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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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Is gamete cryopreservation and fertility treatment for cancer patients covered?

Is gamete cryopreservation and fertility treatment for cancer patients covered?

Try Fertile Hope: If your insurance doesn't cover it (worth checking) look into fertile hope, who offer discounted treatment and/or free medications. http://bit.ly/ibrss9. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Donor gametes. Friends say what I do and feel will influence the fetus. What would be the mechanism for that>fertility doctor preferred?

Donor gametes. Friends say what I do and feel will influence the fetus. What would be the mechanism for that>fertility doctor preferred?

Epigenetics: Epigenetics is the process of altering, or turning on and off certain genes based on the environment. The environment of the fetus is maternal physiology. Many theories now that maternal factors control much of this process. So the answer is yes, but how much and what aspects affect the preg. We feel the biggest effect is thru nutrition and it's effect on metabolic syndrome in the child/adult. ...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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How much do fertility drugs cost?

How much do fertility drugs cost?

Fertility Drugs Cost: Fertility drugs vary in cost from about $50/mo (clomid) to $4000/mo with injectables used for ivf or IUI cycles. Sometimes these drugs are covered by insurance and sometimes not. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does self fertility massage work?

Does self fertility massage work?

Reduces Stress...: There's no scientific evidence that massage improves fertility and increases pregnancy rates. But at least one study showed that the hands-on bodywork can dial down your anxiety level. Since stress has been shown to interfere with getting pregnant, it makes sense that reducing stress through massage could — theoretically — improve your odds of conceiving. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can I eat to help with fertility?

What can I eat to help with fertility?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, no tobacco, and moderate exercise all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' do not work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods increase chances of success. ...Read more

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When can one first test their fertility?

When can one first test their fertility?

After puberty: Reproduction is complex and is related to both female and male factors. Female factors primarily focus on age, ovarian function, endocrine hormones, uterine anatomy and status, fallopian tube anatomy and status, coital issues, cervical factors, and ultimately pelvic factors such as endometriosis. Male evaluation is critical in knowing where you stand. Best to see a reproductive physician. ...Read more

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How does overall health affect fertility?

How does overall health affect fertility?

Influences: Overall good health is obviously good for fertility, this is optimum weight, no smoking, minimal alcohol, wholesome nutritious diet, regular physical activity, balanced mental health, minimal or no prescription or over the counter medications, I guess you get the point. Best Wishes ...Read more