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Hi Gang, bit of a stupid question but, for those of you who don't know I was born with a unicornate uterus and one tube but had to be removed as it was a hydrosalpix (blocked with fluid) so my only hope is ivf. I was wondering if I have regular periods and ovulate will I still need medication to start ivf? I've heard people talking about fresh cycles I gather that's no meds and having a short protocol and long protocols can anyone help me understand all this please?Thanks in advance. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Yes, you will still need medication. A fresh cycle is when you have a fresh embryo transferred and a frozen cycle is when you have frozen embryos as a result of a fresh cycle and you have one or more of them transferred. the long versus short protocol is how long you are down regulated for before you start stimulating. Hope this helps and good luck x

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Thank you for that. It can be a bit confusing at first. But you have helped me understand it better. xx


Hi traceymcx. You would need medication to create extra follicles in readiness for egg collection, unless you had a natural cycle. You need to discuss it further with your consultant. Good luck! Diane

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