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I went to the doctor today for a follow up after a miscarriage on the eighth. I got a BFP on the sixth and the blood test that I took that day said that my hCG was eight. On the day that the bleeding started, two days later, at the ER they said that my hCG 16. They did another beta 10 hours later before they sent me home and instructed me to have another beta done that Friday, the 10th.

Today at the doctors office, I was told that the last beta that was done on the morning of the ninth, before I left the ER, was 75 but had dropped down to 11 the afternoon of the tenth. I'm scheduled for another beta Monday that my doctor is expecting to come back 0. Fine. Whatever.

This is following an ectopic a year ago and a couple of chemical pregnancies over the last few years.

My doctor said that she didn't want to label me "infertile" because I am able to get pregnant, but I just can't stay pregnant. She said that she wants to do some "fertility tests" in six weeks and needed a sample from DH.

I just nodded and left, kind of sad, and got home before I realized that I didn't have a clue what she's talking about. What are "fertility tests"?
 

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that could mean many things
but mostly hormonal tests at different times of the month to see your levels for the various necessary hormones to make and keep a baby
do you chart?
there should/could be some helpful information from your charting
(maybe a progesterone problem or your thyroid, etc.)
i suggest you get some books (mainly "taking charge of your fertility")
the more you know the more you can bring to the Dr.s to help them locate the source of your losses
but without you they are just going through their protocols
the more you can tell them about your body and patterns/cycles the better they can help

I am so sorry
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I had lots of antibody and clotting testing done after my last m/c and would guess that's what you could expect. It was like 9 vials worth! There's also more time sensitive test such as those done on CD3 (FSH I think, maybe one more) as well as progesterone on 7DPO.

Dh got out of his testing due to the fact that he has 2 children (1 with me)
 

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the tests I had done for recurrent pregnancy loss were:
- blood-clotting tests (like Factor V Leiden and others)
- day 3 tests, for estradiol, FSH and LH
- MTHFR
- genetics for compatability
- hysteroscopy (which is a camera that looks inside the uterus for fibroids, etc.)

Hope something will give you some answers you can do something about.
 
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