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No: There is really nothing to make egg quality better. Only ivf allows us to see egg quality and maximize the use of any egg, good or not as good. Not all the eggs in a woman's body are the same quality so sometimes it is a matter of just seeing a few more eggs. We now know that many if not most of lower quality eggs and embryos are genetically abnormal so that is often the reason behind everything. ...Read more
It doesn't: Clomid (clomiphene) does not affect egg quality. It is designed to stimulate the release of lh and FSH from the pituitary gland in the brain - these hormones in turn stimulate a follicle (or more than one follicle) to develop. Follicles are structures in the ovaries and they contain the eggs that are supposed to go on to ovulate. ...Read more
Ovulation on day 21. Is it late? And does it means the egg quality is low? My cycle length usually about 34-36 days.
Somewhat: Ovulating around day 21 can be somewhat abnormal for individuals. People do conceive this late though. Medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara can move the ovulation time more towards the beginning of the cycle. Hormonal evaluation should be considered to make sure there isn't anything that can be corrected such as low thyroid. ...Read more
5 fertilised but by day 3 2 embryo left only 1 good quality but transfer was cancel as arrest. What to do to increase Egg quality for next cycle?
After 19 unsuccesful IVF cycles is there any new breakthroughs coming out of the usa or elsewhere. Poor egg quality has been our issue. 34 yo wife.
Egg donation is best: There is limited evidence that coenzyme q10 supplements may improve energy metabolism in eggs. As long as your sperm is adequate and your wife does not have major tubal issues, there is still a chance of natural pregnancy, even after failed ivf, and even if she has high fsh levels. After 19 failed ivf cycles (19 attempts or 19 retrievals?) egg donation is the best next step: our preg. Rate is 88%. ...Read more
3rd ivf, but consistently producing less than stellar egg quality. I end up extracting high quantity of eggs 15-21. What can improve egg quality, ?
Can I do mini IVF instead of normal ivf: afraid of so much drugs. I am 35yo. Will I have good eggs? I did 3 IVF cycles before and egg quality was good.
Yes, but. ..: Mini-ivf uses less drugs but also has a very low success rate. Many clinics do not even offer it because it works so poorly. If you failed 3 ivf cycles, you should have a detailed discussion with your doc and perhaps consider a second opinion. Maybe adding pgs embryo screening could help. Make sure endometrium is normal, good luck. ...Read more
Having pcos does not necessarily mean poor egg quality. To evaluate your egg quality have your doctor perform the following tests:
fsh on day 3 of your period
estradiol on day 3
these tests will tell you if you have poor quality eggs. ...Read more
What is chlomid? Is it safe? Any irreversible side effects? Any studies on it affecting egg quality?
Is it normal to ovulate around day 20 and have 33-36 days cycle? What about the egg quality on long cycle / delayed ovulation?
Are royal jelly pills safe to use to boost egg quality? I have heard of them on infertility boards, but I've never taken. Not on any meds this month.
They are probably: Safe but there are no scientific studies that show that they work at all any more than wishful thinking. ...Read more
Hello I have been off and on the pill a lot for the past 3 to 4 years, unable to decide whether to have another baby. Will this have affected my egg quality?
No...but...: Being on and off the pill doesn't affect egg quality. However, fertility starts declining at age 35 and fairly rapidly after age 40. So, if you are wanting another baby, I recommend seeing your doctor to discuss trying to conceive on your own right away. If no success after 6 months, you may need to have some tests/discuss fertility treatment options. ...Read more
I'm on 25 mg Clomid (clomiphene) days 3-5! is this dosage too low? Does Clomid (clomiphene) improve egg quality? This is 3rd month on it, should I ask for higher dose?
Depends: The dosage and duration depends on your response. It does appear that your 25 mg for only three days might be somewhat low. Ask your physician what your Progesterone level is and how many follicles developed during your cycle. Usual starting dose is 50 mg on days 3-7. Clomid (clomiphene) regulates ovulation and increases the number of follicles, but it doesn't usually improve egg quality. ...Read more
Tough to say: While acupuncture is associated when performed by an experienced professional, with improved fertility, I believe the benefits are more in the yield of eggs and fertilization ability of the woman moreso than improving the quality of the eggs. The eggs have been in existence since birth and matured moreso recently before ovulation. I don't believe there are great studies answering your specific? ...Read more
Can u take coq 10 for fertility to improve egg quality if you're taking hormonal medications for an iui?
You can take it: But there are no good studies to confirm that it will be helpful. Ask your OB for their opinion. ...Read more