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First egg collection and no eggs found
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:12 PM
I'm new to the forums and am curious to know whether anyone has had an egg collection where no eggs were found?
I had my first egg collection this week and the Dr advised that there were no eggs to be collected.
I had gonal f, orgalutran and ovidrel as trigger (after trying unsuccessfully for six months on clomid with pregnyl for trigger). I have PCO and my husband has poor sperm morphology.
I have an appointment next week with my Dr to discuss next steps, but I want to know whether this is unusual or typical of IVF first time around.
Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:31 PM
I'm sorry, it's a very disappointing outcome.
Sadly it's not uncommon for patients with PCO.
Your FS should go through the options for the next stim during your next appt. Often it's just a matter of finding the protocol/ doses that are right for you.
ETA: Should add that the first stim is always a trial run, regardless of dx.
Edited by Froyo, 01 October 2014 - 09:32 PM.
Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:50 PM
How many follicles were present? Yes with PCO/PCOS there is a risk of empty follicle syndrome.
I don't think there is a typical first stim cycle - it really is just a trial run.
Posted 02 October 2014 - 01:21 PM
This pretty much happened to me first time (I had 12 follicles and only 2 eggs recovered- and one was immature) -I panicked IVF would never work- my FS swapped me to menopur and upped the dose and I got 13 the second go so don't panic. I read a lot into it- my other worry was I was resistant to ovidrel and I wanted to trigger with pregnyl but in the end the ovidrel did the job second time- I think my issue was the stim drug.
Posted 02 October 2014 - 02:39 PM
Thank you so much everyone for your replies. You have made me feel a bit less panicked!
domestically~challenged - I had 12 follicles. I was completely shocked when they said nothing was found!
FS appointment is next Thursday so hopefully I will get some answers and a way forward for the next round.
Thank you again for putting my mind at ease. I thought I was a complete freak of nature for a while there!
Posted 02 October 2014 - 02:48 PM
I agree that the first cycle is often like a trial run. Very dissapointing for you though I am sure your docs will have some great ideas about what to try next.
Wishing you the best of luck for next time.
Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:09 PM
yes this happened to me too, the first cycle is a trial run to see how you react to a certain level of drugs. On your next cycle they will probably increase them and you will respond better! They need to start out low just in case you are a super responder and create a huge amt of eggs first time around.
it is so frustrating, but just try and stay positive and cross fingers for next time!
Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:54 AM
am new member and just signed in I want to know what happend to you and whether or not you manage to get eggs. I've done 3 unsuccessful IVF and no eggs were found out of 15 mature follicals.
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