hcg dose

sophie

12 Posts
Reply Posted on: Sep 20, 2012 at 11:18am
I have a question regarding the efficacy of varying doses of hcg. Is 10,000 iu more effective at triggering ovulation than 5000 iu? I know that the larger dose hangs around longer and helps to increase luteal estrogen and progesterone, but I'm wondering if it is any more effective simply as a trigger for ovulation than 5000 iu would be.

Thanks!
Sophie

Dr. Braverman

2005 Posts
RE: hcg dose Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 6:17am
We have found in the past the higher doses may actually help with the last stage of meiosis and help retrieve a higher number of good quality embryos. However most studies have shown little difference in success with 5000 or 10000.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.