TTC question

  1. Anyone who has irregular periods have trouble trying to conceive?

    Not panicking yet, but here's the scoop... had irregular periods when younger-went on BCP at 15. Worked like a charm! Now HAPPILY married and ready. Last time on BCP was Sept 2002. Had mostly 28, sometimes 30 day cycles until now. Last period June 5, 2003. Yep, nothing in July yet. Had 5 negative urine HCG's, one negative blood HCG. No change in eating, stress etc. Going to see new doc soon, but wondered if anyone had suggestions.
    Thanks for taking the time to read about my period
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   ptnurse
    Sounds like we are twins. I have basically the same history. Tried for a year to get pregnant, then went to M.D. He did an initial workup on both of us. Included sperm count for him and ultrasound for me. Then I went to same day surgery and had dye flushed through my tubes to make sure they were open. The doc told me that then he didn't do anything for 6 months because once the fallopian tubes were flushed nature usually took its course. And I was pregnant about 6 weeks after the procedure. That baby will be 13 in December.
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Another soul sister here. Make sure you get an endocrine work up to rule out problems. I was secreting too much Pituitary hormone which supressed ovulation. Was treated with Prednisone at bedtime to supress hormone and have a healthy 17 1/2 yo and 14 yo son.

    Also read this thread on Polycystic Ovaries:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...cystic+ovaries

    I have all these symptoms here--wasn't diagnosed years ago and really think that's my problem.

    Hope you find the help you need and a good doctor who will listen and work with you.
  5. by   Danamegg
    "Tried for a year to get pregnant, then went to M.D. He did an initial workup on both of us. Included sperm count for him and ultrasound for me. " (Quoting ptnurse)

    I am confused: Why did the MD do a sperm count on himself?

    :imbar
    Last edit by Danamegg on Jul 28, '03
  6. by   LauraF, RN
    You might ask them to test to see if you have PCOS. Polycystic ovarian syndrom. Irregular periods are one of the major symptoms. Have them test your progesterone and testosterone. It is actually hard to get them to test for much unless you have been trying for 1 year to get pregnant. I have been through it all. I had 5 m/c before I got any testing. Then finally got sent to a specialist and he started off the exam by saying "has anyone told you you have PCOS?" I had 2 more m/c's before we got the PCOS treated properly.....now I am the proud momma of a 3 year old and a 2&1/2 year old. Glucophage and progesterone suppositories did it for me. I wish you the best of luck, it is hard. Oh and you know what else helped.....I was 1/2 way through doing the applications for adoption when I found out I was expecting the first one.
  7. by   Jay-Jay
    Buffalo, I know this is a serious thread, BUT....on this side of Lake Ontario, when anyone sees TTC, the automatically think:

    TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION!


    Would you like to change the title to something a little less ambiguous? I'd be glad to help!

    {Jane, who does NOT think the T.T.C is 'the better way!'}
  8. by   BuffaloLPN
    Thanks for all your advice!
    What else could I use?:

    WMB-wanna make babies
    TTR- trying to reproduce
    HFP-humping for a purpose
  9. by   Ortho_RN
    When I see TTC.. I think trying to conceive...
  10. by   LauraF, RN
    I like HFP......too funny! But TTC is actually a medical abbreviation atleast in the medical dictionaries I use. I guess I would consider something else if it was a public based forum, but with it being medical based I would actually leave it as is. Just my opinion. Take it for what it costs. :chuckle
  11. by   Jay-Jay
    How about spelling it out, instead of abbreviating it? Nothing wrong with Trying To Conceive. Since this is Off Topic, it's not immediately obvious that TTC is a medical abbreviation, unless you're a ob-gyn nurse.
  12. by   ptnurse
    Originally posted by Danamegg
    "Tried for a year to get pregnant, then went to M.D. He did an initial workup on both of us. Included sperm count for him and ultrasound for me. " (Quoting ptnurse)

    I am confused: Why did the MD do a sperm count on himself?

    :imbar
    Well, if you don't get pregnant at home...........:kiss
    Just kidding, I wrote that at work at 1 a.m. You can just imagine how confusing my nurses' notes get in the middle of the night.
  13. by   Cynthiann
    Originally posted by RN2BLPN4NOW
    I like HFP......too funny! But TTC is actually a medical abbreviation atleast in the medical dictionaries I use. I guess I would consider something else if it was a public based forum, but with it being medical based I would actually leave it as is. Just my opinion. Take it for what it costs. :chuckle
    If you go to parenting websites/message boards, everyone always uses TTC instead of spelling it all out. So it's not just used here.
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    Sounds to me like you have PCOS. Find a Reproductive Endocrinologist and get worked up.

    Good luck!

    Kelly

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