A LONG time ago, frustrated with our fertility clinic, frustrated by our infertility, we started doing our own research. Started asking questions.
Long story short, my husband went to the urologist after discovering his low testosterone and the urologist sent him to an endocrinologist. Well he finally had his MRI a couple of weeks ago (oh Canadian health care, how I love and loathe you simultaneously) (and he also cancelled a previous appointment due to some conflict in his schedule, and because we weren’t in any huge hurry now that we were pregnant…ha!).
Anywho… to kick off our week of medical appointments, C went back to see the endocrinologist for his MRI results… turns out dude’s missing a part of his brain!! I always knew there was something not right about that boy!
He is missing part of his pituitary gland that creates LH and FSH. It’s called empty sella syndrome.
He has a real problem, with real treatment options and we never, ever would have known if I hadn’t decided to google shit and discover that he might have low testosterone. The treatment recommendation is testosterone but because that kills the swimmers, he will likely be treated with Clomid and HCG (if he takes a pregnancy test, will it come back positive?). The endocrinologist is leaving that up to our new RE. And that’s a blog post for next week as that appointment wraps up our week of medical appointments.
Tomorrow — pre-pregnancy review appointment with the Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist.
Sigh… here we go again. Climb that fucking mountain!