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Donor Egg (Overview)

Donor egg in vitro fertilization is when the test tube baby procedure is performed on a couple and the husbands sperm is used but the egg that is used is from a directed or an anonymous donor and the embryo is carried by the wife.


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How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

Overview here ...: First you choose either an anonymous egg donor (usually under 30) or a known donor. The donor is tested for egg supply, infections, genetic or psychological issues. When you are ready, the donor receives shots to make multiple eggs then has eggs removed. The eggs are fertilized in the lab with your partner's sperm, grow into embryos, and the best 1-2 embryos are replaced. Any extras can be frozen. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Donor Egg (Overview)

Donor egg in vitro fertilization is when the test tube baby procedure is performed on a couple and the husbands sperm is used but the egg that is used is from a directed or an anonymous donor and the embryo is carried by the wife.


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Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Look within yourself: Only you can judge whether if egg donation is morally wrong. Majority of infertility patients are not rich. There are people like your neighbors who have to save and may actually second mortgage there homes to pay for their treatments. The egg donors are amazing young women who are giving a precious gift. ...Read more

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Should disclosure in egg, sperm and embryo donation be legislated?

Should disclosure in egg, sperm and embryo donation be legislated?

Philosophical issue: Some people want an "adopted" child's biological or genetic parents' identities to be known, or at least available for the child to look up if he wants to. Other people want the biological or genetic parents' identities permanently removed from records and never known. There are good arguments on both sides of the issue. ...Read more

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Can sperm ovulate dead ovum ?

Can sperm ovulate dead ovum ?

Here are some...: Seemingly this Q was answered. But do you mean sperm fertilize dead ovum? If so, the dead material would not biologically fuse to let fertilization take place; then there is no game. More? Ask your ob-gyn doctor timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is egg retrieval painful?

Is egg retrieval painful?

No: There are great techniques that your doctor can use to minimize discomfort after retrieval. Talk to to your reproductive endocrinologist and have plan! ...Read more

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How is donor sperm inserted?

How is donor sperm inserted?

An office procedure: Insemination in an office setting is a short safe procedure. A speculum exam is done (like a Pap smear), the cervix prepped, and a very small soft catheter (tubing) inserted through the cervix to introduce the sperm. Most specialists put sperm inside the uterus (IUI), although it can also be deposited in the cervix (ICI). Most women describe the procedure as trivial to minor. ...Read more

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After embryo transfer when will egg be retrieved?

After embryo transfer when will egg be retrieved?

Confused: The egg(s) must be retrieved before embryo transfer - so they can be fertilized and become embryos. Maybe i didn't understand your question? ...Read more

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Why embryo positive, uterus is normal, but still fail implants with frozen donor egg 3dft?

Why embryo positive, uterus is normal, but still fail implants with frozen donor egg 3dft?

Conception: Most likely your hormones are not at the level. Required for implantation in the uterine wall. ...Read more

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What is egg retrieval for assisted reproduction?

What is egg retrieval for assisted reproduction?

Assisted ovulation: An egg retrieval is the removal of eggs form the ovary using ultrasound guidance under sedation. ...Read more

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What is zygote intrafallopian transfer?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift) is a surgical, laparoscopic, procedure where a zygote is placed in the female's fallopian tube. The zygote continues to grow and migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read more

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Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Not aware of any: There are both rules regarding patient confidentiality at both the federal and state level. State by state rules vary but are centered in limiting access to personal medical information. For such a registry to exist the donor or donors would first have to agree to share their identifying information.I don't see that happening in the present environment. ...Read more

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What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

IVF/PGD: As you get older, you have fewer normal eggs and the success with ivf may be lower. Still, there is a fair chance for success if you can retrieve and create normal embryos. Typically, more embryos may be transferred to improve the chance for success. However, pgs (preimplantation genetic screening) may allow you to identify and transfer normal embryos. This will increase chance for delivering. ...Read more

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How many days after fertilization does the fertilized egg become a blastocyst? Then embryo? What implants-the blastocyst or embryo?

How many days after fertilization does the fertilized egg become a blastocyst? Then embryo? What implants-the blastocyst or embryo?

The process: As the fertilized egg divides, it is first known as a morula. Approximately 5 days from first fertilization it forms into a hollow ball known as a blastocyst. This blastocyst implants and begins to sort itself out into different layers--the inner group becomes the embryo and the outer layer will work to nourish and protect. At approximately 6-7 weeks from time of fertilization, an embryo begins. ...Read more

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Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Generally not: Sperm banks are not required to give the success rates of their donors. However, they usually track the overall numbers of pregnancies obtained (although not by law) and "retire" a donor if this number is reached in a certain area. ...Read more

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Can one give donor egg as infertility treatment?

Can one give donor egg as infertility treatment?

Probably: Donor eggs are used to treat severe female infertility caused by poor egg quality. Female age is the most common cause of poor eggs. Donor eggs are also useful for women after cancer chemo and some genetic causes. I am not sure i completely understood your question but hope this helps. Donor egg ivf is extremely successful with success rates as high as 60-80% on first try. ...Read more

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What is the risk to egg donor?

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What is the risk to egg donor?

Gynecologist: This question is probably best answered by a ob-gyn doctor, or doctor specialized in infertility, rather than an allergist. Please ask health tap administrators to refer ur question to a gynecologist. ...Read more