Update / injectibles

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Registered: 06-16-2003
Update / injectibles
Tue, 04-27-2004 - 1:57pm
Hello all,

I'm sorry, I am back with more questions! I went back for the u/s yesterday (after they said only 3 follicles on CD3) and after three nights of repronex (3 vials each), they found 1 follicle at 16.5, 1 a little smaller than that, and 2 others right behind them...there was also another one too little. So you all were right! You can grow additional follicles. (Please forgive my ignorance/all new to me!)

Anyway, they took my E2 bloodwork and called me yesterday afternoon and I am to do one more night of repronex (last night) and then do HCG shot tonite. Then IUI on Thursday am. That would only be 4 nights of repronex. Isn't this a little too early???



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Registered: 02-05-2004
Tue, 04-27-2004 - 3:37pm
Hi Barb

I've heard that the injectibles not only increase the number of follies, they make them grow quicker too. My experience with clomid is that I don't get IUI till day 14 or 16. With injectibles it's been cd 11 and cd 12 that I've been ready for IUI. And I don't respond well to meds. So I'd say you're responding great!

We should be testing around the same time so stay in touch and maybe we can both post BFP's at the same time!

God bless, sending sticky vibes and baby dust,

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Registered: 12-26-2003
Tue, 04-27-2004 - 3:43pm
Hi Barb,

Since you are doing an IUI they will not want to stim you for too long @ get too many follicles due to the risk of multiples. They like to get more follies in IVF because they will take them out of you, fertilize them in the lab & put back only a certain amount of the best ones. This way they have more control over the risk of multis. If there are many good ones you can opt to freeze them.

Hope this helps!!!

++++++++++++P&Pt's & sticky vibes coming to you!!!!!!!+++++++++++++

Lilypie Baby Days
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Registered: 11-30-2003
Tue, 04-27-2004 - 4:14pm
If you had one at 16.5 yesterday, it will probably be 18-19 when then give you the IUI...that sounds perfect to me. My RE has told me if they are 12+ the day before the HCG, they have a shot when you ovulate...so if the other is only a little smaller, I bet that would make it too.

TONS OF BABY DUST!! STAY POSITIVE!!! ++++++ Sending you a big (((((HUG)))))!


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Registered: 09-27-2003
Wed, 04-28-2004 - 9:46am

If I have found out one thing about this assisted reproduction stuff, it is that you really can't predict what will happen. I had three cycles that were almost identical, with IUIs on cycle day 11 or 12. Now I am on cd 15 with IUI barely on the horizon (maybe for cd 19 or 20)!

I would say your response and the overall situation sound just great. I wish you all the best for a successful IUI!!

Sticky, sticky baby dust to you,


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2003
Fri, 04-30-2004 - 8:20am
Hi Lisa, Margie, Lisa and Jnanb,

Thank you all for your replies...it has helped me a lot...I am learning.....!


Good luck to you this IUI cycle!


Good luck to you too and yes, I think we are close on our days! I had the IUI yesterday (April 29)....let's stay in touch!

Best of luck to ALL of us!