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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cheater, Cheater

So, we have been having some second thoughts about our RE recently. We had a consultation with a new RE yesterday.

Since our "2nd loss" I have questioned whether I was ever really pregnant again, or if my hcg was still up after my first d&c. My RE dismissed that theory right away. I could never really get rid of that feeling, but since I'm not a doctor I listened to him. The new RE thought the opposite. He also added in the possibility that I had an ectopic with my first pregnancy, in addition to my miscarriage. Of course, we will never know for sure, but new RE was confident that my numbers were up from my first loss.

New RE thought the recent d&c was unnecessary, due to my low numbers at the time. I questioned old RE's office about this beforehand, and was convinced it was needed. Also, I found out I had a cervical perforation during second d&C. I know it isn't that uncommon, but I was never told. I found out when I requested my medical records. Nice.

New RE wants me to also do Menopur injects. It contains both FSH & LH, which I have low levels of. I stimmed for 14 days last time (with gonal-f only) and only had one "for sure" follicle and then a close second they weren't positive about. Menopur should give me better quality eggs, faster.
This was one time that cheating was a smart & necessary decision.


  1. I hope this is your answer Amber :)

  2. Amber,

    I'm so glad you got some answers from your new RE. Hopefully this is just what you need. Good luck!

  3. Thank God for some answers and new things to try! Good luck, Amber!

  4. All your comments make me smile. :)

  5. Good for you taking charge! Hope this is he start of great things!

  6. I was so happy to read that you saw a new RE! I think this one is definitely on the right track. Have a fabulous vacation, you deserve it!

  7. I am glad you got a second opinion! I hope this one is your "lucky" RE :) *hugs*

  8. I always think getting a second opinion is essential (http://infertilitydoula.blogspot.com/2010/06/getting-second-opinion-its-not-cheating.html)

    GOod for you for being proactive.

  9. So glad you listened to your gut and got a second opinion!