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Doctor insights on: Can You Be An Egg Donor And Have Hypothyroid

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good.
ones that bind up iodine bad
(these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage).
Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Could i be an egg donor if I have thalassemia trait?

Could i be an egg donor if I have thalassemia trait?

It appears not: According to information from Egg Donor America (http://www.eggdonoramerica.com/egg_donor_become.php) potential egg donors need to be between ages 18 and 32 and have "no family history of inheritable genetic disorders". I'm sorry. ...Read more

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Can i be an egg donor if I have thyroid?

Can i be an egg donor if I have thyroid?

Possibly: But if you are actually 37 years old, this would prevent you from being an anonymous egg donor. ...Read more

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I want to be an egg donor, but I'm on the shot. How long until I get a normal period when I'm off it? How long until I can donate? Are there risks?

I want to be an egg donor, but I'm on the shot. How long until I get a normal period when I'm off it? How long until I can donate? Are there risks?

Need more info: There are not too many risks to you being an egg donor. The physicians who do this kind or work are very special people and will want to ask you many questions about donating an egg. Just make sure that the physician who you are going to consult has done may of these procedures already. ...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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How old to old to become a parent with an egg donor?

How old to old to become a parent with an egg donor?

Varies: It varies depending on the in vitro fertilization donor program. Some programs limit at 45 and others have a much higher limit. One has to be concerned about diabetes and preeclampsia and high blood pressure along with other medical complications as one is more mature with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 46 and going through IVF one failed using egg donor what are my chances it will work?

I am 46 and going through IVF one failed using egg donor what are my chances it will work?

60-70%: If you transfer two embryos in day 5 you have a 60-70% chance of pregnancy. A lot depends on the quality of the lab . . As well as the requirements of your program. ...Read more

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Is being egg-donor has any effects on women? What kind of negative effects does egg donation have?

Is being egg-donor has any effects on women? What kind of negative effects  does egg donation have?

The : The procedure of egg donation is complex and involved. The process involves the following:
1. Synchronization of menstrual cycles for donor and mother using hormonal therapy. This is because ovulation and uterus pregnancy readiness of the mother must be in sync,

2. Daily injections to egg donor to prevent natural egg maturation of the egg donor by using gonadotropin-releasing agonists injections, given daily. This give the physician the ability to control maturation of eggs. So me women will experience side effects such as breast tenderness, abdominal swelling, hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Also, bruising at the injection sites.

3. After hormone levels have been suppressed by the first class of drugs, the physician will prescribe another injection, follicle stimulating hormone, which promote multiple eggs to mature, allowing the physician to retrieve several mature eggs at a time. The donor will undergo pelvic ultrasounds to monitor the development of the eggs. Also donors should abstain from sexual intercourse to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.

4.When the eggs are mature enough for retrieval, the donor will undergo a surgical procedure called a transvaginal ultrasound aspiration. This procedure is minimally invasive, and the donor may opt to receive sedation. Talk to your doctor about possible complications associated with this procedure.

In summary, the risk to the donor is the side effects associated with hormonal therapy, injection site discomfort, abstinence from sexual intercourse and risks associated with the surgical
procedure. Many women experience an emotional side effect as well, talk thoroughly with y our doctor about this decision. ...Read more

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What are the potential health risks of repeat IVF cycles? I'm an alturistic egg donor and would like to keep donating but not at my expense

What are the potential health risks of repeat IVF cycles? I'm an alturistic  egg donor and would like to keep donating but not at my expense

ASRM: Guidlines state no more then 6 donations. We don't know long term outcomes. Although currently there is no obvious health risk besides the procedure itself. Women that donate should go through menopause normally, should be able to have children with any problems. It's a recommendation because we don't know enough. ...Read more

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What is the risk to egg donor?

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What is the risk to egg donor?

Gynecologist: This question is probably best answered by a ob-gyn doctor, or doctor specialized in infertility, rather than an allergist. Please ask health tap administrators to refer ur question to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do you become an egg donor?

How do you become an egg donor?

Contact the clinic: This is a local problem and one that we on health tap have little to offer you about. There are probably policies and requirements set by each fertility center. Please contact the one you are interested in helping out with. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to become an egg donor?

Psych eval: I'll add that one portion of becoming an egg donor is to have a psychological evaluation. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with becoming an egg donor?

No Major Known Risk: There are very small risks related tot he removal of eggs. They are extremely small and almost unheard of. There are risks of being overstimulated on medicines, but those risks are temporary and can be minimized. As far as we know there are no long term risks. ...Read more

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What's the procedure if i want to try and use one of my own eggs with a amh of 0.1? Iv been told to use an egg donor!

What's the procedure if i want to try and use one of my own eggs with a amh of 0.1? Iv been told to use an egg donor!

Low AMH: Egg donation would certainly provide you with the highest chance of success. However, since you are young, you can still try to conceive using your eggs via ivf with protocols specifically tailored to your diminishing ovarian reserve. The outcome will also depend on your fsh level. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does fertility clinic have obligation to protect identity of their own egg donor?

Does fertility clinic have obligation to protect identity of their own egg donor?

Absolutely: Absolutley, at least for anonymous egg donors. Soemtimes an egg donor is known to the intended parents, but otherwise we go to great lengths to protect a donor anonymity. ...Read more

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How can I deal with needing an egg donor?

How can I deal with needing an egg donor?

Difficult: As we deal with couples who need egg donor the universal first opinion is negative - "there's no way i'm doing that." often th husband has the most concern. Our experience though is for those who choose egg donor, all the feelings of strangeness and genetic inequalities etc are gone by the preg test. Amazingly the children almost always look just like the mother! overall positive for majority. ...Read more

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Will my kid will look like egg donor at all ?

Will my kid will look like  egg donor at all ?

Yes, of course.: The egg donor is the biological mother, so the baby will look "half" like the egg donor, and "half" like the "sperm donor". ...Read more

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I am considering being an egg donor. What are some things i need to know?

I am considering being an egg donor. What are some things i need to know?

Many steps: 1) u must be chosen by profile at fertility agency 2) family medical history & medical, genetic & psychological testing 2cur suitable 3) visit sychologist 2cur mentally prepared 4) legal contract 5) donation process - bcp 4 few weeks to syncronise your cycle with recipient - daily course of injections to halt your - receive fsh 2 stimulate egg production -finally retrieval via ultrasound w sedation. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about becoming an egg donor. What are the pros and cons of this process?

Egg donor pros/cons: Pros-you can help people build their families, compensation, learn more about your health.
Cons-it's a procedure that comes with some risk, there are no guarantees that you will remain anonymous, if you go with an anonymous program, it's time consuming. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will becoming an egg donor affect my chances of having a child of my own in the future?

Will becoming an egg donor affect my chances of having a child of my own in the future?

Not that we know ...: As far as we know being an egg donor does not affect your future fertility potential. But 'just to be safe' as well as to reduce the chances of kids from the same donor having kids together, we limit each donor to no more than 6 egg donation cycles in her lifetime, across the us. As part of becoming a donor you will be tested to make sure you have normal or above-average egg supply / fertility. ...Read more

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If using an egg donor, can I use my first cousin's sperm for ivf?

If using an egg donor, can I use my first cousin's sperm for ivf?

Yes: Because they are unrelated. Using a cousin's sperm will insure that your baby will inherit some family genes. ...Read more

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Can I call fertility clinic to get more detailed family history on egg donor?

Can I call fertility clinic to get more detailed family history on egg donor?

Usually: Egg donors come in different varieties. Most are anonymous and they provide less information than open donation where you can meet the donor. Nevertheless, we try to get involved family history on every egg donor, anonymous or open. You should be worried about the clinic or agency where you have very limited information. I hope this helps, best wishes. ...Read more

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I am using an egg donor for ivf, 5 yrs ago she had thermal ablation, will that affect her eggs if she donates?

I am using an egg donor for ivf, 5 yrs ago she had thermal ablation, will that affect her eggs if she donates?

No: Thermal ablation refers to a procedure performed on the uterus. This should have no effect on her ovaries. ...Read more