IUI #1 was two days ago – when can she test

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@wowweddings20000:  It breaks my heart to read your posts. I’ve been TTC for 10 years and I never thought about how painful it was for my parents. BTW my parents are the only ones their age w/o grandkids….my sis is 31 and is single so no kids either. It didn’t bother my mom until she diagnosed w/cancer a few years ago (she’s doing well) and now she’s constantly asking about our TTC.  

I’m not sure when symptoms will appear as I’ve never been PG. She should start testing 2 weeks after the IUI but knowing us TTC/love to POAS girls, she’ll probably start around 10 days after the IUI. I’m sure her doc will schedule a blood test 2 weeks later too. 

Did they give her progesterone suppositories? My RE gave me a ton to do after my IVF to help build it up in case I did get PG.

Otherwise I’d tell her to take it easy. Although I can dish out that advice but never follow it. FX for a Christmas miracle!!!

Post # 4
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I hope she had another U/S before the IUI…as you say you dont want too many mature follicles. Usually mature is 20mm+ I seem to remember. It is more than likely possible that a number of them stopped growing after measuring 14, this happened on my cycles. My doctor also would not go ahead with IUI if I had more than 2 mature follicles.

It is also strange that they waited so long between trigger and the IUI, usually it is a day apart.

I have been in this situation having our 3rd IUI (also unexplained infertility) and this round worked and we are 10 weeks in Smile. I had one 24 follicle (and smaller immature ones measuring 14-17). I had trigger on Thursday and IUI on Friday. They said the shot would make you ovulate starting 24 hours after, but they didnt wait a full 24 hours before doing the IUI due to timings of the day/office hours but they said it was actually better for the sperm to be there waiting for the egg as they live up to 5 days and the egg only lives one.

I had no sypmtoms and tested 2 weeks after the IUI and it was an obvious positive. You cant really do anything to improve the chances, except make sure she takes care of herself and gets enough rest and eats properly. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Based on the trigger shot alone it is possible to get a false positive 10-14 dpt.  

Post # 8
4153 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@wowweddings20000:  I think they waited so long because the follicles were rather small.  When I had an ultrasound, my doctor said they look for 18-20mm being mature (in his words, “ready to pop”).  I had a 20mm one that he said would release in the next 48 hours, and I had a couple 13-14mm ones that he said would not release.  Since your daughter’s follicles were only at 13mm, they had a little while longer to wait until they were mature.  It sounds like that’s what your daughter’s RE told her too, so I would trust the doctor’s timing. 


Post # 9
8658 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@EverAfterBegins:  +1

Also, I’m surprised her doctor didn’t explain any of this to her. The trigger shot would show a false + HPT at 10DPO (or longer), so she really shouldn’t test at home at all, and just wait for her RE’s blood test. (I’m assuming it should be around 14DPO?) I have not done a IUI, but I have a few friends that have and they explained this to me.

Post # 10
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@wowweddings20000:  I am sorry for your daughters struggles. It sure isnt a fun road to take.  However, because i had three IUIs before getting pregnant, it sounds to me like your daughter’s follies were too small for the trigger shot.  At least my doctor waited until they were around 16 to 18 before doing trigger, also before RE even decides to trigger, RE goes by what b/w shows as well and how many follies one has.  I dont know your daughter’s RE protocol, but my RE would stop all treatment if they were more than 3 mature follies.  No one wants to end up with their own reality show.  Your daughter’s RE should have explained all of this to her, before even starting the process.  They go through the protocol of medicine and all the good stuff that comes with it.  Are you really talking to your daughter about this or is this just coming from you?  There really isnt much that your daughter can do to speed up the process.  However, I did try laying down and taking it easy, but it didnt help.  The one cycle that i didnt care because i had no more faith or hope, i got pregnant.  GL to your daughter.  

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