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Gonal F Medication
Do menopur and gonal f (follitropin alfa) medication help more follicle appear or just help follicles grow to a mature size?
I'm starting a second IUI cycle. I have ~325 units left in an unexpired Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen. Is it as effective to use the remainder of that medication?
Probably: If it has been properly refrigerated and is unexpired you should be alright ...Read more
For how many months could the ovulation induction drugs (manily gonal f (follitropin alfa) 150 iu) be used and repeated? .
3 months: Usually 3 months is appropriate time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can fertility drugs like Gonal-F & HCG for IUI increase growth hormone levels and increase the height of a 30-something woman by noticeable amounts?
No: That would be big business if it could do that ...Read more
Verify with pharmacy: It is important to verify your dose and make sure you are 100% sure how to use it correctly. Your fertility doctor can help provide guidance to make sure it is used effectively and safely. Here is an online video demonstrating the setup and use: http://www. Freedommedteach. Com/eng/videos. Html? Play=gonal_f_rff_rediject_pen ...Read more
I forgot to prime the gonal f (follitropin alfa) pen and just took the 0.75 shot. Did I get the right dose even though I did not prime the pen first?
Use package insert: The medicine pen comes with instructions on how to prime and use. If the amount that was in the pen changed, you should be able to see how much you injected yourself. If you are not sure and have already primed the pen, wait until the next injection to use again ...Read more
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
Hello, I am starting ivf gonal-f injections from tomorrow. Do I have to take injections out before 30 mins? Does injecting on the same place helps?
Gonal F (follitropin alfa): It does not matter at all where you inject; I suggest rotating spots to avoid bruising and soreness. "Take injections out? " Do you mean of the refrigerator? Or? It helps if they are warmed to room temperature before sue, if that's what you are asking. Best wishes with your IVF! ...Read more
How many eggs can be retrieved (average) on 150ml gonal f (follitropin alfa) per day for mid ovarian reserve woman age 32 with endometriosis?
Very difficult to: Say exactly. Not knowing anything about your history makes this difficult but in general we start with 225 total units of gonadotropins and in a 32 year old with endometriosis the range is wide: 0-15. I am not a fan of giving a precise number becuase there are so many variables involved... ...Read more
Gonal-F since CD2 and today CD11, scanned and the follicles are hyperatimulated. Got 11 follies around 13-17mm. Iui cancelled. Can I ovulate by my own?
Not usually: Ovarian hyperstimulation is a know risk of fertility medications. If your doctor thinks that ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome is occurring then close monitoring is warranted. Most cases resolve on their own. If leakage of fluid is in the abdominal cavity (ascites) is present then often hospital admission is needed. ...Read more
I started gonal f (follitropin alfa) treatment with 75ml, and reduced dose at 6th day as dominan eggs were at size of 0.9-1.1.But no growth in d11, what is the reason?
I have a question can a doctor increase your gonal f dose if your estrogen level drops in mid cycle?
Can patient undergo ovulation induction using gonal f (follitropin alfa) while using HRT mainly femoston 2/10 mg?
Doesn't make sense: In most cases this would not make much sense, although it could depend on 'why' and 'how' the hrt was being used. Estrogens such as in hrt are sometimes used in stimulation protocols with gonadotropins (such as gonal f, (follitropin alfa)) an oral progestin would be an unlikely element of most protocols. ...Read more
1st month on gonal f (follitropin alfa) & ovierel and IUI. 3 days post IUI & bleeding like a period. What does this mean? Am I out for the month?
Ii was prescribed gantrlix, hCG and gonal f (follitropin alfa) when I recieved them they were not refrigerated, the pharmacist said no fridge nesssary confused?
I would trust: Pharmacist advice. Check the link below.Get a more detailed answer ›
4th cycle with gonal-f and cycle day 20th ovetrelle and taking progestrone still takinh, 2 day due my date can I get positive pregnancy test?
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
I am constipated from Gonal F (follitropin alfa) use for IVF treatment. Benefiber and hydration are not relieving the symptoms. Only 3 very small BMs in 7 days. Help!
Try this: Buy Fiber One ("the original" as it says on the box). Look at the nutritional information. It will say "14 grams of fiber per serving" which is 1/2 cup. Eat 1 cup every day. You can mix in other, more tasty cereals, or fruit to improve palatability. If you do this most every day, your constipation will improve and resolve after a few days. ...Read more
Had IUI yesterday and we used injectables this cycle (gonal f, ganirelix, hCG and ovidrel). Woke up with cramping for the last 3 hrs. Concerned ohss?
Call your MD: You need to let your MD know. He or she should know how many follicles you had and therefore your risk for OHSS. ...Read more
Hello doc. Can I consume Clomid on 2nd day menses together with the Gonal F (follitropin alfa) injection starting day3 menses so that the ovaries can produce more eggs?
No: Follow the directions and do it as your doctor told you to. ...Read more
Ihave unexplained uterine filmy adhesions, removed no forming on 6th hysteroscopy using jell my lining 2.5-4m, on IVF 6.4m I was on all kind of estro meds, viagra (sildenafil). I respond to my own estrogen w gonal-f?
I have had an ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago. I'm back om clomid 150mg and gonal f (follitropin alfa) 75 mg twice during my period. Do I have a greater risk for an ectopic?
Yes: Having had an ectopic before does increase your risk of recurrence significantly. ...Read more