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Is this good?

So today is CD 7 of my first cycle of injects.  I've done 4 days of 150 mg of Follistim.  I went in for my first u/s and b/w since taking injects.  I had 3 follies that they measured - all were around 10 mm.  Then they tested my estrogen levels.  My number was 534 - which apparently is higher than what my doctor thought it would be.  I'm supposed to do one more dose of the 150 mg tonight and then a lower dose on Saturday night (118).  I go in for monitoring and b/w on Sunday.

 

Does this sound right?  I have never had my estrogen levels checked before.  Is higher than expected a good thing?

 

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    I don't know, but I'm interested to know because this is my first cycle with injectables too. Good luck!
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    A mature follie gives off 200mg of estrogen.  So if you have three follies, and let's say they're all about the same maturity since they are the same size...that means they're each giving off 178.  But they need to be around a 17 to trigger.  So I don't really know what it means for you if your e2 levels are saying they are close to mature when their size doesn't correlate.  Sorry I can't offer more help than that.  Maybe they'll have a growth spurt in the next day or two since they are giving off so much estrogen.  I've had follies grow 3inches in a day...which in two days time would make your 10's into 16's.  

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    Your smaller follies are also giving off estrogen. My baseline estrogen was 82 with 25 antral follies. If you have quite a few that are smaller, then that would explain it. 
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