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UPDATE and Blood work

May 31, 2011 - 5 comments

Blood work came back while I was on vacation... HCG < 2.0 (i.e. negative)... took one last test this morning to confirm.  (The blood work also showed my thyroid was normal, which is better than last years blood work.  Also an affect of the Vitex?)  

So I think this was an anovulatory cycle or a corpus luteum cyst... Oh well, I'm going to go back on the Vitex and then take the Prometrium when I hit CD 60 to induce a period and start over.

Interestingly, when I was visiting with my Gyno last week, she wanted to run a SA on DH and start me on Clomid, even though we've only been TTCing for a cycle.  I was way surprised since I didn't think that would even be talked about for another year!  However, I turned it down.  DH and I really want to give it a try naturally and are in no rush to get pregnant soon.  

It is encouraging that the meds are ready for me when we are.  But it is really discouraging that my Gyno pretty much told me there is no chance we'll be able to do it on our own...

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by ylime1207, May 31, 2011
Anyone think it was anovulatory and I should just take the Prometrium right away?

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by retta483, Jun 03, 2011
if it were me and I knew it was a anovulation cycle  Id take it now to get the ball rolling plus once you have a good bleed then i believe you will ovulate next cycle .  I wish my re would proscribe clomid to me  im 36 and want to have my last baby but scence in january i got pregnant on my own he said i dont need it  i miscarried at 11.5 weeks . good luck to you id take it if you are testing negative for pregnancy .

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by Kimberleigh2208, Jun 03, 2011
Good for you for wanting to try it naturally but yes, you are lucky you have a doctor that is ready to give you something to boost your chances.  I finally had to change doctors after 2 1/2 years of TTC and finally found someone to give me Clomid....which didn't end up working anyway but it at least got me started.  You are doing the right thing so take your time & just know you have support at your doctor's office when/if you need it.  

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by Lizwishes, Jun 03, 2011
if you ovulated late you bloodwork would show - ! i had my bloods done on cd 23 (cd 21 was a weekend), i had a + opk the same day.....by blood results came back - and i got my bfp that cycle! Good luck 8 )

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by ylime1207, Jun 03, 2011
Lizwishes,

My blood work was only for HCG quantity, TSH, Cholesterol, and then general well-being test... No female hormone specific tests, besides HCG, that I know of.  

The blood work wasn't really to check if I was ovulating since I, in general, just don't O... It was more for checking my thyroid, and a HCG test just because I thought I was in my LP and a week late already.

Could they tell if I O'd from these tests or would I have needed a progesterone/estrogen etc. test to tell?  

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