Doxycycline and FET


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[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]One question for you: I noted that many of you were taking Doxycycline as part of standard IVF/FET protocol. It is not the case in my clinic: I had microbiological analysis of my cervix, including Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, anaerobic bacteria… – everything came back negative, so I do not take any therapy. [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Wondering is it OK approach? Maybe I should take Doxycycline just in case? What is opinion of your RE? Also, at which moment of FET cycle you were taking it?[/FONT][/SIZE]
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#2

[QUOTE=Dear_D] I had microbiological analysis of my cervix, including Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, anaerobic bacteria… – everything came back negative, so I do not take any therapy.[/QUOTE]

My clinic does not do the bacteria analysis, so maybe they just find it easier/cheaper to just give everyone the meds? I will start doxy 5 days before transfer.

good luck!


#3

I also did not have any testing. They started it for four days 5 days prior to transfer.


#4

I think most REs use it as standard because they don’t want to take even a small chance that anything might get introduced, even with sterile tools and gloved hands and whatnot. I agree it’s probably easier and cheaper than doing a bacterial culture. I don’t think it particularly makes a difference in relation to success of the FET, but it does eliminate the risk of any infection.


#5

My clinic did it last year: one pill in the morning on transfer day and one pill in th evening on transfer day. They didn’t prescribe any this time (I just had my FET on Friday 3/8).


#6

My RE does not use it. She said that there were absolutely no indications that it was helpful. This clinic also does not use methylprednisone which is another common one. I asked about both and her response was that they don’t prescribe things that haven’t been shown to be effective. They have a 65% success rate with FET, so I put my trust in it.


#7

Our RE states that it is also used because we are having sex with our partners. So even if you check out ok your partner is not tested.


#8

I agree, it is just precautionary so no infection will be there, especially if there is assisted hatching done, to make sure no infection was introduced…