I made my first visit to the fertility specialist yesterday. As usual, the verdict was that I am totally healthy and fine, etc etc. I am actually getting tired of hearing that, esp from doctors. Anyway, she told me we could do a quick ultrasound and have a look at my uterus and ovaries. I agreed. It was kind of cool to see everything up there on the monitor, as murky and grainy as it was. We looked at and measured my uterus first. Everything looked good. It was around day 16 of my cycle yesterday, so right at midpoint, which helped the doctor notice other things too. She measured the lining of my uterus, and said it looked good. This was a relief as I have lighter than average periods and have worried in the past that somehow that is a factor. Then we moved over to my left ovary. How bizarre to see it! It didn't look like much, other than a blob with a lot of black dots on it. The doctor explained that the black dots are fluid, and represent ripe follicles. She pointed to a very large one and said that this follicle had probably hatched an egg this cycle. Overall, my ovary had over a dozen of these, which is very good, esp for someone my age (35). So. My anatomy checks out. I suppose the next step is to do a progesterone pool lab (three blood draws in three days a week following ovulation), and then, alas, the dye test, because a blocked tube would explain a lot (though there would be no explanation for why I would have a blocked tube). And of course, getting my husband checked again. I recommend if you havent, to do an ultrasound. It doesn't hurt (they use a wand and put that inside you), and it cost around $135 at my clinic. My insurance may even cover that. Ooh! And I also saw other organs on the screen, of course, and asked the doctor to identify them. It was like a little anatomy lesson.