I may prescribe the medication Gonal F or Puregon, which is administered by injection. I will explain your prescribed treatment plan and how to do the injections. Injections will commence on your second or third day of your menstrual cycle and continue for a number of days until a mature follicle is ready. This is conducted by an ultrasound to monitor your progress and view the growth of your follicle(s).
Once a mature follicle has formed this will mature into an Oocyte (egg). Some patients require assistance for the maturation and release of an egg and in this case, I will administer a “trigger” shot of HCG.
3. HCG (Ovidrel/Pregnyl)
Some patients may require the assistance of fertility medications to help release a mature egg into the uterus for fertilitsation by sperm. In this instance, I will administer or recommend dose of Ovidrel. Ovidrel can be taken in a cycle paired with Gonal F injections or on its own depending on your assessment outcomes.
Once you have had a course of Ovidrel, Dr. Myran’s helpful team will advise you when it is suitable for you and your partner to have unprotected intercourse or arrange the time for your insemination.
We understand that injections can be confronting if you haven’t used this form of treatment before. Rest assured, our office will book you in for a consultation where Dr. Myran will thoroughly explain how to self administer injections. We suggest for this consultation you bring your partner or family member who you would feel comfortable to assist with injections. The injections used are in pen form and are less intimidating then a drawn up needle. To select dosages you click the pen to the directed amount and inject within the fatty tissue of the stomach or upper thigh.
Possible side effects slight bloating, abdominal discomfort, breast tenderness, nausea, muscle aches and tiredness.