Letrozole and ovarian cysts

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However, I responded to Tamoxifen with high estradiol levels <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cysts. I was put on Lupron for 6 months at first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> after the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cysts returned, I was on it for a year. My last shot was Aug 2003. My hormonal levels in October showed that my ovaries were still active. This last month my hormone levels [FSH (25.7) and estradiol (23)] showed that I was in the menopausal region but barely.
My husband and I have been trying for almost 1 year. I was on Clomid for 6 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> last cycle switched to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>letrozole</span>. Now my period is 4 days late and 2 pregnancy tests say NEGATIVE - this is killing me! My OB has told me I will have to take progesterone to bring on my period. Has anyone else had a late period due to letrozole or had negative PG tests but turned out they were PG? Thank you.
prescriped letrizole and everything looked super, had two great eggs and a lining of 7 mm. Administered Ovidrel, but, lo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> behold, it didn't work, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I had cysts again. Spent another cycle on Yaz. Now, I am on CD 13. Took Letrizole for CD 3-10, and had an U/S on Day 12...which revealed an oblong (but large) follicle, and another good sized follicle. However, the good dr. said my lining was only at 2mm. He told me to wait until CD 14 to take Ovidrel, and he said he had high hopes.
Infertility treatments include weight loss diets, ovulation medications (clomiphene,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>letrozole</span>, Follistim, Gonal-F), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> drilling surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> IVF. Other symptoms have been managed by anti-androgen medication (birth control pills, spironolactone, flutamide or finasteride). ovarian drilling can be performed at the time of laparoscopy. A laser fibre or electrosurgical needle is used to puncture the ovary 10-12 times. This treatment results in a dramatic lowering of male hormones within days.
I was put on birth control when I was 18 to help regulate my periods and to decrease the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cysts (I'm now 30 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have been off the pill since Feb). I am frustrated because I seem to have all of the horrible side effects from clomid but no LH surge. Can OPK kits be wrong? People say your cycles are longer and that you ovulate later on clomid. It's day 18 now and I have pain, cramps and no cervical mucus nor LH surges. How do you know you ovulated?
has anyone ever heard of clomiphene citrate stimulation for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> Remnant Syndrome? It is supposed to stimulate the remnants so they are easier to find via US <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> during surgery to remove them. I wonder if this would be something I might consider?
I think it didn't release eggs last month because it hurt so I'm thinking its just super full of eggs/cysts this month. I hope we don't miss O day!
tested negative, then 3 months later went to the doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had an ultrasound <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> behold...was 3 MONTHS pregnant. This means she was either not pregnant or very, very early when she was getting all the negative tests. I'll quote: ------------------------------------------------------ "With her last son,she got negative results on the HPT and on the bood test from the doctor. He kept telling her there was no way she was pregnant because it would show up on the blood test.
Diagnosed with hypothyroidism <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cysts on both sides Fall 2013. Cysts have all been simple <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have been as large as a baseball, but come and go (no surgery). My doctor (a fertility/ovarian cyst specialist) says I'm one of those people that is just good at making them. Before possible Dec 2012 miscarriage and since getting my hypothyroidism under control, my cycle is usually a bit of spotting late in the day on Day 28 and then the next day is Day 1. It's almost like clockwork!
- provera is to start your AF - birth control pills is to suppress your ovaries from ovulating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so there are no cysts that may get activated with the presence of LH. by being on bcp, it will allow an even growth of ovarian follicles, and prevents a condition known as premature luteinization defined as the premature attempt by your body to ovulate. - femara or letrozole is a drug used to stimulate ovulation in women with PCOS.
I was continually getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cysts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> having bleeding despite the menopause. So in Aug 08 I had a complete hyterectomy including the ovaries. I now am having awful hot flashes and terrible headaches daily. Being unable to take hormone replacement because of the cancer, my question is...is there anything I can do for this?
I have had Chemo induced menopause since 4-04 with hot flashes that had begun to taper off until now. I was continually getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cysts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> having bleeding despite the menopause. So in Aug 08 I had a complete hyterectomy including the ovaries. I now am having awful hot flashes again and terrible headaches daily. Being unable to take hormone replacement because of the cancer, my question is what can I do for this?
So I went to the Dr <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they did an ultrasound <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> saw all the cysts on my ovaries <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> gave me Metformin which I have been on for 6 months now. It has helped me to ovulate, but only twice in 6 months, and no pregnancy. So I asked about starting on Clomid and I am about to do that. I have been reading all your stories and some are encouraging! It is so frustrating, and I too have felt like I am the only one going through this, but it's nice to know that I am not.
This really should be re-named to Polyfollicular <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> syndrome, as the cysts are actually follicles. Follicles normally mature <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> release an egg each cycle. With PCOS they cysts are actually follicles that failed to mature and release an egg. It helped my understanding of the "cysts" alot to know this. If you have alot of "cysts" and TTC it is sometimes beneficial to go on birth control for a cycle or two.
they removed large bowel adhesions,enucleated a chocolate cysts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> coagulated all endometrioyic foci...they did a hysteroscopy too...tubes r normal...came home 2day...mild pain in those 4 stitch portals...i guess will hav to stay home 4sometime...i swear i was scared to death...but once they gav GA i was out...thank u everyone for ur posts...
letrozole decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>letrozole</span> is not to be used in women of childbearing age (see Precautions section).
But I stopped cause I got depresed, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> added 20lbs back on. Now we are on the second round of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>letrozole</span>. Yipee! I feel bad for what I am putting my husband through. I tell him all the time that his wife is broken and it abviously can't be fixed. I don't think that I helped you much but at least there is someone that knows the hurt you are feeling. We will get through this.
i had a lap and hysteroscopy with cervical cryocautery done exactly 2weeks ago...they removed around 5 foci of endo plus 2 choco cysts...went bac to work on day 5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> now my stitches are totally healed....all the best for ur lap...
They took out my left ovary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> left in the tube, due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> cysts. I don't know why they left the tube in. It serves no purpose now, but that is wild about the info you found! I always thought once they took out my ovary that I would have 50% less chances of getting pregnant, but they told me that the one I had would more than compensate for having two. and it was true! I got pregnant 3 times with only 1 ovary! I'm so hoping for you this time!!!!!!
I was 25 when I was diagnosed with endo back in Sep 2009. I had 2 big cysts (one to each ovary) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> got the open surgery done to remove cysts in Jan 2010. I tried to get pregnant on my own for 6months with no luck. Then, I decided to see a fertility specialist in Sep2010. I was on Clomid for 3months and on letrozole for couple of months. I finally conceived my first baby with letrozole in March 2011. Now, I am in 9th week of my Pregnancy. So, Please do have hope.
-) Where in your cycle are you? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> how long have you been using letrozole?
However, if the ovaries are actually healthy ,with the right herbal formulas, exercises and maybe some acupuncture or acupressure you can do yourself, we often see the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> function spring back, produce higher levels of estrogen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> produce that true measure of healthy eggs – a baby. It is important to learn how to keep your body strong and balanced. Instead of focusing on individual hormones you learn the art of bringing balance to your entire endocrine system.
Now, I'm on the phone, on the computer e-mailing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> basically chasing down my OB <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> HMO to get on the ball <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> help me with the RE process. It's tricky because my OB's original referral was to a specialist outside of my insurance coverage and this has been creating great havoc with coverage. Yet, he says my HMO doesn't have any RE's that can deal with my issue. I'll need to have an u/s on cd 2 to check for the cyst and start the new protocol.
so Im new to this and I took clomid until saturday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I go in for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> scan tomorrow. My hubby is in the marines <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sady, the RE that I have to use doesnt give me much info. I dont really think they know what the heck they are doing! lol Well, the nurses anyway. I was wondering if they always do the HCG trigger shot before an IUI. I am taking clomid and metformin (not diabetic though).
They may not all rupture but if they don't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you do a couple of cysts, they will dissolve. You may just need to do a cycle off. Just watch for OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome)! Stock up on some Gatorade and stay hydrated! When I had 6 follies I went on the Gatorade/Ensure/V8 regimen and didn't have any problems. Mommyin09 - Good luck with your opk and/or bd! You are only days away from your IUI and you will be back in the tww. Yippee!
Increasing the number of follicles would most likely be based on the type of stimulation your dr is giving you. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> will also depend on your age <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ovarian</span> reserve, all good questions for your RE. Good luck to you!!!
I've been on Clomid 50mg then 100mg for almost a year on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> off. I tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>letrozole</span> one month. Had 2 mature follicles this time and my DH had a count of 178 million happy guys. Hopefully this is it! Thankfully my insurance covers this 100%. They even cover 4 cycles of IFV. I am lucky in that dept. Good luck everyone!
I just had my HSG done last week (after 19 months of ttc). She said the tubes were clear. I was wondering if anyone here has had this done (I ovulate in the next 2 days so my fingers are crossed). I read somewhere that the chances of getting pregnant after an HSG increase significantly. Does anyone here know anything about this or even had this done and had a better success rate?
I want to wish you good luck. I have to wait until next Monday to take a test. I have been having insane cramping on my left side. I'm worried, not sure what to do at this point other then wait. Good luck to all of you.
As for side effects on 50mg I had mood swings <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hot flashes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the wonderful headaches... On 100mg I thank god I did not have any but did have crazy dreams with them. and with 150mg I had the vision problems. I just hope that this time works. Would love to hear your stories on Clomid and hear how long before you got your BFP on Clomid...
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