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Table 2 Follicular growth and hormonal profile during COH

From: First intention IVF protocol for polycystic ovaries: does oral contraceptive pill pretreatment influence COH outcome?

  Non OCP group OCP group p-value
Desensitization day <6 mm follicles 29 [15.2-54.3] 26 [15.7-65.8] NS
  6–9 mm follicles 5 [1.0-14.4] 6.5 [2.0-18.6] NS
  LH (IU/L) 1.7 [0.6-4.3] 0.7 [0.5-2.5] P = 0.0001
  Prog (ng/mL) 0.2 [0.1-0.6] 0.3 [0.1-0.6] NS
  Testo (ng/mL) 0.19 [0.05-0.45] 0.23 [0.06-1.06] NS
  Δ4 (ng/mL) 1.71 [0.86-3.13] 1.48 [0.74-5.40] NS
D7 6–9 mm follicles 11 [2.1-30.1] 10 [3.9-40.5] NS
  ≥10 mm follicles 6 [1.1-17.0] 6 [1.0-23.0] NS
  E2 (pg/mL) 396 [76.4-1269] 287 [94.7-1680.9] NS
  LH (IU/L) 0.9 [0.5-2.4] 0.7 [0.3-1.1] NS
  Prog (ng/mL) 0.3 [0.1-0.6] 0.3 [0.2-0.5] NS
  Testo (ng/mL) 0.27 [0.10-0.49] 0.32 [0.05-0.55] NS
  Δ4 (ng/mL) 2.01 [0.87-4.03] 2.05 [0.82-4.17] NS
HCG-D 10–12 mm follicles 7 [3.0-13.9] 4 [1.0-15.0] NS
  13–15 mm follicles 7 [2.0-23.8] 7 [2.0-18.2] NS
  >15 mm follicles 8 [4.5-15.5] 9 [3.0-15.0] NS
  E2 (pg/mL) 3135 [1704.0-5528.1] 3131 [1120.5-5859.0] NS
  LH (IU/L) 1.4 [0.5-2.2] 1.0 [0.4-2.3] NS
  Prog (ng/mL) 0.8 [0.3-2.3] 0.7 [0.2-1.4] NS
  Testo (ng/mL) 0.46 [0.31-1.34] 0.53 [0.27-1.39] NS
  Δ4 (ng/mL) 3.50 [1.78-7.81] 3.69 [1.02-6.72] NS
  1. COH controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, D7 seventh day of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, HCG-D HCG injection day, LH luteinizing hormone, Prog progesterone, Testo testosterone, Δ4 delta-4 androstenedione, E2 oestradiol. Quantitative data presented are medians [5th – 95th percentiles].