can anybody answer a med question

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can anybody answer a med question
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Sat, 10-30-2010 - 10:39pm

Hi - I am doing IVF for the first time after 2 years of ttc.

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Wed, 11-03-2010 - 8:23pm
18 is very good for my age. Today I had another ultrasound and it was 20. Yay! Thats always the easy part of my cycle. Since its male factor our challenges come in during fertilization. Hopefully it will be better this time :-}
IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Wed, 11-03-2010 - 11:43pm
Great news! I am glad to hear that! I am having my first u/s since starting stims on friday morning. I have no idea what i am expecting to see or anything, I just don't want to leave feeling down. I have PCOS, my husband has been checked and seems ok, but Dr. thinks we have a fertilization problem also. They targeted me for the ER for sometime next week, do you think they will tell me a date on Friday, or will that be too soon? Thank you for talking with me, I have really needed the support.
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Sat, 11-06-2010 - 5:42pm

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Sun, 11-07-2010 - 9:28pm
I have been taking menopur every morning and 150 follistim every evening. Today I had an u/s and blood work and they are thinking it will be the end of the week, like Friday or Saturday. I have quite a few follies, they are just still small... average around 10mm. (not sure if it's mm or not..lol)
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Wed, 11-10-2010 - 2:35pm
Hope your retrieval went. You would be surprised how fast they grow in just a few days. Thats great that you have a good amount of follicles. More eggs means more chances :-}
IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Wed, 11-10-2010 - 8:09pm
I have not had my ER yet. It is going to be on Saturday! Yay! So glad to hear from you again. How is everything going?
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Wed, 11-10-2010 - 8:50pm

He retrieved 24. 19 were mature enough and 14 fertilized. So now we have to wait until Sunday , I am hoping for some blasts tobe left over to freeze this time . I found the first time to be the most painfull afterwards. I think because it was the first time and also because of the amount of eggs. The second time I had less eggs and had virtually no pain afterwards. This time I had more eggs and had a lil more pain.

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Thu, 11-11-2010 - 7:12pm
Congratulations! That sounds great! Not TMI- thanks for the tip! So, my appt today made me a bit emotional. I keep reading everyone's number of eggs/follies, and I only have around 13,(that I counted) and they are not all mature, so I hope I end up with enough that are mature...... AND - Doc said my estrogen levels are high and I am at risk for OHSS. If that happens he said he won't do the transfer next week. He started me on Cabergoline, and I am hoping that it helps everything resolve, but to be real honest, I don't know what it's for. My appt for the ER is Saturday at 7am.
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Thu, 11-11-2010 - 10:23pm

I think this is your first IVF and to be honest the doctor is never 100% sure how your body will respond. The truth is quality is always better than quantity. This is my 3rd cycle and my meds have been adjusted to get it just right and even then every cycle is different. Don't be sad or stress 13 is actually very good and you may have more by the time you trigger with the HCG. Just take it step by step what is your estrogen and how many days have you been taking you stimulation meds?

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 7:14pm
I took stims for 12 days....When can you tell the quality of your eggs? Will they know tomorrow at my ER?