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During IVF in Dec13, I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

During IVF in Dec13,  I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

Weight gain: Weight gain from medications seems to always be tough to lose. Our metabolism seems to slow a little more and we have to work even harder. Metabolically weight is simple use more calories than you take in. There is really no other way to do it. So you need to increase your output and decrease your input. Reasonable diets and exercise programs are key. Fads don't work long term. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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How to prevent weight gain from hormones during IVF cycles?

How to prevent weight gain from hormones during IVF cycles?

Do not worry: If you are going through ivf not much can be done hopefully the ivf works and 9 months later will have a great outcome from that weight gain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I know the IVF process is relatively common these days, but i'm not sure about all that is involved. Would you please give me some background information on ivf?

I know the  IVF process is relatively common these days, but i'm not sure about all that is involved. Would you please give me some background information on ivf?

Yes: Ivf is a very safe and effective treatment. In general the goal is for a woman to make woman eggs and then to see how the eggs fertilize (or unite) with sperm. Then the resulting embryos (early potential pregnancies) are monitored to see which ones grow better and then to use that information, which otherwise would not be know, to decide which embryo to place back into the uterus of the patient. ...Read more

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During IVF e2 level is 9073.. What should we do?

During IVF e2 level is 9073.. What should we do?

Freeze all?: A very high e2 is a risk factor for ohss. You could freeze all embryos to prevent getting pregnant. The HCG of pregnancy is a huge risk factor for ohss. If you used an antihistamine suppression then you could use lipton to trigger retrieval. Talk with your doc who will review these options. ...Read more

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How long does IVF process take?

How long does IVF process take?

A few weeks: Depends on where you start counting. Preliminary testing can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Once medicines are started, it's usually between 10 days to 3 weeks depending on your doctor's protocol. After egg retrieval and embryo transfer it's less than 2 weeks before you can test for pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many gonarilex shots during IVF is common?

How many gonarilex shots during IVF is common?

3-8: Depending on when the Ganirelix is started and when the HCG is is given it could be between 3 and 8 days. ...Read more

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Should the male refrain from ejaculating the day before retrieval in the IVF process?

Should the male refrain from ejaculating the day before retrieval in the IVF process?

Generallly yes: The male partner usually collects a fresh sperm specimen on the day of the egg retrieval; therefore abstinence is recommend for approx. 3 days beforehand. If the IVF doctor has given different instructions, you should follow those. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up ?

Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up ?

No: Need to know how to interpret labs when someone is on hormones. It's a test tube issue (lab altercation) not a human thyroid change. ...Read more

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What's your advice to eat after IVF to garantee better result and do you recommend a normal lifestyle or is it better to relax during this period?

What's your advice to eat after IVF to garantee better result  and do you recommend a normal lifestyle or is it better to relax during this period?

Normal Balanced Life: Just be normal; eat healthy, take breaks at work and rest, take it easy at home and try to have a stress free life. Usually just a day or two rest after the embryo transfer is more than enough. At our center we do not recommend sex or lifting above 20 lbs until after the pregnancy test is performed (there is no medical evidence that this improves pregnancy rates but we recommend anyway). ...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

Dr. Gerard Honore
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