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New - Question about physical

Hi! This is my first post over here. Been TTC for about 2 months now (went off the pill the very end of March), and I have my first appointment with my gyno tomorrow morning for a physical and I want to discuss TTC and any concerns I have.

My question, is it overkill to print off my charts and bring them with me? Ive only been charting for 2 cycles now and I only started about 1/3rd of the way through for the first one. Any advise of questions I should ask to make sure I get the most out of the appointment?

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Re: New - Question about physical

  • You could bring them, however your one complete chart will provide very little information. 

    When I told my OB/GYN she basically said great, take a PNV, have fun and call in a year if you aren't KU.

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  • I would ask if there's any meds you should/shouldn't be taking and you might want to look into certain tests.  I know my OB/GYN suggested I take a cystic fibrosis test.  I would print off the charts- if he/she doesn't use them it's only a little bit of wasted paper, no big deal.  I hope that helps!  Also, your gyno has done this tons of times before- they will know what you need to know.

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  • I took my chart in with me (I only have one, and it was incomplete), and my OB just quickly glanced at it and said to keep up the charting.
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    I would ask if there's any meds you should/shouldn't be taking and you might want to look into certain tests.  I know my OB/GYN suggested I take a cystic fibrosis test.  I would print off the charts- if he/she doesn't use them it's only a little bit of wasted paper, no big deal.  I hope that helps!  Also, your gyno has done this tons of times before- they will know what you need to know.

    I wouldnt have thought of that, thank you! 

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    Most OB's don't get charting, and roll their eyes at them.  Don't waste your time. 

    Your OB won't be very helpful with TTC; she/he is really only useful AFTER you're KU.  Ask about the meds, and see if there is anything you need to do to get in shape for having a baby, but otherwise, keep charting and do your own homework.

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  • I did have a feeling he would give me a "what the hell is this" type of look, if I brought it. This is my first time going to this doctor, referred by my family doctor, so im not really sure what to expect from him attitude wise.
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  • I asked my Dr (not an OB)  about the medication I'm on (she was very informative) and also gave me the DTaP vaccine because unfortunately, pertussis is making a comeback locally.

    She said about 50% of couples off bc will get pregnant the first year and said she could refer me to some good OBs when the time comes. 

      
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