November 17, 2008
My RE said that E2 level actually better this time than ever, and that even when I had 5 mature follicles (last cycle), my E2 level was only in the 80 range. Because of this, she suspects that I had lower quality eggs in the previous cycle (which ended w/ a chemical preg).
My Gonal-F dose was lowered from 75 to 37.5 this cycle, and during the u/s my RE said thought that this was a mediocre cycle (w/ just 2 follicles), and that I should go back to the higher dose of Gonal-F. But, after she got my E2, she changed her tune and said that this is the best cycle I’ve ever had, and that I should stick w/ the 37.5 dose (even though it’s slow going).
Is Estrogen that important to a successful cycle? What is a ‘normal’ E2 level? Could this be part of my infertility problem?