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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
I'm 8 weeks pregnant (ivf)& the US scan is normal. My doctor hasn't done any blood tests at all for me since preg. Says not imp. Shld I be worried?
Probably not: As president Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, in 1933 about 80 years ago, "... let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." Medicine is full of uncertainties, so one must find a doctor to trust. If that doctor says don't worry, then one must not be afraid. A good doctor will let his patient know when the time comes to worry, no sooner and no later. ...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
It depends: IVF costs can vary from one center to another. A basic IVF cycle can range from from $7,000 to $15,000. There may be additional costs for additional procedures (assisted hatching, ICSI, cryopreservation, etc.). Medications and basic infertility testing are also not usually included in the basic IVF quoted price. Of course, a few are fortunate to have insurance coverage for IVF. ...Read more
No: Kids born via ivf are no different than kids born via natural methods of conception. ...Read more
Probably: I'm certainly not the religious expert, but, as long as one doesn't discard any embryos, i don't a conflict. ...Read more
IVF summary: Essentially a woman takes fertility drugs to make muliple egg form, the eggs are removed and fertilized in a petri dish with sperm (partner's or donor) the embryos created are put back in with an embryo transfer 2-5 days later. Ivf usually costs around $10, 000. For details on the procedure and costs refer to my website www.Rockymountainfertility.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is: Unless either partner an autosomal dominant genetic disease (where there is a 50% chance of passing it on to a child) which which might well lead to child having major permanent disability or early death, in which case adoption might be preferable. Ivf now has quite a high success rate, but even so is not always successful. ...Read more
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
Simple: Sometimes ivf sounds complicated but it is very simple. We want to see as many of your eggs as possible in a safe way to use the best ones for you. Injections allow us to get several eggs. The we make sure the sperm gets inside the eggs and that is done in the lab. And then we grew the embryo (early pregnancy) usually for 5 days and then easily place it back inside your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several steps: The woman is given injectable fertility drugs to produce several eggs. The eggs are removed from her ovaries through her vagina while under anesthesia. The eggs are fertilized with sperm and embryos are grown in our lab. An average of two advanced embryos (called blastocysts) are placed in her uterus and two weeks later we do a sensitive pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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