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A 25-year-old female asked:

would it be safer to have a reverse tubal or ivf? which would be better or more effective?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Depends: Ivf has a good success rate but is expensive and requires following strict protocols for each cycle with strong drugs. Tubal reversal in competent hands has a good success rate and is a one-time surgery (now minimally-invasive) that provides repeated chances for pregnancy without any further treatment. There are some drawbacks and risks with each.
Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
IVF/ Tubal reversal: It depends on several factors. A tubal reversal allows you to get pregnant on your own and as often as you choose afterwards. Still, it is a surgical procedure that has related risks, including an increase in ectopic (tubal) pregnancies afterwards. Ivf is more successful with each attempt but is more expensive, requires diaily injectiions, has increased risks for multiples, and other concerns.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I don't want to do IVF , do I have other choices?

3 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Only 10% of the infertility population ever need ivf to conceive. Educate yourself to make a well informed decision. Ask lots of questions of your doctor to understand your condition and all treatment options.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can I do to increase IVF success probability?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Several things: See a board certified re. Attend an ivf center with a published high success rate. See an ivf doc who will personally oversee all aspects of your ivf cycle rather than seeing one doc today, a different tomorrow, etc. Do full testing before starting ivf to assure all is proper for getting/staying pregnant. Acupuncture can help. See www.Reproendo.Com for more if you're interested.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is IVF art?

1 doctor answer10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg.
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely... In literal sense...In Vitro fertilization is a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) In the figurative sense, we also know that IVF is an 'art', a feeling, a creation, a picture that allows for individualized care that best suits the clinical scenario for each couple!
Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Tarun Jain
Dr. Tarun Jain commented
Fertility Medicine 24 years experience
Jun 12, 2017
A 46-year-old member asked:

Curious about conceiving with ivf? What are the odds at 40?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not great: But certainly not impossible. Stay positive and hook up with a good rei.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What do you think about IVF in a surrogate?

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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Personal issue: I think this is a very personal issue that each individual needs to decide where he or she stands. It is fairly complex with many considerations: emotional, physical, religous, spiritual, etc.

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