I did a long protocol IVF with lucrin and 12 out of 13 retrieved eggs were immature (matured in lab). I felt awful while taking the lucrin, blood pressure was high, dizzy and swollen ankles. 2 blasocysts (one hatching) were transferred, but resulted in negative. My FS has recommended the Cetrotide protocol for my next IVF. If this is a new protocol, why is long protocol and lucrin still the preference for one’s first IVF? What are the chances of mature eggs from cetrotide protocol if long protocol resulted in mostly immature eggs? Could the reason for so many immature eggs have been because lucrin had a negative effect on my body?Sunday, November 9th, 2008
Cetrotide protocols are not new. It has been around for quite a few years now. About 65% of all cycles worldwide however, are still Lucrin cycles. This is probably due to the fact that Lucrin has been tried and tested for many years , having given good results for many years. The availability of Cetrotide has given us more options and the ability to change protocols where required.
There is no guarantee that the cetrotide will lead to a different outcome, but is worthwhile doing if indicated. It is unlikely that the reason for the immature eggs was the Lucrin – it could be that it was just a particular bad cohort of eggs or ovarian dysfunction
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