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What hormones are typically tested for before an IVF?

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what hormones are typically tested for before ivf. Specifically, are progesterone levels routinely tested before an ivf cycle?
Posted Thu, 20 Mar 2014 in Infertility Problem
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 6 hours later
Brief Answer: yes Detailed Answer: Hi Following hormones are tested before IVF : 1. FSH 2. LH 3. AMH 4. Estradiol (E2). 5. Serum Progesterone. 6. Thyroid profile. 7. Prolactin. Among these estradiol and progesterone are tested before as well as during Ivf treatment to check response to IVF injections. Let me know if you have any more questions. Regards Dr. Mahesh Koregol IVF & Infertility Specialist
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Follow-up: What hormones are typically tested for before an IVF? 11 hours later
Therefore if they checked my progesterone levels, they would of informed me if there were any issues right?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 4 hours later
Brief Answer: yes Detailed Answer: Hi You are right. They will definitely inform if there is problem. On the other hand you cross check reports with your doctor Regards
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Follow-up: What hormones are typically tested for before an IVF? 19 hours later
I have more spotting. I read that progesterone can cause some vaginal bleeding. If this is case, wouldn`t that cause the embryo to fall out with the bleeding?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 1 hour later
Brief Answer: no Detailed Answer: Hi Progesterone variations do cause spotting as you mentioned. Embryos are unlikely to fall out with it. Dont worry Regards
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Follow-up: What hormones are typically tested for before an IVF? 1 hour later
Thank you I really like you doc. You sure know how to put my mind at ease. Keep up the good work! :)
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 2 minutes later
Brief Answer: Please write review Detailed Answer: Hi I am glad that my answers were helpful. Please accept my answer and write a review Regards
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Follow-up: What hormones are typically tested for before an IVF? 1 hour later
I am going to write a good review. Thank you :) Hello again, I just noticed that I have white milky coloured breast discharge. Could this be a side effect of the progesterone or could it possibly an early pregnancy sign? Thank you
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 10 hours later
Brief Answer: prolactin Detailed Answer: Hi It is not suggestive of pregnancy. Some women do secrete small amount of white milk which is normal. After a week get serum Prolactin hormone tested as increased levels of this hormone lead to milk secretion from breast and need to be treated
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