- Hormone Blood Draw: To make sure that my hormones were actually stimulating my body to do what it is supposed to do.
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): This test involves radioactive die that is injected into your uterus and fallopian tubes. This will give them a better view of the shape of my uterus as well as if there are any problems with my fallopian tubes.
- Renal Ultrasound: Huh? You are probably wondering what this is for. 25% of women with a Mullerian Anomoly on their uterus will also have a renal issue - one kidney, bladder malformation, malformation of one kidney...you get the picture.
- Sperm Count: Thank goodness Paul had to do something. I feel as if I am always having one test or another, what with MS and now this fertility stuff, it was nice to share. :)
Dr. Moretuzzo came out to the lobby to meet us, I always enjoy that personal touch - it makes you feel a little more cared for, and pulled us into his office. He opened my thick folder (gotta love health issues) and started to tell us the results.
- The blood draw was fine, I have the right levels of hormones and thyroid levels, things are where they are supposed to be. (YAY!!!!)
- The HSG (which btw was the most painful procedure I have ever had). Showed that I have a bicornuate/ septate uterus (which we knew), but I could actually look at it and see it. It is a more severe separation than he had hoped for. This means that if I become pregnant (which is more difficult), I will have around a 50% chance of miscarrying. However, since we know about my uterus shape already, he can do some things as a precaution to prevent a miscarriage. I also have a blocked fallopian tube, which he said could be from some endometriosis - explaining the crazy cramps and periods that I have. This also adds a problem, I am only ovulating out of one side.
- The renal ultrasound came back completely normal (thank goodness for small wins).
- The sperm count was a little interesting, although Paul's numbers are great - he has some issues with the shape of them.
Ok, so what does this all mean...well hope. It means that there is still a small glimmer that I can get pregnant and a small glimmer that it will be successful. I will take a small glimmer, that is more than I have had in a while and something to lift some of the weight I have been carrying around.