7.18.2007

follicle monitoring day

We (I was with G, I requested him to be there :p) were out the whole day yesterday!!! Yahoo!!! (I get to do this only when I have an OB appointment :) We had an early appointment for my follicle monitoring at OB GYN at Festival Mall. I was teasing G because we were among the firsts to be there. It was funny falling in line and waiting for the mall to open :) ...the last time I did this was when I was in highschool and Manila and SM trips were done only in summer.


We directly went to the clinic because we had a 10am appointment. When we arrived there, there was another lady waiting already. She had to wait becuase I had an appointment schedule while she came as a walk in. Rachelle, the receptionist, helped me get ready for the monitoring. She gave me a pink lab gown and asked me to wait for the doctor. After a few minutes, HE entered the room. Yup, a HE doctor checked on me. I thought he'd look at my ... before putting the apparatus but he did not. He just guessed on where he should put it and monitored through the screen.


Then he started checking. The eggs monitored were not as big as I thought they would be. Only one had a size of 1.79, where 1.8 is the average size dapat. I had 8 eggs all in all. We waited for the result before going to our next errand. So far, I have no worries except to pray that the other eggs will increase their sizes for the coming days, in time for my fertile days(?).

After walking around the mall and eating lunch, we went to Asian to report to Doc Ces. I was the fourth in line so we thought that maybe it will take us more than one hour more before its our turn. To maximize our time, G had his check up with a dermatologist. Dr Noemi was very good. She discuss everything that she knows that is related to G's skin asthma. He has sensitive skin so the doctor gave him a prescription for a cream which he will use everytime he feels any itch.

Going back to Doc Ces for our appointment... she looked at my monitoring result and said that it was good that I responded well with Clomid. Even though I only had one really BIG follice, it was good enough. She gave me an instruction to go back for another monitoring on Thurday. I'd undergo the same process... after the monitoring, I'd see her again...

Hay... trying to conceive is my hardest challenge for now... prayers! i really need it.




13 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi,ilang days before ur last tablet of clomid ka nag undergo ng follicle monitoring? halimbawa magtake ako ng clomid sa july 20, kelan dapat ako mag uundergo ng follicle monitoring? july 28 ba o aug 10? sbi ksi ng OB ko, 10th day daw...d ko nagets kung ika10th day after ng last tablet o ika10th day after ng first tablet...thanks!

mari said...

depende kung kelan ka usually nag oovulate. before ka mag ovulate, dapat magpa follicle monitor ka na. kung 10th day ang sabi ng OB mo, this is the 10th day after your first day ng period. ang count is 1 on the first day mismo.

Anonymous said...

hi, magkano ba ang bayad mo pagpafollicle monitor? thanks!

mari said...

sa OB GYNE sa festival mall ako nagpapamonitor. mas mura sya compared sa asian.

ang package nila is P2,500 )check ko ito ha, ito naalala ko pro di ako sure) sa initial cycle tapos 600 succeeding check ups na. usually around 3 visits (every other day ang monitoring until makita nilang mag erupt yung egg) ako per cycle so mga P4,300 ang binabayaran ko per cycle.

Anonymous said...

wahh! sobrang mahal naman pala...il be having my follicle monitoring on tuesday...11th day of my first day of menstruation and 5th day of my last tablet of clomid...i wasnt informed by my OB na every other day ang monitoring...

anong day ka nag undergo ng follicle monitoring? 5days din ba after ur last tablet of clomid? or while taking clomid, nagpapafollicle monitor ka?

thanks!

mari said...

i agree, kailangan talaga mag invest pag nagwwork up.

sa akin dati, usually start ng monitoring ko is 11th day kasi ito yung time kung kelan dapat meron ng traces ng eggs. maggrow sya ng approximately 2cm in diameter per day.

every other day ang monitoring to check if lumalaki yung egg and para matiming yung pagputok nya sa contact. ito yung ovulation day mo. so most likely, 2x ka mamonitor before contact. kailangan din mamonitor on these days para malaman if kailangan mo ng pregnyl to help burst the egg.

then 3-4 days after 'supposed' ovulation mo na uli to check if pumutok nga yung egg at kung merong traces ng naputok na egg (sana hindi ka nalito :p)

ps... impt na ask mo if pwede na kayo magcontact, kasi 1 cycle ko hindi nasabi ng OB na contact na dapat kaya nakalagpas yung ovulation ko ng walang contact. sayang ang clomid (mahal pa naman)

Anonymous said...

wow! very well said...hehe...thanks sa tyaga mag explain...pasensya kana...medyo masungit kasi OB ko kaya d nako humihingi ng maraming paliwanag pag nag uusap kami...hehe

hmmm...meaning, d pala bsta bsta dapat muna makipagcontact...hehe...kelangan pa rin imonitor...huhuhuhu...ang hirap naman...btw, what's TTC? hehe...

ito bang pagbubuntis mo ngayon, ito rin ung 3rd cycle mo ng clomid?anong month ka nag start mag clomid? ako kasi nung june tpos nitong july naman...dba kasi may side effect sya aside from mahal sya...hehe...ova-mit ung akin...100 per tablet lng naman...ano ung brand ng sayo para pag d umipekto ung ova-mit, ganyan na din bilhin ko sa sunod...sbi kasi ng OB, kahit anong brand daw kasi ung clomifene citrate eh generic pala...

salamat ha? andami ko natutunan sayo...at nakahanap rin ako ng pag asa sayo...

God bless...il be praying for your safe delivery...pray for me also...:)

mari said...

i recommend, hanap ka ng ibang OB. mahal kaya bayad mo tapos hindi sya nag eexplain mabuti. lalo na pag nagmonitoring ka na, every after monitoring dadaan ka sa kanya para magreport so that means another PF un.

basta kaya ko explain at naalala ko pa, share ko sa yo :)

timing talaga ang contact pag TTC (trying-to-conceive) kasi sayang yung pagkakataon lalo na yung sperm kasi bumababa ang quality nun. tyaga-tyaga lang talaga pero worth it naman.

ano ba case mo? iba iba rin siguro ang approach depending sa case. di ko maalala yung brand ng clomid ko pero P150 lang naman din bili ko sa OB. pag sa mercury binibili ang clomid, umaabot ng P250/tablet. once nakatry ako sa Watsons, mura din around P100+ lang.

start ako ng clomid, july 2007. next cycle ko nun is sept 2007 then oct 2007. pag more than 3-6 cycles of clomid daw, bumababa lalo ang chances to conceive kaya dapat bigyan ang sarili ng chance to 'rest' from the medicine. kaya after 3rd cycle ko stop na muna kami.

naku, don't lose hope. darating at darating din ang angel nyo. meron yung times na gustong gusto nyo na maggive up kasi nakakadepress na rin pero during the unexpected times kasi minsan sya binibigay :)

kaya nyo yan... pray pray pray talaga :) kasali na kayo ni hubby mo sa prayers ko... pero hindi ko pa alam pangalan mo :D

Anonymous said...

i have polycystic ovary syndrome daw...hindi daw ako nag oovulate...kaya yun, hirap makabuo...

yep, after 3cycles, stop din muna daw ako sabi ng OB...hindi lang malelessen ang chance makabuo but you can also have ovarian cancer if lumagpas ka ng 12 cycles...i did my research kasi...pero yan din ang sabi ng OB...kumbaga, kinonfirm ko lang by doing research...hehe...and yeah, tama ka, minsan gusto ko ng mag give-up...pero pag naiisip kong ito lang makakapagpakumpleto sakin, try ulit ako...hehehe

just call me mailyn...gusto ko nga makuha number mo eh...i think we can be friends...*wink*

and oh, thanks for including us in your prayers...God bless always!

Anonymous said...

pahabol, anong case mo? PCOS din ba?

bago ka ba magtake ng clomid, nagtake ka muna ng provera or duphaston to induce menstruation? kasi ako I took duphaston nung May kasi delayed na din ako for 2weeks nun...kala ko un na...pero dinatnan ako ng May 18...on the 16th day of my mens (june2), I started taking provera then have my period nung june 18...tapos on the second day of my period (june19) i took clomid na...kaso d ako nakapagpafollicle monitoring kasi nag inarte nga ung OB ko...nagsungit kaya sabi ko hanap ako ng ibang OB...pero naisip ko, another test nanaman kaya balik nalng ako sa OB ko...hehe...nagtake ulit ako ng provera last july 3 (16th day of my mens) tapos i had my period last july 19...july 20 (2nd day of my mens), i took clomid again...now, im scheduled for follicle monitoring on tuesday, july 28...

ang question ko ngayon is, nagtake ka rin ba ng duphaston or provera bago ka magtake ng clomid?

thanks! sana hindi ka nakukulitan sakin...

meg said...

hello.im meg.im researching for side effects of ovamit and i came across this..i used to take clomid but after 3 cycles i stopped kasi parng walang effect..my new OB prescribed me ovamit. im wondering if my headaches and nauseating feeling are side effects talaga of ovamit users kasi its overwhelming..or maybe its just on the first try? heelp...i also get headaches and mood swings

Zara said...

Hi, I'm Zara, 30yrs old from QC. meron din akong PCOS and I underwent work up.. umabot ako sa 3cycles ng clomid tapos dahil hindi ako nagbuntis after the 3rd cycle, nagpahinga ako from the meds. i don't remember ilang months after nun nagconceive ako. unfortunately, 2weeks lang yun baby kasi hindi sya umabot sa stage na magka heartbeat. sabi ng OB hormonal daw ang cuase nun. ngayon, i'm taking provera and clomid together with metformin para magconceive ulit. when i got pregnant pala hindi ako dumaan sa follicle monitoring.
I hope makasali ako sa usapan nyo dito.. hehe. I so wanna get pregnant na teh soonest.

Victoria said...

@anonymous - depende kong irregular ka, as far as i know kong irregular ka bibigyan ka ng provera o duphaston kong suspect mong buntis ka...pero kong hindi provera then after a week doon mag start na yong period mo at my second day i took ovamit..i am schedule for follicle monitoring this coming 24 and 25....

thanks