Category Archives: Ultrasounds

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #6 and Estradiol – Monitoring / Novarel

This morning the ultrasound showed that the leading follicles are finally large enough to warrant the trigger shot of Novarel!  Also, the estradiol today was 2894.  Steep rises in estradiol levels can be a concern for potential Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #5 and Estradiol – Monitoring

Today’s estradiol was 1845, and the ultrasound showed that there are about 10-12 follicles on each side with some more continuing to progress.  The doctor is still pleased with the response at the 175 units/evening Follistim dose so that’s what … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #4 and Estradiol – Monitoring

Estradiol today was 1422, and the ultrasound showed that there are about 10-12 leading follicles with many more continuing to progress.  The doctor is still pleased with the response at the 175 units/evening Follistim dose so that’s what we’ll continue … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #3 and Estradiol – Monitoring & Sperm Shipment Update

Today’s estradiol was 849, apparently right where they want it to be, so it looks like the right dose (for now) is 175 units/evening.  The ultrasound revealed 4-5 largest follicles on each side, with many more waiting in the wings … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #2 and Estradiol – Monitoring

After lowering the Follistim dose for last night, today’s estradiol level decreased to 250.  So, today they said to increase it back to the original 200 units for this evening, and they will check the estradiol level again tomorrow. They … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Baseline Labs and Ultrasound #1 + Starting Follistim

Although I couldn’t be there for it because I am still on a work trip, Molly had the baseline ultrasound and bloodwork today (after Cycle Day 1 occurred three days ago).  Apparently everything looked good (including the known right-sided peritubal … Continue reading

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Try #2 – IVF Orientation

Today we had an all-morning appointment they call their “IVF Orientation” at the fertility center. They told us they had reviewed the hysterosalpingogram results done earlier this year at a different provider and said they looked fine as well as … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Ultrasound #6 / Ovidrel

This morning we went in for the sixth ultrasound of the cycle to see how the follicles are progressing.  Sure enough, as the doctor yesterday said, both follicles have matured (measuring 19.5mm on the left and 17.5mm on the right) … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Ultrasound #5 – Monitoring

Today was the fifth ultrasound to assess follicle development, which showed that the two dominant follicles had grown to 17.5mm on the left and 16mm on the right.  It was at this ultrasound last time, when we got pregnant with … Continue reading