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How does in vitro fertilization work?

How does in vitro fertilization work?

Simple: Sometimes ivf sounds complicated but it is very simple. We want to see as many of your eggs as possible in a safe way to use the best ones for you. Injections allow us to get several eggs. The we make sure the sperm gets inside the eggs and that is done in the lab. And then we grew the embryo (early pregnancy) usually for 5 days and then easily place it back inside your body. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Could someone tell me some differences for in vivo and in vitro fertilization?

Could someone tell me some differences for in vivo and in vitro fertilization?

Vitro is in the lab: In vitro fertilization, ivf, means in latin 'in glass', that is, in the laboratory. In vivo is in the body.

In ivf, eggs are removed from the ovary with a needle and inseminated in the laboratory. Ivf is a good treatment for blocked fallopian tubes, and works great for simply enhancing fertility. In addition, new technologies for embryo assessment are great for choosing healthy embryos. ...Read more

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Is in vitro fertilization safe?

Is in vitro fertilization safe?

Yes: People who have been properly counseled, and enter IVF voluntarily have few complications short or long-term. The procedure is successful, risks are limited, and significant complications are uncommon, if not rare. ...Read more

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Does in vitro fertilization affect a 50 year old woman causing cancer or any dangerous disease?

Does in vitro fertilization affect a 50 year old woman causing cancer or any dangerous disease?

Depends: Depends how healthy 50 yr old woman is, what systemic diseases she has, and what predicted diseases she will get at her age like any normal population, and pregnancy is addition burden on her health ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect? Will I be out?

Cervical conization- what can I expect? Will I be out?

Discuss with doctor: Cold knife conization is a procedure in which a cone shaped biopsy of the cervix is removed to treat cervical dysplasia. No overnight stay is required unless complications arise. You will be put under general anesthesia and the surgery lasts approximately 30 minutes. Your total recovery time varies from 1-2 weeks. The cervix, however, usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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Do I have to get blood tests before doing in vitro fertilization?

Do I have to get blood tests before doing in vitro fertilization?

Yes: Ivf is a complicated treatment and tests needed to start. Tests of egg quality (amh, fsh, afc) help predict success and pick stim protocol; sperm tests help decide icsi (sperm injection for fertilization); test of uterus (hsg, sis) tells us about uterine receptivity; and other tests predict safe pregnancy (tsh, hiv, cf, etc). Brief list but tests help us make ivf work and get healthy pg. ...Read more

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How soon after chemo therapy can you begin in-vitro fertilization?

Ask your oncologist!: That depends on your cancer history - do not attempt ivf without consulting with your oncologist! ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an in vitro fertilization?

What kind of complications might happen from an in vitro fertilization?

IVF Safe: Ivf is a very safe procedure but all procedures have risks. For brevity, biggest worries include hyperstimulation syndrome (ohss), ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, complicated pregnancy (probably from being infertile), bleeding (uncommon), discomfort for 24-48 hrs. Controversial is risk of baby health, cancer, icsi and genetics (imprinting disorders). Look up terms as no room to expand here. ...Read more

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Does it hurt when fertilization happening in the womb?

Does it hurt when fertilization happening in the womb?

No: Fertilization is a hookup of egg & sperm that usually occurs in the fallopian tubes as the egg moves slowly to the uterus. ...Read more

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What are the chances of fertilization 10 days after the 1st day of the start of menstrual bleeding?

What are the chances of fertilization 10 days after the 1st day of the start of menstrual bleeding?

Possible: Can't say for certain, but it's possible. Day 10 is definitely on the early side, but I've seen pregnancies from cd 10 ovulations as monitored by ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is in vitro fertilization?

Outside the Body: In Vitro means outside the body. So, IVF means fertilization outside the body. We remove the eggs from a woman's ovaries and collect a semen sample from the man for sperm. In the embryology laboratory, the sperm and eggs are combined to allow fertilization into embryos. We culture embryos for 3-5 days and then place them into the woman uterus and hope for implantation and a baby. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of in vitro fertilization?

IVF: Is very safe and can be highly successful; it is usually expensive and can be stressful to go through. ...Read more

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Is in vitro fertilization safe?

Yes: People who have been properly counseled, and enter IVF voluntarily have few complications short or long-term. The procedure is successful, risks are limited, and significant complications are uncommon, if not rare. ...Read more

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Cost of in vitro fertilization in singapore?

Check with clinic: From looking at some blog posts on google the cost is around $12, 000 usd in 2010-2011. Try contacting a clinic there for more accurate up-to-date info. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an in vitro fertilization?

IVF Safe: Ivf is a very safe procedure but all procedures have risks. For brevity, biggest worries include hyperstimulation syndrome (ohss), ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, complicated pregnancy (probably from being infertile), bleeding (uncommon), discomfort for 24-48 hrs. Controversial is risk of baby health, cancer, icsi and genetics (imprinting disorders). Look up terms as no room to expand here. ...Read more

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How does in vitro fertilization work?

Simple: Sometimes ivf sounds complicated but it is very simple. We want to see as many of your eggs as possible in a safe way to use the best ones for you. Injections allow us to get several eggs. The we make sure the sperm gets inside the eggs and that is done in the lab. And then we grew the embryo (early pregnancy) usually for 5 days and then easily place it back inside your body. ...Read more

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How much does in vitro fertilization cost?

It depends: IVF costs can vary from one center to another. A basic IVF cycle can range from from $7, 000 to $15, 000. There may be additional costs for additional procedures (assisted hatching, ICSI, cryopreservation, etc.). Medications and basic infertility testing are also not usually included in the basic IVF quoted price. Of course, a few are fortunate to have insurance coverage for IVF. ...Read more

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What happens when in vitro fertilization is done?

What happens when in vitro fertilization is done?

Several steps: The woman is given injectable fertility drugs to produce several eggs. The eggs are removed from her ovaries through her vagina while under anesthesia. The eggs are fertilized with sperm and embryos are grown in our lab. An average of two advanced embryos (called blastocysts) are placed in her uterus and two weeks later we do a sensitive pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is in vitro fertilization an alternative to adoption?

Sometimes: Ivf is an alternative to adoption in some cases where a woman is a "good candidate" for ivf. In other words, if a 47 year old woman wants to adopt, she has a much higher chance of "having a child" through adoption vs. Ivf, as she would be considered a poor candidate for ivf success due to her advanced age. I hope this makes sense... ...Read more

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Are pgd and ivf (in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

No but related: Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd refers to testing those embryos for genetic abnormalities before we return them back to your womb. Most ivf is done without pgd but pgd cannot be done without ivf. ...Read more

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Are kids made through in vitro fertilization more spoiled?

Are kids made through in vitro fertilization more spoiled?

No: Kids born via ivf are no different than kids born via natural methods of conception. ...Read more

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In vitro fertilization? Will the catholics ever approve it?

In vitro fertilization? Will the catholics ever approve it?

Probably: I'm certainly not the religious expert, but, as long as one doesn't discard any embryos, I don't a conflict. ...Read more

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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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What is do it yourself in vitro fertilization and does it work?

Impossible: That would be impossible. In Vitro Fertilization means "In Glass Fertilization" essentially making a baby in a petridish (which used to be glass).

How you could remove the eggs from your body and then separate the sperm to fertilize the eggs would be impossible in a DIY method.

You may be asking about DIY Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) ...Read more

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What are the economic impacts on couples in vitro fertilization?

What are the economic impacts on couples in vitro fertilization?

Depends: 1. Insurance coverage or the whole process, part, medication, how many trials...2. Geography prices maybe different in different parts of the country 3. Requirement for additional procedures e.g. Surgical sperm harvest or genetic diagnosis of the embryos 4. Cost for undesired effects effects of treatment e.G multiple pregnancy. Based on these and many factors the economic impact could be vary. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get financing for in vitro fertilization?

Financing: There are many banks that provide loans for medical treatments, including IVF. Ask your IVF center or look it up online. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

= pregnancy resulting ...Read more