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Old 02-25-05, 01:48 PM
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I had to cancel my IUI because my one folly only reached 17%. My doctor doesn't like to proceed unless the little suckers get to 18%. Does it make that much difference in success rate? I'm on 50 mg of Clomid. She plans to up it to 100 next month.

My DH feels as if we are not following protocal correctly. Just curious what others have done.

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Old 02-25-05, 02:19 PM
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Not sure what you mean by 17-18%....follies should be 18-22mm (1.8-2.2cms) in size for optimal fertilization...if you are not responding to the Clomid then increasing it is the best choice! I never responded to Clomid at all and had ZERO follies develop while taking it...
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Old 02-25-05, 02:30 PM
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that is probably what she meant was 17mm. The way I was feeling I thought I have more follies so I was pretty sad it was only one and then not big enough to even try. BUt I guess that explains why my other IUIs have not worked.
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My RE said that they want follies at least 15mm and they know that 15's are good because of IVF. Maybe that is on injectibles, because I do know that follies do seem to be bigger on clomid (25-30mm isn't uncommon). Can't they watch you for a couple of more days to see if the follie grows? Or did it just stall out at 17 and it has been like that for some time?

Personally, I think clomid is a waste unless you do NOT ovulate. I don't know why so many RE's have to start women out on clomid. If you want to up your chances, I'd say go on a low dose of injectible stims. We wasted 3 cycles on clomid and I only got max of 2 follies (the 2nd month on clomid).

Good luck!
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Old 02-26-05, 10:36 AM
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I think it's hard to predict that a follicle isn't viable just by size. With clomid, alot of drs do want to see bigger follicles. However size is not the only predictor. Did you have your estradiol tested? If you had a 17 mm follicle and your E2 was in the 150 to 200 range then that would have indicated a mature follicle.
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