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Doctor insights on: Growth Of Embryo Week By Week

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Could you tell me what are possible reasons for stopped embryo growth after 8 weeks.?

Could you tell me what are possible reasons for stopped embryo growth after 8 weeks.?

Abnormal pregnancy: Most cases are pregnancies that were abnormal at conception, not normal pregnancies that fail. ...Read more

Embryo (Definition)

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


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Early us at 5w 5d.Report says gsac, ysac but embryo viability is inconclusive.Growth mentioned was 4/5 weeks.Is this normal or lagging behind?

Early us at 5w 5d.Report says gsac, ysac but embryo viability is inconclusive.Growth mentioned was 4/5 weeks.Is this normal or lagging behind?

Ovulation: If this was an uncertain ovulation (and even opk counts as uncertain) then this may be fine and just misjudged dating. For a certain ovulation, this is probably abnormal. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Lmp-8th mar, bfp-7th apr, 28 day cycle, early us on 17 apr -embryo viability inconclusive and growth is 4+/5 weeks. Gsac, ysac present.Gsac-8x7x7.Is good?

Lmp-8th mar, bfp-7th apr, 28 day cycle, early us on 17 apr -embryo viability inconclusive and growth is 4+/5 weeks. Gsac, ysac present.Gsac-8x7x7.Is good?

Needs follow up: In some cases the viability of the pregnancy cannot be confirmed by ultrasound until 6 weeks from the lmp, or even later. The size of the gestational sac is not the most accurate way of documenting a live pregnancy. Only by visualizing the fetus with a vaginal sonogram and seeing (or hearing with doppler) the fetal heart beat can one confirm if viable. ...Read more

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My embryo only had 1mm of growth from week 6 to 7 is there a chance for a successful pregnancy?

Embryo growth: If there was a heart beat probably yes, you need to give it some time to continue developing, but once a heartbeat is seen then the risk of a miscarriage is only 5%. However if there is no heart beat at 7 week its a bad sign and you are at risk for a miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is the human growth hormone level for a 3 week old embryo?

What is the human growth hormone level for a 3 week old embryo?

Did you mean HCG?: People frequently confuse HCG (human chorionic godadotropin) level with HGH (human growth hormone). That is probably what you meant. Embryologists date pregnancy from the date of occupation, while OBs date it from the first day of the last menstrual period, which is on average 2 weeks earlier. HCG becomes detectable about 7 days after conception, ranging 5 - 50 mIU/ml, 21 days-18 - 7,340 mIU/ml ...Read more

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If the placenta is lower than normal and the embryo growth is slower by 15 days what could be potential causes and any remedies?

If the placenta is lower than normal and the embryo growth is slower by 15 days what could be potential causes and any remedies?

Differnt things: A low lying placenta is a possible problem, but generally it will not give you any particular problem. If it grows across the cervix, it is a placenta previa, and would necessitate a c-section. As to slower than average growth, it is much more disturbing, as a child that is not growing properly has trouble at birth. The most common cause here is smoking. If you smoke, quit. ...Read more

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Hw can asprine affect growth of embryo. I have to take one 100 mg every morning for my memory problem. Should i stop taking it while going for ivf?

Hw can asprine affect growth of embryo. I have to take one 100 mg every morning for my memory problem. Should i stop taking it while going for ivf?

Low-dose aspirin is : used by some to slow memory loss in women > 65, but not reversal of memory loss in any age. It is a Class D drug in pregnancy, per the US Federal Drug Administration, as it has known adverse risks in pregnancy. Stop it now unless your Fertility Specialist okays it. Start daily folate (folic acid) supplement at least 3 mos. before conception; have a flu shot at least 2 mos. before conception. ...Read more

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What is the pregnancy success rate of d5 xfer of 8 cell embryo, if D3 biopsy showed normal xx genetics. Also, did D3 biopsy affect embryo growth rate?

Ask specialist: This is a question best directed to your infertility specialist. Unfortunately those of us who are general practitioners and general ob/gyns don't have these statistics. Didn't want you to think we were ignoring you! good luck! ...Read more