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Ovum (Overview)

Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through a process called apoptosis.


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How long is the entire ovum donation process?

How long is the entire ovum donation process?

Two weeks: After you have been screened thoroughly, you would be taking medications for 10-12 days and then have your eggs retrieved 2 days after receiving HCG injection. You will return for follow up visits but you would not take medications. ...Read more

Ovum (Overview)

Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through a process called apoptosis.


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What is the definition or description of: ovum?

What is the definition or description of: ovum?

Ovum: Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through a process called apoptosis. ...Read more

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I have a blited ovum a year ago, do I have the chance to concieved normal baby?

I have a blited ovum a year ago, do I have the chance to concieved normal baby?

Presume yes: Having one blighted ovum doesn't lead to any predictions about future pregnancies, because plenty of women have one blighted ovum during their lives. However, if a woman has 2 or 3 blighted ova, her doctor may look for a genetic cause or other reason for the repeating problem. ...Read more

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How early can signs of blightes ovum occur? . im five weeks and 1 days. Pls help I reli am scared about it.

How early can signs of blightes ovum occur? . im five weeks and 1 days. Pls help I reli am scared about it.

A little early yet: Normally at about 6-7 weeks one should be able to see a fetal pole on transvaginal ultrasound. At about 6 1/2-7 weeks a fetal heart beat can be observed on a transvaginal ultrasound. So you have a little time yet. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Adoption: This is a value judgement, of course, adoption is a wonderufl thing. A baby who is already born and needing parents finds loving parents to live with. While time consuming and at tmes expensive, adoption is not complicated. Having a ovum donor baby is complicated and usually expensive, and carries the inherent risk of failure (much greater than adoption). When it works, it's wonderful too! ...Read more

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How to know when the ovum is ready to fertilize?

Multiple ways: There are multiple ways to determine ovulation which is around the time of fertilization.

1. LH surge sticks (determine the surge before ovulation)
2. Cervical mucus change (pre-ovulatory)
3. Basal body temperature change (ovulatory)
4. Ultrasound (pre-ovulatory)
5. If regular cycles, subtract 14 days from the first day of your cycle and that is the cycle day you ovulate. Ovulation calculators. ...Read more

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Most important decision of my life! Please help me. Considering ovum donation?

Most important decision of my life! Please help me. Considering ovum donation?

Receiving or giving?: If you want to donate your eggs it's a personal decision, but it can bring great joy to another woman struggling with infertility. If you are considering conceiving with donor eggs I wish I could send you a photo of one of our successful couples! The vast majority who choose donor eggs succeed & are happy with their decision. Your clinic may have some former patients who are willing to talk to you. ...Read more

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I found the ovum donor (who never concealed identity). She is on facebook. Can I reach out to her?

I found the ovum donor (who never concealed identity). She is on facebook. Can I reach out to her?

Its complicated: 1. Preference: do you prefer to know your egg donor or not know here. 2. Medical issues: you are not able to evaluate if she suitable in terms of egg reserve and psychologically to be an egg donor. Even if you reach out to her then what will you do. Maybe a better approach is to consult with a reproductive endocrinologist about oocyte donation first. Remember fb is not a private or discrete site. ...Read more

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Back when I had ovum donation it was new and rules were not strict. If donor wants to find us, what will they tell her?

Back when I had ovum donation it was new and rules were not strict. If donor wants to find us, what will they tell her?

Agency contract: Anonymous donor? It depends on the terms of your original contract through the agency or office that matched you. Contact them for the details. ...Read more

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What is a blighted ovum?

What is a blighted ovum?

Empty sac: 'blighted ovum' is an older, less precise name for anembryonic pregnancy. It refers to a first trimester pregnancy in which a gestational sac/intrauterine pregnancy is seen but with no embryonic pole (baby.) it's also called an 'empty sac.'. ...Read more

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What causes blighted ovum?

What causes blighted ovum?

Arrested Development: Once the embryo stops developing all that is often seen on ultrasound in a empty gestational sac, also called a blighted ovum. ...Read more

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How does the sperm and ovum fuse?

How does the sperm and ovum fuse?

Chemically/hormonaly: A biochemical reaction occurs when the first sperm reaches the zona pellucida of the ovum that prohibits other sperm from entering. That first sperm subsequently sheds its cover and its dna is expanded inside the ovum so that the combination of the two haploid dnas can take place and create a brand new dna identity! ...Read more

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What are the tests for blighted ovum?

What are the tests for blighted ovum?

Ultrasound.: Ultrasound and maternal serum beta HCG are warranted to assess early pregnancy failure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blighted ovum?

What are the symptoms of blighted ovum?

None.: Anembryonic pregnancies may have some spotting or bleeding, but no other specific symptoms. Ultrasonographic diagnosis is required. ...Read more

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Can ovum drilling cured pco permanently?

Can ovum drilling cured pco permanently?

No: Pcos cannot be cured, but various treatments can control it. The main goal of most treatments is to correct the ovulation problem and to have you gain regular ovulatory cycles. ...Read more

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What is the management of blighted ovum?

Three options.: D&c, Misoprostol or expectant management. The best choice should be reached after discussion with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blighted ovum.?

Non viable pregnancy: A blighted ovum results in a pregnancy with no fetus developing. There would be placental tissue which results in a positive pregnancy test - but there is no baby contained inside the preganacy. ...Read more