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A 37-year-old member asked:

i am 39 and like to share my eggs in return for ivf? have there been other cases of this?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Egg sharing: This is a hard choice some patients have to face. Still, you need to consider how you would feel if the couple got pregnant and you didn't. As you get older, the chance for success is lower so couples looking for an egg donor may want to choose someone who provides a good chance for success. Still, if this remains your only option, then it is possible to do this.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

My wife makes a lot of eggs but we have no luck with IVF so far. When should we stop?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: Ivf success varies from center to center. Most of my ivf patients conceive on their first/only ivf cycle. Sometimes it can take more than one attempt, though, for ivf to work. A good, board certified re should be able to guide his/her patient as to when "enough is enough".
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A 35-year-old female asked:

3rd ivf, but consistently producing less than stellar egg quality. I end up extracting high quantity of eggs 15-21. What can improve egg quality, ?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Some things??: Depends on age and diagnosis certainly. Many high egg # producers suffer from some form of ovulation defect, either pcod or hypothalamic. Diminished ovarian reserve based on our research is caused by endometriosis. Laparoscopic treatment of endo could help. Low carb diet, eating frequently to avoid hypoglycemia and stopping aerobic exercise can be a huge help in ovulation; egg function.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Will I need to take medications prior to donating eggs to an IVF center?

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Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim answered
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Medications are needed to produce more than one egg in the donnation cycle so that multiple embryos can be produced to increase the chance for pregnancy in the recepient.
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A 38-year-old male asked:

After 19 unsuccesful IVF cycles is there any new breakthroughs coming out of the usa or elsewhere. Poor egg quality has been our issue. 34 yo wife.

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Egg donation is best: There is limited evidence that coenzyme q10 supplements may improve energy metabolism in eggs. As long as your sperm is adequate and your wife does not have major tubal issues, there is still a chance of natural pregnancy, even after failed ivf, and even if she has high fsh levels. After 19 failed ivf cycles (19 attempts or 19 retrievals?) egg donation is the best next step: our preg. Rate is 88%.
A 35-year-old female asked:

How to improve egg quality to increase success rate of ivf? Thank you

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
It's difficult: Improving egg quality is very difficult since it is inherent to the ovary itself. Some thoughts are that acupuncture may help and also coq10; great improvement of poor quality unfortunately relies upon usage of donor eggs.

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