how did you discover infertility issues?

subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
for those of you who have issues with infertility, how did you find out?

the reason im asking is because after losing my pregnancy a few months ago, i think im finally ready to start trying again. but im scared, for obvious reasons. i could be freaking myself out about the whole thing, but the more i think about it the more im starting to think that the one child we do have was somehow a miracle baby. my SO and i have never used contraception in the years that we've been together. and even before him, i was never on birth control--so i dont know if i was just lucky not to get pregnant before or what. is that normal?

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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    I figured it out when I went off the Pill and didn't get my period for 6 months. I got diagnosed with PCOS shortly after that.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    subbrock wrote: »
    for those of you who have issues with infertility, how did you find out?

    the reason im asking is because after losing my pregnancy a few months ago, i think im finally ready to start trying again. but im scared, for obvious reasons. i could be freaking myself out about the whole thing, but the more i think about it the more im starting to think that the one child we do have was somehow a miracle baby. my SO and i have never used contraception in the years that we've been together. and even before him, i was never on birth control--so i dont know if i was just lucky not to get pregnant before or what. is that normal?

    I used to be infertile. I used the "calendar method" for 9 years and never got pregnant. It might have been luck. When we decided to try, it took us 3 months to get pg, using an ovulation predictor kit. When our son turned 1, we started to try again and we could not get pregnant at all, for 3 years. Doctors, drugs, the works. I had some endometriosis that was removed 2 months before I finally got pregnant again. I had also switched specialists and decided that I would only do once cycle with him. I resigned myself to the idea that my son would be an only child. I'm not sure what happened after my second pregnancy, but I haven't had any problems getting pregnant again.

    Losing a much wanted baby is very traumatic. Don't underestimate your feelings of "the more i think about it the more im starting to think that the one child we do have was somehow a miracle baby." They could very well be related to your grief and fear, not any real physical problem. Go for your checkup, for peace of mind, and get to the business of trying to conceive, if you both feel emotionally ready.

    Good luck.
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    We tried for a year with one miscarriage in there around 9 months. After a year my ObGyn sent me to have my tubes check and hubby for a sperm count. When that came back normal I was sent to a specialist. He immediately could tell I had endometriosis. I had two surgeries for removal and then got pregnant on the second cycle after. All in all it took us 3 years from the time I went off the pill to the time he was born. There was some time between my ObGyn visit and me going to see the specialist...I think I was mentally preparing myself for all the possible issues.

    Now with Addison...it took 3 months. No issues there.

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