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Why do fertility treatments often cause multiple births?

Why do fertility treatments often cause multiple births?

Multiple oocytes: Because most fertility treatments involve stimulating multiple eggs (= targets for sperm.) there ar other reasons but this is the easiest to understand. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Nemiro
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Chromosomal Abnormalities (Definition)

Chromosomal abnormalities are conditions caused by an abnormal structure or number of chromosomes, leading to an abnormal expression of genetic material. Common abnormalities include Down Syndrome (Trisomy ...Read more


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How often do fertility treatments cause multiple births now?

How often do fertility treatments cause multiple births now?

Multiples & drugs: The chance of a multiple pregnancy depends upon the drug taken and dosage. Clomid (clomiphene) has a 6-8% chance of multiples & gonadotropins depends upon the dose take, and whether treatment is withheld if a sonogram shows multiple follicles that could release an egg. The percentage of multiple could be around 20 to 25%. ...Read more

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Can fertility treatments cause tooth decay? Cavities?

Can fertility treatments cause tooth decay? Cavities?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like bread or sugar, they produce acid which eats into the tooth. ...Read more

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Can I use my flexible spending account for fertility treatments?

Can I use my flexible spending account for fertility  treatments?

Probably: Fertility treatments are medically standard therapy and are appropriate for flex spending accounts. Policies vary, so check with your policy to be sure. ...Read more

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Why are fertility treatments risky for a woman who is not producing eggs?

Why are fertility treatments risky for a woman who is not producing eggs?

Not: They are not risky in that situation. They just have a low chance of success and therefore you are potentially taking medicine and paying for treatments that have a very low chance of success. But they are not "risky" ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Yes: Yes, acupuncture before and after embryo transfer has been shown to help with fertility. At other times it serves as a good stress reduction method. ...Read more

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What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

Support: Progesterone is essential to supporting the endometrial lining for pregnancy. Under the influence of progesterone, the lining luteinizes, supplying important support for the embryo. Progesterone stabilizes the lining, and prevents an early period flow. "pro-gestation". ...Read more

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How do fertility treatments help get rid of disease and disability and is this eugenics?

How do fertility treatments help get rid of disease and disability and is this eugenics?

PGD 4 some diseases: In vitro fertilization can be combined with preimplantation genetic diagnosis where we test embryos for a genetic disorder before replacing disease-free embryos or carriers back into the mother's uterus. This can be done for any known single-gene disease like cystic fibrosis. Most diseases involve multiple genes, like diabetes. So a very limited form of eugenics for individual families at risk. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more