IVF Buddy Thread (part 2)

posted 12 months ago in TTC
Post # 916
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

mkat37 :  Thanks! I went back again this morning and they said the largest follicle is 19 mm and now I have 28 measurable follicles! What?? Some of the eggs are bound to be immature or low quality, but 28 follicles is crazy. I’m definitely feeling bloated today so I’m really hoping they tell me I can trigger tonight and have my retrieval on Friday. They usually don’t call me until 4 pm, and it’s only 11 am. I’m so impatient already. 🙂 

Sorry to hear about your BFN! I hope you have better luck next month and can enjoy some time off without shots and early-morning appointments, etc. 

Post # 917
400 posts
Helper bee

Hi ladies, I wonder if someone could clear something up for me! I will be starting ivf next month, and I have a low follicle count count on previous scans which were done cd7 and cd12. I wonder if this was too late in my cycle to get a true antral follicle count as iv read that should be done cd2-5. Im also wondering if anyone has ended up with more follicles/eggs after stims than what was seen on their baseline scan?

For reference, I have normal fsh and ok amh. I have only 1 ovary so this will obviously affect my amh, but its still ok at 1.68. Its the low follicle count that has me worried! 

I would really appreciate any input! Thanks bees.

Post # 918
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

MrsG2BIre :  I’ll try to take a stab at this, but I am no doctor so I would def recommmed asking your doctor all for these questions!! I always had my baseline follicle count between  cd2-5, so cd7 and 12 does sound late to me but I have no idea If that is too late to get an accurate count.


I wouldnt think you would get more follicles after stimming as the baseline is how many follicles that you could potentially mature. From my experience and from reading others not all of them will mature. But dont let that discourage you. My friend has low follicle count but her doctors still think she will be fine to do ivf and can be successful. Your doctor should be able to give you a percentage of the chances of success after seeing your follicle count and all of your other tests. You obviously just need one good embryo!!!

But defianlty talk to your doctor. As I said I am no doctor so they should be able to give you better advice.  Also if you feel like your clinic is testing you too late you could always get a second opinion from another clinic. I wish you the best of luck!!!


Sorry I dont know if that was overly helpful. Maybe you could post your question on the main ttc board? Lots of bees has had low ovarian reserve and did IVF and they could probably answer your question much better.  Again good luck!!

Post # 919
400 posts
Helper bee

candy08 :  Thank you so much bee for taking the time to reply to me I really appreciate it! 

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