Dr L C Cheng ( TMC)

Discussion in 'Motherhood, Pregnancies And Babies' started by jowinbaby, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi ladies

    Any comments on Dr LC Cheng? He was recommended to me by my another friend and i find him rather detailed for each consultation.

    However, can we share on how normally Dr Cheng will diagnose about a patient?

    Example, i m back to him for TTC..Normally, he will

    1) Take blood test to check for hormones level on CD2
    2) Next appt to do vaginal scan and check if the eggs will be Ovaluating soon...
    3) After 1 week of O, he will check if it is O sucessfully and then take a blood test for progestrone level
    4) Report to him if AF due on CD2 again ( repeat the cycle) and or to see him when we have BFP

    Is this the norm? I am now in my 2WW.. heard some good news from him that i O sucessfully etc etc, but then kind of disappointed it seem that he told everyone the same??

    I still have confident in Dr Cheng .He is a very gentle, detailed and kind gynae..Each time i seen him, i felt much better n know wat to do for conceiving...he never seem to put further stress on me.

    I hope to have some advices/ feedback from ladies who are under him...

    Thanks alot

    Let's share share...
  2. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Any response / feedback?
  3. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Any response / feedback?
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  4. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    i conceive under his care a few months back

    he is quite a nice guy but his charges are very expensive
  5. elaine77

    elaine77 Member

    Hi G tan,

    i also went to him yest.. very nice and friend gynea.. but he is really expensive. What kind of treatment did you go through you under him.. like monitoring your ovulation or were you given clomid to ovulate?
  6. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    Yes, i went 4 rounds of clomid with him but not successful

    then, he did a laposcophy to check for ovaries and tube before going to IUI

    But i conceive then, so no need to go IUI

    Continue to use him when i am expecting as he got my history
  7. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi,

    Im also seeing him. Went to see him after trying for abt 7 months without any result. I find him nice and reassuring, but very expensive and the waiting time is scary. Everytime I go for my appointment, have to wait abt 1.5 hrs, longest I ever waited was 3 hours.

    G tan : since you have taken clomid before, can you advise me on something? I started taking clomid last cycle, and my ovulation test was positive on 6 Aug, which was 2 weeks ago. Based on my past experience, my AF will come 2 weeks after the ovulation test is positive, so I was suppose to at least start spotting yesterday. But still no sign of it now.

    Was wondering if Clomid will delay AF or screw up the cycle? I have not tested yet cos dun want to get my hopes up, and also dun want to waste a pregnancy test, cos already spent so much on doctors fees ;-)
  8. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi jowinbaby,

    Just to share with you on what he checked for me :

    - Blood test and vaginal scanning on CD3
    - As I usually ovulate on CD13, went back around CD12 for another vaginal scan
    - 1 week after ovulation, went back for scanning and another blood test
    - Not successful that round, so went to see him again on CD3.

    The 2nd blood test will confirm if we ovulated based on the progesterone level. As my prolactin level was slightly higher than normal, he gave me some meds to bring down the prolactin level. At the same time that I was going thru the above test, DH also did a SA to check his sperm count. I also asked to be on Clomid to increase the chances. Did another blood test 1 week after my next ovulation, my prolactin level was within the normal range. He also did another scan to check on the womb lining.
  9. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi G Tan

    Did you go back to those that i stated above? Need to go back many rounds?

    Ya.. indeed, its really expensive...

    I am with him for the 1st round.
  10. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi sputnik
    Thanks..

    I am also going thru the same as you except for the clomid part... Now in my 2WW. This is my 1st round going to him, i think he will need to advise me on the blood test i took to check progesterone level.

    Hope AF dun come n let me conceive a BB.. going back to him is really expensive....Hope i dun need to go back so many rounds.. kindda of disappointed...

    Me today spots little blood in my CM.. Today is my DPO12 and CD29... I shd be on CD31 cycle de...
    I think AF coming soon le... [​IMG]
  11. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi Spunik and G Tan

    Can i ask, when you go back to see him after O, he will normally scan for us and said if we O sucessfully...

    For my case, he mentioned that i O sucessfully.. then there is "liquid" in womb??? shd be a good sign... pardon me as i do not understand some terms.. I asked him about my sore breasts so early in my DPO5, he said it is good sign for pregnancy...

    About the liquid, did he tell anyone same thing?
  12. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    no mention of liquid in my womb

    he did mentioned about the lining not thick enough though

    he did say i ovluate but too bad, i didnt conceive during the 1st 4 cycles of clomid

    i dont have sore breast though

    for some people, clomid do delay the mense but not for my case.
  13. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi Gtan
    I guess everyone is different.. But i m glad i have someone here to share about DR LC Cheng with me [​IMG]
  14. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    Hi jowinbaby

    feel free to PM me if you have more questions.

    all the best to you.
  15. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi jowinbaby,

    I seem to remember that he said need to look at the progesterone level to confirm ovulation, based on scanning is not sufficient. He did not mention abt any liquid in womb, but could he be referring to the womb lining? The lining has to be thick enough for successful implantation if the egg is fertilized. He said my lining was pretty good, and my progesterone level was also high enough which is good, as progesterone level also shows if your body is ready for pregnancy.

    I also dun have sore breast or nipples. Used to have it earlier this year right after my ovulation, but this symptom seems to have disappeared, dunno why also.
  16. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi Gtan..
    Oh u leaving? Dun PM you la [​IMG]
    we share here, can??

    Hi spunik
    Lining, he mentioned it is thick enough...then mentioned abt the liquid... really not sure wat it is.. I just called the clinic to ask abt the progestrone level... hope they will tell me later.

    OH.. so funny.. will disappear .. [​IMG]
  17. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi G tan,

    Would like to check something with you understand that some gynaes have packages for those who are expecting, does LC Cheng also have such package? Or have to pay for consultation everytime we go and see him?
  18. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    yes, he does have a package. but expensive too. $2200 (visits and delivery) excluding medicine, ultrasound etc from 2nd visit onwards
  19. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi Gtan
    Ya. heard about his package....Its really ex..

    look like i have to go back to see LC Cheng on CD2 or 3 again.. [​IMG]
  20. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi G tan,

    Thanks for the info. So I guess the $2200 includes consultation, and everytime go if need to scan, will have to pay separately. How much is the ultrasound? Whats the average price of the package for other gynaes anyway?

    Jowinbaby, dun be discouraged. How long hv u been trying? I have been trying since Jan this year. My DH SA not that fantastic, but so happy to be successful this time, and I was pretty sick 1 week before ovulation, was on strong antibiotics somemore. Still cant believe it, dun dare to tell my parents or his parents yet until maybe next week.
  21. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    congrat sputnik

    so how many weeks are you now ?

    ultrasound is about $60 excl GST

    dont give up jowinbaby.
  22. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Thanks G tan!! Hehe, me only 4 weeks nowjust tested +ve last evening. Oh, I guess the price of the ultrascan is the same as what he charges me when he does the v-scan to check for ovulation.
  23. jaspire

    jaspire New Member

    Hi Sputnik, I am considering taking LC Cheng as my gynae. I oso just tested +ve. Not yet 4wks. Coming. But I have spotting (Brown discharges) and cramping. I wan to go tmr to see if everything's alright or not. Is he really gd? $2200 pkg starts went? and it does not includes all scan huh? medication oso excludes huh? Sorry for all the questions as I am unsure.
  24. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi jaspire, Im not very sure on his package, just found out abt it from G tan today. I also quite blur about this. I find him very nice and reassuring, feel quite comfortable with him, the only downside is the long waiting time and the high charges. Also, if his clinic is crowded, he may go thru the consultation a bit faster, but if you have questions, he will still answer them.

    Im also having a bit of cramping, but heard that is normal. Not so sure on the brown discharge tho, think you better see a doc to get it checked out.
  25. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi Sputnik
    I also started in this year Feb.. miss out 2 months in total as i was injured..so tried 5 times already.. coming round with be the 6th.. Really tired to go on trying like this and 2ww is really a torture...This is the 1st month i went to see Dr LC Cheng

    Hi gtan
    thanks.. i will continue to work hard.
  26. bellsbells

    bellsbells Member

    hi i am seeing LC cheng also. Referred by my girlfriend. but i am on 2nd round of clomid . first round was just clomid alone saw the ovularies but didn't conceive. 2nd round was put on clomid and hormones pills. can i check is it true that clomid can only take for max 6 months consecutive ?
  27. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi bells
    Sorry can't help u on this qs [​IMG]
    Dr Cheng send me away n only ask to see me after 3 months. I am on my own now...
  28. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    that's what gyn said. 6 consective cycles. but some gyn said 3. anyway, i went for 3 cycles of clomid with KKH not successful. after 1/2 year, went for 4 cycles with L C Cheng. Not successful too. then conceive naturally with just paradole (i have high prolactive homo) with L C cheng

    pandon for the mis-spelling
  29. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi Gtan
    Wat is paradole?

    Now Dr Cheng ask me to be on my own for 3 months.. no medicine or watever.. just natural.l.. After 3 months, no conceive, he will see wat he can do again...Hope within these 3 months, i will conceive lor.
  30. gtgt2008

    gtgt2008 Member

    it is a kind of pills for high prolactine homo

    if you dont have it, no need to take.
  31. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi Bells, I remembered LC Cheng saying that clomid can only take for max 6 months consecutive. Thik he explained to me why, but I don't remember wat was the reason tho.

    G tan, my prolactin level was also higher than normal, so Dr Cheng gave me parlodel also. Took that and clomid together and successfully conceived.

    jowinbaby - when i went to Dr Cheng for the 1st time sometime back, he also said that we have not been trying very long, so he encouraged us to try for abt 3 more months. But he also said that if we really frustrated, can always go back and see him.
  32. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi sputnik
    Dr Cheng guide me thru for 1 month.. took blood test, see my O etcetc.. then after this month, he let me off for 3 months.. hope i m successful...

    Oh, so he also asked u to be on ur own too?? but then u went back n took some medicine n then conceive?
  33. sputnik

    sputnik Member

    Hi jowinbaby, maybe nothing wrong with your test results so he ask you to try for another few more months? Did your DH do SA? For mine was also because my DH SA not that great, so I requested to start on clomid to increase my chances.
  34. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Hi Sputnik
    Yes.. DH did SA test too.. he is ok... do not have fantastic result but then Dr Cheng said he need not any medication. We shd be able to conceive naturally..My LH is abit low but he said i m able to have my LH surge and also O sucessfully last month..Thats why he let me off to try without his guide for 3 months.

    babydust fall on us... [​IMG]
  35. bellsbells

    bellsbells Member

    Hi ladies,

    Yeah looks like i am not the only one who's on chlomid and still didn't strike. I was just joking with my mum yesterday. With 3 "eggs" that's 33% chance and yet didn't strike !!!! until my mum suggested why not go overseas and adopt... [​IMG]
    I really very sad to see each time my AF come. and since on chlomid my menses seems to be longer. instead of 30-35 days... now it's 40 days cycle!
    any of you experience the same. my mum also warn me not to take too much of the hormones pills as they are potential cause of cancer...
    sigh.. didn't know so difficult to stike.. [​IMG]
  36. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

    Bells
    I believe there are still alot of ways to get pregnant.. dun so fast adopt la [​IMG]

    How long have u TTC already ? [​IMG]

    I understand the disappointment when AF came.. really xianz to see it...
  37. bellsbells

    bellsbells Member

    hi jowinbaby ,

    TTC for almost a year now... [​IMG]
  38. jowinbaby

    jowinbaby New Member

  39. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    Hi all

    Anyone here on clomid, ovulated, then went back to Dr Cheng's clinic for blood test on progesterone?
  40. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    worried79
    yah, for my last cycle on clomid, i went back to dr cheng's clinic for the blood test. wat is it that u wanted to ask?
  41. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    hi wannababy,

    long time no see u liao. i was there last week for my hcg injection, to release my eggs. i guess i never ovulate properly. went this morning, took the blood test and the nurse tells me, if the progesterone level is too low, then its bad news. I am getting worried now....
  42. marvliz

    marvliz Active Member

    worried
    Don't worry. if they never call you by today, then it's good news that your progesterone levels are ok.
  43. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    worried79
    yah rite... getting over the trauma of news for me ....
    Oh ... dr cheng gave u hcg injection? u in which CD which he gave u that?

    Is your blood test result out already anot ? can call them to check one before the clinic closed.
  44. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    Hi Liz
    u are here.... [​IMG]
  45. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    liz/wannababy

    she say she will call me on monday if the level is too low. i really feel like calling. but if level really too low, then my whole weekend burnt liao....will be very depressed.
    he gave me the injection on cd17. i was supposed to ovulate and release the egg, but i think the egg was around 26-28mm liao, still not released. he said it might turn to cysts if dun release e eggs...
  46. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    liz/wannababy

    i m really very depressed after knowing tat my egg was not released. felt kinda down, then have to keep going back nearly once a week, spent quite alot on parking and consultation etc...headache man..

    cannot tahan liao, so i just called the clinic. the nurse say my is quite high. i nearly cried out. at least one more hurdle gone...each blood test really gives me the nerves. i m really worried tat i will have some illness somewhere in my body. dr cheng says i have slight pcos on one ovary

    how abt the two of u? visited the clinic lately?
  47. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    worried79
    dont worry too much first loh... at that time when i did the blood test also worried..... in the end, the nurse told me my level was very high and good... but still never strike last cycle....

    Your case is becos suppose to release since ard 26-28mm already, so he gave u the injection on the CD17? how come u saw him on CD17, not CD14 one?

    For my case this month is at CD21, my egg follicle was still only around 9mm.. too small... and by the time i O, will be too late already. So he had to induce my mense to come.
  48. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    worried79
    can feel the pain and the tense that you are going through. I'm also like tat ... when i first know that dr cheng is going to induce my mense to come, I was very sad.... cos know even on clomid also cannot ovulate somemore.

    But life still has to go on ... Just look forward to ttc-ing loh.... never give up ... [​IMG]

    My next appt with him is on my CD2/3 loh....
  49. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    wannababy

    pls dun give up hope yet. i've been telling tat to myself too. although i can get quite negative at times, i still tell myself there should be still some hope bah. Just pray for the best. very sick of going thru such trauma liao. at least there are a few gals here seeing dr cheng, so can share experience with me.
  50. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    wannababy

    read fr 2ww tat dr cheng never give your hubby vitamins? on our very first trip there, the nurse ask my husband to buy the immu-vital, costs around 80 bucks. she said that one good for men, have ginseng...and alot of other ingredients one. maybe next time u can ask the nurse, they sell it there one. but she say outside pharmacy also have, selling around the same price
  51. bellsbells

    bellsbells Member

    Hi gals,
    I read with horror from a medical journal that chlomid is a potential cost of cancer. if prolong taking for a year or more.. it gives a high chance of cancer.
    hmm... I have decided to be on my own this cycle... i am so shock to read that i am really at a lost also.. on the one side i want to increase the chance of conception. On the other i would not want to be a victim of cancer.. sometimes life is just though!
  52. bellsbells

    bellsbells Member

    was on two cycle of chlomid but failed [​IMG] now after i read that article.. my heart is so confused. I am reading a book on Take Charge of your fertility. which i thought was a more natural way of trying to conceive. if successful than i will certainly come back here to share with you [​IMG]
  53. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    worried79
    yah.... will not give up .... Just pray hard for the best loh ...

    I have asked dr cheng. But he say for the time being, just keep it simple. No vits, no watever. And somemore my hubby will easily become heaty one when he takes the tonic. By the way, hows ur hubby's SA result? Have he done? Is it good?
  54. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    bellsbells
    Agree that the clomid is a potential cost of cancer. That's why the dr dont advise his patients to have more than 6 course of clomid. Should 6 courses fails, then would seek other alternatives.

    However, I would think that if you wan to resort to the natural way of ttc-ing, why not.... it's better if u are prepared to do so. Well, wishing u all the best..... will be waiting for ur good news!
  55. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    wannababy

    last time he did at kk, not very good. but i think its becoz of the environment. damn bad service. the nurse ask him to do in the toilet when there is a room around! now at tmc, dr cheng has yet to ask him do any test. i think he wants us to try a few rounds first, before doing more tests. he say if by this fri AF never come, can test on Monday liao. But i've been having bad cramps since yesterday, and my bbt over the wkend drop. luckily today raise again. but i am still worried af may come any moment, coz my cramps quite bad.i will have to go for another round of clomid is this cycle fails......
  56. wannababy

    wannababy Active Member

    worried79
    so today is your DPO13? u mean the SA test do in the toilet not good ?? Shouldnt make a difference one mah ....

    sometimes the cramps doesnt mean AF will come .... Got to monitor your bbt temp loh... if tomorrow rise again, there's hope !! [​IMG]

    Can understand the kind of feeling that you have to go through loh.... at least u have a chance this cycle..... and i can only look forward to the next cycle and hope AF reports quick....
  57. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    wannababy

    i m really going crazy over the bbt lor. was quite depressed when it dropped quite alot during the weekend. just went to toilet poo poo, got blood leh. today is my dpo 10 only. quite easy to remember, coz 1 sep is my dpo1.

    yah, my husband said the one he did in toilet was quite watery, no mood also, coz the toilet small and smelly lor...till now, i m the only one doing all the tests at tmc.
  58. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    wannababy

    do hope you will strike soon. its quite stressful taking bbt every morning. coz i teach my hubby all these bbt, dpo kind of thing. and every morning he will ask me what is my bbt..so make me kinda stress also when bbt goes down during these few days...
  59. sad_sad_sad

    sad_sad_sad Member

    Hi all
    I would like to make a appointment with LC Cheng.I have been TTC for a yr.think is time for me to consult a prof.i never go for any check up before.I have a very stupid qns to ask..when you all make appointment..how do you tell the staffs regarding of what thing you need to consult a doctor?Example want to have a pre pregnancy check up?or sumthing else?can pls tell me?
  60. worried79

    worried79 New Member

    hi sad

    i never really go to a real gynae for checkup before too. u can just call up the clinic to make appointment. only on my first apptmt did i explain my situation to dr cheng. dun worry, he is a very nice person. you can call this number to make any queries or book apptmt 62527766, the nurses are all very nice one!

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