Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Dr Visit!

After much frustration with previous physicians both in the world of Infertility and general practitioners, hubby and I decided to take the plunge and go see a highly recommended Ob/Gyn who specializes so much in Infertility that he is actually starting his own clinic and will be doing IVF in 2010... For now though, our co-pay is less since he's a regular Ob/Gyn by Insurance standards. :-)

I digress.

On Monday we walked into this cozy office with very pleasant staff members. We spoke with the Dr for some time despite a particular baby not cooperating 100%. It was okay as this Ob/Gyn had actually "brought these babies into the world..." After the basic introductions and his line of "between Chris Rock and Robin Williams" which explained his humor I knew we would be just fine under his care.

He spoke very confidently that we would indeed get pregnant and believes that once all my "issues" are fixed that we may not need any intervention to do so! That's super exciting! He was not your traditional Dr. He was easy to talk to and I felt as though he listened and directly addressed our questions and concerns. He wants me to take Baby Aspirin and Folate, no questions asked. He won me over as he not only delivered twins vaginally but also is willing to do water births if requested! I have never met an Ob/Gyn who was so willing to actually work with the patient and grant their wishes to the best of their ability! WOW!

He said he wants my TSH to be 0.4. Hoovering just above Hyperthyroidism and then gave an incredibally long explaination on why. He wanted to give me Synthroid but becuase I requested, he gave me Armour Thyroid. It was the first natural one that came to mind although lately, it's become rather contradicting...

He ran a PCOS panel on me that basically addresses my Free Testosterone and Androgans (sp?) which I have never had tested before. Crazy. I know. He also tested me for some other things which I cannot remember. Argh. They took four more vials of blood... Which brings my total to 24 vials in right about a three week period! CRAZY!!!!

He took a culture from my cervix to test for some virus/bacteria that he says is extremely common and prevents pregnancy from occurring. I did not catch the name though...

He then did an internal ultrasound and totally explained everything to us as he was doing it. That's uinque! At least in my experiences. Showed us my uterus which is not tilted by runs horizontal? Said I have already ovulated as I have a Corpus Luteum Cyst and when questioned how he knew it was that he said that it has a thick exterior and showed this to us. It was fascinating! Said my Endometrial lining was too thick at 14mm... I believe that's the number it was.

Then he spotted something that has never been seen before in the hundreds of previous ultrasounds I've had done... A polyp. He took a breath and then said, "or it may be that you are in the very early stages of pregnancy... Let's do a hCG blood test." He's betting it's a Polyp and I, unfortunately, have to agree. Said he wants to do a hystercopy (I believe that's the right terminology) and at the same time do a D&C to test my uterine lining for anything else that may be going on.

Overall. I believe it was a fantastic visit! I'm very pleased that we took this step and cannot wait to get the results and take the next step!

6 comments:

Michele said...

your doc sounds like our re and ob! we love both, and i'm so glad you found someone you really dig! (my re likes my tsh very low (.02-.04) during cycles, too... drives my gp nuts but it has always helped us)

squirrelgirl said...

Wow, sounds like an extremely productive visit. I hope this leads to good things :-)

Melissa said...

wow, what an amazing visit! It sounds like your doctor is very knowledgable and thorough!!

Kelli said...

Sounds like a great visit! Good luck in the steps ahead!

Making Babies said...

awesome awesome awesome!!!

Nicki said...

Glad all went well & hoping that the polyp is indeed an early pg! XX