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How much does acupuncture treatment for fertility cost? How often do you have a session?

How much does acupuncture treatment for fertility cost? How often do you have a session?

Variable: Treatment costs vary by practioner and location often from $50 to $100 per session. Some insurance policies may help to cover the cost. Infertility is classifed by the world health organization under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed". ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

Healthy eggs: The biggest reason is a problem with egg health, such as aneuploidy. Most eggs do not have the capacity to produce a pregnancy. Some have missing parts of the genetic recipe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Over 7yrs of trying to conceive with my second child and still no luck and I can't afford fertility treatment so what can I do?

Over 7yrs of trying to conceive with my second child and still no luck and I can't afford fertility treatment so what can I do?

Try the internet: And google "free fertility services" or "free ivf". There are many charitable foundations that pay - not all of - but towards the costs of artificial reproductive techniques. You may find one in your area.
Also, many fertility doctors/clinics offer payment plans.
Ask several clinics what their "baby-take-home" rate is. ...Read more

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When must a couple seek fertility treatment?

Depends: A couple with no risk factors or medical problems should try for about 6 to 12 months before getting evaluated and considering treatment - 6 months if the woman is 35 or older and 12 months if she is younger. However, if you have medical or gynecologic problems like endometriosis, irregular periods, previous surgery, etc, you should see someone now. ...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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Can Vitex be taken during fertility treatment?

Can Vitex be taken during fertility treatment?

Do Not take unless: Your fertility doctor recommends it. There's nothing useful for you to 'take' at home. There's probably no harm in using vitex but there's also absolutely no proven benefit, I'd stay away from it. Good wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Are hormones be used to help in fertility treatment?

Yes: Yes, there are several types of hormones used for fertility treatment. Talk with your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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What hormone is used in the fertility treatment of women?

What hormone is used in the fertility treatment of women?

FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone. It is normally released from the pituitary and makes the follicles in the ovaries grow. The follicles produce estrogen and eggs. ...Read more

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What tests to do they do on sperm for fertility treatment?

What tests to do they do on sperm for fertility treatment?

Semen analysis: The most common tests are the sperm count, motility and volume. Multiplying these together givens the total motile count (tmc). Other important parameters are the sperm morphology and sperm survival test. More detailed, and somewhat experimental, tests are the dna fragmentation index and the hyaluronan binding assay. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what hormones are used in fertility treatment?

Many kinds: I would recommend you go to this website to read about fertility treatment options:
http://www. Rockymountainfertility. Com. ...Read more

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Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Implantation-Deliver: Reducing bmi may improve
1. Blood pressure
2. Insulin sensitivity
allowing for greater likelihood for getting pregnant (implantation) and carrying a healthy pregnancy-delivery including c/s complications to you and the baby. ...Read more

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At what age should clinics should stop providing fertility treatment?

At what age should clinics should stop providing fertility treatment?

Controversial: Great question! Experts do not agree. The american society for reproductive medicine recommends that fertility treatment be limited to women age 50 or less unless she is participating in a research study. Risks do appear to increase with age although women over 50 can have a healthy pregnancy. Other issues are possible psychosocial impact upon the children. ...Read more

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At what age should clinics stop providing fertility treatment to women?

Good question: There is really no answer to that question. It is very individual and depends on a persons personal, social and healthy history as well as their reproductive history. At most fertility centers age 50 starts to trigger some more testing and caution and age 60 is likely a deal breaker. ...Read more

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Can I do normal fertility treatment at my local gynae as well as insemination?

Assisted reproductio: Fertility treatment depends on the complexity of the patient in question and the clinical experience/passion of your local gynecologist. Some local gynecologist may not have interest in assisted reproduction. Good luck. ...Read more

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We are planning to take fertility treatment. What are the process involved? How long it will take for me to conceive approximately?

Please make sure: U discuss everything with your doc at that 1st visit as your doc should go over everything a length with u ad if u have any? S your doc should have time to answer all of them. Your? Is way too non specific to answer here. ...Read more

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If a women had been taking fertility treatment for egg growth and has stopped taking any treatment for a yr. What are the chances of her conception.

If a women had been taking fertility treatment for egg growth and has stopped taking any treatment for a yr. What are the chances of her conception.

Natural fertility: Fertility treatments usually enhance fertility for the period of time that you are taking them. Once you are off fertility drugs your chances of conceiving are back to your baseline. If you are not pregnant after. ...Read more

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How to get best fertility treatment?

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See your OBGYN first: At age 23 you have plenty of time so it's OK to first seek help with your OBGYN. In many cases, young women have problem with ovulation that can be easily corrected with medications such as Clomid (clomiphene). Your OBGYN can start basic workup such as a semen analysis for your partner, a HSG to check your tubes and uterus, and order hormone tests to check your thyroid, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly are the steps of fertility treatment?

What exactly are the steps of fertility treatment?

Great question!: The first step is to find a good fertility specialist: someone board certified or eligible in reproductive endocrinology. Once the initial evaluation is performed your doctor will recommend treatment. Often fertility drugs (pills or injections) with IUI are the first step. Ivf is often another option. Remember you should know options, alternatives and success rates. You should be comfortable. ...Read more

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What type of fertility treatment is needed for surrogate?

What type of fertility treatment is needed for surrogate?

IVF is best: The safest from a medical and legal aspect is to use a third party egg where the surrogate has no genetic link to the conception and is inseminated with sperm (ivf). The egg-sperm can come from you (the intended parents) or from a donor egg-sperm.

Inseminating surrogates with the intended parents' sperm is the least expensive, but if the surrgate changes her mind, one could tough legal battles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fertility treatment?

Fertility treatment: Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this helps!
dr. Roseff
www. Reproendo. Com. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of fertility treatment?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of fertility treatment?

Highly effective: Fertility treatment is highly effective in good hands. Advantages are an increase in the monthly chances of conception, and safety, when properly managed.

Ivf, for instance, offers pregnancy rates over 50 percent in young women, and treatment can be designed to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation.

Newer techniques offer ways to reduce miscarriage and aneuploidy. ...Read more

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How many people from US go abroad for fertility treatment now?

How many people from US go abroad for fertility treatment now?

Don't know: I don't think anyone is keeping statistics. However, foreign clinics especially in India are increasing in numbers and size. Treatment cycles are less expensive but the cost of travel and the time off work may make it just as costly as in the US. There are not as many rules and guidelines in other countries so you may not find the same quality of care. ...Read more

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Why is fertility treatment risky for a woman who is not producing enough of her own eggs?

Why is fertility treatment risky for a woman who is not producing enough of her own eggs?

Overstimulation: Hyperstimulation may cause too many eggs developing at the same time forming large cysts. For long term use, it may be associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why fertility treatment is risky for a woman who is not producing eggs?

Shouldn't be: Fertility treatment if done properly should not be risky at all. What you need to do is find out what is causing you to not produce eggs. Then determine what your treatment options are and what is your likelyhood of achieving a success pregnancy.

Again fertility treatment should not be risky. ...Read more

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Why would a health insurance company deny coverage to someone because of past fertility treatment?

Call them: Some deny it as a pre-existing condition (though this may stop with affordable care act,) and some plans have limited or no fertility coverage. Call the customer relations rep for your company and ask; make them explain to you why. ...Read more

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How do doctors harvest eggs for fertility treatment purposes?

Easy: It would be a stretch to call the procedure of removing eggs from the ovary for fertility treatment a "surgery". Typically the eggs are removed by passing a needle through the vaginal wall into the ovary while the patient is under anesthesia. The end result of the procedure is two small needle puncture sites. This is done under ultrasound guidance so that there are minimal risks. ...Read more

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Should stop providing fertility treatment to lesbian and single women?

Another Forum: This does not appear to be medically related question, since either staus is not a medical issue. Perhaps you would find another forum suitable for this type if discussion. ...Read more

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I think I'm starting to get a phobia over needles! What can I do during fertility treatment?

I think I'm starting to get a phobia over needles! What can I do during fertility treatment?

Needle phobia: Controlled exposure is generally effective for phobias. People learn to breath and relax and then gradually expose themselves to what they fear, not increasing the intensity until the initial reaction goes away--looking at needles, touching them, and so on until you can let yourself be injected is the idea. Don't be embarrassed to ask to lie down or look away if you need to. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the different hormones used in fertility treatment and some side effects?

FSH: There is a spectrum of responses: No effects, mild to none to mood swings. Some women can have complications from the meds: hyperstimulation.

Drugs:
(FSH) - To stimulate egg growth (Follistim/Gonal-F/Bravelle/Menopur)
(LH/hCG) - To ovulate (Ovidrel/Pregnyl/Novarel/hCG)
GnRH/GnRH Antagonist - To prevent ovulation ...Read more

Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Definition)

Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility Treatment (Definition)

Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this helps! Dr. ...Read more


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