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What is the best baseline estrogen level during ivf?

What is the best baseline estrogen level during ivf?

I would ask yr doc: Ivf can be stressful and there is an inclination to get obsessed with details. I'm not saying that's you and it is important to be informed. It sounds like you need reassurance of your level but there can be some fluctuations and I'm not sure there is a best level. It is likely a range and one reason to check it is so that it isn't too high, pointing to ovarian hyper stimulation. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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What is the ideal progesterone and estrogen level post embryo transfer in ivf?

What is the ideal progesterone and estrogen level post embryo transfer in ivf?

None!: Progesterone (p4) levels are very low when we use vaginal p4 supplements after ivf. Some use intramuscular p4 but the injections are painful and most have switched to vaginal meds. Estrogen levels are more controversial and usually not checked. Opinions vary by practice so ask your specialists. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can estrogen injections during IVF be responsible for lower abdominal pain?

Yes.: This may be an. Indication of ovarian cyst formation and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high. ...Read more

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How successful is the estrogen patch (starting from day 21 before the IVF cycle)?

How successful is the estrogen patch (starting from day 21 before the IVF cycle)?

Very: Estradiol patches are very effective at delivering the necessary drug for building up the uterine lining to receive an embryo. ...Read more

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29 y/o first IVF embryo transfer two days ago. My estrogen today was 2290 and progesterone was greater than 40.. What does this mean?

29 y/o first IVF embryo transfer two days ago. My estrogen today was 2290 and progesterone was greater than 40.. What does this mean?

IVF transfer: It doesn't mean anything other than your hormones are at levels that can support the embryo. Likely your doctors have you on medications to ensure this is true. They will be doing a pregnancy test when the time is right so try to be patient. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

Yes: It is not uncommon for a patient to have spotting when straying hormonal treatment. Usually this will resolve with time. If you are cramping and spotting then something else could be occurring. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ivf stimulation going on. Day 2 of period follicles 22, estrogen 103. Day 3 estrogen 202 (after 150 menopur 150 gonal f). Is this average, good, low?

Ivf stimulation going on. Day 2 of period follicles 22, estrogen 103. Day 3 estrogen 202 (after 150 menopur 150 gonal f). Is this average, good, low?

Good: Are you saying they measured 22 different follicles? That's a lot. You're very early on in the process so it's hard to predict. At the very least though you're average to above average. They will need to watch for ovarian hyperstimulation if you have that many follicles. They may need to decrease your dose in the near future. Most women use stimulation meds for 10-12 days. ...Read more

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I am currently 11 weeks pregnant thru IVF and was told to stop all estrogen and progesterone. Is it safe to stop? And when does the placenta take over?

I am currently 11 weeks pregnant thru IVF and was told to stop all estrogen and progesterone. Is it safe to stop? And when does the placenta take over?

Now: By 11-12 weeks the placenta is producing its own progesterone. This is why you were directed to stop the hormonal supplementation. As always follow your doctors directions. ...Read more

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Can't start IVF as high baseline E2 (275 pmol/L). What causes this? Also have low FAI & many symptoms of oestrogen dominance, no help from consultant!

Can't start IVF as high baseline E2 (275 pmol/L). What causes this? Also have low FAI & many symptoms of oestrogen dominance, no help from consultant!

Only 400 words!: Your E2 of 275 is too high for a good start, and it's appropriate to wait: success rates are poor if you don't. This happens if there is a persistent functional cyst at the intended start date. Some docs in the US will "aspirate" the cyst and start anyway. The concept of "estrogen dominance" is really not based on any science, mostly just a layman idea, I wouldn't worry about it. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I was very over stimulated on IVF drugs, and oestrogen through the roof. Could this have caused my thyroid cancer? Lump appeared after ivf.

I was very over stimulated on IVF drugs, and oestrogen through the roof. Could this have caused my thyroid cancer? Lump appeared after ivf.

No: High estrogen levels do not cause thyroid cancer. Although the 2events happened at around the same time, one didn't cause the other. Good luck with your treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true estrogen levels are low during pregnancy?

Is it true estrogen levels are low during pregnancy?

No: Hi. No that's not the least bit true. They actually climb. ...Read more

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I have pcos. What if my estrogen levels don't fall during the time of bleeding? Is that why menstrual flow becomes light?

I have pcos. What if my estrogen levels don't fall during the time of bleeding? Is that why menstrual flow becomes light?

Works differently: With PCOS periods are irregular due to an imbalance in the LH and FSH hormones as well as the circulating free testosterone. We do not monitor Estrogen levels with PCOS. ...Read more

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Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Ovulation: Testosterone levels are highest in females during ovulation, which usually is converted to estrogen ands progesterone. But this higher testosterone level causes an increase in libido. ...Read more

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During IVF e2 level is 9073. What should we do?

During IVF e2 level is 9073. What should we do?

Freeze all?: A very high e2 is a risk factor for ohss. You could freeze all embryos to prevent getting pregnant. The HCG of pregnancy is a huge risk factor for ohss. If you used an antihistamine suppression then you could use lipton to trigger retrieval. Talk with your doc who will review these options. ...Read more

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Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up?

Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up?

No: Need to know how to interpret labs when someone is on hormones. It's a test tube issue (lab altercation) not a human thyroid change. ...Read more

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What is a low estrogen level at 40?

Varies: Estrogen levels fall at menopause. This is a natural transition for all women between ages 40 and 55. The decline in estrogen can happen abruptly in younger women whose ovaries are removed. The "normal" level of Estrogens in premenopausal women depend on what part of the cycle they (typically estradiol) are measured as well as the different labs that are used. ...Read more

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How to lower estrogen level for men?

How to lower estrogen level for men?

Antioestrogen: I estrogen lowering compounds are not presently approved in genetic males however can be used under supervision of a physican who understands your medical history tamoxifen is a compound which blocks action at cell level compounds like anastrazole can stop from making oestrogens. ...Read more

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How can I know if my estrogen levels have gone up?

How can I know if my estrogen levels have gone up?

Why?: If you're on contraceptives, they contain estrogen and your levels are certainly higher on the medication. Why do you need to know your estrogen levels? ...Read more

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What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

Menopause: Hormone levels start to drop around or after menopause. No specific value can be given because every woman is different. Focus on proper health (calcium and vitamin d) during this time than for an actual hormone value. That will keep you young and healthy. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more