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Doctor insights on: Fet Vs. Ivf

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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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3 failed ivf. Blocked tube. Reports ok. Age factor so donor egg. Et cancelled - poor lining. Suggested cryocautery before FET in same cycle?Is it ok?

3 failed ivf. Blocked tube. Reports ok. Age factor so donor egg. Et cancelled - poor lining. Suggested cryocautery before FET in same cycle?Is it ok?

Cervical cryo?: In the same cycle as an fet? That would not be acceptable in the United States is all i can say. Or are you asking about another form of cryo? ...Read more

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After IVF transfer what is beta test?

After IVF transfer what is beta test?

Pregnancy test: Pregnancy hormones is called beta-hcg, or for short beta. That is the actual test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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5 failed IUI with letrozole, mild endo removed by laparoscopy, one miscarriage but conceived naturally after 2 yrs. IVF next or Iui with injectables?

5 failed IUI with letrozole, mild endo removed by laparoscopy, one miscarriage but conceived naturally after 2 yrs. IVF next or Iui with injectables?

No more IUI: Since you've failed 5 IUIs, it is no longer a good option for you, especially for someone with endometriosis. One reason patients with endometriosis not able to conceive naturally, is because the endometriosis will cause pelvic adhesion and tubal dysfunction. IVF is a much better option. If you are afraid of using drugs, you may choose natural cycle IVF or mild stimulation IVF. ...Read more

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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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What is intrauterine insemination or iui?

What is intrauterine insemination or iui?

Sperm is inserted: Iui is a method to help someone achieve pregnancy. There are various indications for iui, such as mild sperm abnormalities and unexplained infertility. The semen sample is specially processed in a laboratory, after which the sperm is drawn up into a thin, flexible catheter. The catheter is inserted through the cervix, into the uterus, and sperm is deposited. ...Read more

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Success rate of day 3 versus day 5 embryo transfer for IVF. Is one method more successful than the other?

Success rate of day 3 versus day 5 embryo transfer for IVF. Is one method more successful than the other?

Need more space: to give the full answer. Short answer: they're the same, it depends on the embryo number and embryo quality. Day 5 allows transfer of fewer embryos (less risk of multiples) while keeping rates at the sam level. Could write a book about this, please consult with your MD or could do an online consult full details. Your doc is always first choice! Good wishes. ...Read more

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When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. Usually for a heterosexual couple who have tried for over a year and can find no reason for not conceiving or who have found an incorrect able problem will be able to conceive with ivf. ...Read more

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For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs? Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?

Yes: Freezing embryos is more reliable than freezing eggs. Eggs are more likely to be damaged in the freezing process, however, improvements in freezing techniques have improved egg survival and function after thaw. Despite advancements, embryo freezing remains superior to egg freezing. ...Read more

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On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle. 3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle.  3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

Not too high: It's still a standard dose, used frequently. Whether it's "too high" really depends on how you responded at lower doses., especially what your estradiol (estrogen) level peaked at. Trust your doctor, but ask him/her questions if unclear. Good wishes. ...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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Icsi or IVF suitable for low sperm count and motility?

Yes: If you have exhausted all avenues including your mates . She may be very fertile or not if not then icsi and ivf can be a treatment but it can be very expsensive. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis w/ 1 failed IVF and 3 frozen embryos left. Would another laparoscopy to remove endo help implantation with an fet? Last lap 2/13

Not likely: I think for years we were more concerned about things like that. Now we known in the absence of specific problems with the uterus lining or cavity, that most ivf cycles fail because the embryos were genetically abnormal. So at age 31 likely half of all good day 5 embryos are genetically abnormal. Hopefully on of the frozen ones is good quality and genetically normal! ...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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Mild Azoospermia with 40 million/ml prgress-A grade, 25% motility & 12% morphology Plng to for ivf with donor eggs. Which is the best? Is ivf or icsi?

Mild Azoospermia with 40 million/ml prgress-A grade, 25% motility & 12% morphology Plng to for ivf with donor eggs. Which is the best? Is ivf or icsi?

Unclear...: Your reported findings of semen analysis is reasonable; azoospermia denotes no sperm in semen at all. Have you & sex partner been evaluated for contributing factors for infertility yet? Generally speaking, some 50% of infertility result from female factors, some 30% from male factors, and 20% from both sides. So, ask treating doctors more before considering IVF or ICSI. ...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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I have 11mm endometrium & FET is after 7days.It will grow further.What is the maximum endometrium thickness for frozen embryo transfer in IVF ?

Perfect lining: I assume you will start Progesterone replacement soon as part of your protocol before your fet. Once Progesterone begins you will not see much growth (and possibly some thining) of the endometrial lining. Ideally you want the lining above 8 mm and triple line in appearance before start of the progesterone. There is no hard data on maximum thickness but some feel its around 18 mm. ...Read more