Confused

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Registered: 02-21-2007
Confused
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Wed, 02-21-2007 - 9:53pm
On my last cycle, I used Follistim injections followed by an HCG injection. Four eggs developed but no pregnancy. I went in today for my baseline sonogram so I could start the follistim again but was told I now have a cyst on my right ovary. The doctor said that can happened when on fertility drugs but I had to take a month off from the drugs. I asked if I could still attempt it without the drugs and he said yes but now I am worried about the cyst. Will it cause problems? Am I just wasting my time? Has anyone else out there had this problem?
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Registered: 02-15-2007
In reply to: deeann2007
Thu, 02-22-2007 - 10:49pm

Hi, I've had IVF (with the Follistim injections--fun, aren't they?) but never had any cysts. Are you saying he said it's OK to try IVF without doing the drugs this cycle, or it's OK to try to get pregnant on your own "naturally"? If he said it's OK to do IVF without the drugs, that sounds a little odd to me. But I think you need to talk to him and ask him point blank what you can and can't do and WHY he's saying that. Also, ask what can be done about the cyst. Will they remove it or test it first? Does that need to be done before you can TTC again?

I know sometimes it seems like it's "wasting time," but it's better to get all these things taken care of BEFORE you get pregnant!

Good luck!

Lois

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Registered: 03-28-2003
In reply to: deeann2007
Wed, 02-28-2007 - 10:32pm

My ?? is this. You are doing the injectables but are you doing it w/ timed intercourse ? IUI ? IVF ?


Not sure what direction you are going....however, I had a small cyst right before my last IVF and my RE said not to worry and they would keep an eye on it. Unfortunately the IVF didn't work but the cyst did dissolve and go away.


If you are asking if you can still attempt pg w/o the drugs while you are taking your month off , all I can say is that I certainly would. Some women (like myself) get cysts all the time but we are not aware of them because we don't get monthly u/s-----and unless we

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Registered: 02-28-2007
In reply to: deeann2007
Thu, 03-01-2007 - 10:57am

I absolutely agree (and it's still me, Lois--I changed my member name here to try to be more positive about getting pregnant!). When I was last miscarrying--or suspected I was--I didn't want to call the doctor's office 'cause it was after hours and I didn't want to "bother" the doctor on call (who turned out to be my regular OB). My husband said, "That's part of their job. We're calling." My doctor couldn't have been any nicer, even though it was the middle of the night. She not only called the ER to let them know I'd be coming--so that I'd have as minimal a wait as possible--but she stayed up all night to be on call to talk to the ER doc to make sure I was OK. Well, I wasn't OK but it was nice to know someone was looking out for me.

Most doctors are like that and care about their patients. You (or your insurance) is paying a ton of money for your RE. If you have a question, ask them. A lot of times with me, what they said seemed to make sense in the office but not when I was home...so I'd have to ask.

Good luck!

xxoo
Lois

  

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Registered: 02-21-2007
In reply to: deeann2007
Thu, 03-01-2007 - 6:41pm
Thanks. It alleviated some anxiety to know someone else had them. I will try again next week with IUI and hopefully it works.