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#1 ramen

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

Hello ladies,

I had my last cycle in June and it ended in a BFN. I almost had OHSS and was prescribed Dostinex. During my WTF meeting (about 2 weeks after my beta) my RE told me that my ovaries would shrink back to normal size within a couple of weeks.

Well, it's been 2.5 months since my beta. My ovaries are still large. Although I don't feel any pain (aside from some minor twinges), I can see the right side (the more active ovary) potruding more. It's been this way since my final week of stims. I'm waiting to see my RE. In the meantime, the internet is my sole source of information and some of what I've read is a little scary. So, would you ladies be able to provide some perspective.

How long after IVF before your ovaries returned to normal size?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 smurfette_wong

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

I think mine took about 6 weeks to feel normal again. I remember when I went to my 7 week u/s, the RE said that they were back to normal.

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#3 lynblair

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

Sorry about your BFN. That sucks. And of course bog ovaries does not help.
I am not in the same situation, as we were blessed with a BFP, however I am 18 weeks today and my left ovary is still sore and my right one just stopped hurting last week. So, especially if you had really acitve ovaries during your stim they can take a long time to go back to normal. Worth mentioning to RE, as you dont want there to be a persistent cyst or something that might interfere with upcoming cycles.
Best of luck.

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May 2010: BFP - #2 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
October 2010: BFP - # 3 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
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October 2011 - Start FET, delayed by a month because of flare (lupron)
Jan 2012 - FET #1 - 2 perfect embryos - BFN
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Had 10 (or maybe more) embryos try to grow and no such luck yet??
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#4 Juliet

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

Sorry to hear about the BFN :( It's so difficult, but hang in there.

I had mild OHSS and was on Dostinex. It's hard to know exactly what was going on with my stomach - through cycling and the IVF, I gained some weight and my stomach seemed to take the brunt of it. Although I am now over 16 weeks pregnant, I can still wear the same clothing I did while going through IVF, so I definitely know I was bloated and for awhile. At 10.5 weeks when I graduated from my clinic, I was told during my last internal u/s that I still had enlarged ovaries and 4 long follicles still growing in one ovary! So I definitely think it can take a long while for the body to sort itself out and readjust. The enlarged ovaries and effect of the meds is really a major thing and as I always took things day to day for a long time, I didn't really reflect on how much my body had taken until the meds stopped.

I think your (our) scenario is very common. Wishing you all the very best on your next cycle! :)

#5 Muminwaiting

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

Does WTF stand for what I think it stands for? LOL
Me 39 DH 36
July 2012 HSG test showed blocked tubes
Sept 16/13 Consult at CReATe with Dr. Librach who will make me a Mummy in 2014
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Dec 15: ET 3 survived the process (including ICSI) Transferred 2. 1 frozen
Pregnancy test December 29th: BFN
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#6 mistiqueallie

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

Does WTF stand for what I think it stands for? LOL


Yes - it's an appointment after a BFN or miscarriage to try to figure out "what the f@#%" went wrong.

I had 25 eggs retreived and ET cancelled due to excessively high E2 - definitely felt my ovaries the day after trigger and they stayed larger, and mildly painful for about two weeks - until my AF started. If I turned in certain ways in bed, I could feel the R ovary more, just before AF started. Since AF, I haven't had any ovary pain, but that could be because I'm focusing on my pulled hamstring/pinched nerve in my back and it doesn't seem bad in comparison?

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#7 Muminwaiting

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:22 PM


Does WTF stand for what I think it stands for? LOL


Yes - it's an appointment after a BFN or miscarriage to try to figure out "what the f@#%" went wrong.

I had 25 eggs retreived and ET cancelled due to excessively high E2 - definitely felt my ovaries the day after trigger and they stayed larger, and mildly painful for about two weeks - until my AF started. If I turned in certain ways in bed, I could feel the R ovary more, just before AF started. Since AF, I haven't had any ovary pain, but that could be because I'm focusing on my pulled hamstring/pinched nerve in my back and it doesn't seem bad in comparison?

Allie


I had a feeling thats what it meant. Tx
Me 39 DH 36
July 2012 HSG test showed blocked tubes
Sept 16/13 Consult at CReATe with Dr. Librach who will make me a Mummy in 2014
Sept 16/13 Bloodwork and AMH test (A little low)
Oct 15/13: Hysterscopy 2 polyps removed and 2 coils inserted
IVF #1Nov 4th: CD2 start BCP
Nov 11th: Start Lupron injections
Nov 27: Start Gonal F and Repronex
Dec 12: ER Estrace and Progesterone suppositories
Dec 15: ET 3 survived the process (including ICSI) Transferred 2. 1 frozen
Pregnancy test December 29th: BFN
FET #1Start Estrace again
Jan 8/14: IV Intralipids
FET: Jan 16
Beta test results Feb 1st: BFFN