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I should have asked more questions

My husband and I did our first IUI on Friday (2/21) and I feel like I should have been better about asking questions.

-Do they do the IUI on the day of ovulation or just before you ovulate?

-I ask for a couple reasons: We did the IUI on day 12, when I usually don't ovulate until day 14 or 15 (we did clomid and a trigger shot though) and when I went in for the US the day after, they said my big mature follicle didn't look like it had ruptured.

-My US the day after showed that the 2 smaller mature follicles were smaller (so they may have ruptured) but my big follicle looked unchanged. They said there was a little fluid in my uterus, though. So is this month a bust?

-They started me on progesterone just in case. Does it normally have many side effects?

Any insight you have or experiences you can share would be great! Thanks!

Re: I should have asked more questions

  • -Do they do the IUI on the day of ovulation or just before you ovulate? 
    You will usually O within 24-36 hrs of your trigger shot.  I did trigger Tues morning, IUI Wed and Thurs morning (my clinic does B2B).  I ended up Oing on the Wed for both IUI cycles (in this example)

    -I ask for a couple reasons: We did the IUI on day 12, when I usually don't ovulate until day 14 or 15 (we did clomid and a trigger shot though) and when I went in for the US the day after, they said my big mature follicle didn't look like it had ruptured.
    When did you do your trigger shot?

    -My US the day after showed that the 2 smaller mature follicles were smaller (so they may have ruptured) but my big follicle looked unchanged. They said there was a little fluid in my uterus, though. So is this month a bust? 
    I'm lost on this one, sorry

    -They started me on progesterone just in case. Does it normally have many side effects? 
    I've been on progesterone the last 2 IUI cycles and I found it definitely made me feel PMSy but more than usual.  Sore boobs, bloat, leakage (sorry, but it's true!) and emotional.  I also got a little ragey.  
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  • Trigger shot was Thursday about 11pm and IUI was Friday at 3pm.

    I was really upset when they told me they didn't think my big mature follicle had ruptured. It was like instant gratification (except not gratifying-disheartening) but she said the fluid in my uterus was a good sign of ovulation, but she wasn't sure. I'm sorry, I'm just frustrated because nothing is 'sure' in this whole thing and I just wish I knew some answers! :(
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  • I totally get that, I hate all the uncertainty.  My first medicated cycle they mis-confirmed O, so I understand how frustrating that can be.  That timing sounds good, between trigger + IUI.  

    So did you have 3 follies heading into it, 1 bigger and 2 smaller ones?  Do you know the sizes?  I wouldn't count yourself out, but it definitely is hard when they didn't give you more concrete info - were the follies there, or had they been released??  Isn't that what all the dildo-cam-ing is for?  But honestly, I'm sorry it's been frustrating and fx for you!   
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  • Haha, dildo-caming! Thanks, that made me laugh!
    Yep, 3 follicles going in. I don't know the exact sizes (again, should have asked more questions).
    Basically, I know exactly what I want and need to ask next time!
    Thanks for the replies!
    jaytee16
  • My RE says that you usually ovulate 36-48 hours after the trigger so they time insemination at exactly 36 hours after. I have also heard that washed sperm don't live as long but my RE told me that they usually live at least 24 hours. I wouldn't count yourself out! You could have gotten lucky with the two smaller follies. And yeah, I would definitely make sure you get a baseline to make sure the larger one doesn't turn out to be a cyst.



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