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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
IVF: In-vitro fertilization is the most advanced art (assisted reproductive technology) for helping women become pregnant. What is unique about ivf is the ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
IVF: is very safe and can be highly successful; it is usually expensive and can be stressful to go through.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Expensive: It can add up. Many insurances don't provide good coverage, if at all.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: People who have been properly counseled, and enter IVF voluntarily have few complications short or long-term. The procedure is successful, risks are l ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Lab techniques: Ivf works by adding sperm to eggs in the laboratory to produce embryos that are transferred into the uterus. Ivf bypasses the problems that can inter ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Check with clinic: From looking at some blog posts on google the cost is around $12, 000 usd in 2010-2011. Try contacting a clinic there for more accurate up-to-date in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No but related : Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd ref ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other places too: Normal pregnancies start with conception in fallopian tube. Then the embryo develops over a few days to mature enough to stick to the endometrium in t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: Ivf is an alternative to adoption in some cases where a woman is a "good candidate" for ivf. In other words, if a 47 year old woman wants to adopt, s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Vitro is in the lab: In vitro fertilization, ivf, means in latin 'in glass', that is, in the laboratory. In vivo is in the body. In ivf, eggs are removed from the ovary ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Several steps: The woman is given injectable fertility drugs to produce several eggs. The eggs are removed from her ovaries through her vagina while under anesthesia ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Internet: This is a good place to start; however, always consult with your ob/gyn to sift through a lot of the information.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian trasfer (zift) is a laparoscopic surgical procedure where zygotes are placed in the fallopian tube of the female partner. The zy ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Zozulin
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. U ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
IVF: As a general rule, IVF always has a pregnancy rate 3-10x that of IUI. The actual pregnancy rate varies based on individual situations. Sometimes the d ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Depends how healthy 50 yr old woman is , what systemic diseases she has, and what predicted diseases she will get at her age like any normal populatio ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Less likely: A very low motility of 15 % is less likely to be successful with IUI but may still result in a pregnancy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
IVF: An unusual question at your age. Surely if you are seeing an obstetrician for IVF, that doctor would be explaining that to you? If you are asking on b ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: I'm certainly not the religious expert, but, as long as one doesn't discard any embryos, i don't a conflict.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Zift: Not exactly sure. See: http://harvardmagazine.com/1997/11/f.science.html
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim answered
29 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends: 1. Insurance coverage or the whole process, part, medication, how many trials...2. Geography prices maybe different in different parts of the country ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
It varies: But it’s often around 3 cycles. It can be more or fewer depending on how the IUI cycles have gone, patient age, doctor or patient agenda.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Embryos: I think that you have a good chance. Good Luck with this amazing advancement in science :)
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Ivf is a complicated treatment and tests needed to start. Tests of egg quality (amh, fsh, afc) help predict success and pick stim protocol; sperm test ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: Kids born via ivf are no different than kids born via natural methods of conception.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ask your oncologist!: That depends on your cancer history - do not attempt ivf without consulting with your oncologist!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience in Fertility Medicine
IVF Safe: Ivf is a very safe procedure but all procedures have risks. For brevity, biggest worries include hyperstimulation syndrome (ohss), ectopic pregnancy, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Call your DR : For advise. U may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for now & it's safe. Best wishes!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Fertilization is a hookup of egg & sperm that usually occurs in the fallopian tubes as the egg moves slowly to the uterus.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Possible: Can't say for certain, but it's possible. Day 10 is definitely on the early side, but i've seen pregnancies from cd 10 ovulations as monitored by ultr ... Read More
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