Anyone w/too high estradiol on day 3?

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Registered: 04-11-2003
Anyone w/too high estradiol on day 3?
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Fri, 09-17-2004 - 5:15pm
My story:

40 this week, first dd through ivf at age 33. Got pg on my own last year, but was chromosome damaged T18. Decided to try ivf with preimplantation genetic screening and icsi, but when initial day 3s were done this week, they said I had abnormally high estradiol level. Implying that I may be in perimenopause!! My mom and older sisters all went through menopause in early-mid 50s so I will be very surprised if I'm already perimenopausal!! Will retest next month on day 3. They tested by blood for pregnancy as my uterus was also thickened, but was neg. I did feel like I might be pg this time because my boobs were larger than usual, but temp dropped right on time and AF was normal though was crampier than usual.

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Registered: 11-06-2003
Sun, 09-19-2004 - 12:17pm
Hi Meredith,

I am so sorry for your loss last year.

I have not had experience with a high E2 level, but I know someone who did and she was a poor responder when she tried ivf several times. I am not sure if the high E2 was an issue. How did you respond with your ivf cycle that produced your dd? Also, what did your re say about your levels?

Let us know!

Karen (40)

18 weeks w/ #2 (an ivf pregnancy)

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Registered: 04-11-2003
Mon, 09-20-2004 - 9:21pm
Thanks!

Responded well first time with DD. But that was 7 years ago!! Doc didn't say much yet regarding this high E2. Guess they want to see if it's consistent next month. If so, I assume they'll do the clomid test. If that comes out bad, then we'll forget it.