Friday, September 29, 2006

Today's Wanding

It's FET "natural-medicated" cycle day number 9. Today's vag ultrasound revealed an endometrial thickness of just over 8mm. So looks like we will be doing ok in the thickness department. Tomorrow I increase the Estrace to 2mg 3x day for the next 5 days.

I had quite a few antral follicles, but the ultrasound tech only measured one. I am not sure it would be considered too "dominant". I hope that I will ovulate. Does anyone know at what point in a cycle a follicle makes itself known to look like it's gonna toss out an egg?

[Note: I mean to ask: by what day (average) in the cycle can a dominant follicle usually be detected...]

UPDATE: I think I am now understanding that since I am on the supportive meds (Estrace and will be on progesterone) that it doesn't really matter whether I ovulate or not. If I am anovulatory during this FET cycle, the effect is the same as a cycle when they shut down your ovarian function with Lupron. The meds take the place of what the corpus luteum would do after ovulation.

4 comments:

Lut C. said...

I think when the follicle is over 20 mm it is considered ready.

Charity said...

I searched on the web and found that when it measures 18 to 25 mm in diameter it is ready for ovulation. Ironically they would use those figures, because for my one IUI cycle I had one that was 18 & one that 24mm and was warned that I could have twins...Unfortunately, not so lucky, and am now in the midst of my first IVF stimulating cycle...I just want you to know that I wish you all the best, and keep blogging...I love to hear your updates, and your great attitude through your ordeal...Take care... :o)

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I am glad that your wanding went well today. I hope that things continue to go smoothly for this cycle.

Hopeful Mother said...

Sounds like things are going well. I hope it continues...!