Hi ladies, I hope everyone is starting the week well. I just wanted to say that I was experiencing some confusion with regards to the path that I'm on, and have need a bit of a release.
Our initial GP diagnosis was male factor infertility, but once we got to the infertility clinic that was somewhat dismissed and they have been busily looking at what could be wrong with me. So far everything has come back absolutely fine, which is excellent. My blood tests are great, and I had the ultrasound today which revealed good health of ovaries. I was even able to see a follicle right about to burst, the nurse scanning me said it was literally right about to release an egg! That was cool to see.
They want me to have a smear and HSG now (HSG terrifies me) and are refusing to discuss my husband's sperm. The nurse I saw today said that all these things being done with me are part of a checklist for ivf/icsi, so almost crossing everything to assess suitability/chances etc. But the consultant said that ivf didn't need discussing, and that my husband should vitamins etc whilst they explore me.
I guess my main questions are did anyone else go through this in the lead up to an eventual ivf type conclusion? And is it normal not to focus on a poor seamen analysis? If they were trying to ease worry it's unfortunately had the opposite effect as my husband now thinks that we've got a good chance of natural conception as they weren't focusing on his sperm, and I've been a nervous wreck at each test. Thank you all in advance xxx
P.s- does the HSG hurt?