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Do I trigger w/o a + OPK?

Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:37 am

I am supposed to trigger tonight @ 9pm for my Thurs. IUI. What if I don't get a + OPK today? Should I still trigger anyway or call and move my IUI back to Friday?

Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:47 am

did your RE tell you to use OPKs? When I did my IUI, I didnt temp or use OPKs at all. They say once you trigger, then you will Ovulate usually around 36 hours later.

Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:21 am

I'm still going to my gyno, but looking for an RE as I type. My dr tells me nothing. I have suggested every test and drug so far! I should be making her salary b/c she has been useless! Thank you for your reply, that makes me feel better!

Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:41 am

What medication did you use? If you did just Clomid or Femara, and didnt get an ultrsound, i would NOT trigger without an + OPK. I mean your doctor could be right, but without anything, how in the world would they know if you follie was ready or not?

If you took injects and had an ultrasound, and your doc said to do it Thurs, than i would do it. when you have injects, it makes a difference in what size is considered mature- so you could def not get a +OPK here and still be ready

I have triggered without a +OPK, but it was because an ultrasound confirmed my follie was ready for it.

Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:21 pm

I am on Femara. I had an u/s on Monday and had 3 follies - 16mm, 15mm, and 13mm, and some smaller ones too. My Dr. wanted to wait until Friday to do the IUI based on the size of my follies but I usually get a +OPK on cd 14 (which is today) so I didn't want to wait until Friday for fear of missing it all together. However, if I don't get a + OPK tonight then am afraid that i will trigger too soon! I'm so confused and my dr. is no help!

Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:28 pm

Honestly i prob would have waited with Femara to try to get two eggs. You never know, they may have all grown alot. My doctor usually doesnt let me trigger on Femara until my follies are 23/24mm.
I did trigger on my own once with a 21mm follie (he wanted me to wait 2 more days!) and it still didnt work..who knows!

Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:18 pm

I did get a + OPK tonight and took my trigger shot! FX that we catch the egg on Thursday! I'm glad I didn't wait until Friday for my IUI like my dr. wanted me to.
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