What to expect at a first appt with RE??

Hi ladies,


DH and I have our first appt with an RE later this afternoon and I am wondering what your experiences were when you had yours.
Did the RE want to see both of you? Were any tests done on that visit? Was it just an information gathering/consultation type appt? Any other details you can share?
I am nervous(terrified) about what we may find out and excited to finally get moving and finding out what might be wrong with us.

tia!

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 2:48 am
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BEAN23
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I'm sorry, but this info is probably late... But... please fill us in when you have time!  I would love to hear how it went!


I, too, just made an appointment with an RE, and although I've never been to one (nor my DH), the lady on the phone told me that we would be getting a packet in the mail to fill out -- inevitably a medical history form and maybe questions about our sex life??  I know that when we go to our appointment all of that will be discussed, including our recent tests (DH's SA, and my blood work for Prolactin, Progesterone, and TSH).  It will only be an informative consultation to figure out what the next step will be...  I'm thinking I will get a hysterosalpingogram done to see if my tubes are blocked at a later appointment.  Ah, and the lady told me to bring $260 that might or might not be reimbursed by insurance.

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 12:02 pm
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Bean, thanks so much for your answer. Not too late at all! I wanted to know what to expect but also to just be able to compare my experience to others experiences afterward. It sounds like you have had test done before your initial consult. I have had nothing done except an annual with this same dr about 2 weeks ago. I'm afraid of how much this is all going to cost. If I had just saved all the money I spent on bc in the last 15years.... ;)
I picked a new Gyno office because I didn't like my old one and wanted one that was part of a fertility practice. In this office the docs that do annuals are not usually the fertility drs. It just so happened that he was helping out with new patients and I got him which was great because the frst available appt with an RE was not for another 3 months but he went ahead and got mine yesterday which was just 2 weeks out from my annual. anyway, here is my update which I posted on the same thread on the TTC board.
thanks, Bean! :)

Sooooo, I feel so much better after this appt. The dr is a funny (as in kinda strange) little guy who grows on you very quickly and has a great bedside manner.
He took a lot of basic information from both of us. A LOT. He answered all of our questions and settled our fears.
Next week DH will go in to get a semen analysis. He said essentially the same thing your dr said. That it doesn't make sense to only look at the female and waste precious time especially when the testing for us can be more invasive and difficult.
The week after I will go in for an HSG. I should start my period tonight or tomorrow and that is when I need to call to schedule it. I will do the HSG first thing in the morning and he will be there in radiology and then I will have an appt with him immediately afterwards to review the results and talk about the next steps. He said he would also do a progesterone level check.
He initially waned me to start temping as well but when I told him why I wasn't he agreed it wasn't a good tool for me but he did give me a chart to fill out with info on CM/AF/etc. I was already doing that but will transfer all my "secret" codes on my blackberry to his chart this weekend. :)
He said the only thing I needed to do between now and then was to stay away from google. lol!

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 3:21 am
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So glad that your first appointment went well!

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 5:06 am

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