Imagine this for a moment: you just had a heart attack. What do you do? You go right to the emergency room where the doctors: will refer you to a cardiologist who will do an ultrasound of your heart, run blood tests, then based on the results, decide what treatments will you need. You may need surgery but you’ll likely be prescribed drugs to keep your heart healthy so you can live a healthy life, chest pain free. Without the testing, they wouldn’t know what was going on with your heart or how to best care for you.
Now let’s imagine this: you’re having fertility issues. Your heart is breaking. What do you do? Shouldn’t you go right to a fertility doctor? You should have an ultrasound of your uterus and ovaries, do tests to see where your fertility levels are, check your fallopian tubes and do sperm testing, then take drugs that are prescribed to help your fertility. Being a fertility patient hurts your heart. You should have the same level of testing that a heart patient gets when they suffer from a heart attack. Dealing with fertility issues is heart-breaking, depressing and wreaks havoc on your emotional and physical well-being.
So now that you’ve read this post, if you’re a fertility patient, please get the treatment you deserve. Don’t take medications without proper testing. Don’t accept a diagnosis of “unexplained” because unexplained to me means that no one took the time to explain it to you. There are so many wonderful, kind and caring fertility doctors out there that want to help you. Get seen and get heard and get the care you need.