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Doctor insights on: Gonal F Side Effects

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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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How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU ? My dose is 75 IU

How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU ?
My dose is 75 IU

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How many eggs can be retrieved (average) on 150ml gonal f (follitropin alfa) per day for mid ovarian reserve woman age 32 with endometriosis?

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

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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?

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

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What are my chances of getting pregnant using gonal f (follitropin alfa) cetrotide and pregnyl?

What are my chances of getting pregnant using gonal f (follitropin alfa) cetrotide and pregnyl?

Depends: The successes rate of fertility treatments depends on age and underlying diagnosis and can various from 50% or more to less then 4%. You fertility specialist can discuss with you your estimated success rate. ...Read more

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Can patient undergo ovulation induction using gonal f (follitropin alfa) while using HRT mainly femoston 2/10 mg?

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

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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?

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?

Too early: It is too early to draw conclusions only 3 days after treatment. You will need to wait and keep your scheduled follow up with your fertility doctor. Most likely they have you scheduled for a BHCG at day 14. Some women experience bleeding after IUI. ...Read more

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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 ?

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
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2 weeks: Your pregnancy test should turn positive about 2 weeks after ovulation. If the pregnancy test is not positive by then, it is unlikely you are pregnant. After 4 cycles of Gonal-F it is time to consider doing ivf. ...Read more

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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?

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