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Estrogen Levels In Ivf Stimulation
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
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
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 isnt too high, pointing to ovarian hyper stimulation. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
I am 3 days post et with IVF and taking 1.5 ccprogesterone injections daily with estrogen patches (2) every 48 hrs. E2: 875 and p4:71. Are these good?
Very: Estradiol patches are very effective at delivering the necessary drug for building up the uterine lining to receive an embryo. ...Read more
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
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
Taking 81mf baby asprin because on estrogen and progestrone for 3 months ok? Ivf treatment , so scared of stroke or clot. No history just precaution
Yes: Baby aspirin, 85mg is definitely safe. Be sure to discuss with your doctor, but that dose is very low. ...Read more
Very light spotting 3 weeks pregnant. Should I be concerned? IVF patient. Currently using vaginal progesterone & estrogen.
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?
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
I was very over stimulated on IVF drugs, and oestrogen through the roof. Could this have caused my thyroid cancer? Lump appeared after ivf.
34 years old.Amh 1.02 and FSH level is 30.1. Ivf cancelled because of poor stimulation response. Doctor suggests donor eggs. Need second opinion?
This depends on how much more money you want to spend to try to use your own eggs> with an fsh of 30 and amh of 1.02, the ovarian reserve is very low. Chance of a pregnancy using your own eggs is very low. The chances of a pregnancy with donor eggs is quite high. Here are some useful links:
http://www.Cdc.Gov/art/art2010/i. ...Read more
Need clarification: At age 39 your Estrogen levels will vary throughout the menstrual cycle. Because of this it is rarely tested at the results do not mean much or have many health implications. You will need to clarify with the doctor ordering the tests why it was done and what the results mean for you. ...Read more
Porn/estrogen level: The short answer is no. Both women ( and men) are aroused by visualization of sexual activity, but this is not b/c of "increased estrogen". In fact, just prior to ovulation and also just before bleeding starts with periods, the estrogen level drops suddenly, and sexual arousal in women is increased in most. ...Read more
Yes: Heavy alcohol abuse leads to liver dysfunction which leads to elevated levels of estrogen. Additionally alcohol abuse tends to cause increase in body fat and aromatase that converts male hormones into estrogen. The upshot is end-stage liver patients often get spider angiomatas on their skin, enlarged breasts, and muscle atrophy. ...Read more