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Clomid and no blood testing?

By Anonymous January 24, 2016 - 1:59pm
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Is it odd that my RE does not do blood testing to check hormone levels during/after cloimid use before IUI?

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none of the other tests--typically doctor does ultrasound before performing iui, but following trigger shot doctor did not. First time taking clomid, fourth iui. Tried OPK twice, not this cycle. During one cycle got slight reading, no response other times. Previous iui no response on OPK, doctor did ultrasound and performed iui.

January 25, 2016 - 9:23am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon
We are not fertility experts but it sounds like you're not ovulating but you're going to have to give Clomid more time to see if it works. There's no point in insemination if you're not ovulating so you need a better explanation from your doctor about his methods.

January 25, 2016 - 4:58pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

There have been follicles each of the four times. Four with clomid. Previous attempts have been with letrozole and each time there was at least one egg present. Dr. has checked the measurement prior to doing the insemination each time with the exception of the last.

January 25, 2016 - 5:55pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

It's not too strange that no blood tests are done but there needs to be some kind of testing. Some doctors prefer the blood tests, others advise women to take their body basal temp or use an ovulation kit - most now are about 99% accurate. Are you doing any of this testing? If not, talk to your doctor about which one would be best for you and ask for blood testing if you're more comfortable with that.

Good luck, I hope you conceive soon!

January 24, 2016 - 2:14pm
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