after all my injections this month i have only one good follicle....it is on the side of the tube that isnt blocked..so are my chances low due to not enough follicles? I have my first IUI on friday morning...my RE didnt seem too positive...has anyone ever heard of someone getting pregnant on one follicle...or is it a shot in the dark?
You can get pregnant with one follicle, but the chance to conceive is small. maybe you want to wait to have more than one follicle to proceed the IUI. that's way you may have more hope of getting pregnant. Also save money and time.
In my first IUI(10/10/2007) after all the injections I had only one follicle. I was worried too. I did get pregnant. Unfortunately I lost the baby in the 18th week. So don't stress too much. It will work for you. It only takes one and one sperm to make a baby. Good luck.
I don't see how anyone can say your chances are low. People get pregnant everyday with only one follicle. At my last IUI, I only had one follicle and one tube, and I am now in my 25th week of pregnancy. If you decide to skip this cycle, i think that would be a mistake. You don't know that you would get any additional follicles next cycle and you don't know what side they will be on. One is all you need. Most people you see walking around everyday started off as a single follicle. You should be very excited about this. Congratulations!! I hope the very best for you!!
thanks tanker chic...i thought that was odd saying i should put it off until next month...i am definately getting my IUI on friday morning...also my injections and IUI are 100%covered...i would be a fool not to. I appreciate your positive feedback.
I was about to post a similar question! I am thinking about doing IUI next month and I am not doing any injections, clomid or anything that would give me more than one follicle. I did some research on the web last night and it seems like your chances of success are much higher (closer to 25%) with more than one follicle, i.e. with injectables, etc. My doc himself told me that my chances of success with IUI are only slightly higher than those with timed intercourse (he told me about 1% higher). Me and my dh decided that we'll try not to have our hopes up but we'll do the IUI.
I hope this helps....
Please let us know what you decide and whether it worked out for you. Best of luck!!!
I'm not trying to be argumentative but that 1% has to be a typo or you heard him wrong. Timed intercourse has around a 10% chance. That is why they say after 1 year of trying if you haven't gotten pg to see a doctor. If every month you have a 10%, after a year you should get pg. If you after a year you don't get pg, then you see a dr.
My RE also told me that use of injectables does increase your odds and that the reason was not known, but that statistically the results are a little higher with injectable meds.
Having more than one egg may increase your chances of bfp (some) but having one certainly is no reason not to have a ton of hope. Also with increased number of eggs your chances of multiple birth goes up and with that, so does increased complications and birth defects.
I'm really not trying to be argumentative even tho I feel like I am.. I just really don't want anyone to feel dissappointed, upset or have any less hope because they don't have a high number of follicles. And if before you weren't able to even get a single mature follicle (without meds), well then one is absolutely freaking GREAT!!
keep us in loop.. I really want to know how it all works out for you!!
Thanks! Your posts are always informative. Just looking at success rates with IUI that I read on this forum I thought that my doc was wrong. However, most ladies who use IUI also use injectables. Hence, I was going to post a question about success rates without injectables and clomid. I guess a better question is about IUI pregnancy rates with only one follicle. Your sucess gives me hope.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
thanks tanker chic...i have to admit this morning after reading that one womans comments i fell apart and became so negative and felt hopeless about the one follicle and IUI.....but after reading what you have said....i am excited now....thanks so much for all your imput!!!! you were my angel today...lol... hope your feeling great...and have a happy thanksgiving! i will keep you posted!!!
As I've mentioned on my other post, I also had just one mature follicle this month, and was a bit concerned. My RE assured me that I still have very good chances of getting pregnant even with one Follicle.
It's probably redundant at this point (since you've received so many responses), but I wanted to add my experience to the pile. Although it ended sadly (miscarriage at 7 wks.. this Tuesday), my first time using IUI w/ injectables resulted in a pregnancy... AND I only had one follicle. That's all you need. Just like anything, the more you have, the higher your chances I suppose, but you shouldn't sweat the fact that you only have one.
thanks again everyone for your support....this morning i had my first IUI with the one follicle and i was so excited....i am positive and most imortant...glad that i went thru with the IUI after some woman said not too...i would have been a fool since i spent the month doing 10 days on follistim and an ovidrel shot...never the less my insurance covers it. anyway...from reading everyones messages i realize a ton of people get pregnant on 1 follicle...thats all it takes! thanks you all again for your support...you guys are the best...i wish my RE office had a support group to go to...because you all have made me feel so great on this journey!!!
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