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Is my doc doing enough?

I notice that alot of you talk about "follicles". That is the egg that develops in your ovaries right? I know that's a silly question but I am new to taking fertility meds. How do I know if my follicles are doing what they are supposed to. I should be getting ultrasounds right? My doc isn't having me do that...just the meds for now BUT how do I even know they are working?

Re: Is my doc doing enough?

  • Don't see an OBGYN. See a RE.

     

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  • You def. need to be having u/s.  No your doctor is not doing enough - please find a new one immediately!  Not only could it not be working (it didn't for me this round) there are a lot of things that can wrong if you are not monitored!

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  • Ditto the pp's. You need to be monitored while on fertility medication. It can be very dangerous if you don't.

     

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  • Thank you so much for directing me to her thread. I think I need to talk to my doc soon! That is a really scary situation. I didn't realize it was that important!
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  • If you are taking fertility meds and don't know what follicles are, then your dr isn't doing the proper monitoring.  Are you seeing an RE?  OB's are not fertility specialists, so they aren't knowledgeable about infertility issues.  OB's sometimes just prescribe meds for the heck of it, without knowing if it's the proper protocol for their patient.  Definitely see an RE!
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