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#1 Rick

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 12:02 AM

If you are new to IVF and are trying to understand the terminology used on the board, here is a guide to some commonly used abbreviations. Hope it helps.

Abbreviation/Acronym Guide

Download a pdf version:
http://ivf.ca/forums...ile/4-acronyms/
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#2 Joiia

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 08:22 AM

Hi Rick,

Thank-you very much for posting the link it will be very helpful to me and to others I am sure.

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#3 WishUAllLuck

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 04:06 PM

Sorry if this question has a very obvious answer, but what does cd stand for?

Thanks!
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#4 a.j

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:33 PM

cycle day.
it's okay not to know all the short forms. I know there is somewhere on here to go and read them, but I am unsure where.
Sorry, not much help
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:34 PM

Sorry didn't see that Rick already posted the link! :bangin:

#6 suef

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 09:33 AM

Rick

Thank's a million for the Abbreviations & Acronym's. This is and will be a great help to me.

:mademyday:

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#7 Smurcoch

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:44 AM

If you are new to IVF and are trying to understand the terminology used on the board, here is a guide to some commonly used abbreviations. Hope it helps.

Abbreviation/Acronym Guide



Thanks so much Rick! Everything makes so much more sense now!

Michelle
Me 38/DH 35
1st IUI (with clomid) July '07 - BFN
2nd IUI (with clomid) Aug '07 - BFN
3rd IUI (with clomid) Aug '07 - BFN
4th IUI (with clomid) Sep '07 - BFP!!!
Oct 30, Miscarried at 7 weeks
1st IUI (with clomid) Sep '08- BFN
2nd IUI (with clomid) Oct '08 BFN
3rd IUI (with clomid) Nov '08 BFN
4th IUI with Gonal-F/Ovidrel - May '09 BFN
5th IUI with Gonal-F/Ovidrel - June '09 BFN
IVF#1 May 5 - start Suprefact
June 9 - cycle cancelled as Suprefact is not supressing me

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:14 PM

If you are new to IVF and are trying to understand the terminology used on the board, here is a guide to some commonly used abbreviations. Hope it helps.

Abbreviation/Acronym Guide



Thanks so much Rick! Everything makes so much more sense now!

Michelle

You're welcome. It doesn't cover them all but ever little bit counts.

#9 LittleMissMuffin

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:04 PM

Thank you for this! I am new, and I am really grateful for all the info anyone can share!
Tanya Me: 41; DH: 45 Dx: unicornuate uterus + MF IVF (December 12 - February 10, 2012) = BFN Long protocol: BCP (Marvelon), Suprefact, Gonal-F (300x2), Luveris (150x2) Collection (ER): 9 eggs retrieved Fertilization report: 3 eggs fertilized Transfer (ET): 3 embryos: two grade 1 (almost perfect) and one grade 3 (medium quality) IVF 2.0 (May 16 - July 6, 2012) = BFN Long protocol: Suprefact (5U), Gonal-F (300x2), Luveris (75) Collection (ER):4 eggs; Fertilization report: 3 matured and fertilized Transfer (ET): one 8-cell embryo IVM (March 28 - May 10, 2013) = BFP January 17, 2013: Hysterescopy: Removed a polyp and a fibroma; April 6: ER, 4 eggs, 2 mature and fertilized; April 9: 2 embryos transferred; April 22: Beta (87.3); April 25: Beta (269); May 3-10: Betas and viability scans; May 10: Ectopic pregnancy IVF 3.0 (October 27- November 29, 2013) = cancelled due to lack of response to meds IVM 2.0 (January 13, 2014-February 8, 2014) BFN

#10 KennyandFooty

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

Can someone tell me what an "NT Scan" is during pregnancy?

Me: 33 DH: 31
TTC 4+ years
Asthmatic - Bricanyl & Symbicort daily
Hydrosalpinges --> Bilateral Tubal removal


IVF#1 - September 2011 - Short protocol - Cancelled/Ectopic pregnancy; Tubal removal (October)
IVF#2 - March/April 2012 - Modified Microdose Flare Protocol - BFN - 3 frozen blasts
FET#1 - July 2012 - Cancelled; zero survive thaw
IVF#3 - October/November 2012 - Modified Microdose Flare Protocol - BFN - 3 frozen blasts
Hysteroscopy and Biopsy February 2013 - All results normal

FET#2 - BFP - March/April 2013 - EDD December 25, 2013

2 frosties waiting

January 1 - Our beautiful baby boy arrived after an emergency induction.  Completely in love! <3


#11 Rick

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

The due date calculator has some info.

#12 Zoeby

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

Nt scan in pregnancy is a nucal transluncency ultrasound
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Fertility Journey so far
Have been on Synthroid for since I was 16 years old.
Married to my Loving Husband March 2008. (We have two Lovely Fur-Babies. Dogs named Shelby & Zoey)
April 27, 2008-Stopped taking Birth Control Pill, to start trying to conceive
I have PCOS and all my husband's test have come back fine.

I have now been with Royal Alex Fertility Clinic In Edmonton with Dr. Sagle from March 2010 to present

We have had 4 failed injectable cycles with timed intercourse, 5 IUI cycles with injectables, many cycles of clomid prior to fertility clinic(almost 2 years worth), and now doing cycles of femara on and off-so far all negative. We had 2 positives in between all of this but both ended with chemical pregnancy very early on. We decided a long time ago that based on my BMI, my PCOS and financially IVF was not a good option for us.

 

Jan 2016-After 8 years of trying we have decided to adoption is where we will focus our attention now and hopefully we can adoption a child or kids to make our family. We start our Adoption Seminar in February 2016 and have started all applications at home. Can't wait to get the process started. Fingers crossed all goes smoothly


#13 Reese lightnin

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

thanks for the "code list" i will be able to follow way better now! :)
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:23 PM

Hi what are reputation points & what do they mean?
Thanks.
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TTC - 2005 - No ChildrenMe: 40 - PCOS/Low Egg Reserve/High FSH 17DH: 41- HealthyART: Clomid/Clomid IUI/Superovulation IUI (completed too many cycles to count)Feb 2010 - Clomid IUI - BFP - Missed Miscarriage at 7 weeksJune 2011- IVF cycle cancelled - advised no further fertility treatment recommended due to high FSH 17 & low egg reserveIVF DE - Friend agreed to donate her eggs but later changed her mind - IVF cycle cancelledOct 2011 - IVF DE - BFP - Difficulties: low hcg, spotting & cramping -spontaneous miscarriage at 6 weeks 4 days Sept 2012 - Cancun, Mexico - IVF FET 3 5 day transferred - stick my little beans - Mommy loves you alreadySept 29th 2012 - Positive HPT! BFP - Now to wait for the official Beta Results Oct 2, 2012 - HCG 964 Progestrone level 84.0 (14days past transfer) - now the wait to see if levels are increasing normallyOct 4, 2012 HCG 2252 & Progestrone Level:124 (5weeks & O days) Oct 6, 2012 HCG 5383 Progestrone Level: 297.4 (5weeks & 2 days)Oct 15, 2012 HCG: 54490 Ultrasound: Twins!! (6weeks & 4 days)Baby A Measures 6 weeks & 2 days with HR 116 bpmBaby B Measures 6 weeks & 3 days with HR 131 bpm Nov 7, 2012 Ultrasound at 9 weeks & 6 daysBaby A & B have caught up in size & are measuring correctly with same HR of 178 bpmNov 29, 2012 NT U/S Scan - 13 weeks & 0 Days Both babies measuring correctly with strong heartbeats. NT Scan was Negative. It was so awesome to see them both moving around so much. Wow have they ever grown since my last u/s. Next U/S Jan 7th at 18 weeks & 4 days


#15 Muminwaiting

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

Oh this is such a BIG help as I am so lost! Thank-you
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Me 40 DH 37 July 2012 HSG test showed blocked tubesSept 16/13 Consult at CReATe with Dr. Librach who will make me a Mummy in 2014Sept 16/13 Bloodwork and AMH test (A little low)Oct 15/13: Hysterscopy 2 polyps removed and 2 coils insertedIVF #1Nov 4th: CD2 start BCPNov 11th: Start Lupron injectionsNov 27: Start Gonal F and RepronexDec 12: ER Estrace and Progesterone suppositoriesDec 15: ET 3 survived the process (including ICSI) Transferred 2. 1 frozenPregnancy test December 29th: BFNFET #1Start Estrace againJan 8/14: IV IntralipidsFET: Jan 16Beta test results Feb 1st: BFFN February 2014 fibroid removed

#16 SnowWish

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:25 AM

Hi Rick!

Thank you I have been so lost on these until now!

This is a great help!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Hey all...question.........
How do I add info to the bottom of my posts? cool icons? and tracker?

IVF #1 at FCC in Mexico

Feb. 6, 2013 travelled to Cancun

Feb. 7, 2013 started stimming--150mg Menopur, 150mg Gonal-F--stayed same all way through

Feb. 16, 2013 trigger shot 36 hrs prior to ER

Feb. 18, 2013 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 11 fertilized, 7 made it to day 5

Feb. 23, 2013 ET 3 transfered and 4 frozen

March 5, 2013 HCG 11 which I was told was half way between BFP & BFN

March 7, 2013 HCG 13

March 12, 2013 AF arrived cry.gif 

 

FET at FCC in Mexico 

July 9th, 2013 transferred 3 embryos

July 16th HPT th_abfp.gifyahoo.gif  

July 15th, 2013 (very early beta) 6@ 6dp5dt

July 18th, 2013 Beta 45 @9dp5dt

July 22nd, 2013 Beta 147 @13dp5dt

July 31, 2013 Beta 8599 @ 22dp5dt preggo.gif 

Aug. 2, 2013 first ultrasound--gestational sac and yolk sac only..measuring a week behind

Aug. 27, 2013 second ultrasound--one healthy baby with a strong heart beat of 177!! biggrin.png measuring right on track now.. Due date March 29th, 2014

March 19th, 2014 gave birth to a perfect Baby Girl!!babygirl.gif Our lives are complete and our journey is done :)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

thats your signature....


and as for the lilypie tracker, click on someones and it will take you to their site where you can set one up :) have fun!


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#19 lqqkn

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

thanks Reese :)

IVF #1 at FCC in Mexico

Feb. 6, 2013 travelled to Cancun

Feb. 7, 2013 started stimming--150mg Menopur, 150mg Gonal-F--stayed same all way through

Feb. 16, 2013 trigger shot 36 hrs prior to ER

Feb. 18, 2013 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 11 fertilized, 7 made it to day 5

Feb. 23, 2013 ET 3 transfered and 4 frozen

March 5, 2013 HCG 11 which I was told was half way between BFP & BFN

March 7, 2013 HCG 13

March 12, 2013 AF arrived cry.gif 

 

FET at FCC in Mexico 

July 9th, 2013 transferred 3 embryos

July 16th HPT th_abfp.gifyahoo.gif  

July 15th, 2013 (very early beta) 6@ 6dp5dt

July 18th, 2013 Beta 45 @9dp5dt

July 22nd, 2013 Beta 147 @13dp5dt

July 31, 2013 Beta 8599 @ 22dp5dt preggo.gif 

Aug. 2, 2013 first ultrasound--gestational sac and yolk sac only..measuring a week behind

Aug. 27, 2013 second ultrasound--one healthy baby with a strong heart beat of 177!! biggrin.png measuring right on track now.. Due date March 29th, 2014

March 19th, 2014 gave birth to a perfect Baby Girl!!babygirl.gif Our lives are complete and our journey is done :)

 

 

 

 

 

 


#20 Kbit

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:25 AM

Thank you so much Rick! I was completely confused by all the code talk.
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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

Hi what are reputation points & what do they mean?
Thanks.


I am not sure if you got an answer (last year), but just in case... It is the number of "Likes" that people have given to comments/posts/blogs that you have posted.

There is a little button to the bottom right of comments that people post. So, if someone says something that you like (or find funny, or agree with, or something), then click on the button.

Cheers.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

Thank you so much Rick! I was completely confused by all the code talk.


Oh yes, I remember being completely lost when people used the abbreviations, then one day it started to click. There are a few that stump me, and it takes a moment (or more) for it to click.

Welcome aboard. :wavey:

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 12:06 PM

so .. for stepdaughter...  could i write DSD or would i stump people... 


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TTC since : December 2011

me: 28 DH: 36  1 step-daughter 9 y.o. 
 see about me for details 

Nov 25th : one FET 3AA Dec 5th : Beta test = BFN

May 19th : one FET 3AA transferred
beta= May 29th =BFP !!!
US = June 16th 

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:22 PM

so .. for stepdaughter...  could i write DSD or would i stump people...


Yes, DSD, is an abbreviation for stepdaughter (dear stepdaughter) and people would understand.

Welcome and all the best to you.
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#25 brandilee

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 06:09 PM

Thank you for the link , this will be very helpful !!! I was a little lost before now some convos are making better sense to me ')