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Do I Have To Get Some Blood Tests Before Doing An In Vitro Fertilization
Yes: Ivf is a complicated treatment and tests needed to start. Tests of egg quality (amh, fsh, afc) help predict success and pick stim protocol; sperm tests help decide icsi (sperm injection for fertilization); test of uterus (hsg, sis) tells us about uterine receptivity; and other tests predict safe pregnancy (tsh, hiv, cf, etc). Brief list but tests help us make ivf work and get healthy pg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Medical loan: If you do not have insurance coverage for ivf, there are medical financing options. Your fertility facility should be able to inform you of this option. You may also find information online regarding medical financing or specifically fertility treatment financing. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i still get pregnant after 3..4 yrs after tubal ligation (clamps) without reversal or without in vitro fertilization.Want a child but not surgery?
Informed Consent: No. Your tubes were not just clamped. They were cut, burned, scarred and made impossible to have any sperm or egg contact. This was very well explained to you when you chose to have your tubal ligation. There is little chance that surgery can repair this. Please discuss with your ob. ...Read more
Should I check blood density and thrombocytes before IVF or while on hormonal therapy? Any other basic blood tests needed before IVF?
IVF: The treating Physician who will do the IVF should have routine labs they will check to assure that all is well, and you are at the best health to hopefully have a successful IVF. Best wishes. ...Read more
I just had blood tests for before I start IVF that tested for HIV hepatitis, rubella, diabetes etc what if I was positive?
It depends: Some illnesses dramatically increase the risk of a miscarriage or a deformed baby. Some illness can be managed by avoiding a vaginal delivery. If you are going to spend a small fortune on ivf and the doc is going to spend a lot of time getting your pregnant, i think you both would like to have as much info as possible before you start. ...Read more
IVF Safe: Ivf is a very safe procedure but all procedures have risks. For brevity, biggest worries include hyperstimulation syndrome (ohss), ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, complicated pregnancy (probably from being infertile), bleeding (uncommon), discomfort for 24-48 hrs. Controversial is risk of baby health, cancer, icsi and genetics (imprinting disorders). Look up terms as no room to expand here. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?
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