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Doctor insights on: Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer

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Can you describe gamete intrafallopian transfer (gift)?

Can you describe gamete intrafallopian transfer (gift)?

GIFT: Gamete intrafallopian transfer (gift) is a surgical procedure, typically performed via laparoscopy, where sperm and eggs are transferred into the end of the female's fallopian tube. The eggs fertilize in the tube and the resulting embryo migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a gamate intrafallopian transfer?

Is it normal to need  a gamate intrafallopian transfer?

Procedure of the pas: We only do these now if it is required by insurance. Gift is gamete (eggs and sperm) mixed in the fallopian tubes does not assure fertilization and identification of embryo division. Unlike zift, zygotes- fertilized eggs are transferred back to the tubes the day after retireval. ...Read more

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What is zygote intrafallopian transfer?

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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Who could benefit from zygote intrafallopian transfer?

Who could benefit from zygote intrafallopian transfer?

Old treament: Zift, or zygote intrafallopian transfer is an old technology that is no longer in use. It is more invasive than routine ivf because it requires abdominal surgery (laparoscopy) and pregnancy rates are lower. ...Read more

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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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Who is not a suitable candidate for zygote intrafallopian transfer?

ZIFT candidate: Embryos live best in the environment of the tubes which act as natural incubators. For women older than 42, ivf may not offer much advantage over the natural cycle. Some studies had shown that placing embryos (zift) or the sperm and eggs (gift) into the distal tubes could yield higher live birth rates than ivf. For most patients, however, ivf is more cost effective than zift or gift. ...Read more

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Who does zift?

Who does zift?

Early embryo in tube: Zift is zygote intrafallopian tube transfer. It's a procedure where sperm fertilizes an egg in a dish. The embryologist gives the resulting fertilized egg (zygote) to a fertility specialist who in turn surgically transfers the zygote into the fallopian tube. Hardly ever done any more. ...Read more

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Do they do zift in us?

Yes, but rarely: It's done but in most circumstances it's been overtaken by ivf. Zift is rarely done. ...Read more

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What was the problem with zift?

What was the problem with zift?

Rarely used any more: Zift is / was more invasive than ivf because it requires laparoscopy to transfer the zygotes into the woman's tube. Compared with modern ivf (in vitro fertilization) zift has lower success rates, has less ability to select the 'best' embryos, and depends on the tubes being fairly functional. These are all reasons why it has been superseded by ivf. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how zift differ from gift?

Can you tell me how zift differ from gift?

Embryo: Z is zygote and G is gamete (egg or sperm). ZIFT already contains the fertilized egg. Both techniques essentially were replaced by IVF and normal uterine embryo transfer 15 years ago. Unless there is no way to get an embryo into your cervix and into the uterus (severe scarring, permanent cerclage, etc), normally those would never be used anyway ...Read more

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What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...Read more

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Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Not aware of any: There are both rules regarding patient confidentiality at both the federal and state level. State by state rules vary but are centered in limiting access to personal medical information. For such a registry to exist the donor or donors would first have to agree to share their identifying information.I don't see that happening in the present environment. ...Read more

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Could a gamete (egg/sperm) become cancerous?

Could a gamete (egg/sperm) become cancerous?

No: They are post-mitotic in their present form. Seminoma and dysgerminoma mimic the precursors of sperm cells and we may think arise from cells on the pathway to becoming sperms. A curious tumor called polyembryoma contains many structures that look like miniature embryos. ...Read more

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If I have open donation of gametes, can I approach the family at any time?

Open donation: It depends on the agreement you made with the family. There are some families who want a lot of contact and others who don't. Some want to remain anonymous but that wouldn't be with open donation. Most providers would agree that this should have been spelled out before the gamete donation. Occurred. ...Read more

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What happens if a human gamete with an extra chromosome?

What happens if a human gamete with an extra chromosome?

Generally: it does not survive very long. There are some syndromes in which there are birth defects from this. Trisomy 21 -- Mongolism trisomy 18 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_syndrome trisomy 13 More than 80% of children with Patau syndrome die within the first year of life ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why the gametes are formed by miotic division?

Get haploid state: A person needs to get 23 of their 46 chromosomes from each parent. The number of chromosomes needs to be reduced to create the gemetes. Hence meiosis. ...Read more

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I was single and older so had double gamete donation. How can my kid tell his future bride about it?

I was single and older so had double gamete donation. How can my kid tell his future bride about it?

I don't see the issu: What is the issue. You wanted a child and now have one. You raised him, and he might be married soon. I would tell the bried to be, but she most certainly would consider it an non-issue. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to other gametes in trisomy 21 after meiosis?

Could you tell me what happens to other gametes in trisomy 21 after meiosis?

See below: The gametes that are not fertilized during conception are wasted. ...Read more

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Why is it the case that women are usually the reason for contributing the aneuploid gametes that leads to down syndrome?

Why is it the case that women are usually the reason for contributing the aneuploid gametes that leads to down syndrome?

Selection variables: If a woman generates an egg that contains 2 rather than 1 chromosome 21's, the addition of a 21 from the sperm will cause the trisomy 21 condition. Some of these miscarry & some deliver. When males generate a sperm that carries irregular information, there is speculation that the ones with bad information do not swim as well & thus can't pass the defect. ...Read more

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Hi, i am writing a paper right now on infertility and the solutions. are there ways to physically change the gametes to make fertilization easier?

Hi, i am writing a paper right now on infertility and the solutions. are there ways to physically change the gametes to make fertilization easier?

Unclear : It's not clear exactly what you mean. If this is a research project for school consider searching the published medical literature on pubmed or medline. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from IVF with donor gamete?

Can you get HIV from IVF with donor gamete?

HIV in IVF: It is indeed possible to transimit HIV during ivf of a donor gamete that is HIV +. Screening and preparation can reduce the risk. ...Read more

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