Ovarian stimulation is one of the important steps in ICSI treatment. This process is very significant because it is a way to get the good eggs in terms of quantity and quality.
After that, the good eggs are combined with sperm then become embryos. Therefore, getting numerous and qualified eggs can increase the chance of a successful pregnancy.
Ovarian stimulation happens with the administration of oral medicines and injections. However, the injection is mostly used since it directly stimulates ovaries to produce more eggs. Generally, a patient needs to receive the injection for 8-12 days approximately starting from the 2nd – 3rd day of period. Types and doses of injection as well as the length of taking injection are different for each patient. Medication administration depends on various factors as following:
2. Bodyweight, for example, an overweight patient will need more doses of injection.
3. Hormone levels before stimulation
4. Medical records or embryo quality from the previous treatment report (if any)
5. Individual response to ovarian stimulation medicines
6. Health conditions, such as PCOS
However, the response to the ovarian stimulation medicines will vary for each patient. Taking medicines incorrectly can lead the risk of complications respectively. Therefore, the administration of ovarian stimulation medicines depends on the doctor’s consideration in order to achieve the best outcomes and be suitable for each patient as much as possible.
Reference: Prime Fertility Center Co., Ltd.