Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the fertility journey or fertility in general? About the WiStim cycle monitoring application? How to use it? Or are you experiencing technical problems? This page is for you.


What is orgalutran?

Orgalutran is a GnRH antagonist, used in women following infertility treatment to prevent spontaneous ovulation at an inopportune time. It is very important not to forget this.

How is orgalutran stored?

Orgalutran should be stored at room temperature to preserve the molecules that make it work.

What is provames?

Provames is oestradiol in tablet form. It can be used in various protocols, either before IVF or to act on the endometrium by thickening it.

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What is ovarian hyperstimulation?

Hyperstimulation is a complication of ovarian stimulation treatment. The ovaries produce a factor that allows water contained in the blood vessels to pass into the peritoneal cavity. This can lead to abdominal bloating, pain and an increased risk of phlebitis.

What causes hyperstimulation?

Hyperstimulation is always triggered by the bHCG hormone (contained in the ovitrella or secreted at the start of pregnancy) only in patients at risk (many follicles punctured, young, thin women with polycystic ovary syndrome).

What does HSO mean?

HSO stands for Ovarian Hyperstimulation.

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Frozen embryo Transfer

What is embryo transfer?

Embryo transfer during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) involves inserting one or more fertilised embryos into the uterus. There are two types of embryo transfer: fresh embryo transfer and frozen embryo transfer (FET).

What is the difference between frozen and fresh embryo transfer?

Frozen embryo transfer takes place after the embryo has been frozen and then unfrozen. Fresh embryo transfer, on the other hand, takes place directly after embryo culture.

What is the procedure if I have frozen embryos?

For a frozen embryo transfer, there is an endometrial preparation phase (in a substituted, stimulated or natural cycle) and then the gynaecologist decides on the best day to place the embryo.

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Ovarian Stimulation

What is the difference between a short and long protocol?

A long protocol is one in which ovarian function is blocked before the start of the cycle (by medication such as Decapeptyl®, Synarel®) and then ovarian stimulation is started. There are two types of short protocol: Agonist: the ovulation-inhibiting medication (Decapeptyl or Synarel) is started on the 1st or 2nd day of the period at the same time as the stimulation products. Antagonist: stimulation is started at the beginning of the cycle (1st or 2nd day). The ovulation-inhibiting medication is started around the 6th day of stimulation.

How many days after Ovitelle is the pregnancy test reliable?

The pregnancy test is reliable 16 days after induction by Ovitelle, i.e. 14 days after an intrauterine puncture or insemination.

Does the bleeding stop quickly after the puncture?

A few traces of blood may remain in the 48 hours following the puncture.

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IVF and implantation

What is the difference between IVF and insemination?

In IVF, fertilisation takes place in vitro and the embryo is transferred to the uterus.

IUI involves inseminating sperm into the uterus so that fertilisation can take place in vivo (i.e. in the fallopian tubes).

How is IVF performed?

IVF, or In Vitro Fertilisation, is a medically assisted procreation technique that allows several oocytes, taken during a puncture from a woman, to be fertilised with spermatozoa. Fertilisation takes place in vitro, i.e. in the laboratory, rather than in vivo (in the woman's body). You can consult the WiStim article entitled: "IVF in practice".

How long does it take to get your period after negative IVF?

Menstruation generally appears rapidly after a negative test, especially after progesterone-type treatments have been stopped.

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Fertility test

Should I stay in bed between exams?

No, you don't have to stay still.

Is it normal not to have your period before the blood test?

Yes, it's normal not to have your period before the pregnancy test.

How long after the start of the period does the first follow-up ultrasound take place?

In the days that follow, depending on the protocol. It depends on the protocol, the time of a treatment and its composition vary according to the patient.

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Getting started with Wistim

Is there a notification system?

Yes, you are notified when you have to take your treatment or when your doctor tries to contact you (sending documents, treatment planning, instant message, etc.). You can set up your notifications in the "My messages" section of your settings. You can also be notified by e-mail.

Can I use my account to monitor my cycle at the same time as my PMA treatment?

With the current WiStim application, you can simply enter your first day of menstruation on the calendar. However, you will be able to follow your cycle at the same time as your fertility treatment in the upcoming application.

How do I create my account?

After downloading the WiStim application on your smartphone, please open it and click on "I'm creating my profile", then follow the steps requested.

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How do I change my picture?

To do this, go to your profile and click on the profile photo. You can then select the photo you wish to use.

How do I change the application language?

To change the language of the app, go to the app settings, under "Change language", and select the language you want (French, English or Spanish).

How do I change my payment method?

If you wish to change your payment method, please go to the application settings, under the "My subscription" heading, click on "Unsubscribe" and then re-subscribe using your new payment method. Please note! Complete this procedure just before your subscription renewal period ends to avoid double payments.

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Technical problems

I can't see my treatment any more. What should I do?

Please contact your doctor or your centre to ensure that the treatment has been sent. It is also possible that your treatment has been completed and archived by your doctor, but you can still consult it in your history.

I can't delete my documents. What should I do?

If a document sent has been read by your doctor, it cannot be deleted.

I can't send my documents. What should I do?

If you are unable to import your documents, access to your documents or photo gallery may not be authorised. In this case, please go to your device settings, search for the WiStim application and activate access to your documents or photos. You can also check that your document is in the correct format (pdf, png, jpg). If the problem persists, please contact our support team.

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Is the subscription renewed automatically every month?

This is a monthly subscription with direct debit each month. There is no commitment, so you can unsubscribe at any time.

How do I subscribe?

You can subscribe by clicking on "Subscribe" in the main menu.

Can I unsubscribe at the end of my treatment?

Of course! WiStim is commitment-free, so you can unsubscribe at any time.

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