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Doctor insights on: Frozen Embryo Transfer Blastocyst

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Embryo Transfer (Definition)

Embryo transfer (also et, set. Fet, etc) refers to placing one or more human embryo(s) (multi-cell or blastocyst) into the uterus of a woman trying to become pregnant. Et is the final step in an ivf cycle, and is done in some other circumstances as well. It is extremely safe, mostly comfortable, and usually not technically difficult. Experts agree on its importance, but ...Read more


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7 days after frozen embryo transfer, pregnancy test?

7 days after frozen embryo transfer, pregnancy test?

No!: That's too early for a reliable test, ask your ivf doctor when he/she wants the test. ...Read more

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Do frozen embryo transfers implant quicker than fresh?

Do frozen embryo transfers implant quicker than fresh?

Not really: Human embryos, whether natural or from ivf. Forzen or fresh, always implant between 6-7 days after fertilization. ...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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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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Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Probably: The medications used during advanced fertility techniques can certainly cause formation of ovarian cysts. If you are having abdominal pain or discomfort after such a procedure, you absolutely must contact your doctor. This should be evaluated with specific labs and an ultrasound. ...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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Had 5 d blastocyst frozen transfer. 10 day post hCG 330. 14 day post hCG 1270. Had 2 good quality embryos transferred. Twins?

?maybe! congrats: haha. don't get greedy! that is a normal rise, almost double in 2 days... BUT it is early, so will know soon! ...Read more

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Does intercourse before two days of frozen embryo transfer effect endometrial layer?

Ask doctor: The best person to answer this is to ask the doctor you are working with ...Read more

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Could a 5 day frozen blastocyst be divided into identical twins after transfer?

Yes: Actually this is slightly more common after day five transfer ~1%. Since the embryo is in nearly hatching or hatching, the transfer "pressure" can cause the embryo to split into identical twins. This is one of the disadvantages of day 5 transfer. Good luck. ...Read more

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5 day frozen fully hatched embryo transfer. How early can i test?

5 day frozen fully hatched embryo transfer. How early can i test?

1-2 wk: by bloodwork would be pretty reliable. Otherwise, while 1-2 wk possible with the OTC tests... more reliable by 3-4 wk to believe a negative. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding after 20 days of successful embryo transfer. 1st beta hCG report is 102 after 14 days of embryo transfer ?

Vaginal bleeding after 20 days of successful embryo transfer. 1st beta hCG report is 102 after 14 days of embryo transfer ?

Congratulations!: That's very good news. You have not asked a specific we can answer: what do you want to know? ...Read more

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Whit fluid after embryo transfer normal?

Whit fluid after embryo transfer normal?

Any: Generally, fluid is used to cleanse the cervix reducing bacteria and increasing the chances of pregnancy. The fluid can be left after the transfer and is experienced by the patient as leaking fluid. We tell patients that the embryos can no fall out after the transfer. The cervix is making much more mucous under the stimulation of estrogen which can mimic loss of fluid vaginally. Mwww.jcrm.org ...Read more

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Can frozen embryo provide stem cells someday?

Can frozen embryo provide stem cells someday?

Yes if they want: Most couples who have surplus frozen embryos after completing their family choose to discard them, but recently many couples have not felt comfortable with this option and instead choose to donate them to stem cell research so that these embryos can be utilized to help others. ...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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Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Probably not: Probably should not have gas after an embryo transfer but if you were anxious leading up to the procedure, which is completely understandable and expected, you might have done a little month breathing and got some extra air in your stomach that you are now passing. I would not worry to much. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


Blastocyst (Definition)

We use this term for one of the early phases after fertilization, in which the mass of cells produced by the division of the fertilized egg has acquired a central cavity, making it hollow, and one can tell which cells will become ...Read more