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Doctor insights on: Hcg Trigger Shots

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How long do hCG trigger shots actually stay in your system?

How long do hCG trigger shots actually stay in your system?

About 7 to 10 days: Ovidrel or generic HCG 10, 000 I u will last approximately 7 to 10 days after the injection. Occasionally some patients will excrete the HCG over a 14 day period of time but this is very rare.

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Hcg trigger shot taken fri night some concerns, should I be scared?

Don't be scared: An hCG injection is not dangerous. Tell us what you are concerned about?

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Is it ok if my wife drinks in moderation before/after hCG trigger shot?

Is it ok if my wife drinks in moderation before/after hCG trigger shot?

Not recommended: Better not to have alcohol in her system if she has to go thru tahat because the very biginning is the most crucial, worth it to sacrifise the alcohol, and if she does u should join her.

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What is the longest 10 000 iu hCG trigger shot will remain in your system?

What is the longest 10 000 iu hCG trigger shot will remain in your system?

Less than 2 weeks: The morning after your trigger shot the HCG level in your blood is less than 1000 miu/ml - often around 60 to a few hundred. If you have a positive pregnancy test 14-15 days later it should be a true positive rather than due to the trigger shot.

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How will hCG trigger shot affect my bbt? I am 9 day past trigger w no temp rise.

How will hCG trigger shot affect my bbt? I am 9 day past trigger w no temp rise.

Should not effect: The shot should not effect it if you ovulated. BBT is not always reliable to confirm ovulation. Your GYN could check a progesterone level to confirm ovulation.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I gave myself my hCG trigger shot I think in the wrong area. I did it in the love handle rather than the butt. Will that be an issue?

I gave myself my hCG trigger shot I think in the wrong area. I did it in the love handle rather than the butt. Will that be an issue?

None, both are SQ: (SubCutaneous) injections & depend on blood vessels to pick up & distribute the molecules body wide. The bigger issue is why taking HCG? Promoted by some & expensive yet without good double blinded prospective clinical trials which demonstrate any actual benefits vs. Downsides/costs. Study: http://goo. Gl/O82NOh, http://goo. Gl/O82NOh, http://goo. Gl/e2lDwm & http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX for better info.

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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.

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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.

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We are doing timed intercourse along with hCG trigger shot. We had sex 12, 36, and 48 hours after the shot should we keep having sex, or is this 2much?

We are doing timed intercourse along with hCG trigger shot. We had sex 12, 36, and 48 hours after the shot should we keep having sex, or is this 2much?

Advice: Some doctors would be fine with this interval, others might recommend every other day, or 48 hours between timed intercourse. Did you ask your physician what he/she recommended? Sometimes if the problem with fertility is male factor, drs will recommend more time between sexual intercourse. No male factor, then okay to have more frequent. Talk to your dr for definitive answer. Good luck!