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Doctor insights on: Blastocyst Embryo Transfer

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Embryo Transfer (Definition)

Embryo transfer (also et, set. Fet, etc) refers to placing one or more human embryo(s) (multi-cell or blastocyst) into the uterus of a woman trying to become pregnant. Et is the final step in an ivf cycle, and is done in some other circumstances as well. It is extremely safe, mostly comfortable, and usually not technically difficult. Experts agree on its importance, but ...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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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 day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Huge NumberVariables: including: age, person receiving, donors, those helping & their methods, food, emotional issues & the list goes on & on. All meaningful medical rates are after the fact data; not reliable future predictions. Why? The issues are far too complex & beyond everyone's reasonable understanding. Suggest studying: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for important issues not commonly covered. ...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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Can embryo implantation hurt?

Can embryo  implantation hurt?

No. It's so small.: An embryo a few days old has just a few hundred cells, and is so small that it's almost invisible. It's probably the size of a comma on your phone or computer screen. It's basically a dot, but a dot that contains magic stuff called "life". ...Read more

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Whit fluid after embryo transfer normal?

Whit fluid after embryo transfer normal?

Any: Generally, fluid is used to cleanse the cervix reducing bacteria and increasing the chances of pregnancy. The fluid can be left after the transfer and is experienced by the patient as leaking fluid. We tell patients that the embryos can no fall out after the transfer. The cervix is making much more mucous under the stimulation of estrogen which can mimic loss of fluid vaginally. Mwww.jcrm.org ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding after 20 days of successful embryo transfer. 1st beta hCG report is 102 after 14 days of embryo transfer ?

Vaginal bleeding after 20 days of successful embryo transfer. 1st beta hCG report is 102 after 14 days of embryo transfer ?

Congratulations!: That's very good news. You have not asked a specific we can answer: what do you want to know? ...Read more

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When does implantation happen after embryo transfer?

When does implantation happen after embryo transfer?

6-to-7 days old: A fertilized egg/embryo always implants in the uterus when it is between 6-to-7 days old. ...Read more

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Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Probably not: Probably should not have gas after an embryo transfer but if you were anxious leading up to the procedure, which is completely understandable and expected, you might have done a little month breathing and got some extra air in your stomach that you are now passing. I would not worry to much. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does intercourse before two days of frozen embryo transfer effect endometrial layer?

Does intercourse before two days of frozen embryo transfer effect endometrial layer?

Ask doctor: The best person to answer this is to ask the doctor you are working with ...Read more

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Signs of embryo implantation?

Signs of embryo implantation?

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. Ovulation for mos women happens between days 12-16 from the first day of the period, on average 14 days. Therefore implantation bleeding can occur sometime between day 18 at the earliest and 22 at the latest (days 19-20 for most women). Of course there are exceptions but this applies to most regularly menstruating women. ...Read more

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Had 5 d blastocyst frozen transfer. 10 day post hCG 330. 14 day post hCG 1270. Had 2 good quality embryos transferred. Twins?

?maybe! congrats: haha. don't get greedy! that is a normal rise, almost double in 2 days... BUT it is early, so will know soon! ...Read more

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What are the causes for failed embryo implantation after embryo transfer?

Probabilities: A high proportion of natural embryos do not implant, the same is true for IVF/embryo transfer. Rates improve with pre-screening of the developing embryos, and with younger age of donor (40 have similar rates with donor eggs, very low rates with their own eggs. ...Read more

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8 cell embryo increase chances of implantation?

8 cell embryo increase chances of implantation?

Yes if day 3: Good quality 8 cell embryos are generally what we want to see for day 3 embryo transfer. However, many 8 cell embryos will not implant and sometimes even poor quality embryos will still implant. ...Read more

Blastocyst (Definition)

We use this term for one of the early phases after fertilization, in which the mass of cells produced by the division of the fertilized egg has acquired a central cavity, making it hollow, and one can tell which cells will become ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more