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Does Fertility Treatments Cause Chromosomal Abnormalities
Multiples & drugs: The chance of a multiple pregnancy depends upon the drug taken and dosage. Clomid 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
Tooth decay: Sometimes hormonal imbalance can change the ph of your body which in turn can make your mouth more acidic, which can be an environment the bacteria like to thrive in. That can lead to tooth decay. Also you may change the way you eat based on being in treatment, which can be different and possibly change the ph. The lower the ph the more acidic. Bacteria secretes acid to cause decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Effects are limited: Drugs taken to increase the chances of pregnancy can result in multiples in that pregnancy however, the number of babies depends on many things such as the type and dose of drugs and a woman's response to them. Also doctors cannot predict with certainty the number of babies born if fertility drugs were taken because an embryo might not develop in some cases. High-order multiple gestation is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Contact HR: This is less a medical question as it is an insurance/benefits question. It depends on where you live, and the available carriers, and what treatments are being considered. F you have insurance, you should contact your benefits department. If you are buying for yourself you might just have to call around, or use an agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: Insurers and insurance regulations are different in all 50 United States. In any given state there are also different options for employers to purchase 'riders' to cover infertility on their employee insurance plans. You'd need to look at insurers in your own state, and what your employer - if you are working - provides. ...Read more
Danger, fertility Rx: There is always a risk in performing any medical treatment. Depending upon the drugs taken, and the procedure performed there is a slight risk, but it is rather minimal. ...Read more
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