Friday, November 18, 2011

Trigger time

Just finished at Lulu's office.

6 follicles on righty, 7 on lefty. 1 mature follicle on righty at 32 mm, yay! Go clomid! I'm a fan.

Triggering with 10,000 units of generic HCG, IUI tomorrow between 10-11 am.

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12 comments:

  1. Holy cow- I've never seen a 32mm follie that is HUGE!Good Luck tomorrow- I'm glad everything worked out!

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  2. 32mm is huge, for sure! Best of luck tomorrow!

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  3. 32??? Are you sure it wasn't 22? I found this online, and it is exactly what my RE told me during our IUI cycle...

    Q: At what size are follicles considered mature?

    A: Many doctors monitor follicle development during IUI cycles. Most trigger when the dominant follicle is within a certain size range. While there is always some difference in doctor preference, the norms are unmedicated 20-24mm, clomiphene citrate 20-24mm, FSH-only meds 17 or 18mm minimum, and FSH+LH would be 16 or 17mm minimum. It is possible for slightly smaller follicles, 14-15mm, to contain a viable egg. Also, follicles continue to grow until they release, usually at a rate of about 1-2 mm per day. A woman may ovulate more than one follicle in a cycle, but the releases will occur within 24 hours. When hCG is not used, only follicles close in size are likely to release. The use of hCG induces ovulation in about 95 percent of women, and will get most mature follicles to rupture.

    Q: What should estradiol (E2) level be at time of hCG trigger?

    A: The E2 level should be 200-600pg/ml per 18mm follicle. Some doctors are content with a minimum level of 150, but higher tends to be better.

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  4. Holy CRAP - that's huge! Tomorrow's IUI will be great. Keeping good thoughts for you!

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  5. Best of luck! I hope you get some beautiful eggs out of those bad boys :)

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  6. 32 sounds like a cyst....not to scare you, but unlikely too old of an egg now. I hate clomid for that reason (cyst producer). Hopefully I'm wrong. What sizes were the other follicles? Any in the 18mm range?

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  7. Fantastic... happy triggering & thinking of you for your IUI with all my heart xoxo

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  8. Good luck! I hope everything goes perfectly for you!!

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  9. Praying for you dear. Looks like your body has been working wonders to align everything for this IUI! So, so exciting!!

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  10. 1/2 way though your 2ww!!! how ya doing?

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