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Diarrhea after egg retrieval normal?

Diarrhea after egg retrieval normal?

Not common: but also unlikely to worry about. You should ask your IVF doctor promptly if he/she has any recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Evan Altman
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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After embryo transfer when will egg be retrieved?

After embryo transfer when will egg be retrieved?

Confused: The egg(s) must be retrieved before embryo transfer - so they can be fertilized and become embryos. Maybe i didn't understand your question? ...Read more

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Is egg retrieval painful?

Is egg retrieval painful?

No: There are great techniques that your doctor can use to minimize discomfort after retrieval. Talk to to your reproductive endocrinologist and have plan! ...Read more

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Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Probably: The medications used during advanced fertility techniques can certainly cause formation of ovarian cysts. If you are having abdominal pain or discomfort after such a procedure, you absolutely must contact your doctor. This should be evaluated with specific labs and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does embryo implant two days after fertilization?

Does embryo implant two days after fertilization?

No: The embryo usually implants about a week or so after fertilization, when it reaches the blastocyst stage. ...Read more

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How many days after fertilization does the fertilized egg become a blastocyst? Then embryo? What implants-the blastocyst or embryo?

How many days after fertilization does the fertilized egg become a blastocyst? Then embryo? What implants-the blastocyst or embryo?

The process: As the fertilized egg divides, it is first known as a morula. Approximately 5 days from first fertilization it forms into a hollow ball known as a blastocyst. This blastocyst implants and begins to sort itself out into different layers--the inner group becomes the embryo and the outer layer will work to nourish and protect. At approximately 6-7 weeks from time of fertilization, an embryo begins. ...Read more

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IVF egg removal. 32 follicles only 7 eggs retrieved. Did Lupron (leuprolide) trigger and Hcg. Why so few?

IVF egg removal. 32 follicles only 7 eggs retrieved. Did Lupron (leuprolide) trigger and Hcg. Why so few?

Ask your doc: Many possibilities: incorrect timing (too early OR too late) or administration of hCG, bad batch of hCG, surgeon had difficulty with TVA, maybe only 7 mature follicles and the others were mid-to-small...your doctor and your embryology team are only ones who can answer what happened. Good luck with the 7, sounds good! ...Read more

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In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

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) intrauterine insemination/iui. Happy thanskgiving! ...Read more

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Will the egg be implanted 2days after ovulation?

Will the egg be implanted 2days after ovulation?

No: The egg is released on ovulation. Usually fertilized in the next 12-24 hours. Then it travels down the fallopian tube for 3-4 days and implants in the uterus around day 5 after ovulation. ...Read more

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Does a fertilized egg release any hormones before implantation?

Does a fertilized egg release any hormones before implantation?

Yes: The embryo releases many hormones and other signals. Most of them are not completely understood and are not able to be measured. But the embryo secretes things that help it to implant into the uterus. ...Read more

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Can using PESA method retrieve enough sperms to fertilize egg using ivf without going through ICSI?

Can using PESA method retrieve enough sperms to fertilize egg using ivf without going through ICSI?

Need ICSI: PESA does not produce sufficient number of sperm for an intrauterine insemination - ICSI is required. http://www.advancedfertility.com/testicsperm.htm ...Read more

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3 failed ivf. Blocked tube. Reports ok. Age factor so donor egg. Et cancelled - poor lining. Suggested cryocautery before FET in same cycle?Is it ok?

Cervical cryo?: In the same cycle as an fet? That would not be acceptable in the United States is all i can say. Or are you asking about another form of cryo? ...Read more

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How to harvest eggs from fallopian tubes after menopause?

How to harvest eggs from fallopian tubes after menopause?

Not possible: Eggs in females are produced by the ovaries. So the tubes have nothing to do with the source of eggs. Also, menopause is a point at which the "eggs" are largely gone. There is no circumstance where it would be appropriate to harvest eggs from a woman who had gone through menopause and consider them of good quality to use in advanced fertility procedures. ...Read more

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How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

Overview here ...: First you choose either an anonymous egg donor (usually under 30) or a known donor. The donor is tested for egg supply, infections, genetic or psychological issues. When you are ready, the donor receives shots to make multiple eggs then has eggs removed. The eggs are fertilized in the lab with your partner's sperm, grow into embryos, and the best 1-2 embryos are replaced. Any extras can be frozen. ...Read more

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7 days after frozen embryo transfer, pregnancy test?

7 days after frozen embryo transfer, pregnancy test?

No!: That's too early for a reliable test, ask your ivf doctor when he/she wants the test. ...Read more

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After iui can sperm come out?

After iui can sperm come out?

Yes , need just one: out thousands several will go the target the ovum , but need just one. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can eggs be harvested after tubal fulguration?

Can eggs be harvested after tubal fulguration?

Yes, if only 1 side: If the procedure is done because of infection/cancer on one side, then the other is open which can be used for harvest. If your procedure is done for purpose of birtn control (tuboligation), then you can't harvest the eggs---the gates are sealed! tubal reversal usually cost 6-10 grands and success is not guaranteed. Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more