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Long Vs Short protocol

Char2189
Char2189

I have done two fresh cycle of Antagonist IVF short protocol. Both have unfortunately failed. I have low AMH and poor egg quality, Hubby is fine. Has anyone had better success doing the long protocol of IVF who has low AMH and Poor eggs? We have our follow up with the clinic on 29th to discuss options and further treatment which we are going to start in January. Any info/success stories would be amazing. Thank you ladies x x x x

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Hi Char, how about a frozen transfer instead? I have low AMH and really low quality eggs and my 2 rounds have been with frozen. None have worked yet, but just sharing what my protocol is... I am 36 yo and also have endometriosis. Like u, hubby is fine. Also similar u in my 2nd IVF 5 embies stopped developing on day 4....

Hi Gabriel, thank you for the reply, in my last two rounds we haven’t had anything to freeze unfortunately 😔 I had endometriosis too but had a laparoscopy done last year and so far I have been symptom free. The first IVF all of our embryos died on day 4 and this most recent cycle we had one embryo which was still developing on day 5 which we had transferred, the rest were discarded as the clinic said they wouldn’t make the freeze. We are pretty similar aren’t we. Xxx

Hoping all goes well for u on the 29th 🤞🏼

Hi Char2189,

Normally for a low AMH and egg quality, short protocol is better as it focuses on quality over quantity. That said, in IVF everyone is different so there is no harm in exploring the option of doing a long cycle with your consultant.

What makes you think it’s your eggs that are the issue?x

Char2189
Char2189 in reply to KiboXX

Hi Kibo thanks for the reply. The embryologist said that I have poor egg quality and that’s why they either don’t develop or they make poor quality embryos :( xx

KiboXX
KiboXX in reply to Char2189

Have you considered getting a second opinion? Just looked at your previous posts and it’s sounds like your issues are after day 3 development which can mean it’s the sperm rather than the egg quality hindering development.

Not all embryologists are created equal and it can make a huge difference if you get a great consultant and embryologist. I would definitely look at having a consultation at another clinic, just for a second opinion before writing yourself off xxx

Char2189
Char2189 in reply to KiboXX

i see where you’re coming from. I’ve heard that somewhere else that at that stage in development it could be the sperm but apparently everything hubbys side is fine. I wouldn’t even know where to start... the clinic I use have the best success in my area. I will have a look further afield xx

KiboXX
KiboXX in reply to Char2189

I used the best clinic in my area and had similar issues with development. Decided to take the plunge and move to a London clinic and was the best decision I made xx

Char2189
Char2189 in reply to KiboXX

Thank you I will look into clinics in London as I’m down South. Xxx

KiboXX
KiboXX in reply to Char2189

I’ll send you the name of the one I used for my last round xx

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