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Does Gonal F produce more follicles?
The drugs do however stimulate the ovaries to produce more follicles than would normally grow in a menstrual cycle. … The drugs that stimulate follicle production are called Merional, Menopur, Gonal F and Fostimon. They are administered by daily subcutaneous injections.
How many eggs in a follicle?
The egg develops in a follicle which is a small fluid filled cyst within the ovary which grows from 2 to 20 mm in an average of two weeks. Normally there is one egg in each fully grown follicle and often the term "follicles" may be used synonymously with eggs.
What does Gonal F do in IVF?
Gonal-F (follitropin alfa) Injection is a naturally occurring hormone used to stimulate a follicle (egg) to develop and mature. … Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is also used to stimulate the development of multiple eggs for in vitro fertilization. FSH can be used by men to increase the production of sperm.
How many follicles are needed for IVF?
The stimulation must result in a minimum of 3 mature (or close to mature) follicles (we consider follicles to be mature if they are 16-20mm in average diameter on the day of HCG). Alternatively, if there are 2 follicles 16-20mm and at least 2 more that are 13-15mm, we can proceed to the egg retrieval.