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How many injections do you need for IVF?

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2 fertility expert(s) answered this question

Answer from: Halyna Strelko, MD

Gynaecologist, Co-founder& Leading Reproduction Specialist IVMED Fertility Center
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Answer from: Scott Nelson, Professor

Gynaecologist, Muirhead Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Glasgow Royal Fertility Clinic and Medical Director at Access Fertility
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The whole variety of different strategies that you can use and you can do IVF with essentially three injections. It seems ridiculous but it is possible. There’s a way that you can do that with as low as three injections, however, that’s not really routinely done and for many people in the UK, they’ll be having many more injections than that. They might have 11 days of injections of the gonadotropins and if they’re using antagonists on top, it can be potentially another six days of that. That’s 17 injections plus the trigger – might be kind of 17 injections so that’s 18. I can’t do my math in my head there so eleven plus six plus one so that’s 18. That’d be gonna say you’ve got an extreme of three which I know we came up with a protocol years ago that facilitated that well something like 18 is average but it may be more than that.

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What is the number of injections - on average - to make the IVF process successful?

What scares the most patients are the injectable medications. There are some options to substitute them but unfortunately not in every case there is such a possibility. How many potential injection patients could expect?

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