Secondary IF

Intro - Newbie

Hello - 

My husband and I have an almost 3 year old son and have been TTC for the past 11 months. We got pregnant with my son on our first try so the trouble we're having came as a big unpleasant surprise. I had low progesterone initially and took Crinone for the first 11 weeks, but my pregnancy was otherwise uncomplicated. 

We tried on our own for 4 months, 3 months of Femara 5 mg, 2 months Femara + HCG trigger and progeserone during luteal phase, 2 months Clomid (50 and 100 mg) + trigger with IUI and progesterone. No luck. I ovulate on my own and my husband's semen analysis was normal, so we fall in the lovely category of "unexplained infertility".

I have not had an HSG yet - so I'm planning on taking a break from the meds this month and have the HSG and possibly a laparoscopy done. Emotionally I need a break anyway. The disappointment this month was particularly hard. 

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Re: Intro - Newbie

  • I'm sorry. Unexplained is so frustrating. Especially after being able to conceive so quickly the first time. I hope your stay here is short!
  • Thank you :-)
    BabyFruit Ticker
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  • I'm sorry you're having trouble MaeMB. Infertility is so stressful, I hope your stay here is short. On the upside, my doctor said that women often have a bump in fertility post-HSG. Good luck and hang in there.

    TTC #1 for 21 Months
    Husband: 41
    Me: 36
    3 failed IUIs
    changed REs
    1 failed IVF (chemical pregnancy)
    13 5-day frozen embryos

  • Welcome. I am unexplained too and got pregnant with my son very quickly. It is an emotional roller coaster. Good luck. 
    "From the moment I first saw you, the second that you were born, I knew that you were the love of my life" Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Me: 35, DH: 40
    TTC # 2 since 8/13, Dx: unexplained secondary infertility
    Clomid cycles 7/14 & 8/14= BFN
    IUI # 1 (clomid) 8/27/14= BFN
    IUI # 2 (clomid and follistim) 9/25/14= BFN
    IUI # 3 (femara and follistim) 10/23/14= BFN
    IUI # 4 (femara and follistim) 11/20/14= BFN
    12/12/14- saline sono shows two polyps
    2/15- two uterine polyps and "schmutz" (RE's words) removed
    8/15- surprise BFP! Beta #1 70 Beta #2 150 
  • Hello. What made you start seeing an RE after only 4 months of trying on your own? 

    My several HSGs have given me a great deal of information, I hope you learn something that will help when you have yours. GL.

    Kid #1 - 09/03/12
    Kid #2 - maybe???
    Diagnosed with Severe Ashermans 
    Hysteroscopy #10 - scar tissue grew back reblocking my right tube
    #11 or IVF with scarring still inside?
    1 lone embryo from September 2016 retreival, dx with Trisomy 16, starting fresh
  • Hello.  Are you working with a RE or OB?  I'm confused about why your doctor started you on medicated cycles so quickly.  I agree with PPs.  I would definitely be asking your doctor for some tests before continuing with any treatment.  I know you say you ovulate on your own and your husband's SA was normal, but there is much more to fertility than that so I sort of side eye your doctor for telling you that you have "unexplained infertility" at this point.  I hope the HSG helps give you a clearer picture of what is going on so you can get a plan that works.
    Me: 31     DH: 33
    Dx: Me: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss; DH: Low Morphology (2%)
    BFP#1: MC 3/1/11 at 6w1d - EDD 10/21/11
    BFP#2: 5/3/11 - EDD 1/9/12 - DD Born 1/6/12
    TTC #2 since 12/13
    BFP#3: MC 2/8/14 at 4w5d - EDD 10/13/14
    BFP#4: MC 5/6/14 at 4w4d - EDD 1/9/15
    BFP#5: MMC discovered 8/4/14 at 9w1d - D&C 8/5/14 - Baby Boy with Trisomy 16 (maternal origin) - EDD 3/8/15
    BFP#6: CP 11/6/14 at 4w2d - EDD 7/14/15
    IVF #1 with ICSI & PGS: May/June 2015, ER 6/3/15, 17R/17M/15F
    IVF #2 with ICSI & PGS: July 2015, ER 7/16/15, 16R/11M/9F
    PGS results = 6 normal embryos (4 boys, 2 girls)
    FET 9/23/15 = BFFN
    Natural FET 11/4/15 = BFP!
    Beta 9dp5dt = 92

  • Hello.

    Spontaneous pregnancy #1
    DD1 July 31, 2011

    Trying for #2 since Oct 11
    732973 Clomid Cycles
    2 IUIs 
    3 Fresh IVFs= 1 Ectopic treated with MTX
    Spontaneous pregnancy #2= Ectopic #2= lost left tube
    Spontaneous pregnancy #3= DD2 January 29, 2016
    Spontaneous pregnancy #4= Ectopic #3
    Spontaneous pregnancy #5= Baby #3 is a BOY!!! 

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • If it helps, I conceived my DS immediately after having my HSG. Boom! Pregnant just like that after 10 months of trying. My OB told me that although an HSG does not increase fertility, it is known that many people get pregnant after having one. The procedure itself may clear out or resolve an issue or blockage that existed that was resolved simply by having the HSG done. I'll hope for that for you!

    Me: 35 DOR - AMH 1.1 FSH 5.6

    DH: 39

    09/01/10 - First pregnancy - my sweet son was born 

    04/25/14 - Miscarriage at 9 weeks - Turner Syndrome 

    08/01/14 - Miscarriage at 8 weeks - Trisomy 9 

    October 2014 - Unsuccessful IUI 

    November 2014 - IUI month skipped due to cyst 

    December 2014 - Unsuccessful IUI 

    January/February 2015 - Failed IVF (standard long protocol) - 7 eggs, 6 mature, 4 fertilized (ICSI), 0 made it to blast, 0 for testing 

    March/April 2015 - Microflare IVF protocol with HGH - 6 eggs, 6 mature, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 2 blasts for biopsy! 

    May/June 2015 - Microflare IVF protocol with HGH - 9 eggs, 6 mature, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 blasts for biopsy!

    06/18/15 -  Two healthy embies based on PGS testing by Natera!

    June/July 2015 - FET cycle with estradiol & PIO shots, a Neupogen treatment, and accupuncture

    07/08/2015 - Transferred one lovely embie 

    07/17/2015 - Beta #1 136

    07/20/2015 - Beta #2 529 -- BFP!!!

  • @ maemb are you ever going to log back on to the bump? Why did you post and not log on again? I must know. Come back. I have to know more. 

    Kid #1 - 09/03/12
    Kid #2 - maybe???
    Diagnosed with Severe Ashermans 
    Hysteroscopy #10 - scar tissue grew back reblocking my right tube
    #11 or IVF with scarring still inside?
    1 lone embryo from September 2016 retreival, dx with Trisomy 16, starting fresh
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