E2 levels with IVF

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Frustrated#2

E2 levels with IVF

Post by Frustrated#2 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:11 am

I am in the middle of an IVF cycle. I am on day 5 of stims. I am on 2 Vivelle patches every 3 days, and have been since before this started. My E2 level just recently dropped, from Wednesday to today. Is this normal when you are on patches, or is this an indicator that something isn't working? I had my last cycle canceled due to my E2 levels not rising. So I am worried this is happening again.

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Re: E2 levels with IVF

Post by Dr. Wisot » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:59 pm

The patches should provide a pretty steady level of estrogen so unless you reduced the number of patches or left them on for longer than the recommended time, they should not result in an estrogen drop.

Good luck.

Arthur L. Wisot, M. D.
Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc.
Redondo Beach, California

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