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  1. mjoypick
  2. IVF
  3. Monday, 08 December 2014
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I would be an out of town patient to your office but after researching this topic online your site appeared to have the most research. I just had my first IVF procedure and the results were devastating. While I had 105 follicles the RE was not able to get one egg (even dead, immature, etc.). Obviously my husband and I were in shock after the procedure and didnt have a chance to discuss things with the doctor other than it is a very rare condition called Empty Follicle Syndrome. He said he did empty all 105. I have been reading about this and I cannot find an instance where a woman had as many follicles as I did and it resulted in no eggs. We are scheduled to see the doctor on Wednesday but are also contemplating getting a second opinion. As a brief background, I am a 31 woman with thin/lean PCOS. I have normal 3 day FSH and LH levels and an AMH of 22. I have irregular periods and have extremely polycystic ovaries, although, I do not have insulin resistance or any external side effects. My husband is 34 and is perfect (his semen too)! We have tried Clomid and have been able to grow a follicle but it did not result in a pregnancy. I was taken off the Clomid due to poor vision and other vision problems while on it. They tried Femara and Bravelle combo and i didnt respond. They suggested we proceed with IVF with ICSI. I was on stims for 15 days - bravelle (225 iu) and then addded ganirelix and menopur. Due to the high number of follicles they did a Lupron trigger. I am curious if your office has experience with this and would be willing to talk to me. I have many questions including does it mean I am out of eggs or incapable of growing eggs, will IVF even with a different protocol work for me, and will this procedure (emptying all of the follicles) affect me positively or negatively for future cycles. I would like to have a consultation with someone who has the most experience with PCOS, IVF and empty follicle syndrome. Thank you in advance.
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DrFrederick Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Hello mjoypick,

It may be that the trigger shot was not appropriately dosed and that explains the empty follicle. I would be happy to review your records for you and offer a second opinion at your earliest convenience. There are certain medications that you may respond better to, and I would be happy to explain it to you.
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