This morning was my visit to the Dr. I came prepared having printed off the clinical guidelines for infertility referral and I came straight out and asked him to refer me to the hospital for tests.
The answer wasn’t what I expected. He told me he “doesn’t do fertility” and he wasn’t sure if I met the criteria. I got the criteria out of my bag and put it on his desk, co firming that I did indeed meet the criteria. He wasn’t interested. He dismissed my request and insisted on booking me an appointment to see his colleague who “does do fertility” in TWO WEEKS. He also told me that “cycle day 21 progesterone tests need to be done on cycle day 21. That’s why they’re called cycle day 21 tests.” Mmhmm
The bloods that I had done at 5dpo were back. Due to the Dr not filling in the form correctly, they hadn’t actually tested for progesterone. They tested for liver function, cholesterol and thyroid. Grrrrr!
I’m pissed. I fought HARD in this appointment but it was like banging my head against a brick wall, so I guess I will be waiting the extra two weeks and then six weeks on top of that for a hospital appointment.
I addressed by random bleeding with him and he completely dismissed it. He just told me “that happens.” No other questions, no offer of any investigation. So, it’s now been eleven days since the first day of my period and I am still bleeding. If it gets heavier I will be going back to the Dr and insisting on being investigated.
In other news, this showed up about twenty minutes ago.