Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A health update

I went to my gynecologist today as a follow up to my PCOS diagnosis and visit with the endocrinologist.  It went well overall.  She talked about all the options and discussed the possibility of seeing a Reproductive Specialist.  I declined that at this time since I have only  been on the metformin for a few months and my insurance does not cover any infertility treatments.  She looked at my charts and said they "looked" like I was ovulating before but she wasn't positive.  She liked the ones since metformin much better and feels for certain that I am ovulating (blood work confirmed it).  She also discussed an HSG, a procedure to see if my fallopian tubes are blocked, and D doing a semen analysis.  She also offered a prescription for clomid.  I discussed my concerns about that with her and since I am ovulating on my own and don't really want multiples, that is not an option right now.  I declined all other treatments right now since I want to give my body a chance to get used to the metformin and see what happens.  It will also give us a chance to save up some money for any future testing, if we need it.  Overall, I felt it was very positive and she was not pushing me into any kind of testing that I wasn't ready for.  She also went ahead and gave me the order for the SA, just so we would have it if we wanted it if/when we were ready for it.  As she said, all she is out is a piece of paper.  I don't really feel like I am any further along than I was, but I know she is supporting us in what we want.  At least now, I know what my options are.

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