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I take the heparin and aspirin, because I have a protein S deficiency which causes me to lose pregnancies before 5 weeks. When my body detects a pregnancy, clots form in my uterus and the pregnancy is "kicked out." I do not have clotting problems when I am not pregnant. I do not have a specific reason for taking the progesterone. I have not had my levels tested. I only take these medications after ovulation and do not continue if not pregnant.
Yes, you were the expert who suggested I have thrombophilia testing done back in 2010. I did, was diagnosed, treated, finally had a baby. Here is my current question:
I am experiencing menstrual-type and ovulation-type cramps for a couple of days after intercourse. Some info. about me: *I am 37 *I have one child (born almost 3 years ago) *My husband and I are ttc now--this is the second cycle trying *I am on cycle day 12, I pretty much ovulate on day 14--I chart and use ovulation tests, so I am pretty certain of this, also get mittelschmerz near ovulation time *We had intercourse cycle day 5, 7, and 10 -- some discomfort the next day each time, this last time for 2 days *Last cycle, I started heparin injections, low dose aspirin, and progesterone a few days after ovulation, stopped with negative beta test *I have a diagnosed clotting disorder and must take the anticoagulants to prevent early miscarriage; no testing has been done to indicate that I need the progesterone--I took 400mg/day in capsule form last cycle, suppositories with previous pregnancy *I have a retroverted uterus *I have fibroids, small and do not cause me discomfort during periods or any other time *last gyn. check-up was July *I have know other known gynecological issues Thank You
What could be causing the pain in the day (s) following intercourse?
only recently, but yes
Yes--and I have been with the same partner for the last 8 years.
No, I have never been diagnosed with endometriosis. I don't have heavy periods. In fact, they are very light and short.
Okay, then that was a misconception that I had. How can my ob/gyn screen for endometriosis?
I don't typically have trouble getting pregnant.
Could I have developed endometriosis since having my son in Dec. 2010? Does that typically happen?
Alrightie then, if we don't get pregnant this cycle. I will ask for an HSG. Is there a particular cycle day that I should have the HSG on?
Okay, thank you for your help.