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When should I have intercourse while taking Letrozole?

You should have intercourse at least every other day, beginning the 3rd day after
your last tablet (DOC 10) until the day after your ovulation. These recommendations can vary based on personal health history. Follow the customized treatment plan created by your fertility specialist.

When will I ovulate with Letrozole?

Ovulation is expected between 5 and 8 days after the last tablet is taken (DOC 12-15). You can use ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) or basal body temperature charts (BBTs) to monitor ovulation.

What are the common side effects of Letrozole?

Headaches, hot flashes, nausea, joint pain and breast tenderness. There is also an increased risk of multiples (twins, triplets, etc.). Please contact your provider immediately if you experience any side effects.

What dose and when do I take Letrozole?

Your fertility specialist will determine the right dose for you and you typically start the Letrozole on day of cycle (DOC) 3 taking a dose each day for five days.

How does letrozole work?

By increasing the number of eggs created and released during ovulation to boost your chances of pregnancy.

How successful are pregnancies from frozen eggs?

Success rates vary based on the age when eggs were frozen, the freezing technology used, and individual health factors. Generally, eggs frozen at a younger age have higher success rates. Our virtual fertility specialists can offer more insight based on your age, health, and reproductive history.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with sperm testing?

Sperm testing is a low-risk procedure, primarily involving the collection of a semen sample. There might be emotional stress or anxiety associated with the test’s outcome, in which case, our virtual fertility specialists are available for support and guidance.

Is there a limit to how many times you can attempt to conceive with frozen eggs?

There’s no set limit, but it largely depends on the number of viable eggs, the amount of eggs that survive the thaw and are fertilized with sperm and the quality of the resulting embryos. Each attempt requires a thorough medical process, and multiple factors affect success rates. Our virtual fertility specialists can discuss what this might look like in your specific situation.

How do I prepare for an egg freezing procedure?

Preparation involves initial fertility assessments, blood tests, and potentially adjusting current medications. You’ll also undergo hormonal stimulation to encourage egg production, which requires regular monitoring. Our virtual fertility specialists can provide a detailed overview and support you through the preparation stage.

What factors should I consider when deciding whether to freeze my eggs?

There are multiple factors to consider when deciding to freeze your eggs: Consider your age, how long you might wait to have children, your family history, current fertility, and any potential health risks. It’s also important to consider the financial and emotional investment given there is no guarantee of a successful pregnancy. Our virtual fertility specialists are here to help you navigate this decision with personalized advice.