I am 34 and have been trying to conceive (for the first time) for about 1 1/2 years. We’ve begun seeing a fertility specialist and our tests (the general initial tests for fertility) were all normal except my doctor said she saw only 3-4 follicles on each ovary. Is that reason for concern?
My doctor has suggested beginning Clomid and FSH injections. She seems to believe that the problem is during the first half of my cycle, but except for the follicle count, cannot give me a good reason. However, my intuition tells me that the problem is occuring during the luteal phase. About eight days after I ovulate, I bleed (brownish)for 1-2 days–my bbt also drops at that point. Then I actually get my period five days later and it last 2-4 days.
I have brought this to the doctor’s attention, but she glosses over it. I am apprehensive to begin Clomid until I fully understand why I am bleeding mid-cycle. My understanding is that Clomid injections will help me ovulate more than one egg, but is it possible that conception is occurring and the trouble is in the implantation??
Also, are there any pregancy symptoms that occur after ovulation and prior to actually missing your period?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.