Testing DH?

I had my blood work done on Saturday so I'm still waiting for my results. Based on my symptoms I think I could possibly have PCOS but I guess it could be anything but if it is and I start treatment how long before my DH would need to get tested or should he be tested now?  He is 37 and he's starting to worry now that maybe it's him or what if it's both of us?

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 4:12 am
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Now!  it's a very non-invasive test for me...albeit maybe a bit uncomfortable for him, not physically, but you know what i mean....


my old RE always recommends "treating" both parties...for example, not spending months focusing on one of you, when the issue may be with the other one....

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 4:40 am
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Thanks Jackie!!  I just had my first appointment with an RE last week and she ordered my testing but didn't mention anything about DH and now he has me thinking it could be both of us.  I agree 100% with what you said "not spend months focusing on one of you".


I'm going to suggest he has this looked at.  Can his regular doctor do this?

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 4:47 am
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no, he will have to go to a special testing or ARTs center that does the test, his dr or your RE can probably make a referral for him...typically he can...uh....do his thing at home in a cup they will provide, and take it to the center, as long as he can get there within an hour....


check with your insurance too to see if its covered or not...even if its not, its usually less than $200...well worth it!

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 4:55 am
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Jackie, how long after TTC do you typically do this?  I don't want to wait forever and look back and realize "we should have done this"... KWIM?  Is it typically considered "diagnostic" by insurance companies?

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 5:00 am
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depends on your insurance i guess...just give them a quick call...


we did it right away, we'd only been trying like 4 mos, but i'm a little different as i'm WAY older than the rest of you...but normally you'd see an RE after 12 mos at your ages, unless there are other known difficulties...so our RE recommended it right away, at the same time we did my initial testing...

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 5:03 am
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Gotcha, my hubby is 24 (yes, I robbed the cradle), so I'm sure his swimmers are probably still in pretty decent shape!! LOL

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 5:15 am
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i guess my rule of thumb for this would be, when you start seeing a specialist, he should get tested...


you just never know...a friend of mine is young too, but he has terrible swimmers...they would have never known if they hadn't tested....could have TTC for years, fruitlessly....

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 5:20 am
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Yes you should do it!!! Before my doctor put me on anything, she wanted to make sure DH was in good condition as well - and testing them is a whole lot easier than all the testing that can do on us!!!


 

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Thanks ladies.  I talked to DH and he is going to talk with his Dr.  He has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 5 and I've read conflicting reports so we will both feel better to get this out of the way.

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 8:51 am
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Peace of mind is great to have :)  I have heard that diabetes can affect fertility in men, but of course there are aways two sides to both of those stories!! Hopefully you can get him tested and have that hurdle crossed off! :)

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 9:26 am
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Glad to hear DH is on board!  It's really simple for them!  I hope everything goes well for the both of you. 

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 10:58 am

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