My Journey Continued: IVF? Not so fast!

by Susan Trout, MD February 7, 2011 No Comments

VF (in vitro fertilization or “test-tube baby” procedure) seemed both exciting and scary all at the same time. For the first time, we were going to be able to see the eggs and determine whether the sperm could fertilize them. We would watch the embryos grow and divide and pick the best ones. This procedure […]


My Journey Continued: Injectables!

by Susan Trout, MD February 4, 2011 No Comments

The next step after my surgery was to try an injectable fertility medication. This is either FSH or a combination of FSH and LH, the hormones the pituitary makes to tell the ovaries to mature eggs for ovulation. It’s stronger than Clomid and can get more eggs ovulating then Clomid. More eggs means more chance […]


My Journey Continued: The Diagnosis

by Susan Trout, MD January 24, 2011 No Comments

When all the testing results were finally back, I sat down with my doctor. He explained that they were all normal. My heart sank. I had been hoping for an easy fix, and that wasn’t to be. 10% of couples end up with the diagnosis of unexplained infertility. It is one of the more frustrating […]


My Journey Continued: The Testing

by Susan Trout, MD January 21, 2011 No Comments

I had a bunch of prescriptions for different testing to be done. This was it–I was on my way. The easiest to get done seemed to be the bloodwork, so I started with that. Unfortunately, as the employee of a large University, I was very limited as to where I could go for bloodwork. After […]


The start of a journey

by Susan Trout, MD November 14, 2010 No Comments

I´ve never blogged before, but I have a unique perspective on fertility problems, so I thought I would try. I have suffered through infertility, and I am a fertility doctor. I´ve seen both sides. My own infertility treatment journey started one Saturday morning, in the office where I was doing my fellowship. We had just […]

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