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Doctor insights on: Frozen Embryo Transfer Procedure

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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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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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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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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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What is involved in zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift)?

What is involved in zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift)?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian trasfer (zift) is a laparoscopic surgical procedure where zygotes are placed in the fallopian tube of the female partner. The zygote will continue to grow and eventually migrate to the endometrial cavity to implant. ...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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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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What is a frozen embryo transfer calendar used for?

What is a frozen embryo transfer calendar used for?

FET calendar: Making certain that your endometrium (uterine lining) is correctly prepared for when the embryo(s) are transferred. ...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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Is there any benefit to using hCG after frozen embryo transfer?

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Is there any benefit to using hCG after frozen embryo transfer?

Unlikely: You mean natural cycle frozen embryo transfer with HCG used to trigger ovulation. There is no evidence that using HCG has additional benefits compared to awaiting natural lh surge and spontaneous ovulation. Hcg injection though may help with timing of frozen embryo transfer as compared to awaiting lh surge which may be missed or happen in an inconvenient day. ...Read more

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What causes frozen embryo thawing failure?

Why do: Embryos not thaw successfully? Traditionally many sub-standard embryos have been frozen that probably should not have; these often die in thawing. The usual cause of embryo death in the past with traditional slow-freeze techniques is formation and shattering of ice crystals within the embryo. ...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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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

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How many days after fertilization does the fertilized egg become a blastocyst? Then embryo? What implants-the blastocyst or embryo?

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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What are the chances of ectopic after frozen embryo transfer?

Very low: The chances of an ectopic pregnancy after an embryo transfer are very low. As long as the embryo is placed the cavity the chances of tubal pregnancy are very low. ...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


Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more