Lilypie - Pregnancy

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Twice in one day!

I am really nervous about my ultrasound this afternoon.

First, because it is going to be the first cycle with a higher dose of clomid, and I'm just praying it makes a difference. This should be the month for my right ovary, which has had two good follicles each time previously, so I'm really, really hoping a higher dose of meds will produce a couple more follicles. I'm thrilled that I should be starting the meds tonight - I HATE the time periods in which I'm not doing anything.

Second, I'm nervous because my husband is coming along and we're going to ask the doc some questions. I don't know if she'll have us make a follow-up consultation to discuss things, but I am really starting to want some answers. Here are some of my questions:

1. Why do you think that nothing has worked so far?
2. Should we do any more testing? If so, what do you recommend? (i.e. hormone tests, laparoscopy, more SAs, genetic testing)
3. Do you think I could have endometriosis?
4. Do you think that maybe there is a problem with my eggs?
5. What do you think our next step should be if this round doesn't work?
6. What do you think about IUI with injectables?
7. How would you compare IVF to IUI with injectables, in terms of costs and outcomes, keeping in mind our ages (30 and 34) and diagnosis (unexplained)?

I think it's a pretty good list, hopefully I remember it all!

Any other ideas?

4 comments:

  1. Hello! I think this sounds great! We are also in the unexplained category, and have always wanted some kind of answer. After 3 IUI's my doctor recommends moving on to IVF. But, all of my IUI's were with injectibles. As for further testing, we'll be doing a laparoscopy if this IVF doesn't work. Hope you get some answers this afternoon!!

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  2. Thinking of you and wishing you luck! I think your questions are great. I hope you get the information you need.

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  3. Hoping that all goes well with your appointment. In terms of remembering your questions, I have always found that I need to have them written down, otherwise I forget and I kick myself later for forgetting. It's a habit I got into when I was walking with my mom through cancer and it just helps in every area of medical care.

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  4. They sound like good questions to me. It's so hard to know what to do next. I hope you get some good ideas.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!