF #1 (BFN)
    May 2012 IVF # 2 (BFN)
    March 2013 IVF #3 (BFN)
    Did acupuncture for IVF no 3 for a full year
    Consulted with Prof Bouic and did all the relevant immune tests and LIT treatment
    September 2013 Surprise BFP while waiting to start IVF - shocked
    Baby girl born 05.05.14 (My little Miracle)

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    Thank you SOS and Wanna. Much appreciated.
    Wanna, my FS already worked out my protocal without me having those tests done. That was after our IUI was cancelled and I requested a quote for the IVF.
    I suppose I must make an appointment for all those test and then ask him all the questions.

    I'm just not sure if i have to wait until we are doing the IVF to do the necessary test. Because it will still be a few months before doing the IVF. Or must I do the tests as soon as possible??

    So confused with all this!

    xx
    TIMMY (KARIN)
    __________________
    ME: 35
    DH: 44
    3 x Laparoscopy & 1 x Hysteroscopy

    ICSI # 1: ET - 03/09/12 - 2 blasts - BFN
    FET: 02/10/12 - 2 blasts - BFP 1st Beta 44; 2nd Beta 106 ; m/c at 6 weeks

    ICSI # 2: Aug'13 - BFP!!
    Beta: 8dp5dt (34); 10dp..65; 12dp..(112); 15dp..(308); 18dp..(895)
    20W - miscarriage - incompetent cervix ? - We miss our little girl every second of every day!

    FET transfer - 18/04/14 (2 beautiful embies on board - Please God let this be the one... please please please
    Test day - 26/04/14 - BFP!!! Thank You Lord!
    Betas: 8dp5dt - 47; 12dp5dt - 367
    13/05/14 - First scan - We saw our baby's prescious strong heartbeat - 6w4d
    17/06/14 - 12w scan - Baby healthy and everything is looking good
    21/06/14 - cervix stitch done and dusted
    We are expecting a girl... so so so happy!
    25 weeks and everything is going well .... feeling so blessed
    02/12/14 - Booked to remove cervix stitch
    DD - 30/12/14

    "He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge"

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    My suggestion is make an appointment at the FS, chat about your situation and what he suggests is the way to move forward, he will or should usually upon your first appoinment send you for all the necessary blood work and tests required.
    Me - 34 PCOS
    DH - 35 Seems to be fine (slightly low morphology)
    Married 2009
    TTC since 2011
    History
    2 x Clomid timed cycles
    1 x Gonal F timed cycle
    4 x Menopur timed cycles (1 chemical pregnancy)
    1 x IUI with Menopur
    March 2012 IVF #1 (BFN)
    May 2012 IVF # 2 (BFN)
    March 2013 IVF #3 (BFN)
    Did acupuncture for IVF no 3 for a full year
    Consulted with Prof Bouic and did all the relevant immune tests and LIT treatment
    September 2013 Surprise BFP while waiting to start IVF - shocked
    Baby girl born 05.05.14 (My little Miracle)

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