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Are there differences between IVF and test tube babies?

Are there differences between IVF and test tube babies?

No: 'Test tube baby' is a much older non-medical term that used to be used when talking about ivf pregnancies. They are the same thing. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

IVF/IUI: (grin) if I understand the question, ivf is a 'test-tube baby' rather than a 'turkey-baster' baby. 'Turkey-baster' describes (more or less) intrauterine insemination/iui. Happy thanskgiving! ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between icsi(intracytoplasmic sperm injection) & test tube baby method?

Doctors, what is the difference between icsi(intracytoplasmic sperm injection) & test tube baby method?

ICSI and IVF: "Test tube baby" is a poor naming of a GROUP of procedures in which conception (that is--the joining of sperm and egg) is done outside of the body...as in a petri dish in a lab. These are known as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.

One kind of IVF is ICSI: a scientist injects a single sperm into a single egg. This is done for couples whose sperm cannot fertilize the eggs on their own. ...Read more

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Will art or IVF (in vitro fertilization) cause any birth defects in the baby?

Will art or IVF (in vitro fertilization) cause any birth defects in the baby?

Not likely.: See recent impactful publcation in the new england journal of medicine [n engl j med. 2012 may 10;366(19):1803-13. Epub 2012 may 5]. The increased risk of birth defects associated with ivf was no longer significant after adjustment for parental factors. The risk of birth defects associated with icsi remained increased after multivariate adjustment. ...Read more

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If you get your tubes tied, could you still have a baby with help from ivf?

Absolutely: Blocked tubes is the reason ivf was invented, and ivf is often a better approach than a surgical tubal ligation reversal. See a specialist (reproductive endocrinogy / infertility or rei md) who offers both options to assess your individual situation. Workup includes checking your partner's sperm (semen analysis) even if he's the father of your kids, and checking your egg supply. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want my blocked tubes opne with surgury i llaready do IVF treatment but it was failer please help me I need my own baby?

Don't give up: Surgery may or may not help. Sometimes the damage is too severe. If there are no other major issues ivf should work with persistence. You shouldn't give up. ...Read more

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I'm a single parent and want another baby I have titanium clips on my tubes is IVF something right for me they did not cut my tubes just put clamps on?

I'm a single parent and want another baby I have titanium clips on my tubes is IVF something right for me they did not cut my tubes just put clamps on?

Two options: You have two options to regain your fertility after tubal ligation. One option is tubal reversal while the other is in vitro fertilization (ivf). You need an evaluation by a fertility specialist to see which treatment suits you best. ...Read more

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If I had a partial hysterectomy which just the tubes and cervix removed can I do ivf and carry a baby?

If I had a partial hysterectomy which just the tubes and cervix removed can I do ivf and carry a baby?

???: Hysterectomy means removal of the uterus. If you have had a hysterectomy then you do not have a uterus to carry a baby. Check with your doctors to see what exactly you had removed. ...Read more

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Is ivf the only option when I only have a partial ovary and tube left? Had stage 4 emdo removed 2 months ago. Could hsg test and iui be an option?

Is ivf the only option when I only have a partial ovary and tube left? Had stage 4 emdo removed 2 months ago. Could hsg test and iui be an option?

Nope: You can try to spontaneously concieve using ovulation kits. If you are unable to get pregnant within 12 months, I would recommend other measures such as IUI or IVF
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I had gonorrhea that turned into PID. I have a feeling my tubes are damaged. Can I go through IVF to have my last child? I've had 2 children before.

I had gonorrhea that turned into PID. I have a feeling my tubes are damaged. Can I go through IVF to have my last child? I've had 2 children before.

Reasonable thought: Tube damage is possible and might lead to a dangerous tubal pregnancy if they were not blocked by scarring. You can have the tubes assessed by a fertility doc and see what they recommend. If they think they are healthy, a normal pregnancy may be possible. If not, they can provide you with the info on IVF, which is costly and seldom covered by insurers. ...Read more

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I have done 5 medicated IUI the doctor said IVF is my next option and i only have one tube. But I can't afford IVF should I try more IUI I want a baby.

I have done 5 medicated IUI the doctor said IVF is my next option and i only have one tube. But I can't afford IVF should I try more IUI I want a baby.

Maybe: Iui can work up to 12 times but 90% of pg occur in the 1st 6 mo. Ivf can be affordable so look for some good quality low cost providers. Some center offer refund warranty / shared risk financial packages which may make the process more attainable. When IUI is all that is possible then your, doc may agree to continue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 45yrs tube cut&tired I do IVF 22mm follice on my 2wks waitin no bleeding till the day of blood test it shows negative and the doc didn't see nothin?

I'm 45yrs tube cut&tired I do IVF 22mm follice on my 2wks waitin no bleeding till the day of blood test it shows negative and the doc didn't see nothin?

Try Again: Success rates for IVF are low in your age group. You may have to try again. Please remember, you also have an increased risk of miscarriages and birth defects. Have you considered using donor egg? ...Read more

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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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What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

IVF: An unusual question at your age.
Surely if you are seeing an obstetrician for IVF, that doctor would be explaining that to you?
If you are asking on behalf of someone else, she too must discuss this with her obstetrician.
There should be little, if anything, to be concerned about. ...Read more

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When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended?

Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. Usually for a heterosexual couple who have tried for over a year and can find no reason for not conceiving or who have found an incorrect able problem will be able to conceive with 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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Chances of IVF success post cystecomy and removal of both the tubes of my wife.

How old: Is your wife? Does she have any other fertility issues (fibroid, endometriosis) or other medical problems? Has your sperm been evaluated, is it normal? ...Read more

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I've had my tubes reversed and they blocked up, I've done IVF and still not prg, what would you suggest?

Other causes: You need to have a thorough evaluation to look for other causes of infertility. Having gone through ivf it is likely that you had a full evaluation prior to treatment. Also, keep in mind that pregnancy with ivf is not 100%. Your age plays a role in determining success among other things. As long as you responded well to the meds and have good quality embryos, then you can try again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pls advise whether I should go for neosalpingostomy or ivf. I have partially blocked tube with hydro on the left and blocked tube on the right?

Hydrosalpinx: Regardless of final treatment a hydrosalpinx needs to be treated. Tubal repair via neosalpingostomy can be performed and chance of pregnancy will depends on extent of tubal damage. If you decide to proceed with ivf instead, you still need either tubal repair or tubal removal as data shows that presence of hydrosalpinx may lower your chance of pregnancy and increase chance of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Hi I am starting IVF but 8 years ago I had my tubes cut. Am I able to start IVF?

Ivf: Yes, ivf is the appropriate treatment for patients with nonfunctional or absent tubes. ...Read more

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Do I have to have blocked fallopian tubes removed prior to ivf?

Do I have to have blocked fallopian tubes removed prior to ivf?

Remove Hydrosalpinx: If the fallopian tube is blocked and filled with fluid, it should be removed prior to ivf. Pregnancy rates are about 30% lower and miscarriage rates about 30% higher if a fluid filled hydrosalpinx is present. ...Read more

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My fallopian tubes are blocked and I don't know if the nhs will give me ivf. Is this an option?

IVF: IVF or tubal anastomosis/tuboplasty are the only options for pregnancy when both tubes are blocked; chances can be excellent. ...Read more

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Hi I am about to start IVF but 8 years ago my tubes cut. Can I still do ivf?

After tubal ligation: After a tubal ligation the only way to become pregnant is to do IVF, or have your tubes reconnected. ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied and burnt in 2008, can I do IVF and become pregnat still?

Yes: The 2 options would be getting the tubal "reversed" through a surgery, ... However, ivf is the better option because it gives patients the highest chance of pregnancy in the shortest amount of time, and avoids a significant surgical procedure. Good luck. ...Read more