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Follistim Vs Menopur
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
How soon can I have intercourse after taking Progesterone shot, Pregnyl shot or the Follistim shot.
Follistim has miraculously stopped my chronic spotting during my follicular phase. What is the physiology behind this? I have normal estradiol levels.
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!
50iu follistim cd3-8 ultrasound (cd8) showed 2 follicles 1- 12mm 1-17mm ovidril tonight- Is it too early? IUI Monday- could the 12 become mature?
Follow up important: There is no way to predict what is going to happen here. Keep your follow up appt tomorrow and we wish you the best
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.
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.
Do menopur and gonal f (follitropin alfa) medication help more follicle appear or just help follicles grow to a mature size?
Both: They help grow more follicles as well as grow them to a mature size until ready for ovulation.