How does Buserelin work?

My lining was not thin enough following 14 days on 50 units of buserelin (6mm). I am now on a further week but given that my bleed stopped by the 14th, I am puzzled at how this will continue to thin the endometrium?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 7 years, 4 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

The thickness of endometrium is not the cornerstone of down-regulation success. It is rather the oestradiol level (blood test) which suggests your body response. If your response is not appropriate you may have offered different treatment protocol. Daily buserelin for 14 days is typically used in IVF treatment. There is no such a known optimal endometrium thickness used for stimulation start.