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Doctor insights on: Hcg Trigger Shot And Soreness

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If you have multiple follicles and you have the hCG trigger shot. Do all the follicles ovulate at the same time?

If you have multiple follicles and you have the hCG trigger shot. Do all the follicles ovulate at the same time?

COH and HCG: Hcg will cause you to ovulate more than 1 mature follicle. So if you have multiple follicles and took hcg, you would increase your chance for conceiving but would also increase the risk of multiple pregnancy and of ohss. ...Read more

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I had a hCG trigger shot 3 days ago for a 20.5mm egg. But my BBT still hasn't risen. Is this normal? Does it mean i haven't ovulated?

I had a hCG trigger shot 3 days ago for a 20.5mm egg. But my BBT still hasn't risen. Is this normal? Does it mean i haven't ovulated?

Not necessarily: Bbts are notoriously unreliable and most fertility docs no longer use them. They must be done properly and even then may not show a rise. Even if there is a rise, it still could take a few more days to show up. ...Read more

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Does an hCG trigger shot guarantee ovulation?

Does an hCG trigger shot guarantee ovulation?

No: Ther is no guarantee unfortunately or someone would be a billionaire, but it sure is the goal to get you pregnant! ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate 7 days past hCG trigger shot?

Is it possible to ovulate 7 days past hCG trigger shot?

HCG shot: Usually you would only ovulate 40 hours or so after a trigger shot. The shot mimics an LH surge and so it is short lived. ...Read more

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At what follicle size should an hCG trigger shot be administered in a medicated cycle?

At what follicle size should an hCG trigger shot be administered in a medicated cycle?

Depends: Usually ultra sound is by the vaginal route these days. If abdominal ultrasound is performed then the follicles are usually approximately 2 mm smaller. On Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara i usually trigger ovulation with HCG approximately 18 to 20 mm. With gonadotropins i normally trigger ovulation around 20 -21mm. Patients with pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome triggering ovulation needs to be somewhat later at approximately 21 to 22 mm. ...Read more

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Does the hCG trigger shot make you release all follicles or only all of the mature follicles?

Varies: Any follicle that has been recruited to mature, usually only one per cycle, will likely be stimulated to ovulate in rsponse to the HCG "trigger shot". If there has been pretreatment with ovulation inducing drugs, then multiple follicle release is possible. ...Read more