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Follicle Size at the time of Trigger

Postby Hopeful4kids » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:43 pm

Hi Ladies,

I am just curious what your follicle sizes were at the time of trigger?

Mine were:
18.4
16.8
16.6
16.5
16.2
And then two little ones at 11 or 12.

My E2 was 1193, so my RE told me to trigger 3 hours after this ultrasound. He said that I should release 5 eggs. Are 16mm follicles typically mature enough to produce an egg?
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Re: Follicle Size at the time of Trigger

Postby HawkeyeGirl16 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:52 pm

Yes, 16 is mature when using injectables. I got pregnant with triplets with an 18,17,16,15. Another woman the same month conceived triplets with an 18, 16, 15, 14. Your E2 also indicates that more than one follicle is mature. Good luck!
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Re: Follicle Size at the time of Trigger

Postby Hopeful4kids » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:12 am

Thank you so much for the reply. I gotta ask, were the triplets conceived with IUI or TI? We did IUI. The idea of twins is so exciting to me, and of course we would also be happy with triplets. But anything else scares me!!

But, either way, I know that God won't give me anything that I can't handle!
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Re: Follicle Size at the time of Trigger

Postby HawkeyeGirl16 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:53 am

Im really surprised your RE would do IUI with five follicles at your age. Mine were TI and my RE said that he wouldn't do IUI with more than four follicles in someone under age 35. I believe hers were IUI. Triplets or more are very high risk. I lost all three to incompetent cervix at 19w4d and she lost one of hers in the first trimester, but did end up with two healthy babies.
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Re: Follicle Size at the time of Trigger

Postby Hopeful4kids » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:30 am

Well, my RE was very weary about doing it. He cautioned us on the risk of multiples, but since I did a combo of clomid and follistim, he said that it was a less likely chance than if I had just done the follistim. Also, I have had to cancel 3 previous cycles due to over stimulation. Most of those cycles I had 8-9. So considering all that, he let me move forward with the IUI. I just hope that I get at least one!!
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Re: Follicle Size at the time of Trigger

Postby HawkeyeGirl16 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:27 am

I did a combo of Femara and Repronex with all of my cycles. My RE let us proceed because I didn't respond very well (if at all) in the past and had two miscarriages so we were told we might not get a chance like that ever again.
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Re: Follicle Size at the time of Trigger

Postby mharmon » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:42 pm

My first IUI, I had 3 follies all at 18mm. That was from a CD 11 u/s. I didn't trigger until 11p the next night with the IUI being CD 14. So, they should have gotten bigger by the time the IUI happened. This time I have 4 follies all around 19mm and will trigger tomorrow. Those should also grow a bit. I also have some small follies that are out of the game. Thank God. Your 16mm follies are viable and will grow 1-2mm a day before release. The hCG shot also helps to finish maturing them. Good luck!! Baby dust!
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