Retrieved 31 eggs worried about OHSS and ET

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Registered: 01-05-2011
Retrieved 31 eggs worried about OHSS and ET
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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 12:16pm

Hello,

I wanted some advise from girls who have been in the same situation that I am facing. I had my ER yesterday and was full of fluids. I had 31 eggs retrieved and the Dr. said that I am at risk for OHSS which I am really scared of. I really dont want to get sick with OHSS. I am feeling much better today and lost 5lbs since yesterday which was probably all fluid retention. I still have a hard abdomen but the pain is significantly less than it was yesterday.

Am I in the clear of OHSS since I am feeling better today? SHould I go ahead with the ET or cryo and postpone ET?

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Registered: 01-05-2011
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 10:11pm

Thanks Chris,

Out of the 31 eggs, 21 were mature and 16 fertilized normally. i guess we wait and and see how many embies make it until Sunday. I will keep you posted :)

Lauren

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Registered: 01-11-2008

Glad to see you are feeling better.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Registered: 01-05-2011
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 12:44pm

Thanks for your response and advice. I am feeling a whole lot better today on the 3rd day after retrieval day. I lost 6 lbs since my retrieval on Tuesday. My RE says that I should be ok as long as I keep drinking lots of fluids specially salty like chicken soup and gatorade. I wouldn't mind cryo at all. I am willing to wait as long as I don't get sick since I have a LO at home to take care of. My transfer is scheduled for Sunday morning so I guess as long as my health (blating, pain, etc.) continue to improve I should be ok for the transfer, or so I hope. RE says I should be ok, I hope they are right :)

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Registered: 11-14-2008
I think there are other factors as to why you get OHSS. They retrieved 23 eggs one of my cycles and because my hormone levels looked good we went ahead with the transfer. I did not get pregnant that cycle so who knows if the pregnancy would have triggered the OHSS. What does your doctor say? Mine said he would not do the transfer if he felt it was too risky
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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Registered: 08-27-2008

I had moderate OHSS and it is truely unpleasant.

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Registered: 10-06-2008

Well you got quite a few eggs to choose from! That's wonderful......whats not so wonderful is how your feeling. I will tell you that my last cycle we got 15 eggs. The day after