Follicles aren't big enough!??

So I went for my scan on friday and was hoping for collection on monday but the nurse said its going to be wednesday at the earliest by the looks of things because my follicles aren't big enough yet!!! I had 1 at 16mm but the rest were only 13 and 11mm and she said they need to be between 17-20mm to take them out!! I am gutted.

Has anyone else been told this before. I have stayed so positive through it all but this was a little kick in the teeth and has set me back abit xxx

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  • Hey this happened to me too ! Felt like it took ages for me to be ready, in the last week leading up to egg collection I was having scans every other day. I got up to 22 mm in the end so don't worry too much as you want beautiful mature follicles..... You are doing really well so don't worry xxx

  • What a relief I am not the only one this has happened too.x

    I go back tomorrow for another scan and bloods so fingers crossed they are big enough x

    I hope all went well for you hun xx

  • Hi I had this at my day 10 scan, I only had one follicle and it was only measuring 7mm, so had to go back 4 days later and it increased to 14mm, then 3 days later it was 21mm, so mine did get bigger just meant I was injecting longer x

  • Thats good to know katybr. I suppose we are all different and we should just listen to our bodies. I am so impatient and I am a born worrier but you have all helped me lots so thankyou xx

    I will keep you posted on what happens tomorrow at the scan.x

  • Hope they are bigger too.... I'm in my 2 week wait now.... Good luck you will be fine xx

  • I have everything crossed for you. Good luck xx

  • This is happening to me, I had a scan on Wednesday and I had 5 folices 2 on one side 3 on other. But they were down at bottom of scale they upped my meds and I have a scan tomorrow, hoping and praying that they get bigger and are big enough to make it work, this is the hardest thing I've ever done, emotional mess. Fingers crossed for you x

  • Awww skinead try to stay positive hun I am praying everything goes ok for you tomorrow x where is your clinic?

    I find there is too much to take in each time I go but I think she said I have 10 follicles but non big enough yet. My oestrogen levels are rising nicely so that's a good sign she said but they have reduced my dose which confused me. I am on fostimon and started on 300 then they reduced it to 225 then after I went on friday and even though they aren't big enough they dropped it to 150.x

    I am nervous about tomorrow now but trying to stay positive and praying they have got bigger than last time xx

    Good luck for tomorrow too x

  • Thank you praying and trying not to cry is the most I can do today. Good luck, hope it goes well for u. We're in belfast @ gcrm clinic.

  • Aw this happened to me too but please try not to worry too much (easier said than done I know). The good thing is the follicles are all in there and coming along nicely and hopefully by the time Wed comes you'll be ready for EC. Think nice positive thoughts and let me know how you get on. Good luck ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒผ x x

  • Thankyou. I am back on the right path again now after speaking to you lovely lot x positive thoughts all the way from now on. I will keep you posted how I get on tomorrow x thanks again x

  • Aw that's good I'm glad to hear it ๐Ÿ˜Š My follicles seemed to sprout in those extra few days so I was pleasantly surprised. Hopefully you will be too ๐Ÿ˜‰ x x

  • Everyone takes different amounts of time to respond to drugs and it is perfectly normal to have delays whilst follicles or womb lining grow etc.. we are not machines designed to run to a schedule! Go with the flow, the delay does not mean anything in terms of your potential success xx

  • Had my appointment this morning, I have 2 Follicles the right size waiting on blood test coming back. I know it's not many but I have a low amh. Should be egg retrieval on Wednesday. Thank you for your support, just keep praying ๐Ÿ™

  • Hi skinead. Thats fab news congrats. I have everything crossed for you for wednesday hun. I am also in on wednesday as I have 6 at the right size now so we will be in at the same time. I will be thinking of you. I am glad you replied to my message and we are at exactly the same stage. Exciting times ahead for us both hopefully hun xx

    Good luck and keep me posted xxx

  • I am in the same situation as everyone who has replied to the earlier post.I was really devastated after my first scan this morning - day 10 on Gonal f. I was informed by the nurse that I have 12 follicles but none big enough. My medication has been ncreased to 450 units and another scan booked for Wednesday.

    I am completely shaken to my bones. I think I am loosing the will to fight on. Reading your posts has given me hope. I am staying positive for Wednesday hoping and praying that everything goes well.

    I will update on the situation.

  • Good morning all. Getting ready for my second scan to see if the follicles have grown bigger since increasing my medication on Monday. I am so scared. I have tried to stay positive and draw strength from all the positive results I have read on this forum. I am really hoping for the best today. I am seriously dreading a negative outcome.

    Please, has anyone have their follicles increase within a space of two days? I am desperately trying to cling o the tiniest piece of hope I can find.

    Best of luck to everyone in the same position as myself.

    Hugs and kisses to 'us' all.

  • Hello lovely people, I have just had a second scan and the good news is that the follicles have grown in size compared to what it was on Monday. Not the right size yet though but three Dr said it's a good sign that my body is responding positively to the increased dosage. I will be back on Friday for another scan. Hopefully, I will be ready for egg collection by Monday if things continue to progress at the current rate.

    I am trying so hard to stay positive.

    Thanks for all your support. It feels good knowing there are people out there sharing your pain and encouraging you to keep going. I really do appreciate it.

    Hugs for you all out there.

  • That's great! Good luck for your scan on Friday! x

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