Doctor insights on:
Can Ivf Cause Developmental Disabilities
IVF cause Disability: The research about the risks of ivf are complicated and confusing for a number of reasons. You will find studies suggesting very safe to very risky. Most of us believe that the risks are small and outweighed by the benefit of allowing couples to have their own genetic children. Also, we have mounting information that infertile women wo infertility treatments have increased risk of disability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
In failed IVF , how can one determine if it is due to implantation failure ? What causes implantation failure
Negative preg. test: Embryos that implant ('take' in the lining of the uterus) make detectable levels of HCG hormone, so embryos that implant and then fail later cause a 'biochemical pregnancy' or miscarriage. Embryo transfer with negative blood HCG means embryos didn't implant. Possible causes: genetic or metabolic problems in the embryos, polyps or other problems with uterine lining, or issues with embryo transfer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: The ASRM is about to publish a position paper suggesting that cancer does not come from IVF. It is very difficult to "prove" these positions. We also find that most of the risk from fertility treatment comes from the reason we do IVF - infertility. Still, I would think twice about doing IVF when the results are very low (a philosophy for any treatment- do them only when benefits outweigh risk). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Embryos don't quit: Fall out. The embryo will either attach or not attach. Embryos are microscopic and would never be seen "coming out or falling out". When an embryo attaches it is called implantation. ...Read more
Complicated: First of all grade is only one part of embryo quality. The rate of growth and expansion of the embryo are most important. I transfer almost always a blastocyst embryo. Many grade 1 embryos early on do not look good later. Also pregnancy rates from grade 1 embryos are twice as high as grade 2 on average. Sthe uterus makes a big difference so proper evaluation is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is DNA fragmentation ? Is it a temporary condition , what causes this , can it be treated and what impact can it have on an IVF attempt ?
DNA breakage: At the end of the day, it's really the structure and functioning of sperm dna that has to be "normal" for an egg to fertilize in ivf. If the sperm dna is heavily fragmented, pregnancy may not occur, or if it does it can miscarry. Frag occurs for many reasons like smoking or chemical exposure or varicocele. I try to either fix these or certainly consider icsi. ...Read more
Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?
What causes uterine cysts during an ivf transfer and if removed are they likely to reoccur- have one baby
Had a five day blast transfer of IVF treatment and I started bleeding 7th day after transfer, please what could have been the cause?
Can't start IVF as high baseline E2 (275 pmol/L). What causes this? Also have low FAI & many symptoms of oestrogen dominance,no help from consultant!
Only 400 words!: Your E2 of 275 is too high for a good start, and it's appropriate to wait: success rates are poor if you don't. This happens if there is a persistent functional cyst at the intended start date. Some docs in the US will "aspirate" the cyst and start anyway. The concept of "estrogen dominance" is really not based on any science, mostly just a layman idea, I wouldn't worry about it. Good wishes. ...Read more
Not by themselves: Look for another cause. Total cholesterol is only one of several different coronary risk factors, and decisions about its workup and management must be made in light of your entire clinical picture. I hope you are able to become a mother if that is your wish, and I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor online
- Developmental disabilities
- Severe developmental disabilities
- Arm exercises for developmental disabilities
- Types of developmental disability
- Developmental delay or disability
- Causes of developmental delay
- Causes of global developmental delay
- Ivf causes birth complications
- List of developmental disabilities