This is a discussion on IUI support 2011 within the Trying To Conceive forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Originally Posted by Kevangie Hi Potato Lover, Lol... I m also as long winded as you... Hahaha. Yap it's true ...
Ya I agree, I also stay away frm those who dont understand or avoid situations that they may ask. I was seeing Dr Yap frm Mt E, dont know if the same Dr Yap you are seeing. My current consultation charge is $60 per consultation, I find it cheaper than Kandang Kerbau Hospital, cos i went Kandang Kerbau Hospital before this n they charge me $90, I only went in for less than 15mins n the doc charged me for extended consultation so total about $120 ! Was so angry! Some more the doc didn't even look thru my medical history in details n just prescribed 3-4 mths of clomids n progesterone for my hub if I didn't rem wrongly, n say see me in 3-4 mths time. ;(
Maybe Not the same do cos mine is a she. Well, we didn't continue w her cos I saw her for quite a few yrs, she was also advices me to get married earlier n try to have kids before 30 cos she said I may have endometriosis. N initially after we got married, she asked us to try natural cos we are still young. Then after married for 3 yrs, she asked us to consider IUI cos this sperm morphology result usually will need IVF eventually, so my hubby was quite pissed w her cos if she had told us earlier, we would have started assisted reproduction after 1 yr trying naturally, so wanted to look for other docs n seek 2nd opinion. Also find her attitude not very good towards the later part.
Oh urs is a she... Hehe. I thought its a 'He'.
It's true, if she told you earlier you might not have wasted so much time.
But guess its not too late still. good that you have change your Gynae. good luck to you n hope to hear good news from you soon.
hi potato lover....
actually private IVF is okie ....difference btw private n gov is just a gov subsidy 3k....other than that is the same no worries.... and the waiting time is much faster in fact no waiting time...est. is 12k-16k....im currently going thru IVF under Thomson medical....if you want more info you can let me know...and to add on further, my doc is a very detailed person n his team of nurses r very helpful... his success rate is very high...
i tried IUI one time at my own gynae but give up cos my hubby condition not very good...
See if you can keep records of all the tests you have done. I also keep all original copy of the test i've done. It will be easier if you happen to change dr. And i dont't think they will run through all the test again but maybe 1 or 2.
The headache part is to choose which dr to go to. Anyway... hope your last try on SO-IUI will work, then all headache is gone. hehe.
GL... and i hope to hear good news from you soon. Keep me posted!
Ya, if can I also prefer private n prefer to stick to current doc cos I have been seeing him every month since march this yr, but too ex , he said $13-$15k n can only use $6k frm medisave n the rest in cash . Just called Kandang Kerbau Hospital n they said procedure is $9-$11k, can use $6k Medisave n $3k subsidy, so only need to come out around $2k max . Quite a big difference. n most sad is their earliest slot to see the fertility doc is in Jan n earliest appt for IVF as of now is already in May 2012!
My this doc never give me any records since the beginning, only the semen test n sperm washing records n all bills. Think I will ask frm them this sat when I go in for my IUI. My previous doc at Mt E will give me a report of my ultrasound scan each time I go, but that time I went once a yr . dont know if they can give me also the record of all the scans like the size of the follicles, cos I see the dr's records of me which he refers to all is handwritten on cards one. Hope he can cos spent so much money here already. sigh.
Ya , the choosing of dr quite headache, n they only have appt time on wkdays except for one female dr, looks like hub gotta take leave to go with me .
Thks for the luck, fingers crossed n praying that this time can succeed.
How about you? You now at which stage ?
Didn't he do any test on you? If so, there should also be record of your test... I doubt they will give you copies of the cards he had written on but no harm asking. I think the most important is the blood test, HSG, latest Pap smear, semen test and sperm washing records.
Anyway, dont worry too much first after all you still have one more try. Though it's good to plan ahead but giving yourself too much stress will not be good for your body.. dont forget you need a stress free body to help you to conceive. ;-) I know it's easy said then done but still.. you must give it a try..ok.
As for myself, have not't gone for any IUI yet, tried on our own this cycle. Am now 10 dpo... 3 more days to my next cycle. Was on progesterone for 10days and tomorrow will be the last day of taking it. dont't know if it is normal cos for the first few days of taking it, i was completely normal but around day 4 and day 7, i got this terrible dizziness thought i was about to faint...lol. Then it became normal again. I called the nurse and check with her.. she say its normal but it will usually happen on the first 1-2 days of taking it and how come mine happen after so many days but still, she ask me to continue taking it. Anyway, i will be gg in on CD 2 next cycle to do my blood test... n we shall see what is the outcome then...
the difference is only on the gov subsidy which is 3K....for me i feel i would rather get better doc, save time to spend the 3k more =)
n not forgetting Kandang Kerbau Hospital good docs r leaving for private practices. one of them the popular one is going to thomson medical to set up his own clinic.
Thanks for your encouragement, tats very sweet of you, I will try to take it easy. I guess I just wanna find out more n dont want to waste anymore time, ESP when go govt hospital everything also must q n wait for mths. As for this IUI, I am really not pinning much hopes, since twice failed , maybe IUI doesn't really work for us. Some more my doc only increase my dosage for the injection a little cos he doesn't want to over stimulate, in the end I think this month also only 1 follicle. i am actually more hopeful to do IVF, I think it has much higher chance n shld work better for us if our prob is more becos of the quality of the sperms, so kind of look forward n wanna do it ASAP if this cycle fails.
As for the tests results, the sperms results all I have. The HSG I did beginning this yr I think, w my previous gynae, hope it's still valid cos the gal at Kandang Kerbau Hospital told me the tests usually valid if within 6 mths. I can't rem if I did hormones tests here w this doc, maybe I did at Kandang Kerbau Hospital before I came here, have to check my records. I will try asking the records frm my doc re the scans, like the follicles size, etc, anyway I paid for the scans.
You also jiayou k? Wats CD2 btw? How come I read so many people here like always do blood test one? I think I maybe only did once at the beginning. I heard progesterone may give pregnancy symptoms, I didn't get any when I took that time. But this month after increase the dosage of the injection, dont know is it becos of the hormornes, I feel very easily irritated n flared up quite easily these few days.
Sigh, if can I also prefer go private, each visit also no need to wait so long. But not only $3k difference lei, if at Kandang Kerbau Hospital say total bill is $11k, I only need to come out w $2k cash, but if private n total bill is $15k, I need to come out w $9k cash, it's $7k difference. Some more if take the low side, then KK $9k total bill, I may not even need to come out cash, but private if on low side is $13k, I still need to come out w $7k cash.
As for the test results, I really hope so, I just hope they dont ask me to repeat the tests which I have already taken before.
My doc so far did not ask me to repeat any test and currently I'm undergoing ivf.... Ivf stands a better chance of pregnancy... I tried IUI once failed badly ... N my gynae very good... Seeing the condition he suggest we dont waste money on IUI n go for ivf though he dont earn a single cents out of ivf.... Actually so far I'm still on the first month... The cos is around $600 on first month... Unless you wait for my whole cycle then I'm able to share with you hw much cash I pay....
Frankly speaking depends on your priority.... I may not b rich but priority is having a baby so I just ignore the cash part since is just 3k diff... At first my gynae did suggest Kandang Kerbau Hospital but I reject... As for the payment it is not one time go pay up the cash so my hubby n my earning every month can cover the cost here n there.... Mayb you like to discuss with your hubby also.... Cos financial can b just nice when going thru ivf meaning got to give up holidays for the yr...
And also is lots of things happening which force me to choose private cos I simply can't wait 6mths just for an ivf.... also I'm diagnose with PCOS ... With this situation private hosptial is better cos they r more attentive
Last edited by babymoo; 16-12-2011 at 07:25 AM.
Wanna share my small findings with you, since I was once confused on whether to go private or govt.
Test/Supplement------Gleneagles---------Kandang Kerbau Hospital
To me, the difference in price is too much, and since I have quit my job to concentrate on this fertility treatment, I chose Kandang Kerbau Hospital. I wanna try out their 'production' line. So, my 1st IUI I go ahead with Kandang Kerbau Hospital, and though I failed, I am happy with their service. All the nurses are very friendly, even when they are extremely busy. But, going along with this, you will see different doctor during every scanning, and you will not know who will do the insemination for you. So, you will not get personalised service. And, really the waiting time is long.
If anyone is interested to see the prices of all tests and medicines for IUI in Kandang Kerbau Hospital, just PM me... dont think it is good for me to post the detailed pricing here... the above already dont know the moderator will delete or not ;p
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No worries...after all we are here to support one another.
As for the HSG test, mine was done last yr and my current gynae seem to be ok with that. The only test he wants me to do is the blood test cos my pervious gynae did not do it for me. And actually that should be the first thing to do to check if my hormones is normal, can't believe she actually left that out. I think i am so much behind you... have not done blood test, still have to send my dear husband for 2nd SA, not even close to doing IUI... and so many PH in Dec & Jan - means the chances of getting everything going will have to be delay. But lately, i think i am really learning to take things as it come cos it dont't seem to be in my mind all the time as compare to before.LOL.
Btw, CD2 = Cycle Day 2... like what i say earlier, blood test is actually the basic which is why everyone here usually have to do one. I must agree that all this med really mess up the hormones... it makes me irritated easily, emotional and gives me dizziness. Hope everything will be back to normal soon... :-)
Anyway, Good Luck tomorrow... I pray that one of the strong and healthy swimmer will meet your beautiful egg that is waiting there. Keep me updated... and remember to take it easy. I will also be sending my dear husband semen for SA tomorrow... So lets hope that we will both receive good news....
oic. The one my friend recommended me is the same doc. But am still thinking whether to see him. I have just done my 2nd IUI on 10th Dec 11. and hopping to hear good news 2wk later. if realy not successful ,am thinking of going to see Dr Yap to do IVF in MT e..My friend had his first child and 2nd one done with IVF with him. so I thought maybe his success rate would be high. How about you ? r you also doing IVF or IUI?
My friend who recommended me Dr Yap told me that he is one of the good doc to go for if you r looking to do IVF... But if you r thinking of seeing him, do take note that his charges is a bit on the high side. May I ask r you doing natural IUI? N which doc r you currently seeing?
Since you have just done your 2nd IUI...which means if really unsuccessful you can still try one more IUI before gg for IVF..rite?
As for me, my previous gynae recommended that I do IUI.. But I thought I would like to have a second opinion so decided to see Dr Yap. I feel that Dr Yap is so much more detailed and he doesn't jump to conclusion even after seeing my dear husband SA. He want my dear husband to do a second SA before deciding on what to do next.
I am currently doing natural IUI. though i can do a 3rd, but i may not wish to wait anymore cos. i hope to find someone more profession in assited reproduction. My current doc is my prev. gynae - thomson medical. - Dr m. tan. but I am not sure if she is good in helping to conceive as well. I have tried to do 3 times of IUI, only 2 has been completed, 1 iui has been aborted due to follicles not matured. also, for IUI,t I need to catch the timing exactly, sometimes, i may missed the cycle cos, my husband is also not able to make it on the day I supposed to do IUI. it happend 2 times before. And i feel so disappointed, that since I am paying already, but I still could not have it done due to timing constraint. Hence, I am really thinking if this cycle is not successful, i would go for IVF, do not want to keep wasting time. problem with thomson Ivf is they have just moved their fertility center to novena, am i think if i wanna do IVF there, I may have to shuffle here and there between thomson and novena. Hence, I want to find a doc with high sucess rate. am in my 2ww wait now -. keeping my fingers cross. good luck to both you and me.
BTW, may i knoe what is the chrages like for Dr. Yap ?
Oic.. Whatever it is... Just follow your heart as long as you r comfortable.
There are a couple of doc that have quite high success rate but just which one you prefer. My first consultation with Dr Yap was around $300 plus cos honestly he spend nearly half an hr with me and it also include a test (can't remember what test was that) and 10days of progesterone pill. If I'm not wrong, if it's a short consultation.. It should be around $85 - $100.
Just out of curiosity... Why dont't you try one cycle of SO-IUI? Cos like my case... I am gg to try natural IUI first then after 2 cycle if it doesn't work, then I will try at least 1 SO-IUI before moving on. Cos maybe with the medication it can help to stimulate more egg and also it can help with the timing. you will be given an injection to also stimulate ovulation.
Anyway... Hope that you dont't have to go for anything else and hope you hit the Jackpot this time round! Hehe.