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#1 Kitty_Cat

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.

#2 Froyo

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.


#3 Guest_domestically~challenged_*

Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:50 PM

I'm sorry.

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.

#4 Annie001

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.
GL!!


#5 Kitty_Cat

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!

#6 libbylu

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.

#7 babycuddler

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!

#8 Hope4ever

Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:54 AM

Dear Kitty-Cat

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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