So I went in for my first monitoring ultrasound this morning (CD11). The ultrasound tech gave me the specs on the follicles, but I’m waiting to hear from the nurse for further instructions.
I have 3 follicles on my LEFT ovary – 2 at 10mm, and 1 at 11mm
I have 1 follicle on my RIGHT ovary – 10mm
They only report the follicles over 10mm apparently. They haven’t told me where they want me to be to trigger, but from what I read most doctors look for one or two follicles measuring at 18-20mm before triggering. They didn’t even tell me my lining thickness! And I forgot to ask. I hope I remember to ask the nurse when she calls back.
So the ultrasound tech reported the follicle sizes and said “that means you should come back in two days.” I haven’t scheduled because I want to hear that from my nurse. From what I understand, you can expect follicles to grow 1.5-2mm per day, so that would only bring me to 15mm on Friday at best, right? Like, do I need to go in on my heaviest work day? Maybe I can go back on Saturday? Also I’m trying to do the math in my head to figure out if I’ll need to pick up the sperm on Friday (which would be the case if I am going to do an IUI over the weekend at all), or at least order it on Friday (which would be the case if I am going to do an IUI on Monday). How fast have you guys seen follicle growth? Should I be bummed that my numbers seem low for CD11? I know there’s no “normal” and that I should expect my body to recruit later given that I typically ovulate later, I just wish I had a better barometer for all of this.
That’s my update for now! Waiting for the nurse to call to give me more detailed results and make a plan for the next ultrasound.