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Why do embryos implant later with ivf?

Why do embryos implant later with ivf?

They don't: Human embryos always implant between 6-7 days of age, whether with natural or ivf. Before this they are too "young" to implant. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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What are the factors positively influencing a successful implant of the embryo in an icsi IVF procedure?

What are the factors positively influencing a successful implant of the embryo in an icsi IVF procedure?

Several: Age of female most important, ovarian reserve tests (fsh, amh, afc), stimulation factors, excess embryos for freezing, number and quality of embryos, day of transfer, chromosome screening, technique of transfer, and ejaculated vs testicular sperm. Also, icsi overused, so avoid it if possible - about 2-4% higher delivery without icsi. Icsi is just the technique to inseminate the egg. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the usual reason a frozen embryo transplant through IVF doesn't implant ?

What is the usual reason a frozen embryo transplant through IVF doesn't implant
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Don't know: Many speculative reasons can be given that are very complicated. But in actuality the true reason that implantation fails is the "black box" question that still alludes us. ...Read more

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I am 39 and like to share my frozen embryos in return for ivf?

Probably not: You could always donate your embryos to another couple anonymously or it can even be a known situation. But, honestly, most couples needing donor embryos will choose younger embryos and it would not be in their best interest to pay for half your ivf to get 39+ year old embryos. ...Read more

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We want a boy. Could embryos selected for IVF be grouped by sex?

We want a boy. Could embryos selected for IVF be grouped by sex?

PGS: Pgs allows genetic screening of each embryo, including the gender. Therefore, with pgs, you would know which of embryos are genetically normal and the sex of each embryo.Transferring normal embryos have improved the implantation and delivery rates. ...Read more

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Ivf day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Huge NumberVariables: including: age, person receiving, donors, those helping & their methods, food, emotional issues & the list goes on & on. All meaningful medical rates are after the fact data; not reliable future predictions. Why? The issues are far too complex & beyond everyone's reasonable understanding. Suggest studying: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for important issues not commonly covered. ...Read more

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Am 10 days IVF post embryo tranfer is it ok to orgasm ?

Am 10 days IVF post embryo tranfer is it ok to orgasm  ?

Ask your doctor: Any disruption of the normal uterine environment may be dicey for your case. You obviously are going to great lengths to have this child, so don't do anything which might bring about the demise of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should a couple sign something before they start ttc to handle the embryos from ivf?

Should a couple sign something before they start ttc to handle the embryos from ivf?

Yes: Check with a legal advisor about "embryo" ownership rights if divorce occurs before implantation. The supreme court just ruled that an embryo implanted pregnancy that develops into a child is not entitled to survivors benefits from social security in the event of the prior death of one of the parents. ...Read more

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Hi my 8 day of embryo transfer but i feel pain please tell this is my first IVF proccess?

Hi my 8 day of embryo transfer  but i feel pain please tell this is my first IVF proccess?

Call your IVF clinic: If you're doing an ivf treatment cycle you should talk to your clinic about any symptoms you're worried about, including pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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How to manage colds during IVF cycle? I have embryo transfer tomorrow and i coming down with a cold.

How to manage colds during IVF cycle? I have embryo transfer tomorrow and i coming down with a cold.

Cold and IVF: If you are having , mild flu like symptoms, there may not be any need to worry about transfer. However, if you are feverish or having severe symptoms, it may be better to freeze the embryos and plan a transfer when you aren't ill. I would talk to your doctor about their recommendations. ...Read more

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Success rate of day 3 versus day 5 embryo transfer for IVF. Is one method more successful than the other?

Success rate of day 3 versus day 5 embryo transfer for IVF. Is one method more successful than the other?

Need more space: to give the full answer. Short answer: they're the same, it depends on the embryo number and embryo quality. Day 5 allows transfer of fewer embryos (less risk of multiples) while keeping rates at the sam level. Could write a book about this, please consult with your MD or could do an online consult full details. Your doc is always first choice! Good wishes. ...Read more

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I had 15 embryos made it to day3 biopsy in ivf-PGD Process, 7are 8cells&6are 7cells&2are4cells Could they all make it to day 5?

I had 15 embryos made it to day3 biopsy in ivf-PGD Process, 7are 8cells&6are 7cells&2are4cells
Could they all make it to day 5?

Embryos: Maybe...maybe not. Infertility treatment is loaded emotionally. It helps to focus on taking care of yourself, eating well, staying physically active, using your community support system, family help.... ...Read more

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For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs? Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?

For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs?
Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?

Yes: Freezing embryos is more reliable than freezing eggs. Eggs are more likely to be damaged in the freezing process, however, improvements in freezing techniques have improved egg survival and function after thaw. Despite advancements, embryo freezing remains superior to egg freezing. ...Read more

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3 MCs 6-8weeks. 1st attempt at IVF. Have 2 healthy embryos. How important would you say ERA & assisted hatching is in my case. 33 yrs old ?

After 3 MCs, yes: Many details go into that decision, but those should be considered. Your fertility doctor would be in the best position to answer that in your situation. ...Read more

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I am 41 and just had my embryo transfer on sunday 12/05/13. This is my first IVF cycle. I had 4 embryos transferred on day 3. What are my chances?

I am 41 and just had my embryo transfer on sunday 12/05/13. This is my first IVF cycle. I had 4 embryos transferred on day 3. What are my chances?

Reasonable: The number one predictor of success with ivf is age. The u.S national average is 20% pregnancy & 12% creating a live born baby. The 8% difference is mostly due to miscarriages. You specific odds of achieving pregnancy and ultimately a live born baby depends on many factors, including your fsh level, the cause of infertility, the skill and experience of your physician, skill of embryologist. ...Read more

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Is a 6 cell embryo on Day 3 an option to make it to a viable blastocyst for IVF transfer on Day 5? I know ideally it should be an 8 cell on Day 3.

Is a 6 cell embryo on Day 3 an option to make it to a viable blastocyst for IVF transfer on Day 5? I know ideally it should be an 8 cell on Day 3.

Would be concerned a: bout how it got to be 6 celled. The fertilized egg should split into two and each of the cells then consequently double so should be 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc. 6 is not part of that so was there some sort of problem during 4-to-8 split such that half the slcells didn't split? ...Read more

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I have abortion IVF .I have 2 frozen embryos left.If abortion was couse by chromozal abnormaliti does that mean that 2 embryo left has same abnormali?

I have abortion IVF .I have 2 frozen embryos left.If abortion was couse by chromozal abnormaliti does that mean that 2 embryo left has same abnormali?

Not necessarily : Every person's situation is different so you should sit down and discuss details with your doctor, but from what you are telling me you should have an overall good chance for success. It is very possible that one of your frozen embryos could have normal chromosomes. If not, you still should have a reasonable chance for success with another cycle. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

In an embryology lab: The eggs go from the body directly into the IVF lab. Today, the lab is specially designed for air handling, lighting and temperature to support embryo growth. The embryos are cultured for 3-6 days before transfer into the uterus. Embryos receive a score for implantation potential. Sometimes checked for the number of chromosomes and even time-lapse photography. # transferred based on age&quality ...Read more

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What can cause the IVF embryo falling out in the first 3-5 dpt?

Embryos don't quit: Fall out. The embryo will either attach or not attach. Embryos are microscopic and would never be seen "coming out or falling out". When an embryo attaches it is called implantation. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

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