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#1 Xalo3

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 11:09 PM

I am going to be starting my 3rd IVF cycle in a couple days.

My last cycle my body finally cooperated. I had 13 good sized follicles but when they went into retrieve them it was only safe to take out 3. Only 2 fertilized and neither made it to blast.

Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? My first cycle because of the location of my ovaries they had to go in through my stomach as well but this past cycle it wasn't safe to get most of them out.

Hoping someone else had something similar but then had a positive outcome the next try :)

#2 Misskika007

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 09:00 AM

Hey! So I sort of had this- I have a lot of scarring from endometriosis that makes everything a bit inflamed. They made me do an enema and take a laxative the day before retrieval to try and make everything easier to access. It worked somewhat but they still couldnt access 1 follicle. I ended up with cervical stitches from all the probing lol. Hope you have success the next time!

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#3 Xalo3

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 03:44 PM

Thank you for responding! My doctor has asked me to take a couple enemas leading up to the retrieval. I just saw you are due in June. Congratulations!!!! Hoping this will be our cycle that works since it's our last try. :).

(We have 2 kids that were successful IUIs on the first try but I was younger).

#4 Jerbitts

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Posted 18 March 2021 - 01:08 AM

Hey! So I sort of had this- I have a lot of scarring from endometriosis that makes everything a bit inflamed. They made me do an enema and take a laxative the day before retrieval to try and make everything easier to access. It worked somewhat but they still couldnt access 1 follicle. I ended up with cervical stitches from all the probing lol. Hope you have success the next time!

This is interesting, but I hope the author has better experience.



#5 marymary2021

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 08:42 PM

I am going to be starting my 3rd IVF cycle in a couple days.

My last cycle my body finally cooperated. I had 13 good sized follicles but when they went into retrieve them it was only safe to take out 3. Only 2 fertilized and neither made it to blast.

Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? My first cycle because of the location of my ovaries they had to go in through my stomach as well but this past cycle it wasn't safe to get most of them out.

Hoping someone else had something similar but then had a positive outcome the next try smile.png

 

 

Hey My last cycle my body finally cooperated.  also I had 11 good sized follicles but when they went into retrieve they only got 1 and it didnt mature ... :( felt terrible didnt get any explanation to why from the doctor ..... im assuming i ovulated or something with the medication was to strong for my body .. 


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#6 Xalo3

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 09:45 PM

I am really sorry that things didn't work out for you :(. I had my retrieval yesterday and things did go better this time. I had to take fleet enemas the 2 days leading up to the retrieval but I think they did help.

Will you be trying again?

#7 marymary2021

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 01:28 AM

Yes in 3 weeks starting a new cycle with a new doctor hoping for the best 


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#8 Xalo3

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 01:26 PM

Yes in 3 weeks starting a new cycle with a new doctor hoping for the best 


I hope things go well!! Im hoping for great day 5 results on Saturday so that they can complete the PGT testing.

#9 Progenesis IVF

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 08:03 AM

When your cycle is cancelled after so much anticipation and financial effort, you may wonder if you should try again. 
This is a difficult issue to answer because it is dependent on your own circumstances. 
Yes, if you have the financial wherewithal, it's worth trying again in many circumstances. 
Based on what went wrong the first time, your doctor can better treat your next cycle.

 

If you have an adverse reaction to the fertility medicines, your doctor may reduce the dosages or use a different protocol the following time. 
If none of the eggs fertilised, your doctor may decide to try IVF with ICSI again. 
Even if there is a poor response, a different protocol could be able to help.
 
However, it's worth noting that the study's pregnancy success rates were still modest. 
The next normal-response cycle had only a 10.1 percent pregnancy rate.

A cancelled cycle can happen by chance in several instances. 
Fertility testing can sometimes anticipate a bad reaction. 
Other times, all of the tests appear to be normal, but things don't go as planned. 
In certain circumstances, a second attempt might be warranted. 
When looking at the odds across three IVF cycles, unexpected poor responders have a total pregnancy success rate of 25.9% to 47%, according to research.
 
However, a poor answer, when combined with other variables, can be a warning that you should move on. 
Depending on the issue, this could involve pursuing IVF with donor eggs, IVF with donor sperm, adoption, or a childless lifestyle.
 
Nobody enters into an IVF round expecting to not be able to transfer their embryos. 
It's natural to feel a range of emotions, including sadness, disappointment, and even fury. 
This is especially true if you can only afford to try once due to budgetary constraints. 
However, even if a cycle is cancelled, it is not a waste. 
Your doctor will hopefully be able to use the information gathered to improve the next cycle or step in the family building process.


#10 Xalo3

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 11:00 PM

I ended up having 3 failed IVF cycles. We decided to do an IUI knowing the chances of it working were next to nothing. I'm now expecting our 3rd and final little miracle in May. Goes to show you just never know!