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Doctor insights on: On Average How Many Follicles Develop During An Ivf Cycle

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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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

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During hormones therapy for IVF left ovary produced 5 follicles, only 1 survived, the right ovary did not produce good ones although its healthy. Why?

During hormones therapy for IVF left ovary produced 5 follicles, only 1 survived, the right ovary did not produce good ones although its healthy. Why?

Age: Age is most likely the factor in poor ovarian response to stimulation. The amount of antral follicles decrease as one gets older. No matter how much medication you use the number of follicles that can grow each month is predetermined. This occurs almost a year prior to the stimulated cycle. ...Read more

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Can number of follicles double overnight ivf?

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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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

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What is success of IVF with amh .45, fsh 7.8, LH 5.6, and 7-9 follicles total at age 28?

Pregnancy: It is difficult to put a number for what your success may be. These tests also are not predictive of pregnancy rather your response to fertility treatment medications during ivf. Your chances may not be as high as someone your same age with normal ovarian reserve. However, your age places you at a high chance in general. Good luck. ...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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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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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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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