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Doctor insights on: How Many Follicles For Ivf Are Normal

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I am on day 8 of an IVF cycle and yesterday I had 17 follicles, but today only 9. Is this normal? The ones that are still there are developing.

I am on day 8 of an IVF cycle and yesterday I had 17 follicles, but today only 9. Is this normal? The ones that are still there are developing.

Could be: Each cycle follicles are recruited and in if several have enough stimuli to reach critical size and could be harvested. Starting out with 17 and now with 8 indicates that the other follicles were never going to reach critical size even with the hormonal stimulation. Good luck to you! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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I am doing NC IVF and I am on CD 10. I have an 11.5mm follicle. Is this normal?

I am doing NC IVF and I am on CD 10. I have an 11.5mm follicle. Is this normal?

Ask your RE: You need to ask your reproductive endocrinologist. They likely also checked you Estradiol level. They follow the progress of the follicle and the Estradiol level to decide when to do the retrieval. ...Read more

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I am cycle day 8 after a failed IVF but still bleeding light. Is this normal. Will my fertile days be the same this month? Can I have mtple follicles

I am cycle day 8 after a failed IVF but still bleeding light. Is this normal. Will my fertile days be the same this month? Can I have mtple follicles

See your RE: You need to see the doctor who did your ivf to evaluate the follicles which remain going into this next cycle. Generally, the number of days of fertility are the same, but the days that they occur may change. If you are going to try to conceive on your own this month, i recommend an ovulation predictor kid. They are quite accurate. You are still high risk and need to see your OB or re. ...Read more

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Can number of follicles double overnight ivf?

No: The size of the follicles can double...However the number of follicles are a pre-determined event, which you can see within the 1st 5 to 7 days of ivf medication stimulation. ...Read more

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How many good quality follicles are optimally required for a successful IVF?

4 to 6: It is good to retrieve 4 to 6 follicles of good quality. As fertilization is also usually about 60 to 70% followed by further reduction until blastocyst formation. This way one can be guaranteed to have at least 2 good blastocyst for transfer. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Having ivf, starting stimulation in 2 days. Baseline scan 10 follicles on left overy and 10 on right. Age 31.5yrs. What is expected success of ivf?

Having ivf,  starting stimulation in 2 days.  Baseline scan 10 follicles on left overy and 10 on right.  Age 31.5yrs. What is expected success of ivf?

Chances are good: At 31 years of age, the outlook is very good. Different ivf centers will quote different rates, you should ask your ivf doctor to answer this question for his/her facility. ...Read more

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How much does it cost for an ultrasound to measure follicles for a patient during ivf?

How much does it cost for an ultrasound to measure follicles for a patient during ivf?

Variable: The price is highly variable between centers, cities, states, and the amount of insurance coverage. Ask your center and others you would consider. ...Read more

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My 1st IVF with 1 excellent follicle did not succeed. What are my chances of pregnancy for the next IVF?

My 1st IVF with 1 excellent follicle  did not succeed. What are my chances of pregnancy for the next IVF?

Varies: The success rate for IVF cycles is around 50% to 70% and does depend to some extent on a variety of issues including the age of the eggs being used, the woman's anatomy (fibroids, uterine anomalies, etc) and the experience of the reproductive specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more


Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more