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Old 11-01-08, 07:22 PM
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My husband and I have been ttc for about 10 months now. I spoke with my obgyn when we started and he said to come back if I had any problems. So we just did the baby dance on a regular basis. My cycle was regular up until July. After my July cycle I didn't receive a cycle up until October 31. I went back to the doctor in August, they did a blood pregnancy test which came back negative. Then they sent me to get other blood work and all the test came back fine. He gave me a rx for provera. That didn't do anything. He then gave me the option of getting back on birth control pills to get my period but that defeated the purpose of getting off of them in the first place. So the next option was to just start taking clomid. I took 50 mg for 5 days. On days 6 I started spotting but only for 1 day. I called him back and told him what was going on. His response was to take the clomid again if I got my cycle, and to go see a fertility doctor. I am only 23 years old and all this scares me! I mean you see 16 year olds getting pregnant with no problems! I don't know what to expect when I go see him. Has anyone else had this problem? Or have seen a fertility doctor that can tell me what to expect?
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Old 11-02-08, 07:08 AM
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Although we have been TTC for 10 years I want to state I am not a health professional, just someone who's been around, a lot!!

The theory is that you don't need a periods to start Clomid, but most Drs will not prescribe it until you do, and in the 10 years of supporting people here I've never heard of someone being given Clomid to 'induce a period'. That doesn't mean that it's not done, just that I've never heard of it.

I've no idea what blood tests your Dr did, do you know? Have you had any ultrasound scans to rule out cysts, or physical problems?

Generally speaking if there is no bleeding after Provera, then it could be that the hypothalamus and pituitary gland are not signaling the ovary to do its stuff, or the ovary is not listening to the hormonal message.

A lot of ObGyn's are not fully trained in infertility, they just have basic knowledge, and have a few things that they will try. My guess is that he isn't fully trained in infertility, and that as per his suggestion you need to find a RE. Who is specially trained and will be better qualified to diagnose and treat you.

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I don't think that the doctor gave me clomid to induce my period, I think that he just gave it to me so I would ovulate so that we could hopefully get pregnant...I don't know what test the doctor ran, I know there was like 6 or 7 different test! He didn't do an ultrasound. But after posting this last night my husband did more research on the topic and we decided that we would wait another couple months until we see a fertility doctor. In the meantime, I am planning on keep taking the clomid and just keep trying. And just have some more fun!
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Hey, like you I'm 23 and ttc our 1st. After I came off of birthcontrol about 15 months ago I went months without a cycle. Since then I've been diagnosed with PCOS. I would definitely see a RE. They're very skilled in the area whereas your OB-GYN hasn't specialized in infertility. I started out with my OB-GYN like you did due to no period. I too took Provera & Clomid. However I didn't receive any results and up until recently had not been ovulating. It is something that you never would imagine especially being young but within the last year I have realized that it is quite common.
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