back from the RE – and I survived

I’m back from the RE. It went well – he was very nice, pleasant, tried to joke. He didn’t laugh me out of the office.

I was a nervous wreck – my heart was beating a million miles a minute (I get that way sometimes – I tried to give blood once and they wouldn’t take it ’cause I couldn’t calm down). He noticed and tried to get me to relax.

Anyway, he thinks I have hyperprolactinemia – I guess my pituitary gland is signaling my body to make small amounts of breast milk – nice! I didn’t know it – he found it during the exam. So I will have my prolactin level checked tomorrow morning, and start taking some medication tomorrow night. The hyperprolactinemia can cause problems with the both the luteal phase (specifically making it short) and ovulation. I haven’t asked Dr Google about it yet, so I’ll find out more info later. I also have to schedule a vaginal ultrasound to rule out endometriosis – he said the cyst on my ovary last year could have been endometriosis instead of a cyst – he wants to take a look. He also wants to get my HSG films to look at those himself.

Also, it turns out dh’s sperm analysis was *almost* normal. His count and motility were excellent, but his morphology is a little low. So he has to have another sperm analysis. If the morphology is low again, he said something about “modifications” – I have no idea what that means.

After all that is finished (hopefully this week), and the results are in, we go back in for a sit down meeting (I’m hoping before July!) to formulate a plan. He gave me some encouraging statistics – 88% of couples who walk in the door end up with a baby. I held it together pretty well throughout the appt – I cried a little on the way home. Not becauseI’m upset or anything – it’s just been an emotional ride. I feel like I’ve known *something* wasn’t right for awhile now, and it’s almost a relief that he already found something.


~ by Larisa on June 14, 2005.

4 Responses to “back from the RE – and I survived”

  1. Ah, plans. The only joy of the IF process.

    I’m glad you’re getting yours together. Best, best, best of luck.


  2. I’m so jealous that your RE came up with a diagnosis on your first shot. Sounds like you’re well on your way. Be happy about the plans – it’s all good. Sounds like your RE knows what he’s doing.

  3. I am glad that the appointment went okay. Sounds like your DH and mine are in the same boat. Let us know how the prolactin results come back.

  4. Yay! I’m crossing my fingers for you! – Kristi from the BC boards 🙂

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