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Disappointing scan after 7 days on stims

I’ve just had a scan and only have 2 follicles at 15mm and 1 at 10mm along with some smaller ones.

I’ve to continue stims over the weekend and go back on Monday for another scan.

She did say it’s quality not quantity that’s important but I’m thinking that this isn’t good.

I’m 40 with AMH of 6.2, not quite sure what I was expecting but was hoping for more follicles.

Anyone been in a similar position or have any words or advice?

FURTHER UPDATE.....

Just had a call to return on Sunday for scan as 2 follicles might be ready for EC Tuesday.

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A lot can change in a couple of days. Did they adjust your medication dosage? x

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They’ve kept it at 300 x

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On the plus side she said lining was looking nice and healthy! X

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That's really good news and try not to worry. In a few days so much can change x x

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Thank you 😊 I’m really really hoping so 🙏

I’m really trying to stay positive but it’s so hard sometimes!

Thank you for your words of encouragement. It really does help xx

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Hi Little Mermaid

I just wanted to reassure you that things really can change so it’s not always as straight forward as it seems!

I had an AMH of 6.3 about 18 months ago so I’m sure it’s less now, I’m 37. We are in the middle of cycle 3 now. After 7 days of stims there were 3 follicles so I was really disappointed. Two days later they had grown lots plus some of the smaller follicles they didn’t even register had started to grow too. Fast forward to today, I’ve been on stims for 14 days, two of the initial follicles got too big so we’re out of the running but more smaller ones grew and we’ve just had 6 eggs collected! I didn’t even know that was a possibility!

Keep taking a day at a time, just know anything can happen.

Fingers crossed for good news at your next scan xx

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Thanks so much for your encouraging words 😊

I am feeling really down after this morning but your story gives me hope. Thank you 😊

Sending you lots of good luck wishes for your 6 eggs xx

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It sounds like we have had a very similar situation. I honestly thought that the initial amount of follicles was all I could possibly have but things did change. I was on 300iu too and they kept it at that, just waited a bit longer.

I don’t know how well they will fertilise yet but I never expected to be sat here having had 6 eggs collected at that first scan.

Try and stay positive, wishing you lots and lots of luck xx

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Sounds like we are very similar.

I’m hoping a few days will make a difference like you. I’d be delighted with 6 😊

When will you find out how they’re doing? Xx

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Yes fingers crossed for you, there’s just no telling what is going to happen (I’ve given up guessing!) but hopefully you feel reassured that things may change. If they don’t though and you carry on with two follicles, one of those may be your baby, the numbers don’t have a bearing on quality so keep picturing that little fighter in there!

We get an update call Sunday so I’ve got two more days of the agonising wait!

Good luck for Monday xx

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It will be an agonising wait for you but I’ll be thinking about you and praying you get some good news on Sunday.

Do you think they would carry on with me only having 2 follicles? I’ve been reading online that some people have had cycles cancelled with fewer than 3! I probably should’ve asked at the time but she did say they’d be likely to be looking at EC next Wed so I’m hoping they would go ahead. I just hate all this uncertainty and waiting!

Anyway, thanks for listening to my rambling and thanks again for all your well wishes. Really means a lot 😊

Best of luck and try to relax over the weekend, easier said than done, I know! Xx

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Hiya,

This sounds very similar to mine. And I too was expecting more so can understand how your feeling now but please try stay positive although I know this is very hard.

I had one that was about 15-16mm and a couple that was about 10-12 and a few that we’re too small.

I had to continue with the injections for another two days.

I also have a AMH of 6.2.

On egg collect they got two good quality eggs. One of them successfully fertilised and I am due for my test tomorrow.

I am hoping for a positive result.

I really hope your goes well and your successful.

Good luck ❤️

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Ah that’s really great news to hear. Thank you for sharing 😊

Wishing you all the luck in the world for tomorrow ❤️xx

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Thank you very much.

I was on 225 so with 300 hopefully you will get more healthy eggs.

I really hope all goes well for you. Good luck xx

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Thank you 😊 I was worried they might cancel my cycle with so few follicles but you give me hope ❤️

Wishing you a BFP for tomorrow ❤️ xx

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Thank you and good luck for the rest of your cycle and I wish you a BFP ❤️

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Aww thank you.

I don’t know what your clinics process is but they have kept you going now so hopefully they will continue. I’ll be sending you lots of positive vibes xx

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Thank you ❤️ They’ve just called to say they want me back for a scan on Sunday as they want to check the 2 larger follicles. One is 15mm and one is 14mm. She said if they get to 18mm by Sunday they might book me in for EC on Tues.

Sending lots of positive vibes to you too ❤️ xx

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That’s great news, they’re obviously confident that they’ve grown well and you are continuing with the cycle.

Fingers crossed it’s good news Sunday xx

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Hi, which FSH drugs are you on was it Menopur or Gonal F? I was just interested to know as I had similar results back in March, we went ahead with 2 follicles and just hoped to get 2 eggs, ended up with 1 😕. I since discovered my previous 2 BFPs I had got I had been on Gonal F and had excellent results each time. That last time they felt due to age I needed Menopur to help with quality and I had the worst results as only 2 out of 8 follicles responded. In past I’ve had 8. To be honest I never took much notice of the different brands until things started going wrong for us. Anyway we are about to try again this time with gonal F. I was bit mad they changed something that clearly had worked for me in the past. I know everyone is different. Wishing you all the luck over the weekend x

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Thank you ❤️ I am on Gonal F.

Hopefully you’ll get good results now that they’ve switched you back. Wishing you lots of luck too ❤️ xx

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One day at a time lil mermaid 🧜‍♀️

It’s sounds easy to say, but so true.

Keep us posted

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Thanks so much ❤️ xx

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