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Wednesday, 03 August 2005


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I had four follies, and it appears that only one hung around.

Even if they cancel you, you can still do a little horizontal reproductive therapy. I know they tell you not to... but I'm with you on this one.

Above and beyond that, though, I will be hoping that you do NOT get cancelled! It's too bad your Dr. was such a jerk... are you stuck with him?

Good luck, and hold on to hope, ok?


I was thinking along the same lines as Donnie. Even if they stop you, if you've got eggs, you can at least try at home.

I do hope you get to do the IUI, though. Maybe two of those follicles will pull out in front in the next day or so.

Sorry the doctor was such an ass.


Yeah your doctor is definitely going for the gold in the Asshole Olympics. Is there another doctor in your clinic who has a better bedside manner? Hoping that you don't get canceled, but if you do, at least you won't have to deal with that creep anymore this cycle.


I really hope you don't get canceled. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that two or three of those follicles decide to steal the show. Oh, and you doctor can kiss my ass. You have every right to that information.


Thalia, I'm so sorry Dr. ICU was such an ass. Don't let him stop you from continuing to ask questions. I'm fascinated that they say they'll cancel the cycle because you have 5 follicles - as you know, that's exactly what I had and we went forward with the iui.

I wouldn't second guess the clinic for the use of drugs with the cycle. I believe that studies show higher success rates with IUI and superovulation. I had never heard of doing gonadatropins AND clomid though. What injectible drug are you using again?

For comparison purposes, I'll tell you that on my cd9 I had 5 follicles all between 12 - 15mm. My E2 was 472 and on cd10 they reduced my dosage. I know I'm no doctor, but I think you're progressing beautifully! If they do cancel you I'd definitely try to have sex as much as possible over the next 5 days.

Hoping it works...


OK, where is the deadly disease? You can't put a title like that into play when a doctor is reading your blog!

I'm sure your IUI will be fine and you won't end up with higher order multiples unless you are 22 years old.

Good luck!

chee chee

What a prick! What -- you're not entitled to ask questions about your medical treatment.

Hope that you are able to proceed this cycle. I think my RE says between 2-4 mature follies are ideal. BTW -- I asked my RE the same question about taking meds since I ovulate on my own and he insisted that the increased eggs would increase our chances of success.

Good luck!


Last cycle I had either 3 or 4 follicles that were the right size to produce eggs. I was worried about multiples. I didn't even get one. I too think you should go forward...


I hope you can just keep going with this cycle. I think you'll be fine with multiple follicles. I can't believe your doc is giving you such a hard time about asking questions.


I fired the last doctor who talked to me like that. What a dick. I'm not sure why they want to do drugs when you ovulate fine. I think it's the mentality that more eggs means a better chance of getting a good egg as opposed to only one egg a month and who knows how many months it takes to get a good egg (that's coming from my adeled 40 year old brain mind you).

Good luck.


some doctors can be such asswipes!


Seriously, what an asshat. I really don't understand the concept of patients who DON'T ask for the details - how is that even possible?


Oh no, Thalia! I had forgotten that in the UK, they bend over backwards to avoid multiples. Argh! Cancelling for 5 follicles seems so stupid to me! But what would I know--I often had 5 or 6 follicles and still didn't get pregnant. Do they modify that rule if the woman is older or has diminished ovarian reserve? I certainly hope so. How frustrating.

I would also reduce to twins, if not to a singleton. I would love to have twins (heck, I'd love to have quadruplets), but my uterus is congenitally deformed and too small, so even twins would be reckless. I hope you never have to make that decision to reduce. I can't imagine how awful that would be. Nope, just one healthy kicking baby for Thalia! :-)

Good luck with this cycle.

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