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Posted 18 April 2004 - 03:56 PM

Hello,

I am just looking for some information.

I recently went through my first IVF cycle but unfortunately it was cut short. As soon as my eggs were retreived all had fractured so we could not proceed with the fertilization stage or transfer. I was taking 225 IU of puregon per day for 11 days and I had 8 follicles that produced 6 eggs. I also was taking lupron at .1cc for 28 days. I am 35 years old and have always had regular cycles. My doctor had not seen a case where all eggs had fractured. I have emailed other fertility specialists and they too had not heard of all eggs breaking. My doctor said possibly the eggs were weak or the drugs had weakened them or that this was an anomoly. I would like to try IVF again but am now concerned that this could happen again.

If you have any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.

sincerely
Dana :D

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:25 AM

Hello,

I am just looking for some information.

I recently went through my first IVF cycle but unfortunately it was cut short. As soon as my eggs were retreived all had fractured so we could not proceed with the fertilization stage or transfer. I was taking 225 IU of puregon per day for 11 days and I had 8 follicles that produced 6 eggs. I also was taking lupron at .1cc for 28 days. I am 35 years old and have always had regular cycles. My doctor had not seen a case where all eggs had fractured. I have emailed other fertility specialists and they too had not heard of all eggs breaking. My doctor said possibly the eggs were weak or the drugs had weakened them or that this was an anomoly. I would like to try IVF again but am now concerned that this could happen again.

If you have any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.

sincerely
Dana :D

This is unusual and may be just a bad cycle. Another possible cause is too much suction at the time of egg collection but this is unlikely if your clinic generally does not see egg fracture.

Hope this hleps!

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