@jodihon I can't believe u actually tested at 3am. I don't even turn on the toilet lights
@Cantw8ttobmummy, @tjuls are @girraffez are right. PCOS is very common in IVF. Nothing to worry about. If you had many follicles, your risks of ohss is high and what they will do is to give you a low dose of FSH (the first type of meds you jab) and the trigger might be different to try to reduce the ohss risks.
When you see the FS, she will explain in greater detail. I wasn't a textbook case of pcos because I got my AF regularly but I also had a high number of follicles. The good news is that chances are you will have a nice haul of eggs but for me, my first ET was cancelled because I came down with ohss (I wasn't classified as high risk so didn't get a different trigger) which was really uncomfortable and I had to have 2 cycles off before doing an FET.
Ask the FS for details when you see her and also find out more about pcos and IVF and ohss if you can to better prepare yourself but there's really nothing to worry about and it will all be fine for you!
Hi @Girrafez, at my last scan before EPU, I had about 20 on each side, with half meeting the size requirement. I had 23 eggs collected at EPU and 13 fertilised and eventually 11 matured and viable. So I was lucky to get all 11 frozen so I still have 10 in the cooler. About 4 grade 1s, 4 grade 2s and 3 grade 3s I think.
The good thing with pcos is that you tend to get a nice haul of eggs but fert rate tends to be less than the 60% average and it's possible if it's not managed properly that you get 20 eggs and only a couple mature for use. That said, a few of us graduates were ohss cases and so far, it seems that primary has done well in this area for most of us. I think Primary struggles most badly with low responder cases as far as I can tell, seems that they are reluctant to try new protocols or additional support procedures like estrogen priming.
@VickyP wow...sounds scary having so many huge follicles. U must have felt really tender.
How many follicles did they pick up at the gp base scan though?
My last iui I had a 7mm lining which I thought could be thicker though. And even though I only had 2 follies the scan actually hurts!
Hmmmm, I don't think I felt extra tender in that sense @Giraffez, maybe my body is just used to it since my AF is very regular. The only time it was literally painful was after EPU with the massive bloating and ohss sickness. I was on the verge of getting hospitalised because of the massive fluid retention after all the eggs were removed and fluid was collecting in the ovaries. No fun at all. The rest of it wasn't very memorable, and maybe half the reason why was I psyched myself thinking that it's just the whole IVF thing?! LOL
I can't remember about the GP base scan, but I think about 15 on each side because the GP definitely noted to the FS I might be PCOS (she definitely mentioned it to me) but because my AF came on time every month, they didn't classify me as a textbook PCOS case, and hence couldn't say that that was the cause of our infertility issues.
Sorry to hear about the painful scan! Was it painful due to the enlarged ovaries or the sonographer? We all agree that only Aisha at Primary Sydney is the best. I have a posterior uterus and I am one of those "hard to scan" people and the other sonographers also hurt me and I pity them because they keep apologising all through the scan while they try to get a good look. Aisha is very skillful and she's the only one who does my scans with almost zero pain. Everytime it happens, i just try to think that I'm doing this for my bubba and I psyched myself to tolerate it - anything for my baby!
After my first ET got cancelled, I did 2 months worth of acupuncture which really helped I think. By the time my FET rolled around, my lining was 14mm, which was amazing and I truly believed that was a factor in my BFP. As far as I read, as long as lining meets minimum 6mm, it's good enough for implantation technically. I actually had no idea back then - when Aisha told me that the lining was 14mm and looking good, I was like "oh ok" and didn't even realised that it was that good.
Hang in there hun! It won't be a walk in the garden, but we are here for you and each other!
@VickyP I've done Accupuncture and tcm for about 8 months now and still no luck yet.
Not sure whether it's me or the sonographer. I've got a retroverted uterus maybe that's why. The only times it didn't hurt is when a gynea does the scan lol
And most of the times these sonographers refuse to tell u anything at all!
Acupuncture doesn't work with everyone I think @Giraffez, I don't even know whether it worked 100% for me, but I would like to think I did something to help the process during that 2 months' wait. LOL. I did go to an acupuncture clinic that specialises in supporting IVF pregnancies and I really liked my sessions, so maybe it contributed positively (and maybe it didn't). Don't fret about it, it's all a bit of guesswork and none of us really know how we get BFPs or not?!
I have the same retroverted uterus I think. So a lot of probbing. Same old story with the sonographers - Only Aisha tells us anything, but we also realised why. Sometimes, they refrain from saying anything in case it contradicts what the FS would say later or sets up our expectations too much, etc!
For me, I went in with little knowledge and just went with the flow mostly, and it worked for me - sometimes not knowing is a good thing, since I am not second guessing things as much.
Hi girls, I am new to this forum and glad to be part of it. This is my first cycle with primary in Preston. I went through the egg pick up and due to risks of ohss my ET was canceled. Now waiting for 2 cycles to pass until my FET.
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