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How does in vitro fertilization works & how much does it cost?

How does in vitro fertilization works & how much does it cost?

IVF summary: Essentially a woman takes fertility drugs to make muliple egg form, the eggs are removed and fertilized in a petri dish with sperm (partner's or donor) the embryos created are put back in with an embryo transfer 2-5 days later. Ivf usually costs around $10, 000. For details on the procedure and costs refer to my website www.Rockymountainfertility.Com. ...Read more

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Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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How long does it take sperm reach to cervix?

How long does it take sperm reach to cervix?

Minutes: After intercourse, the ejaculate is initially gel-like. Over 30-60 minutes, it becomes a liquid. It is during the liquefying process that sperm escape the ejaculate and enter the female cervix. ...Read more

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How does letrozole work?

How does letrozole work?

Eliminating estrogen: Letrozole like anastrazole and Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor. In postmenopausal pts, the ovaries no longer produce estrogen but the body creates low levels of estrogen via the enzyme aromatase. The ais block this enzyme thus eliminating any estrogen. In premenopausal pts, this actually causes a feedback that stimulates the ovaries to make more estrogen thus it can't be used to treat er+. ...Read more

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How long does it take metformin to work for fertility. Or does it even work?

How long does it take metformin to work for fertility. Or does it even work?

It helps, not sure : If you have the so-called polycystic ovarian syndrome and Insulin resistance problem with lower chance of fertility, the use of metformin can help, but no one really knows how truly effective it is or how long it takes. You could be pregnant tomorrow, next month, in 6 months, a year, or even never. It is frustrating, but hang in there. Wt loss can help. Consult doc regularly and good luck to you. ...Read more

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How long does it take proviron to improve sperm xount?

Probably doesn't: It probably does not improve your count, but if it did it would take roughly 90 days of taking it to find out. ...Read more

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How does sperm die?

How does sperm die?

Sperm death: Well, this is got to be one of the more unusual questions here. I'm wondering in what context you want to know. Sperm, like any living tissue requires some sort of "food or energy" to survive. We also have to remain in some form of solution and not dry out. There are formulas and chemicals that can kill sperm. Here's something you can read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/spermicide. ...Read more

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How does ovulation works?

How does ovulation works?

Ovulation Process: Ovulation (release of the egg) is a complex interaction of the brain (hypothalamus), pituitary and ovary. The ovary actually controls the cycle. Fsh stimulates the follicle and 1 ovulates (most receptive of 500+ that grow each cycle), estrogen from foll is signal to brain to trigger ovul (lh). Ovul releases egg and starts genetic meiosis. Fertility drug (hcg ) is similar to lh, others affect above. ...Read more

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After masturbation, how long does it take to replenish sperm?

After masturbation, how long does it take to replenish sperm?

Younger is better: Age has verything to do with replenishment. Younger men can have multiple ejaculations, however with each successive ejaculation within 72 hours the sperm counts drop by approximately one half. ...Read more

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How does Monistat work?

How does Monistat work?

Monistat: Monistat is an azole antifungal that prevents the growth of yeast /fungus. ...Read more

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How does IUD work?

How does IUD work?

Stops Fertilization: Both the Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard iuds keep sperm from fertilizing an egg. Paragard--a copper iud releases copper into the uterus; copper works as a spermicide. Mirena (levonorgestrel) thickens cervical mucous so sperm cannot enter; Mirena (levonorgestrel) may also block ovulation. Both iuds may create uterine inflammation which makes it harder for the egg to implant even if it did get fertilized. ...Read more

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How long does gardasil take to work?

How long does gardasil take to work?

Gardasil: For the hpv vaccine to work best, it is very important for preteens to get all 3 doses (shots) long (over 6 months) before any sexual activity with another person begins. ...Read more

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How long does liothyronine take to work?

How long does liothyronine take to work?

Immediately: It absorbs within 45 mins of ingesting a dose and gets to work right away. ...Read more

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How long does it take sperm to go into youre body?

How long does it take sperm to go into youre body?

Here are...: It takes 64 days for sperm to be formed inside testes and 12 days to mature within epididymal tubules so be ready for insemination. After ejaculating into the vagina, semen will liquefy within 15-30 minutes and motile sperms swim "upstream" to cervix, uterine cavity, to Fallopian tubes to meet, penetrate, and fertilize the waiting egg if there. ...Read more

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How does listerine work?

How does listerine work?

Antiseptic: Listerine works based on the 'essential oils' it contains. These essential oils act as an antiseptic to kill off the bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Listening is a good product, but it should be used in addition to brushing, not instead of brushing. Also, smokers should use an alcohol-free listerine if that is the brand of mouthwash they choose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sperm to fertilize?

How long does it take for a sperm to fertilize?

Up to several days : Once ejaculated during intercourse, sperm can live up to 5 days in the female's body. Also note that it can take up to 5 days for the sperm to reach the egg. So anywhere from 1-5 days is the best answer. ...Read more

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How does in vitro works & how much does it cost to have it done?

How does in vitro works & how much does it cost to have it done?

LAB FERTILIZATION: Ivf means the egg and sperm are fertillized in the lab, in a petri dish rather than in a womans tubes. Traditionally the female is given fertility medications to help the ovary to make more than one egg and then the eggs are removed from the ovary. The eggs and sperm are put together in the lab in a petri dish to fertilize. Several days later, the embryo is transferred into the uterus. ...Read more

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