Re: Questions of Dr., this is my first IVF

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Posted by Dr. Licciardi on August 01, 19100 at 19:48:54:

In Reply to: Questions of Dr., this is my first IVF posted by Caleigh on August 01, 19100 at 10:54:39:

: I am on a IVF Down Regulation protocol (Lupron starting 7 days prior to period). I am currently on my 7th day of stim meds - Fertinex (3 amps in the AM and 3 amps in the PM). On day 6th of the stims, I had 1 follicle measuring 14-16mm, 1 follicle measuring 11-14mm, 7 follicles measuring 10-12mm, and about 10 follicles measuring less than 10mm. At that time my E2 was 721. I go in again tomorrow Wednesday for bloodwork and ultrasound.

: At this point, how am I doing? Can I expect the 10 follicles that were less than 10mm to develop into anything?

: Is it true that the follicles grow on average 2mm a day?

: Typically what is considered ideal in terms of size of follicles at the time of HcG shot?

: What is the average time to be on stim meds?

: Thank you so much for your time and response to all my questions!

: -Caleigh
Dear Caleigh,
You are doing very well. It is impossible to tell how you follicles will grow from here, but I expect that all fillicles over 10 mm will grow to some degree. They grow 1-2 mm per day.
I like the size to be at least 2 follicles 17mm, and the others to be in the 12-16 range. The average time is 7-10 days.
Dr. Licciardi

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