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Can IVF cause developmental disabilities?

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 more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Can IVF cause endometriosis?

Can IVF cause endometriosis?

No: Ivf does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require ivf and can make ivf less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause. ...Read more

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Could endometriosis cause failed ivf?

Could endometriosis cause failed ivf?

IVF endometriosis : Endometriosis can cause scar tissue, inflammation and immune response problems that interfere with fertility. This is a problem with natural processes and advanced reproductive technology, such as ivf. ...Read more

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Please what are the causes of a failed ivf/icsi.

Several: Sometimes it is just bad luck. Sometimes there is a problem with the uterus itself or the uterine lining. The vast majority of negative pregnancy tests or miscarriages results from genetically abnormal embryos regardless of how good they look. ...Read more

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In failed IVF , how can one determine if it is due to implantation failure ? What causes implantation failure

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 more

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What causes repeated IVF failure?

The most common: reason is aneuploidy ... Which is spontaneous abnormalities in chromosome development of the early embryo. ...Read more

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Does IVF causes cancer?

Does  IVF  causes cancer?

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 more

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Can IVF drugs cause high ferritin levels?

Unclear question: What are ivf drugs? It would help to answer if you could spell out your concern. ...Read more

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What can cause the IVF embryo falling out in the first 3-5 dpt?

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

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more


Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more