Blood Work

Do Not Take on an Empty Stomach

February 13th, 2013
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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of a repeat saline HSG and HIV/hepatitis blood panel.  Thank God, my favorite phlebotomist was there to draw my blood, and that part was uneventful.  The saline HSG was not pleasant, but even so, only two short sharp cramp-like pains later, I was done. And then, trying to be proactively [...]

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Fertility Diagnostics: Blood Work

September 17th, 2007
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Most fertility screening is uncomfortable if not downright painful. Some of the easiest screening you will go through involves having blood work done. Your doctor will draw some blood, analyze it, and then call you with the results. For the woman’s side of fertility screening, that’s about as easy as it gets. What kinds of [...]

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Initial Fertility Screening

June 28th, 2007
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After month 6 came and went with no pregnancy, I was really getting frustrated. I told my husband that I feared we had a problem. Mr. “Deer in the Headlights” was perfectly content for conception to take a while because – He was scared to death of becoming a father. He was enjoying the “perks” [...]

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