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on cd 7 and i have one egg thats 26mm

Aug 28, 2013 - 16 comments

I just went into see my ob , before u/s he said well maybe we will do one more IUI before i do IVF, then he did u/s and i had one egg on my good side thats 26mm, i have a feeling this is all because of the fertiliaid i stopped taking it 3 weeks ago, but why is my egg so big what causes this, i have never had this prob before, and now im worried what if this happens during IVF, another thing i asked my ob is now that i found out i have hasmotos should i go right to IVF or do another IUI with my thyroid fixed, he said i do have a good chance of an IUI working now that my thyroid is getting better, he said what ever i decide to do to make sure my thyroid is fixed before i do either, i have to go for bw on friday then see my Endo on sept 4th to find out if my thyroid is normal or i need  a higher dose of the synthroid, im so confused, he said its up to me, either to do another IUI or do my IVF.
I know what ever i choose to do ill make sure my thyroid is fixed first , but im concerned why such a big egg and my OPK is neg,, he told me to go home do a OPK and call him so i did , he told me to have sex tonight just in case but why if my OPK is neg, its completely neg not even close.  Anyone had this happen to them before , i dont want this to happen next cycle,

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by renae176, Aug 28, 2013
if anyone knows what this is please let me know,

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by Jen1st_time_ivf, Aug 28, 2013
I'm not sure about the size, but I was told clomid makes lots and big eggs. What I was told is that just because there's an egg doesn't mean it has what it needs to fertilize. I made very large and a bunch of eggs on clomid with 3 iui's and no success. Ivf is a more precise and connects the good egg and good sperm directly. So your dr will pick the best and fertilize those. I also have hypothyroidism and it has to be monitored very closely during pregnancy to ensure you and baby stay healthy and safe.

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by renae176, Aug 28, 2013
did they moniter your hypo during IVF? they moniter you enough during the IVF that this wont happen right Jen? they dont take the mature eggs do they they take the ones inside your ovaries dont they, cause theres lots more

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by retta483, Aug 28, 2013
because you want sperm waiting for your eggie :)  if you dont then you ovulate you will have a less chance of conceving .  good luck !!

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by renae176, Aug 28, 2013
but an egg cant get fertilized after approx 25, i dont know if il be able to get preg, your eggs should be at 19mm at fertilization, normally my eggs on cd 7 are around 14 or 15mm

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by Jen1st_time_ivf, Aug 28, 2013
My endo monitored my thyroid along with my ob/gyn. I just went for regular blood test, your thyroid isn't going to go extremely low or high all at once unless there's a problem. So that really shouldn't be a huge concern. I honestly can say I'm not sure where the eggs come from, but ivf is a more precise fertilization. They pick out the best sperm( we did sperm analyzation-I think is what it's called. They pick out the best sperm and use it to fertilize the best egg and watch it hatch. Again the reason for the size is probably the clomid. Just watch your diet and exercise to help with your weight, always an issue with hypothyroidism. Always ask your dr, you pay them so much money demand their time and answers to all your questions.

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by renae176, Aug 28, 2013
we have ICSI included in the price, where they inject a single sperm into each egg is that what you did , but jen im not on clomid i didnt take any meds this cycle last cycle i took femara, but thats it

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by renae176, Aug 28, 2013
thanks for all the help Jen,im so excited about IVF. i just want to make sure , im not in a IVF cycle and my eggs get to fast to quick, i would assume that you get better eggs if your body takes longer to produce them,

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by Heather3418, Aug 30, 2013
Renae, of course you know that you have all the eggs you will ever have, when you a fetus in your mother's womb.  When you reach puberty, your body starts to release certain hormones, that thicken the lining of your uterus and makes one of your eggs start to mature.  Depending on your cycle, the mature egg will release from the ovary and start it's journey down the fallopian tube, awaiting sperm to fertilize it, IF you have BD'ed of course.

You will not get "better eggs" if your body takes longer to produce them.  Remember, eggs are already in your ovaries, just sitting there, waiting for one of them to mature each month.  So one (usually one) "mature" according to your cycle.

Of course, if you are taking meds to increase the amount of eggs that mature at one time, then that is what gives the doctor's more eggs, if you are going for ICSI or IVF.  If you are going to fertilize each egg outside the womb, then your husband's sperm is mixed in the petri dish with the egg. Of course with the ICSI procedure, they take a healthy sperm and actually inject it into the egg, to aid fertilization. Depending on how many fertilized eggs you are going to implant, the other fertilized eggs are usually frozen for future use or donated.

Many woman after age 40+ will use donor eggs, usually because their own eggs are considered too "old" and may not fertilize at all.  So using donor eggs with your husband or donor sperm; allows you to still become pregnant through IVF.  The fact that many women use donor eggs, does not mean that you will not consider that 100% your baby, in every way.  When you carry that baby for 9 months and give birth...believe me...it's YOUR baby, even if the baby does not really carry your genes.  It's the mothering instinct that takes over and normally, women will feel that it is indeed their own child and defend it, like a mother bear with cubs.  It's a real miracle, I believe and very exciting.

I know that you will be using your own eggs for your procedure.  I know that everything is going to work out great for you.  I have faith...    

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by renae176, Aug 30, 2013
I know u have all your eggs that you will ever have, the only thing im curious about is do they take your mature eggs or the eggs inside your ovaries when they do IVF,

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by renae176, Aug 30, 2013
Finally got my temp spike, On cd 9

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by krichar, Aug 30, 2013
Because only mature eggs can be fertilized.., as much intervention they can provide during IVF it's still the laws of nature. They have to do everything in order at proper times or it doesn't work. Mature eggs need to be fertilized with healthy sperm and divide appropriately and then implant into a lining thicker then 8mm. Through science and research this is the most successful way of achieving pregnancy. But as skilled as the drs are, they aren't God and he still has ultimate control over the process and outcome.

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by renae176, Aug 30, 2013
how do they make sure your lining of your uterus thickens isnt it the progesterone, or estrogen that helps, when do u start the progesterone, when transfer happens or before, so your lining is already.? Derek has a 83 percent sperm count but we are still doing ICSI cause its included in the price, as long as my TSH is down , i did the bw this morning but i dont get the results til Sept 4th next wed, as long as my TSH is good ill be starting IVF when my next period comes, I have a phone consult with my RE this morning at 11am, just to tell him what happened this month and how i had a 26mm egg so hes prepared for that during the IVF.

Krichar when i talk to my RE this morning, is there any questions, u can think of that i should ask thanks

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by krichar, Aug 30, 2013
Umm.... The estrogen you will take gets the lining fluffy. The progesterone is released naturally when you ovulate and helps maintain a pregnancy... That's why you won't start progesterone till after ovulation (or egg retrieval). Did you have your seminar yet?

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by renae176, Aug 30, 2013
no on Sept 9th when i pick up all the meds,


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by journey2motherhood, Sep 03, 2013
I honestly think the best thing for you to get all your answer is to attend the seminar.  Everything will be explained in such detail and they will answer every question you have.  Going through your first IVF and/or IUI is very exciting but also nerve wracking.  To be honest with you my first four IUI's I had no clue what was going on.  I guess I was so nervous that I didn't think about anything they were telling me.  I remember them reading off numbers which I didn't realize until after learning more here on Medhelp they were the sizes of the eggs.  As I started to learn more on here and then attending an IVF seminar, many of my questions were finally answered.  

Please don't get frustrated when we don't answer right away, we are not ignoring you and you certainly are not alone.  We've all been through this or are going through this now.  We will be there by your side.  

Hang in there and September 9th will be here before you know it :-))

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