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    Old 07-27-2005, 05:46 AM   #1
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    Unhappy I'm only 22 and think I'm infertile?

    Hi, well...please don't judge me because I'm not here to be judged. I've been with the same guy for 4 years and I really want a child. We've had unprotected sex many MANY times, and he ejaculated inside of me too many times for me to count. And I've never became pregnant. When I get my period I get cramps, and sometimes my period isnt on time and is 3-6 days late. What does this mean? And I spot too, in the middle of my cycle. And I know its not his fault I'm not pregnant yet, because he got his previous girlfriend pregnant when he was younger (he is older than me, 29). What do you guys think, do you guys think I am worrying too much or that I should go in and get checked to make sure I'm okay? Please give me your thoughts, I've been stressin over this like crazy....

     
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    Old 07-27-2005, 07:36 AM   #2
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    Re: I'm only 22 and think I'm infertile?

    There is so much more to getting pregnant that having unprotected sex many times. For couples that have all the right conditions and have intercourse while the female is ovulating, the chance of her becoming pregnant is like 30%...so even under all the right circumstances, it doesn't happen every time. I know that doesn't seem possible when you look around and see all the people that you know having babies...

    You really have to chart your cycles and make sure you are having intercourse during your ovulation time. This can be done several different ways and I am sure many people can give you their advice on what method they like the most...This is why I would highly reccommend that if you are both serious about having a child, you see a doctor (ob/gyn). Also, imo, you should be taking pre-natal vitamins, to help your body become ready to carry a child.

    Good luck.

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    Old 07-27-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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    Re: I'm only 22 and think I'm infertile?

    Plur-
    I am am also 22 (will be 23 in 6 days, yea!) Anyway, I have been with my husband for 6 years, we have been married for 3 and started to actively TTC about a year after we were married. After a year of trying we spoke with our family doctor who told us to start charting my BBT (Basal Body Temperature) every morning before I get out of bed. I started doing that and every month my temps looked like I had ovulated, you will notice a temperature shift after ovulation. We continued doing that for 6 months then decided to visit an RE (specializes in fertility) and found that I was in fact not ovulating and had a low progesterone level. I guess my point is to first try charting your temp because with you being so young, a fretility specialist probably will not even do anything without that data first. I think you should try this for 6 months or so then if not PG you should consult a fertility specialist. While your OB is a good start, there is so much that they cannot tell you. Now my husband and I are preparing to have our third IUI (intrauterine insemination). Good luck to you!

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    Old 08-05-2005, 06:32 PM   #4
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    Re: I'm only 22 and think I'm infertile?

    I'm 23 and my husband is 26. I was dx with PCOS and olgimonherra in May of this past year as being our reasons for not conceiving. We're doing injectibles and if we have no luck we're going straight to IVF. Just a word caution, most ob/gyn or IF specialists won't help you if you aren't married.
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    Old 08-05-2005, 10:20 PM   #5
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    Re: I'm only 22 and think I'm infertile?

    I am 25 and I was diagnosed with POF( pre-mature ovarian failure) at the age of 18. My period was fine for a year but then went out of wack and then had none at all. You should maybe go see your ob/gyn to get tests done to reassure you.

    I recently went through IVF for the first time and now we are just waiting another week for results. Hopefully you are not infertile, trust me it's no fun!

    Good luck Mins

     
    Old 08-09-2005, 10:12 AM   #6
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    Re: I'm only 22 and think I'm infertile?

    Im also 22, Ive been with my dh for 6 years and married for 3 and we have been trying to concieve for a year and 6 months...well like you i also had cramps and spot in between my cycle in May i had a Lap, hysterscopy and a D&C and was diagnos with Endometriosis, maybe you should ask your doctor and get checked for this. The spotting between period might be a sym for endo but im no doctor so my best advise is to checked up and the best of luck for you..

     
    Old 08-09-2005, 11:20 AM   #7
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    Re: I'm only 22 and think I'm infertile?

    Best advice here is that you should see your gyn. Mention the spotting between periods.......that isn't normal. It is a possible sign of endo. So is the severe cramping. Although being off by 3-6 days on your period isn't so abnormal, but could simply be a sign of stress.

    Young or old (I'm 41), single (me) or married.........you have access to infertility information. No doctor should shun you because your young or unmarried. They can't. They may want to do things slowly, or on a 'natural' level (like having you chart your temp) before they get invasive due to your age. But that's it.

     
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