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Doctor insights on: Follistim Vs Menopur

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Could follistim make eggs grow faster?

Could follistim make eggs grow faster?

Yes: That medicine can help eggs to grow and to grow faster. How much it works and how big the effects is depends on a number of factors including age, FSH and AMH levels in your body as well as the dose and number of days the shot is taken

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What happens if I miss a dose of follistim/antagon?

What happens if I miss a dose of follistim/antagon?

Missed dose: You must let your doctor know asap. Antagon is a gnrh-antagonist to prevent premature ovulation, and timing is critical; follistim is a gonadotropin for ovarian stimulation and missed doses may be less critical than with antagon, but can still have huge impact on a stimulated cycle.

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How effective are follistim injections for getting pregnant?

How effective are follistim injections for getting pregnant?

Very: Those injections can be used in combination with sex, insemination, or ivf (in vitro fertilization). Pregnancy rates vary by individual and by diagnosis but pregnancy rates can be as high as 50% per month depending on the treatment.

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Hi, usg shows no dominant follicle (cd9) after 8days of follistim-75iu. Should continue with the same protocol? Or should ask my RE to up the dose?

Hi, usg shows no dominant follicle (cd9) after 8days of follistim-75iu. Should continue with the same protocol? Or should ask my RE to up the dose?

Continue on same: If this is your first cycle with follistim-75, then continue on the recommended protocol for now. It may take more than one cycle to be effective.

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What to do about infertility follistim medicine/iui?

What to do about infertility follistim medicine/iui?

Follistim: Fsh IUI treatment can be effective. If after 3-4 cycles and no success, move to IVF.

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When a dr test for levels of LH and fish, does that determine to use follistim vs bravell?

When a dr test for levels of LH and fish, does that determine to use follistim vs bravell?

No: If you are about to undergo fertility treatment he may perform these tests to determine as the above answer indicates your pituitary function, which will reflect the probability of success and can help the doctor determine your dose. It does not help him decide which brand of medication to use.

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We tried to get pregnant for random times but never succeed, my doc gave me follistim 50. I take it at night 2tablets. What is it? Y should I use it??

We tried to get pregnant for random times but never succeed, my doc gave me follistim 50. I take it at night 2tablets. What is it? Y should I use it??

Fertility visit: Follistim comes as an injection not a pill. It would be strange for a doctor to distribute fertility drugs to a 20 year old who has only tried to get pregnant at random times. It is also highly unusual to give fertility medications without going through testing and extensive counseling regarding the risks and benefits of the medications. Consider a 2nd opinion.

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I am on follistim for IUI. Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately.?

I am on follistim for IUI. Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately.?

No it doesn't have t: But it definitely could, if you see the difference. You might go through 3-4 cycles without ever changing a dose (if the US and E2 support that,) or you might change doses several times in each cycle. A woman's body is not a machine so monitoring is critical to doing gonadotropins safely and well. Good wishes.

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On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle. 3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle. 3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

Not too high: It's still a standard dose, used frequently. Whether it's "too high" really depends on how you responded at lower doses., especially what your estradiol (estrogen) level peaked at. Trust your doctor, but ask him/her questions if unclear. Good wishes.

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What would be follistim side effects? I've taken it early dec. And rushed both ovulation and period. Past over 1 month now I have pain in lower abdom.

What would be follistim side effects? I've taken it early dec. And rushed both ovulation and period. Past over 1 month now I have pain in lower abdom.

Large ovaries: Your ovaries are probably large from the follistim. The residual cysts after ovulation that have remained are probably what's causing the pain. Have your physician evaluate you if this persists or get worse.

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I have three cysts after using clomid (clomiphene) and follistim last cycle. They are functional based in E2. Will this interfere with ovulation this cycle?

I have three cysts after using clomid (clomiphene) and follistim last cycle. They are functional based in E2. Will this interfere with ovulation this cycle?

Functional cysts: Functional cysts are the cysts in which the eggs grow and from which you ovulate so they are necessary for ovulation to occur. They can also be the corpus luteal cysts which develop at the site of ovulation and produce the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Again necessary for successful pregnancy. Hope this helps.

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How soon can I have intercourse after taking Progesterone shot, Pregnyl shot or the Follistim shot.

How soon can I have intercourse after taking Progesterone shot, Pregnyl shot or the Follistim shot.

Depends: You will typically ovulate about 36-8 hrs after the Pregnyl shot. The timing of when you should try though depends on what procedure you are doing, IVF, IUI, etc and different centers have different instructions for their patients. It is best to check with your clinic / fertility doctor.

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Follistim has miraculously stopped my chronic spotting during my follicular phase. What is the physiology behind this? I have normal estradiol levels.

Good: This medication increases your hormonal levels and leads to a thicker (hopefully more stable) lining of the uterus, and this is a good sign that your fertility may be better too...

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I am 25 with pcos. Did 1 round of Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg 3-7 days with no response. My re wants me to start follistim inj. What do u advise 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) or inj?

I am 25 with pcos. Did 1 round of Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg 3-7 days with no response. My re wants me to start follistim inj. What do u advise 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) or inj?

Sorry: This is a decision that can only be made with a doctor who knows your medical history; an online recommendation wouldn't be appropriate. Sorry!

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I have developed an ear infection but trying to conceive. On follistim injections and day 12. Are antibiotics safe? Which ones?

Most are: Just let the prescribing doc know what you are doing and they can choose based on that information.

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Is there a difference in the effectiveness of menopur versus gonal-f?

Is there a difference in the effectiveness of menopur versus gonal-f?

Gonadotropins: Great question! In general, meaning if given to large numbers of women, the answer is "no they are the same", equal numbers get pregnant. Sometimes (sometimes!) one or the other may perform better for a specific woman; this is something to discuss with a doctor who knows you well. Many fertility specs use one/or the other based on their own experience. Good wishes.

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What are your experiences in Clomid (clomiphene) and menopur?

Cna work: It depends on exactly waht your situation is. Clomid (clomiphene) often works well, but it must be adminisytered and followed correctly, you may need fertility injections if it does not work.

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I had IUI with menopur injections. I am 28 years old and had a trigger shot done 6 days ago. I had 2 follicals. Why would this fail?

Many reasons: Typical pregnancy rates are 15-20% per cycle. Reasons are myriad and include tubal blockage, pelvic scarring, and sperm fertilization. The majority of pregnancies occur within 3-4 attempts then recommend ivf. Good luck!