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difference between ivf and test tube baby

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: 'test tube baby' is a much older non-medical term that used to be used when talking about ivf pregnancies. They are the same thing.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Your child has 25 percent risk of being SS
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
IVF/IUI: (grin) if i understand the question, ivf is a 'test-tube baby' rather than a 'turkey-baster' baby. 'turkey-baster' describes (more or less) intrauteri ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
The : The best idea would be to call the clinics near you. Start a list and write down what they say and ask specificic pricing questions (how much per off ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
ICSI and IVF: "Test tube baby" is a poor naming of a GROUP of procedures in which conception (that is--the joining of sperm and egg) is done outside of the body...a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not likely.: See recent impactful publcation in the new england journal of medicine [n engl j med. 2012 may 10;366(19):1803-13. Epub 2012 may 5]. The increased ris ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
26 years experience Fertility Medicine
Absolutely: Blocked tubes is the reason ivf was invented, and ivf is often a better approach than a surgical tubal ligation reversal. See a specialist (reproducti ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Glassner
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Don't give up: Surgery may or may not help. Sometimes the damage is too severe. If there are no other major issues ivf should work with persistence. You shouldn't gi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
20 years experience Fertility Medicine
Two options: You have two options to regain your fertility after tubal ligation. One option is tubal reversal while the other is in vitro fertilization (ivf). You ... Read More
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