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5 Day Blastocyst Success Rates
What is the success rate for 1st IVF with the best possible embryo? We did a day 5 blastocyst transfer. My wife is 35 years old. 6 failed IUIs
It depends: It depends on the University Center or MD's office at which the IVF was done. Most results are reported as 3 or 6 month cycles for conception. Some Centers have even reported conception rates when no viable products can be obtained rather than live baby rates. So, this was a question that you should have asked your provider BEFORE embarking on IVF. ...Read more
I had a frozen embryo transfer with a five-day blastocyst on March 20, 2015. When would my due date be?
December 6: If you got pregnant form the ET on d5 your expected due date is Dec. 6. Good wishes. ...Read more
I am 11days post 5 day blastocyst transfer and have been experiencing period like cramping on and off for five days, is this normal?
IVF, 7 weeks pregnant but scan shows 6 weeks, 1 five day blastocyst, I have 2 gesational sacs, one has a fetal pole and yolk sac and 2nd has nothing???
Repeat Ultrasound: After IVF, one can see several scenarios. It is best to wait and repeat the ultrasound. Do not feel anything is wrong till a repeat ultrasound is done. Early ultrasounds can be confusing. Sometimes, twin pregnancies happen even with 1 blastocyst transfer as the blastocyst can divide. However, growth discrepancy can happen and one may survive and the other may not. Good Luck! ...Read more
I am 7 Days past 5 day 2 perfect blastocyst transfer and test this morning showed very faint positive. Is this a good sign?
Too early: The possibility of pregnancy is there but still too early to tell remember spontaneous abortion can take place up to 16 weeks therefore is quite early to tell, if this is going to be a viable pregnancy. Reason why you doctor sees you every 3 to 4 weeks during your pregnacy and follows intra uterine growth with sonograms. ...Read more
No: The window of implantation appears to close at about noon on day 6 post-retrieval. While there may be occasional pregnancies, the success rate drops significantly. I am not sure why you or your doc would want to transfer on day 7, but it is almost certainly a poor idea. ...Read more
I had 2 5 day blastocysts transferred and 12 days later my hCG was 3829 then 2 days later it was 6079. Is this good?
Yes! Congratulations: An hCG level that doubles in 2 days means an embryo is developing normally. Congratulations! You're pregnant! It's very early, but you ARE pregnant! ...Read more
Hi, I had day 5 embryo at blastocyst stage grid bc transfer and today is 5 days pass the transfer I don't any symptoms does this mean negative.
Yes: Actually this is slightly more common after day five transfer ~1%. Since the embryo is in nearly hatching or hatching, the transfer "pressure" can cause the embryo to split into identical twins. This is one of the disadvantages of day 5 transfer. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible to use embryos which are between 2-8 cells on day 5. In other words they haven't developed to morula or blastocyst stage. I am finding?
Possible but.....: Unfortunately, it sounds like the embryos have not developed well. A day three embryo typically has between 6-10 cells. By the time day 5 or 6 is reached, the blastocyst should have hundreds of cells. The embryos you are describing have basically stopped growing around day 2 or 3. They have a very low chance for a successful pregnancy. Sorry about that. ...Read more
Is p4 level 11 on the transfer day of 6-day blastocyst in FET cycle too low to support successful implantation? What are minimum & optimal p4 levels?
Unable to answer: Only your oncologist can give you the answer based on many factors in your history. ...Read more
Have you ever heard of someone thawing out day 3 frozen embryos, growing them out to blastocyst, doing pgd, re freezing, then unfreezing for transfer?
Healthtap Prime: This is a very specific question requiring a high level of expertise. I recommend using Healthtap Prime to speak with a specialist in this area. I suggest Dr. Colin Smikle in California. https://www.healthtap.com/#experts/11885726-dr-collin-smikle ...Read more
My wife Getting discharge 2 day of blastocyst transfer is it normal as my wife is on progesterone?
I had a 3-day embryo transfer thursday the 14th is there a way to tell if any of my embryos made it to blastocyst?
No: Once you do a transfer the only way to know if they grew more is to become pregnant. If other embryos were not transferred they could be grown to day 5. ...Read more
Day 6 blastocyst, not the best quality but good enough to froze, what are the chances of pregnancy if it survive thraw.
Very specific case: This is a very specific question for a unique circumstance. The doctor who is treating you will have much more information and more details. They can grade the egg quality and based on that can give you some statistical chance of success. ...Read more
3 days of spotting and 1 day with a loss of a brown stringy clot, 10 days past 5day blastocyst transfer, is it all over for my icsi?
Patience: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate, but if done too early, a negative result may be due to testing too soon. One can do a test in a few days. The result will be reliable by then. Avoid thinking anything about eggs, sperm, pregnancies, or babies, etc., until after doing the pregnancy test. ...Read more
We did IVF with pgd and used a 5-day blastocyst. We went for transvaginal U/S and all measurements were good except fetus messured at 6weeks 2days instead of 6weeks 5days. Also, we didn't hear/see a heartbeat. Should we be concerned?
Await another week: I know this is difficult, but see what the next week brings. Stay positive ...Read more
Now : It begins on day 5 and continues for the next several days. ...Read more
No: There is no specific initial HCG level that is considered normal. Most reproductive endocrinologists like a level of 50 or more miu/ml. Most importantly HCG repeated 2-3 days latter should double, in your case 130-140miu/ml. Best whishes. ...Read more
I got negative result on hpt on day 5 post blastocyst frozen transfer. No symptoms at all
Did I test too early?
Maybe: The low end of positive for some hpt's is as low as 15 and others 25. Check the insert on your test to find out which one. However, with such an expensive procedure, I would be asking for a serum (blood) pregnancy test. You can have false negative urines. ...Read more
I had two embryos transferred on day 5, one at the blastocyst stage. Six days later my beta hCG was 12, 72 hours later my beta was 23. Thoughts?
I have a gestational carrier whom just got a blastocyst transfer 7 days ago, we test hpt on day 5 and day 7 and both are negative, is it accurate?
Poss too early: It's a bit early to test. Talk to your RE. they usually check blood levels, which are more sensitive. ...Read more
Is a 6 cell embryo on Day 3 an option to make it to a viable blastocyst for IVF transfer on Day 5? I know ideally it should be an 8 cell on Day 3.
Would be concerned a: Bout how it got to be 6 celled. The fertilized egg should split into two and each of the cells then consequently double so should be 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc. 6 is not part of that so was there some sort of problem during 4-to-8 split such that half the slcells didn't split? ...Read more