Hi, I have been trying to conceive 18 months +. I have been tested at dr for progesterone and fsh levels at day 21 which have come back normal.I have been using ovulation test predictor kits but they seem to come back neagtive and have been using them daily. I have periods which come between day 28 and 45. They have been of lately a dark brownish spotting rather than a normal period lasting around 3 days. Previously my period has been dark red bleeding for 6 days which has just changed these past few months. I am 32 years old. An ultrasound to rule out polysyctic ovarian syndrome has been done and came back fine. I am not in private health insurance. What other tests can be preformed to work out my cause of infertility at a General Practise Surgery? Can I have normal Progesterone results but stil not ovulate?
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Lack of hormones or anovulation are not the only factors that can affect your pregnancy chances. If you have been trying for pregnancy (for more than 6 months) and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. There are many factors (ovarian, uterine, hormonal, stress, lifestyle, etc) that govern the chances of having a successful pregnancy. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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