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Poll: IVF & OHSS (40 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your diagnosis?

  1. Male Factor (16 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. PCOS (8 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Unexplained (6 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  4. Endo (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  5. DOR (1 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  6. Other (6 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

Were you considered "at risk" for OHSS?

  1. Yes (27 votes [67.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.50%

  2. No (10 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. I don't know (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

How many eggs did you have Retrieved?

  1. 0 - 4 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 5 - 10 (4 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. 11 - 15 (10 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. 16 - 20 (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  5. >20 (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  6. >30 (8 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

Did you develop OHSS after ER or after BFP?

  1. after ER (21 votes [51.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.22%

  2. after BFP (10 votes [24.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.39%

  3. I didn't end up w/ OHSS (10 votes [24.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.39%

Were you given drugs to prevent OHSS?

  1. Dostinex (14 votes [35.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  2. Other (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  3. Nothing (20 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  4. Not Applicable (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

Was your OHSS Mild, Moderate or Severe?

  1. Mild (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  2. Moderate (13 votes [32.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.50%

  3. Severe (8 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. I didn't end up w/ OHSS (10 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

What did you do to prevent OHSS?

  1. Drank plenty of fluids (28 votes [31.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.46%

  2. Bed Rest (15 votes [16.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.85%

  3. Cancelled my cycle (freeze all, or other) (10 votes [11.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.24%

  4. Took perscribed medications (13 votes [14.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.61%

  5. Trigger shot was a lower dose (7 votes [7.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.87%

  6. Lowered my Stimulation Medication (8 votes [8.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.99%

  7. Other (please comment) (2 votes [2.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.25%

  8. Nothing.. (6 votes [6.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.74%

Is your BMI high, low or average?

  1. High (11 votes [27.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.50%

  2. Low (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  3. Average (18 votes [45.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.00%

  4. I don't know (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

If you had OHSS after ER, how long did it take to go away?

  1. 1 week or less (6 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  2. more than a week (7 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  3. 2 weeks or more (8 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. Way too long.. (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  5. Not applicable (17 votes [42.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.50%

If you had OHSS after a BFP, was your pregnancy successful?

  1. Yes (8 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. No (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  3. Not applicable (30 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

If you had more than 1 IVF cycle, did you develop OHSS more than once?

  1. Yes, every cycle (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  2. No, protocol changed to prevent it (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  3. Not applicable (34 votes [85.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 85.00%

  4. Other (please comment) (1 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

If you had OHSS, were you hospitilized?

  1. Yes (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  2. No, managed symptoms at home (17 votes [42.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.50%

  3. No, not required (10 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. Other (4 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

Were you able to work while dealing with OHSS

  1. Yes (7 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  2. No (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  3. No, I took a lot of time off work (13 votes [32.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.50%

  4. Not Applicable (11 votes [27.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.50%

If you had OHSS - Would you cycle again?

  1. No - it was way too scary! (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  2. Yes, but my protocol would change (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  3. YEs, but I would make changes... (15 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  4. Other (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  5. Not Applicable (10 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

What were your OHSS immediate symptoms?

  1. Bloating (25 votes [25.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.77%

  2. Trouble breathing (9 votes [9.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.28%

  3. Cramping (14 votes [14.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.43%

  4. Fluid Build up in Abdomen (18 votes [18.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.56%

  5. Fluid Build un in Lungs (3 votes [3.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.09%

  6. Fluid Build up (Other) (2 votes [2.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.06%

  7. Nausea/Dizziness (16 votes [16.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.49%

  8. Other (3 votes [3.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.09%

  9. Not applicable (7 votes [7.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.22%

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#1 PickleS

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:03 PM

Had a bunch of questions about OHSS - and thought a poll might be useful!
 
Anyways, if you have suggestions for new questions and/or to modify current questions please let me know!
 
 
 
Thanks!


ME - 28 (Mild PCOS, Relative Tubal - Diagnosed Unknown)

DH - 36

 

2009 - Natural BFP, Ectopic: Right Tube

2010 - Clomid BFP, Ectopic: Right Tube - Surgery to Remove mellow.png

2011 - Started back on Clomid off/on for 3/mth intervals

2012 - Referral to infertility clinic, Initial Consultation

2013 - IVF #1

8/9 - Start Suprefact   8/20 - Initial U/S shows thin lining & lots of follicles (?),High risk OHSS

9/3 - ER, expected 25 eggs but only had 12... 9 Fertilized.

9/8 - Decided to Freeze! (5) - Day 5 blasts in the freezer for future FET !!

FET #1

10/9 - Natural Cycle, CANCELLED (11/18) (Lining to thin, no sign of ovulation)

12/9 - Medicated Cycle, CANCELLED - Cyst on right ovary

12/9 - Start BCP and hope cyst disappears


#2 NFHope

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:01 AM

I had both early onset (after ER) as well as late onset (after BFP). The poll only let me pick one, so I picked the second as that's what ended up having me hospitalized.

History

Jan 2012 - Start TTC

Feb 2012 - CP @ 5 weeks 

Sept 2012 - M/C @ 7 weeks (Possible ectopic)

Nov 2012 - Referred to OFC

Jan 2013 - Dx = MFI (3% Kruger Morphology)

June 2013 - CP @ 5 weeks

 

IVF #1 - Progress

June 14: Repeat CD3 Baseline Testing (AFC = 22, FSH = 8.2)

June 28: Consent Signing - Low Responder Antagonist Protocol

July 21: LH surge detected

July 31: Start Suppression (Estradot + Cetrotide)

Aug 5: Start Stims (300 Gonal-F + 75 Luveris)
Aug 14: Trigger (Ovidrel)

Aug 16: Egg Retrieval - 20 retrieved, 14 mature, 12 fertilized!

Aug 21: ET - 2 "good" B2-3 blasts transfered

Aug 24: Faint BFP! (3dp5dt)
Aug 26: Undeniable BFP!!!! (5dp5dt)

Aug 29-Sept 9: Hospitalized due to severe OHSS - multiple positive betas

Sept 12: Viability U/S #1: TWINS! Both with visible heartbeats, measuring 6+1 and 6+2

Sept 19: Viability U/S #2: Still twins! Babies have matching heartbeats at 133, measuring 6+6 and 7+1. Sacs are a bit small - will recheck next week. Hoping it's not a big deal!

Sept 26: Viability U/S #3: Still twins!  Sacs have caught up. Released from clinic care - on to high risk OB.

Oct 28: NT Scan - all looks good. Babies measuring to date, 1.6mm NT on both.

Dec 15: Two baby girls! 

 

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#3 JacMac

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

Yeah I had the same situation but put before ER. My severe didn't develop until about a week after ER thigh when my pregnancies took and before a confirmed BFP.
Me - now 36 Him - 37
Trying to conceive since our wedding day May 25, 2008.
Started Clomid Jan-April 2012.
Referred to RFP June 2012.
First consult at RFP November 2012.
First IVF cycle on antagonist protocol (GonalF, Luveris) January 2013.
Transferred two day-3 embryos, had severe OHSS, lost one twin between 7-13 weeks but was expecting one little one October 2013.
Found out at 6 mos that our little one had died weeks earlier and had to induce and deliver stillborn, July 25, 2013.
Something found on adrenal gland at follow up ultrasound, MRI showed what seems to be a benign tumor. Meeting with specialist Jan 8, 2014 - all fertility treatments on hold. :/
Tumour is definitely producing Aldosterone (causes high blood pressure) and Cortisol. Lucky me, only 34 similar cases recorded in the world! Tumour removed May 2014.
Approached about a possible adoption March 2014. Rush through all the paperwork and process.
Charlotte Evangeline born June 27, 2014. We brought her home on July 7 and held our breath for 10 days until she officially became ours.
Surprise BFP October 2014. Due to wonky cycles, ultrasounds convince Doctors I have a blighted ovum but detailed ultrasound reveals heartbeat at 6w3d. On progesterone support and waiting to see if pregnancy is still viable. Holding our breath again.
Adalyn Marie born on June 9, 2014 after a roller coaster pregnancy.

#4 cheers

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:29 AM

same as NFHope



#5 Ola1981

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:12 PM

I triggered with Suprefact and took Dostinex for 5 days.  i may have had mild OHSS but nothing that we had to do anything about.  Changed my drug dose this time to 75 IU's of gonal F ( 1/2 of my previous dose)  which backfired as we had to cancel the cycle today.


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#6 Sourire

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

I triggered with Suprefact instead of hCG and took Dostinex. They decided to do a freeze all even before I triggered. I had 31 eggs retrieved, 29 mature, 19 fertilized, 8 frozen. I started developing the OHSS symptoms about 24h after my egg retrieval but they lasted less than a week because I got AF 6 days after the ER.

 

They told me I had moderate OHSS. I had some fluid accumulated in my upper abdomen and my abdomen hurt a lot and I couldn't take a deep breath. The weirdest symptom was that I had severe shoulder pain the entire time because the fluid was compressing my diaphragm and apparently pain in your diaphragm manifests itself as shoulder pain.

 

At the time I thought it was a horrible experience but I've already gotten 2 BFP's out of those frozen embryos so now I know it was worth it! If I ever have to do another IVF cycle though I'll definitely ask for lower doses of meds.


Me 34 & DH 37

TTC #1 starting in August 2010

May-Dec 2011: 8 cycles with Clomid/Femara/Prometrium/Crinone, all BFN
Jan-Mar 2012: 3 IUI's with Femara, all BFNs
Apr 2012: Laparoscopy, diagnosis Stage III endometriosis
Jun 2012: IUI with Femara + Puregon cancelled due to too many follicles
Jul-Aug 2012: 2 IUI's with Femara + Puregon, both BFN
Nov 2012: IVF #1, 31 eggs retrieved, 29 mature, 19 fertilized, 8 embryos frozen. No transfer due to OHSS.
Jan 2013: FET #1, one embryo does not survive defrosting, one blast transferred, BFN.
Feb-Mar 2013: 2 month Lupron treatment to reduce endometriosis
Apr 2013: FET #2, one blast transferred, first ever BFP!
May 2013: Miscarriage at 6 weeks pregnant.
Jun-Jul 2013: 2 month Lupron treatment + Estrace & Provera to reduce Lupron hot flashes
Aug2013: FET #3, one 3-day embryo transferred, BFP!
May 8, 2014: Our beautiful daughter was born!

TTC #2 starting in April 2016

April 2016: FET cycle cancelled due to Lupron flare (8 mature follicles).
June 2016:FET #4,one 3-day embryo transferred,BFP!
Beta #1 16dp3dt = 2729
Beta #2 18dp3dt = 4725
July 6 - heartbeat seen on ultrasound at 6w3d








I have 3 frozen embryos remaining.

#7 JacMac

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:14 PM

Yes if your clinic suspects you may develop severe OHSS and suggests you freeze all be sure to listen. Severe OHSS is definitely not fun and very painful. I had to be drained 5 times with 3-5 L each time. I could literally tell when I was full of fluid.
Me - now 36 Him - 37
Trying to conceive since our wedding day May 25, 2008.
Started Clomid Jan-April 2012.
Referred to RFP June 2012.
First consult at RFP November 2012.
First IVF cycle on antagonist protocol (GonalF, Luveris) January 2013.
Transferred two day-3 embryos, had severe OHSS, lost one twin between 7-13 weeks but was expecting one little one October 2013.
Found out at 6 mos that our little one had died weeks earlier and had to induce and deliver stillborn, July 25, 2013.
Something found on adrenal gland at follow up ultrasound, MRI showed what seems to be a benign tumor. Meeting with specialist Jan 8, 2014 - all fertility treatments on hold. :/
Tumour is definitely producing Aldosterone (causes high blood pressure) and Cortisol. Lucky me, only 34 similar cases recorded in the world! Tumour removed May 2014.
Approached about a possible adoption March 2014. Rush through all the paperwork and process.
Charlotte Evangeline born June 27, 2014. We brought her home on July 7 and held our breath for 10 days until she officially became ours.
Surprise BFP October 2014. Due to wonky cycles, ultrasounds convince Doctors I have a blighted ovum but detailed ultrasound reveals heartbeat at 6w3d. On progesterone support and waiting to see if pregnancy is still viable. Holding our breath again.
Adalyn Marie born on June 9, 2014 after a roller coaster pregnancy.

#8 sabi-2013

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:59 PM

Yes if your clinic suspects you may develop severe OHSS and suggests you freeze all be sure to listen. Severe OHSS is definitely not fun and very painful. I had to be drained 5 times with 3-5 L each time. I could literally tell when I was full of fluid.


Hi JacMac...I just went in today and was drained as well. They got 2L out of me but didn't get it all. They mentioned I will likely need a few more drains. I felt so much better after the procedure although I was still very bloated. However, it is now evening and I'm starting o feel it get worse again :(... I weighed myself again and I'm at my heaviest! Nearly 10 pounds heavier than 7 days ago!

My question to you is how often did you get drained and did they drug you up each time? I was given phentanol today and assured it was safe, but it still worries me, especially since I think I will need more drains...
Me - 29
Him - 32
Together since 2006, happily married since 2011

TTC 2.5 years
Jan. 2013 - first visit at OFC
Mar. 2013 - diagnosis of unexplained infertility
Apr through July 2013 - read books, went to acupuncture, added vitamins and kept "practicing"... No success

IVF 1 - August 2013(antagonist protocol)

Aug. 11 - first day of Gonal F injections 150 mg
Aug. 15 - first US and blood tests ....40 plus follies! Many large ones, Dr. Says progressing a bit quicker than planned but no change to dose for now, ES levels normal, start Cetrotide
Aug. 17 - second US and blood tests.... Follies growing, already 1 larger than 17m, Dr. Says 2 more days of Stims ( plus Cetrotide), then trigger day!
Aug. 19 - US shows 26 good follies, 16 larger than 17mm; ES good; higher risk for OHSS due to so many follies so in addition to Ovidrel (trigger), must take Dostinex (every three days), also advised to drink Milk of Magnesium tonight (yuck!)
Aug. 21 - Egg retrieval day...13 eggs??? Where did the rest go??
Aug. 22 - Phone call from OFC...9 mature eggs, 7 fertilized...yippee! Tentative day 5 tranfer.
Aug. 26 - ET...6 fertilized to day 5, 5 excellent quality (graded 5), 1 fair quality (graded 3)...transferred 1 blastocyst at doctors recommendation due to high risk for multiples and lots of excellent ones to freeze. Hurray!
Aug.27 - lab report...4 excellent grade embryos preserved
Sep.2 - POAS (7dp5dt)...BFP!!!!! Thank you God!
Sep.2 - OHSS drained 2 litres, up 10 pounds
Sep.4 - OHSS drained another 2 litres, still up 10 pounds
Sep.6- Beta 583!!! We are pregnant.
Sep.6 - OHSS...up another 6 pounds (16 in aggregate); fluid found in lungs; unable to drain due to ovaries being too big and "in the way" WTF
Sep.9 - OHSS drained 3 litres, dr says i look 7 mths, blood is finally thinner again, starting to pee lots!
Sep.10 - I'm getting skinny again! One pee at a time!
Sep.20 - down 13 pounds...wohoooo
Sep.26 - US at 7wk1day...1 beautiful singleton with a healthy heart beating 130bpm; measuring 7wk3days;

Due date: May 14, 2014

#9 JacMac

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:52 AM

Oh yes draining makes you feel so much better. I found that I could tell when I needed to be drained.
I was in the hospital during all of my OHSS for over a month. I never got drugged for my paracentesis, they just used local anesthetic whe the catheter went in. I was never sore in my abdomen at the spots where they drained me.
Me - now 36 Him - 37
Trying to conceive since our wedding day May 25, 2008.
Started Clomid Jan-April 2012.
Referred to RFP June 2012.
First consult at RFP November 2012.
First IVF cycle on antagonist protocol (GonalF, Luveris) January 2013.
Transferred two day-3 embryos, had severe OHSS, lost one twin between 7-13 weeks but was expecting one little one October 2013.
Found out at 6 mos that our little one had died weeks earlier and had to induce and deliver stillborn, July 25, 2013.
Something found on adrenal gland at follow up ultrasound, MRI showed what seems to be a benign tumor. Meeting with specialist Jan 8, 2014 - all fertility treatments on hold. :/
Tumour is definitely producing Aldosterone (causes high blood pressure) and Cortisol. Lucky me, only 34 similar cases recorded in the world! Tumour removed May 2014.
Approached about a possible adoption March 2014. Rush through all the paperwork and process.
Charlotte Evangeline born June 27, 2014. We brought her home on July 7 and held our breath for 10 days until she officially became ours.
Surprise BFP October 2014. Due to wonky cycles, ultrasounds convince Doctors I have a blighted ovum but detailed ultrasound reveals heartbeat at 6w3d. On progesterone support and waiting to see if pregnancy is still viable. Holding our breath again.
Adalyn Marie born on June 9, 2014 after a roller coaster pregnancy.

#10 PickleS

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

had ER today - hoping I stay feeling :OK:


ME - 28 (Mild PCOS, Relative Tubal - Diagnosed Unknown)

DH - 36

 

2009 - Natural BFP, Ectopic: Right Tube

2010 - Clomid BFP, Ectopic: Right Tube - Surgery to Remove mellow.png

2011 - Started back on Clomid off/on for 3/mth intervals

2012 - Referral to infertility clinic, Initial Consultation

2013 - IVF #1

8/9 - Start Suprefact   8/20 - Initial U/S shows thin lining & lots of follicles (?),High risk OHSS

9/3 - ER, expected 25 eggs but only had 12... 9 Fertilized.

9/8 - Decided to Freeze! (5) - Day 5 blasts in the freezer for future FET !!

FET #1

10/9 - Natural Cycle, CANCELLED (11/18) (Lining to thin, no sign of ovulation)

12/9 - Medicated Cycle, CANCELLED - Cyst on right ovary

12/9 - Start BCP and hope cyst disappears


#11 s00n

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 07:55 PM

My clinic did a freeze all to prevent OHSS and it resulted in a BFP!!
See my about me page for details on our IF journey including adoption and other avenues.

#12 s00n

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 07:56 PM

The FET did. ;)
See my about me page for details on our IF journey including adoption and other avenues.

#13 Wells

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 10:42 PM

I had mild OHSS with my BFP. Lasted about a week, very uncomfortable but manageable. I did work through it. I would do the same thing again with no changes.

My clinic did warn me extensively about OHSS. I was somewhat high risk (young, high BMI) and produced 29 eggs. My doctor offered freeze all as an option, but said that since my estrogen was surprisingly low for someone who produced that many eggs, I was likely safe to go forward.

Once I got symptoms, they had me call in daily to check with the nurses. I drank tons of fluid, and ate salty food when I could manage to eat. Thankfully, since I'm heavy it was easy to hide my swollen belly at work. When the OHSS went away, between losing the fluid build up and losing weight from not eating I was down twelve pounds!

Not an ideal outcome, but very manageable. I felt wrll supported and it was over quickly. I know it could have been much worse.

Me: 30, no issues

Him: 42, poor motility (antibodies)

 

5 X IUI = 4 BFNs and 1 chemical

 

Nov 2014, switched to Foothills clinic for IVF w/ICSI

Feb 2015, IVF #1 antagonist protocol

29 retrieved, 22 mature, 14 fert, 8 to blast!

Transferred 1 and froze 7, BFP with a beautiful singleton.






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