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Vivelle Patch Ivf
Hormones & Headache: Migraine patients seem to suseptable to fluctuations in estrogen, especialy with a dramatic drop. If your hormone replacement or bc is a higher dose, then there will be a more dramatic drop on the "off" days. This often leads to headaches. Talk to your gynocologist about using a more steady dose of estrogen hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I take the estrogen patch v-dot ans prometrium (micronized progesterone) but can II start bio-identical progestrone with the patch?
Estrogen patch: Yes, similar topical estrogens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could estradiol, progesterone oil shot or vivelle dot give false positive 7 days after frozen embryo transfer?
Difficult question: You will hear negative reports on any type of estrogen. Vivelle is a top choice. It is bioidentical estradiol. It is trans dermal so all the negative aspects of oral estrogen are avoided. It comes in several strengths so the dosage can be tailored to the patient. Bad? Sticky residue left on abdomen and occasional allergic reaction to the glue. Both worth it given the alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 68, can vaginal exams stop? Am on Vivelle (estradiol) Dot 5mg. Had a total hysterectomy in '89
Depends . . .: Tricky question to answer bc depends upon definitions. Pelvic/vaginal exams are separate from Pap smears which look for cervical cancer. Assuming total hysterectomy (TH) for non-cancerous reasons, there's no further need for Pap smears. Common misunderstanding that TH includes removing ovaries - this is not true, as it only refers to removing whole uterus. If ovaries removed too then stop pelvic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say, because: First, no blood testing for females tells you yes/no on iui, that is determined by the male sperm numbers. Second, although your numbers are all in a normal range, the Estradiol at 123 is much too high for day 3 - which means the fsh might be suppressed (and therefore look 'better.' ) sorry if this sounds complicated! ...Read more
It is an option: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can counteract or balance the estrogen from patches to prevent uterine cancer but the clinical data for this is limited. Everyone's situation is different but it is an option to discuss with your gyn. Here is a reference on pubmed.gov Climacteric. 2011 Dec;14(6):622-32. Copy and paste that and you will see the study. ...Read more
Likely normal: Most likely this is a little bit of blood in the vagina from the egg retrieval and can be completely normal if you are otherwise feeling fine. Let your ivf nurse or doctor know. Take care and best of luck! ...Read more
49yr f - alora patch (.05) & prometrium (micronized progesterone) (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium (micronized progesterone) ?
After 2 months on clomid, (clomiphene) estradiol 66.19 pg/ml. Did Clomid (clomiphene) raise my E2 or does the blood test mistake the Clomid (clomiphene) metabolites for E2?
My only question: is "when" was the E2 level drawn? whether it is "good" or "bad" depends on specifically what day of your cycle the level was checked: if early in the cycle like CD2-3 it is a bit too high, if mid-cycle it's okay but may be a bit low. Clomid (clomiphene) is a stilbene derivative structurally totally different from E2, there is no way to mistake CC or its metabolites for E2. ...Read more