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Embryo (Definition)

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


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Cost of in vitro fertilization in singapore?

Cost of in vitro fertilization  in singapore?

Check with clinic: From looking at some blog posts on google the cost is around $12, 000 usd in 2010-2011. Try contacting a clinic there for more accurate up-to-date info. ...Read more

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What are the factors positively influencing a successful implant of the embryo in an icsi IVF procedure?

What are the factors positively influencing a successful implant of the embryo in an icsi IVF procedure?

Several: Age of female most important, ovarian reserve tests (fsh, amh, afc), stimulation factors, excess embryos for freezing, number and quality of embryos, day of transfer, chromosome screening, technique of transfer, and ejaculated vs testicular sperm. Also, icsi overused, so avoid it if possible - about 2-4% higher delivery without icsi. Icsi is just the technique to inseminate the egg. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of ectopic after frozen embryo transfer?

What are the chances of ectopic after frozen embryo transfer?

Very low: The chances of an ectopic pregnancy after an embryo transfer are very low. As long as the embryo is placed the cavity the chances of tubal pregnancy are very low. ...Read more

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How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

In an embryology lab: The eggs go from the body directly into the IVF lab. Today, the lab is specially designed for air handling, lighting and temperature to support embryo growth. The embryos are cultured for 3-6 days before transfer into the uterus. Embryos receive a score for implantation potential. Sometimes checked for the number of chromosomes and even time-lapse photography. # transferred based on age&quality ...Read more

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For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs? Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?

Yes: Freezing embryos is more reliable than freezing eggs. Eggs are more likely to be damaged in the freezing process, however, improvements in freezing techniques have improved egg survival and function after thaw. Despite advancements, embryo freezing remains superior to egg freezing. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of in vitro fertilization?

IVF: is very safe and can be highly successful; it is usually expensive and can be stressful to go through. ...Read more

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Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Generally not: Sperm banks are not required to give the success rates of their donors. However, they usually track the overall numbers of pregnancies obtained (although not by law) and "retire" a donor if this number is reached in a certain area. ...Read more

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Is 16 eggs fertilized out of 27 in IVF process a good fertilization rate?

Is 16 eggs fertilized out of 27 in IVF process a good fertilization rate?

Its ok: I would focus on the encouraging sign that you had 16 fertilized eggs. Hopefully they will continue to develop ...Read more

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Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

No but related : Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd refers to testing those embryos for genetic abnormalities before we return them back to your womb. Most ivf is done without pgd but pgd cannot be done without ivf. ...Read more

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Is the mens sperm collected in the IVF treatment?

Semen determines: Sperm can be collected obtaining fresh semen by masturbation providing there is sperm in semen. Can be obtained by needle aspiration from epididymis if vas deferens or epididymal tubules blocked. Or directly from testis by needle aspiration or open surgery on testis. Least invasive method is always preferable. ...Read more

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In how many cycles of IUI with donor sperm usually give success?

In how many cycles of IUI with donor sperm usually give success?

See answer : The overall success rate for IUI is ~10-20% per menstrual cycle and closer to 20% if fertility drugs are used by the female. Success dependent on many factors: age of woman, volume of semen, total sperm count, total sperm motility count, presence of ovulation problems, etc. If no success after 3-6 cycles, consideration should be given to other options such as ivf. ...Read more

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What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...Read more

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If chances of conception increase in 2 embryo transfer IVF Why doc recomend single embryo?what are risks of 2 embryo apart from twins?

It's all about twins: Twins are a little bit trickier pregnancy. Twinning with 2 embryos is as high as 20-30%. In the US the ASRM allows 1 or 2 embryos in a 29 year old woman, but recommends only one. Personally I believe this is patient's choice and do NOT recommend 1 vs. 2, but that's me. Your info says you are 29 and in the UK? I do not know the UK standard of care but the science is the same. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?

Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?

Here are some ...: IVF is done in 2 ways: 1. Mix 1-4 timely retrieved eggs with the sperms from partner/donnor in lab so to form a fertilized eggs/embryos, then transport the embryos to uterus; 2. Inject a retrieved sperm (aspirated and selected) into a retrieved egg to form a embryo for IVF. Success rate: 1. method 1 is about 22-25% per cycle & 25-35% for multiple cycles; 2. method 2 is about 65%. ...Read more

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How is men's sperm collected in the IVF treatment?

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How is men's sperm collected in the IVF treatment?

Many ways: 1. Majority: ejaculation in sterile cup (fresh or frozen-thawed). 2. Per-cutaneous sperm aspiration with a needle 3. Microsurgery of the testes ducts if there is an obstruction 4. Surgery in one or both testes to harvest sperm from the testes. The choice is dependent on initial sperm analysis and male evaluation prior to ivf. ...Read more

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Frozen sperm. Fresh eggs. Both proven donors. Nulligravid 42 yo woman. Odds of conception after et with 3?

Frozen sperm. Fresh eggs. Both proven donors. Nulligravid 42 yo woman. Odds of conception after et with 3?

Very good: The odds are excellent as long as all other aspects of your workup have been negative. Pregnancy rate with 2 embryos can give a 70% chance. Replacing 3 embryos in this situation would not be suggested as long as the egg donor was 21-28. Most donors are not accepted over 30. The risk of triplets is quite high and would cause significant obstetrical issues such as prematurity, decreased fetal size.. ...Read more

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Isn't 2% of sperm penetration for in vitro fertilization fine since there are millions of sperm and 1 egg?

Maybe: When we evaluate sperm , information can be used in certain ways, we can categorize sperm as normal, mildly abnormal or severely abnormal. We have some idea of how each parameter matters, but certain aspects are not understood . With significant abnormalities, sometimes the sperm just do not function as well, or sometimes the sperm may have genetic abnormalities and the effect goes beyond the #. ...Read more