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Trish's Story
Posted Nov 9, 2005

We started trying to conceive when I was 32.

After maybe a year of trying I saw a doctor and started getting some tests done and charting my cycles. My hormone tests came back normal and I became an expert charter. It looked like I was ovulating. But still cycle after cycle went by and no positive pregnancy test.

I had an HSG* (hysterosalpingogram) without medication to check and see if my tubes were clear which they were. It hurt like heck and it really turned me off of medical treatments for a while but we continued to try to conceive each month and we kept charting.

About a year later I had a hysteroscopy and my husband had a sperm analysis done. Again everything came back normal. My fertility was unexplained. Finally my doctor put me on clomid and I got pregnant on the first round at age 35!! I am due in January 2006. I wish I had tried clomid earlier. I suspect that I have a slight hormone imbalance that my doctors didn't catch and that the clomid balanced it out. I feel so blessed to finally be pregnant.

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HSG short for hysterosalpingogram - A test in which dye is injected into the uterus in order check that the fallopian tubes are clear and that the shape of the uterus is normal. Also known as a uterine x-ray.

Hysteroscopy - a procedure in which the doctor looks into the cavity of the uterus with a small "scope". Hysteroscopy can be performed either as an office or an outpatient hospital procedure. It is mainly used as a diagnostic tool to help evaluate patients suffering infertility, recurrent miscarriage, or abnormal bleeding.

 


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