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Dark eggs labetalol egg quality 40 years old

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#1 roxii

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 09:20 PM

Has anyone been told that they had "dark eggs" retrieved? Is it possible for a "dark egg" to be healthy and implant? I can't find a lot of info on this on the internet other than it can be because of poor quality. I had good results from a cycle 2 months ago even though I did not get pregnant: 17 eggs retrieved, 13 mature, 11 fertilized, 3 embryos (2 grade 1 and 1 grade 2) made it to day 5, 1 genetically tested normal but didn't implant. Now I had "16 good sized follicles and a few more" but 10 eggs retrieved, 5 mature, 2 fertilized and eggs dark in color. I don't understand what could have gone wrong. I am 40 years old. Could this be a sign of my egg quality deteriorating? I was on Labetalol this time. Could that have anything to do with it? I was on the same protocol as last time. Will I continue to have "dark eggs" in the future? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!



#2 Hopefulrealist

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:16 AM

Hi there
I am sorry your cycles didn't work out as planned. I found some info on the website below that suggests "dark" appearing eggs may be associated with poor egg quality. I am not a lab specialist but hopefully you will get some more feedback soon.

Here is the link:
http://www.advancedf...gg-pictures.htm

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#3 Highest hopes

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 01:13 AM

I was told this as well when I was 42. Unfortunately we didn't have success :(
I wish you better luck & sorry you had this happen.
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#4 roxii

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:56 PM

Thank you very much Hopefulrealist and Highest hopes for your replies! Sorry it didn't work out for you Highest hopes! I wish you both the best! My RE did inform me that dark eggs indicate poor quality, and that it's hard to know why the results were different. She doesn't believe that it could be caused by an antihypertensive medication and is not sure if it's due to age cause there wasn't a signigicant amount of time between cycles, although it is a possiblity. She says it could be an "outlier." I'm now wondering if it's worth a forth time around. This was the first time we got dark eggs. We had good numbers from the other cycles, just not a BFP.

 

Has anyone had dark eggs and better results the next time around?


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#5 roxii

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:23 PM

For anyone who is reading into this or following this topic, there's hope!!! I decided to try one last time with a 4th cycle. I'm still waiting for genetic testing results, but my eggs did not appear dark or of poor quality this time. This time around, I took more supplements. I took bee pollen, royal jelly, l-arginine, wheat grass, and bee propolis in addition to lots of vitamins. Now I can't help but wonder if I triggered too late last cycle. I triggered a day later than usual and have read online that if you trigger too late, you can have dark colored eggs of poor quality.

 

Best of luck to all of you!!! Wish everyone lots of baby dust!







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