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384150 tn?1399904816

Not looking good

Well it's day 8 and I only have 2 follicles growing and two others that are small.
If nothing happens by Friday I am calling off the IVF.
Anybody have this low count and size and still have a good egg retrieval?
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I don't know what you should do on this cycle in particular.  However, I would NOT give up on IVF altogether or having a baby of your own.  I recently read a medical article (unfortunately, I did not save it!) which was a key reminder that you only need 1 good egg; a high FSH or low follicle count does not mean you won't have a baby and the doctors who published this research recommended that doctors should not turn patients away because of these factors.  In fact, a friend of mine had an FSH of 5 and developed 16 follicles but none resulted in a pregnancy unfortunately because of her age.   I recently got pregnant naturally after I gave up on TTC.  I truly gave up; I did not tell myself to give up and maybe I would get pregnant; I truly thought I was going through perimenopause and I accepted the fact that one day I would use an egg donor or adopt.   I was relaxed and happy when I became pregnant.  If there is any way you can figure out a way to get in a relaxed state of mind, I honestly think that would help the most!  By the way, I did a freeze cycle 1 1/2 years ago with an FSH of 11.6; I developed three follicles, two eggs which fertilized.  When I met my boyfriend less than a year later my FSH had risen to 15 and doctors told me low odds of conceiving even with IVF (this was one of hte main reasons I gave up on TTC).  I hope I didn't ramble too much --I just have been amazed that with all the warnings about doctors about low follicle count, high FSH, etc. it's not all-important as they have been saying.  You just need 1 good egg!  Best of luck to you!!!
223372 tn?1240920676
I did not do IVF--but on my last cycle for IUI, I only had one good follicle prior to the trigger shot and then somehow someway another follicle grew so two eggs were released and I am now pg with twins!!!  
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