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What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

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

Dr. Warren Foster
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Ivf (Definition)

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


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No pregnancy last 3 IVF cycle?

No pregnancy  last 3 IVF cycle?

Seek second opinion: In addition to the answere you received from another doctor, i recommend you to seek for second opinion. Not all ivf center provide high quality service, if one center can not resulted your pregnancy, seek for second opinion or change to different ivf facility. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes away on its own. Sometimes a "cyst" seen in or near the ovary does represent an ectopic pregnancy (most often in the fallopian tube". This is often accompanied by pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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Take Clomid (clomiphene) befor1year.test result-Prolacting18.99ng/ml,TSH3.24ulU/ml,T41.30ng/dl & husband sperm test normal(6yers try4baby)IUI or IVF suit for me?

Take Clomid (clomiphene) befor1year.test result-Prolacting18.99ng/ml,TSH3.24ulU/ml,T41.30ng/dl & husband sperm test normal(6yers try4baby)IUI or IVF suit for me?

6y no baby: I would say after 6y of trying that you should have IVF. IUI can be tried, but less likely to work. You state you have been pregnant before, but if you can't sustain pregnancy pregnancy due to uterine factors, then your only option may be surrogate. See a fertility specialist regarding all these possibilities. ...Read more

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Pregnancy with policistic ovries?

Pregnancy with policistic ovries?

Go for it: Fertility rate for women with pcos is reduced, however fertility specialists can help majority of women to get pregnant. Help varies from hormonal adjustment, to stimulation of ovaries with clomifene citrate (clomid), to injectable hormones. Other option for some couples is in vitro fertilization (ivf). Pcos women hive increased rate of miscarriage. Weight reduction must be addressed if overweight. ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) Cause ectopic pregnancy or misscarage?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) Cause ectopic pregnancy or misscarage?

No…: Clomid (clomiphene) is used to help conceive a pregnancy. Without the Clomid (clomiphene) there might not be a pregnancy that could either be ectopic of miscarry. I guess in that sense it would increase the risk by increasing the risk of the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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Ivf day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Huge NumberVariables: including: age, person receiving, donors, those helping & their methods, food, emotional issues & the list goes on & on. All meaningful medical rates are after the fact data; not reliable future predictions. Why? The issues are far too complex & beyond everyone's reasonable understanding. Suggest studying: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for important issues not commonly covered. ...Read more

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Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Yes: There is no relaationships between the two. Twins are related to the eggs or fertility treatment and one pregnancy is really independant of another. ...Read more

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What is IVF fertility treatment?

What is IVF fertility treatment?

Outside body: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means that fertilization occurs "outside the body" (in vitro). We stimulate the woman's ovaries to mature multiple eggs. We retrieve them in the office with the woman under anesthesia to allow us to suction the eggs with a needle. We combine the sperm with the eggs and culture the embryos. We transfer 1-3 embryos based on woman's age and embryo quality. ...Read more

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Will hCG level decrease in tubal pregnancy?

Doubtful: Unless it ruptures, which is really dangerous. Most ectopics plateau (level out) before this. ...Read more

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In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

IVF/IUI: (grin) if i understand the question, ivf is a 'test-tube baby' rather than a 'turkey-baster' baby. 'turkey-baster' describes (more or less) intrauterine insemination/iui. Happy thanskgiving! ...Read more

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Failed 4 cycles of clomid (clomiphene). Chances to get pregnant?

Good still: As long as the failure on the Clomid (clomiphene) isn't due to premature ovarian failure. There are other medications that will help ovulation after clomid (clomiphene). Also peritoneal factors such as adhesions and endometriosis need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can hCG with IUI delay cycle?

Can hCG with IUI delay cycle?

Yes: The HCG may stimulate the corpus luteum to persist longer than normal. The corpus luteum is a cyst that produces Progesterone and estrogen, and when the corpus luteum goes away, the period starts. ...Read more

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Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

No but related : Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd refers to testing those embryos for genetic abnormalities before we return them back to your womb. Most ivf is done without pgd but pgd cannot be done without ivf. ...Read more

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40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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How many Clomid (clomiphene) cycle are suggested for pregnancy?

How many Clomid (clomiphene) cycle are suggested for pregnancy?

Depends: First that depends on the diagnosis. If the problem is lack of ovulation, then it also depends on whether you take Clomid (clomiphene) and ovulate or dont ovulate. Usually i recommend if you ovulate 3-4 times on Clomid (clomiphene) and are not pregnant to either have more evaluation or change treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant naturally after cancelled IVF cycle?

Genrally not: There is always the chance that if you received HCG trigger shot and you released some eggs, there is the possibility that pregnancy could occur. However, that would probably be unlikely since you are doing ivf since you are having trouble conceiving. No harm in trying. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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