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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 ...Read more

Menopur (Definition)

Gonadotropins is a women's ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Can Menopur injection postpone menses?

Can Menopur injection postpone menses?

Yes--delay it: Menopur recruits more follicles and stimulates them to grow. The more follicles you make, the higher your progesterone level will be. If you make a very large amount of progesterone, then you can delay your menses. You won't get your menses until your progesterone level falls below a threshold value. ...Read more

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Why take both Clomid (clomiphene) 3-7+75iu menopur cd 9-10? What is the diff. W/ this combo vs only clomid (clomiphene)? Does the ovu. Date, or number of recruited eggs change?

Why take both Clomid (clomiphene) 3-7+75iu menopur cd 9-10? What is the diff. W/ this combo vs only clomid (clomiphene)? Does the ovu. Date, or number of recruited eggs change?

Yes: Taking Clomid (clomiphene) and FSH together helps with improving the lining of the uterus which is crucial for implantation. It also helps with increasing the number of dominant follicles. Good luck ...Read more

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Cycle day 14 on menopur, progesterone level 1.2, estradiol 68. What does this mean?

Cycle day 14 on menopur, progesterone level 1.2, estradiol 68. What does this mean?

Low estrogen but. ..: In general, an Estradiol of 68 is not a great reponse to medication. But. .. I know nothing about your treatment other than your age. .. You may be on a low dose of injectables because you have pcos, or you could be on high doses due to low egg supply. If you're taking injectable fertility meds like menopur, your rei physician who knows you and is monitoring your cycle should be answering your? S. ...Read more

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Preparing for IUI and taking menopur daily. Is intercourse advisable at anytime during the stimulation of follicles?

Preparing for IUI and taking menopur daily. Is intercourse advisable at anytime during the stimulation of follicles?

Yes, unless advised: Most couples doing IUI cycles with ovulation induction medications should have intercourse 2-3 x a week to cover you if you ovulate early, and to 'keep his sperm specimen fresh'. With injectable medicines like Menopur you have more potential to make too many eggs than with Clomid (clomiphene) / Letrozole tablets, so your clinic will monitor you and tell you not to have intercourse if you over-respond to shots. ...Read more

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"I have taken Menopur this past cycle with timed intercourse. Do I have to have a hCG injection to release eggs or will they release on their own?

Need hCG: You usually need the hCG to trigger ovulation with hMG (Menopur) because the estradiol (E2) level gets high enough that an LH surge is not possible. To have a spontaneous ovulation your E2 needs to be in a range not-too-low and not-too-high, usually with hMG it goes too high. ...Read more

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I am currently injecting Menopur for ICSI treatment. I am experiencing slight discomfort in my abdomen, is this normal?

I am currently injecting Menopur for ICSI treatment. I am experiencing slight discomfort in my abdomen, is this normal?

F/u @ fertility GYN: It may be related to your IVF treatment and you might be feeling your oocytes growing. It is probably nothing to worry about, however, any severe pain should be evaluated. Is this your first IVF cycle? In any case, you will be getting ultrasound monitoring for your egg growth. Rarely, especially in younger women, you can get ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome which is a concern. ...Read more

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On buserelin 18 aug, menopur stimulation. Egg collection 7th oct blastocyst transfer on 13th oct when would period be due?

On buserelin 18 aug, menopur stimulation. Egg collection 7th oct blastocyst transfer on 13th oct when would period be due?

IVF cycles: Due to the nature of ivf the menstrual cycle is anything but regular. Following egg collection women are put on Progesterone to force the body to "think" it is pregnant. The Progesterone can prevent a period even if implantation is not successful. Ivf doctors generally do a pregnancy test ~1.5 weeks after blastocyst transfer. ...Read more

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I'm 47. What do 85.8 pg/ml estradiol and 13.45 ng/ml progesterone, after 10 inj of menopur 75ui starting on day 2 of the cycle say about fertility?

Your ovulated: The testing shows that you ovulated but not much more. Unfortunately at age 47, the chances for successful pregnancy (except through donor egg) are extremely low regardless of the treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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"i'm 47. Last month on d/21 of the cycle I had 85.8 pg/ml estradiol & 13.45 ng/ml progesterone after 10 vials of menopur 75.Is it ok for fertility?

Yes and no: Those hormone levels are in the normal range (showed you ovulated). But since you asked if it's 'ok for fertility', the average likelihood of pregnancy success (take-home-baby in a 47 year old is 2% at best. I hope this information helps.
Dr. Roseff
www. Reproendo. Com
www. Ivfmd. Com. ...Read more