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Doctor insights on: Frozen Embryo Transfer Implantation

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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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Would fasting before natural frozen embryo transfer can be a problem for implantation.already fasting due for FET transfer in couple of weeks?

Would fasting before natural frozen embryo transfer can be a problem for implantation.already fasting due for FET transfer in couple of weeks?

Why fasting?: Fasting is not typically a part of the fertility treatment process. Are you fasting due to religious reasons? If so let your doctor know so that your belief system can be incorporated into your plan of care. Generally a nutritious diet and healthy living are recommended ...Read more

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What effect can endometriosis have on implantation after a frozen embryo transfer? Last lap. To remove endo was 12 months ago.

What effect can endometriosis have on implantation after a frozen embryo transfer? Last lap. To remove endo was 12 months ago.

Unlikely: Endometriosis means endometrial tissue outside the normal place (uterus). The implantation is within the uterus where endometrium is supposed to exist. If the endometriosis causes hormonal imbalance that could affect your implantation indirectly, but it is best to ask your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I am day 10 of an frozen embryo transfer I have cramping on my lower left side in the same spot could this be implantation cramps?

I am day 10 of an frozen embryo transfer I have cramping on my lower left side in the same spot could this be implantation cramps?

Doubtful: Implantation occurs 6-7 days after fertilization so with an fet this would've been 5 or more days ago. I am not saying you may not be pregnant, but implantation isn't happening 10 days after fet. Good luck. ...Read more

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When does implantation happen after embryo transfer?

When does implantation happen after embryo transfer?

6-to-7 days old: A fertilized egg/embryo always implants in the uterus when it is between 6-to-7 days old. ...Read more

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What are the causes for failed embryo implantation after embryo transfer?

What are the causes for failed embryo implantation after embryo transfer?

Probabilities: A high proportion of natural embryos do not implant, the same is true for IVF/embryo transfer. Rates improve with pre-screening of the developing embryos, and with younger age of donor (40 have similar rates with donor eggs, very low rates with their own eggs. ...Read more

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What can effect embryo implantation after embryo transfer? What can cause it to fail?

What can effect embryo implantation after embryo transfer? 
What can cause it to fail?

Uterus: The implantation of an embryo is very fragile and complicated process. This can be disrupted by many things including hormonal imbalance, trauma, and even stress. Often times, some of these things are out of our control and no fault of our own. ...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


Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more