A few Questions Please advise.

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Registered: 07-26-2010
A few Questions Please advise.
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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 10:50pm
 

Hello,


I just turned 38 and my dh is 42. We have been married for 6 years.I have PCOS .My question is regarding IUI . After yrs of trying finally went to Re .I had an IUI in 2007 which was my 1st. I had used injectables Follistim .I got Hyperstimulated and got sick for awhile for about 3- weeks or so. I was pregnant with twins though. They are healthy almost 3 yr olds. I went to the same RE and he made me have a workup again time consuming test & test finally 3 month later recommends me to try Femara and timed BD  for 3-6 months then IUI with femara .My question is all the evidence points to such a dicline in pregnancies after 39. Do IUI raise your chances of multiples? Do IUI raise your chances of hyperstimulation? Please any of your thought and comments would be helpful.


Michele

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Registered: 07-21-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:05pm
Hi Michele. I am by no means an expert in IUI however I think the type of meds you taking determines the reaction more then doing IUI or timed BD. I know clomid is supposed to increase the chance of multiples whether you BD or do IUI. The first RE that I went to said IUI was more necessary if there was some male factor issues. I'm not sure how true it was. Certainly everyone reacts differently to meds two people can do the exact same treatments and have different results. Hopefully you can find what works best for you.

Dixie


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella


TTC since April 2009


M/C November 2009


Metformin December 2009


Clomid #1 50mg April 2010 = no O :-(


Clomid #2 100mg May 2010 = BFN


Clomid #3 150mg July 2010 = BFN


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Dixie


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella


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Registered: 02-03-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 12:22pm

Hi Michelle. I just wanted to chime in and answer the part of your question about IUI that I have a little knowledge on.

As far as I understand, IUI in and of itself does not increase the chance of multiples. If you do not take any drugs during the IUI cycle (they refer to it as a natural cycle) then you should just ovulate as you normally do (usually just one egg) and the sperm just gets "a head start" by inserting it into the uterus.

The Femara on the other hand probably does up your chances of multiples since it causes you to have more follicles (=more eggs). I know with Clomid they told me our chances were about 7% for multiples. I am not familiar with Femara - so I'm not sure of the number.

Again, I think you are really looking at the drugs themselves being the cause of both overstimulation & increased chance of multiples - the IUI procedure wouldn't really effect those things too much on it's own.

Hope that helps a little!

LESLIE

Finally pregnant with our first with the help of Donor Sperm and IUI after 3 years of TTC!!

Due Date: March 3, 2011

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Leslie Finally welcomed baby Stella on 2/25/2011 after 3+ years of TTC!