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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. Julie Abbott
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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.

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?

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?

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

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With embryos of grade 1 and grade 2 , if an IVF cycle fails , what could be the possible causes?

With embryos of grade 1 and grade 2 , if an IVF cycle fails , what could be the possible causes?

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 more

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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 ?

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

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What causes uterine cramping after IVF progesterone?

Not progesterone: Uterine cramping can happen for many reasons - you don't say where in the ivf process you are - but Progesterone does not cause cramping, if anything it tends to relax muscle. ...Read more

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Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby ?

Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby ?

Complications: Ivf is associated to multiple gestation such as twins and triplets. More than one passenger in the womb increases the chance of preterm labor. ...Read more

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Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?

Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?

There is: no data concerning the effect of "wheatgrass" pills upon fertility or "egg quality" as you put it. IN FACT there isw no evidence that ANY nutritional supplement or for that matter Prescription drug has an effect upon egg "quality" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes uterine cysts during an ivf transfer and if removed are they likely to reoccur- have one baby ?

What causes uterine cysts during an ivf transfer and if removed are they likely to reoccur- have one baby
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IVF& Uterine problem: I am not sure what you mean by a uterine cyst? Did you mean a fibroid? If so, they are only a problem when they bulge into the chamber where the baby grows. Otherwise, unless it is larger than 5 cm, then they are generally not an issue. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Can IVF treatments cause high cholesterol?

Can IVF treatments cause high cholesterol?

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 more

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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