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Number of follicles for IVF?

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Mandy21 Wed 28-Nov-12 13:15:57

Just quick question so I can try to support my sis - she is currently about a week in to her 1st attempt at IVF. She is on the max dose for stimulation drugs as I understand it (she is 40 with a low AMH) but she's been for a scan today and there are only 2 follicles and she's worried that she won't even get to egg collection stage.

Drs have said this is a fairly typical response, not to lose heart, things can change. Want to be positive and upbeat for her - can anyone assure me / us that its still viable?

Mandy21 Thu 29-Nov-12 10:55:23


MuddyWellyNelly Thu 29-Nov-12 17:33:56

I am similar. 38 with low AMH and low follicle count. First scan showed nothing at all growing after 5 days and was told to cancel. I refused, kept going and today went in for EC. Had 3 follies and got 3 eggs. Personally I'm delighted with 3 as I worried I'd get none smile.

Won't know about fertilisation until tomorrow but at least the eggs came out! I wish her good luck.

Mandy21 Fri 30-Nov-12 08:34:45

Thank you so much for replying thanks. Thats great, to get 3, I know my sis is just holding out for 1 at the moment. Great that you kept going, that will certainly give her hope. Thank you so much. Wishing you heaps of luck for the next stages!

Devilforasideboard Fri 30-Nov-12 09:56:04

How is your sister getting on? Things can change quite quickly, I had a lot more follicles by collection time than I did at the first scan. Also it's quality that really counts. Fingers crossed here smile

MuddyWellyNelly Fri 30-Nov-12 10:52:44

Devil is right. My 3 eggs have amazingly all fertilised. Tell her to drink water and eat protein. The rest is mostly luck I think.

Mandy21 Fri 30-Nov-12 12:57:31

She had another scan today and there are still 2 decent sized follicles that are growing and one smaller (new) one, so she's (slightly more) hopeful that she'll have get to egg collection next week.

Thank you for your support ladies.

Great news muddywelly grin

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