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who do I call, RE or OB?

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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I want to schedule a couple of tests. I want to get HSG, AMH (is this the best way to check ovarian reserve?),  and check for endometriosis. I'm not sure if I should call OB or RE. 

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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JLCrunch
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Call your ob first and then go from there. You usually have to start with your primary doctor for any referals or paperwork clarification. If this is your first time seeing an RE you'll more than likely be more successful seeing your OB first for a referal; Specialists don't seem to take new patient walk ins seriously without a doctor attested reason. Plus, your OB may be able to perform some of the requested tests at a lower rate.

amy31308
by Ashlee on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:34 AM
If yOure already working with a RE then I'd go through whoever it'd be cheaper with.

If I end up needing those done I plan on going through my OB/gyn because I like him 100x better, he's local, and I'm sure he'd be cheaper.
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mama2gg
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:41 AM
You have to call ob and get a referral to an ee unless you already have one
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charm2mama
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I have gone to see a RE once, but I like my OB better. I do think there may be a cost difference. But I am wondering if OBs can run all these tests? 

Thanks ladies for your replies. Maybe I'll call my OBs office and ask for input.

fancyrosebud1
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 9:02 AM
My ob just ordered hsg for me. Last cycle I don't no about. Other tens
Laurajc06
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 9:21 AM
I think they can, I had my cd3 blood work and amh levels done at my primary care dr. I would think they could do a hsg at your OB office, if not I'm sure they can refer you to a local radiology center.

Quoting charm2mama:

I have gone to see a RE once, but I like my OB better. I do think there may be a cost difference. But I am wondering if OBs can run all these tests? 

Thanks ladies for your replies. Maybe I'll call my OBs office and ask for input.

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