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  • "8141lindsay" started this thread

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 2:56am

How do they decide whether to give u long or short protocol?

Hi sorry if this has been asked a million times before but I'm confused as to what protocol il be 34 (35 in April) and low normal amh 8.3,anyone have any ideas what il be offered or will I have a choice? Obviously il find out at my next appointment but its a month away and I'm confused as hell by it all and I want to gather/google as much info as I can x



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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 7:26am

I'm not going to be that helpful I'm afraid as I don't quite know why a long or short is chosen. I had long and I had irregular cycle but don't know my amh ( or what it was then anyway). Hopefully someone far more helpful will be along soon! Xx

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 7:44am

I don't know either. I've always had a long protocol yet a lot of my friends have only ever had short.

Good luck whichever they choose x

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 9:11am

Thanks for your replies! I'm not the only one then who doesn't understand it all then! Thank goodness! Definitely don't feel as bad now! Xx



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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 2:19pm

I think it comes down to what the clinics think, and they all have their own opinions about which is better for egg quality etc, mine always preferred long protocol for some reason, which means joyous down regulation
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Friday, January 22nd 2016, 6:38am

I have no real idea either but on my last cycle they changed me to short protocol to try and produce more eggs. I always produced good quality but low numbers.

However even on short protocol the result was the same, in fact I had less eggs but produced a baby so who knows!!!!! Good luck

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