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Where can I find information about about genetic counseling?

Where can I find information about about genetic counseling?

Talk to your ob!: Your regular obstetrician should be able to refer you to a certified genetic counselor. Try this online resource: http://www.Marchofdimes.Com/pregnancy/trying_geneticcounseling.Html. ...Read more

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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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I need information about fertility treatments like IVF and birth defects?

I need information about fertility treatments like IVF and birth defects?

Birth defects & ART: Conventional ivf has not been convincingly linked to birth defects worldwide. There's some evidence linking micro-injection of sperm (ivf/icsi) to a possible slight increase in birth defects (2% or so;) this has not been proven conclusively, and is still being investigated. If an increased risk really does exist, it is a small one. ...Read more

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Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, i'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post IUI (insemination) questions?

Can you tell me about post IUI (insemination) questions?

Ask.: Please submit clear & specific questions about iui. One question per entry is best. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can I find information about in vitro fertilization procedure using donor eggs?

How can I find information about in vitro fertilization procedure using donor eggs?

Fertility office: Fertility practices can provide you with information regarding this procedure in detail. There are also egg donor agencies that can be found online. ...Read more

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What site can I find information about phytotherapy?

What site can I find information about phytotherapy?

Here's one: The american botanical council has a very informative web site that might help you: http://abc.Herbalgram.Org/. ...Read more

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Marijuana users-- need some information about your future?

Marijuana users-- need some information about your future?

Whatever the future : Holds, there will less success compared to that same person without marijuana. ...Read more

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What questions ask obgyn in week 34 appreciated. about twin?

What questions  ask obgyn  in week 34 appreciated. about twin?

Plan for delivery: I would ask your obgyn how the babies are growing. Are they about the same size, or is one a lot bigger than the other? I would also ask about delivery. Are you having a c/section or vaginal delivery. Are you getting your tubes tied? What to do if you go into labor or your water bag breaks? Have you had your flu vaccine and whooping cough vaccine? GBS culture? Congratulations! ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Who can answer any questions about going into fertility therapy, if single?

Who can answer any questions about going into fertility therapy, if single?

Donor sperm: Single women can still pursue fertility treatment through the use of donor sperm. Your doctor will also evaluate all aspects of fertility and make other recommendations accordingly. A detailed office discussion is needed prior to pursuing fertility treatment. ...Read more

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Information about paracetamol?

Information about paracetamol?

Medication question: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminophen. It is a drug used to control fever and in many takes away pain. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Any information about camptodactyly?

Any information about camptodactyly?

Congenital deformity: Condition one is born with and requires no treatment as well as no treatment has shown efficacy. ...Read more

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All info about myeloma?

All info about myeloma?

LLS etc websites: www.lls.org, http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/myeloma, www.Themmrf.Org, http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/index, http://myelomasociety.Org/membership.Html, http://myeloma.Org.

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I needed alittle more information about lupus?

I needed alittle more information about lupus?

SLE: Systemic lupus erythematosis, sle, an auto-immune disease: person's immune system attacks their own body cells and tissues. Course of disease is unpredictable, flares then remissions back & forth. Occurs in women 9x more than men, esp women 15-35yr. Treated w/immune suppression. Survival of patients with trtmt in the western world approaches that of those who do not have the disease. ...Read more

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Where to get information about achondroplasia?

Where to get information about achondroplasia?

Apparently here: Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism. A good reference for information is the little people society of america http://www.Lpaonline.Org/ particularly if you or a family member is having a child affected by it. ...Read more

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I need information about fertility treatments like IVF and birth defects?

Birth defects & ART: Conventional ivf has not been convincingly linked to birth defects worldwide. There's some evidence linking micro-injection of sperm (ivf/icsi) to a possible slight increase in birth defects (2% or so;) this has not been proven conclusively, and is still being investigated. If an increased risk really does exist, it is a small one. ...Read more

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Wanting to get an IVF done in Texas? Need more information I am 36 will 37 in Jan!

Wanting to get an IVF done in Texas? Need more information I am 36 will 37 in Jan!

Do it!: You don't say "where" in Texas, but our state has great opportunities to pursue IVF in the major cities: San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Austin and many others. In general, women age 36-37 are quite successful with IVF; it's not like being 25-30 but outcomes can be very good. I'd be delighted to help you (in San Antonio) but look at practices in the area you live or the nearest cities. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I know the IVF process is relatively common these days, but i'm not sure about all that is involved. Would you please give me some background information on ivf?

I know the  IVF process is relatively common these days, but i'm not sure about all that is involved. Would you please give me some background information on ivf?

Yes: Ivf is a very safe and effective treatment. In general the goal is for a woman to make woman eggs and then to see how the eggs fertilize (or unite) with sperm. Then the resulting embryos (early potential pregnancies) are monitored to see which ones grow better and then to use that information, which otherwise would not be know, to decide which embryo to place back into the uterus of the patient. ...Read more

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How long does an "egg" remain in the tube before it is transferred to a uterus? My wife and i are looking into ivf. Before seeing a doctor, we are trying to gather as much information as possible, and this site has been a great source over the past couple

How long does an "egg" remain in the tube before it is transferred to a uterus? My wife and i are looking into ivf. Before seeing a doctor, we are trying to gather as much information as possible, and this site has been a great source over the past couple

When : When ovulation occurs, the fallopian tube actually moves over and picks up the egg. It is then transported down the tube by little projections called cilia. The sperm survive in the tube for approximately 6 days. While there, they are attached to the cells of the lining of the fallopian tube and periodically attach and detach from these cells waiting for the egg. Fertilization normally takes place in the fallopian tube as soon as a sperm attaches to the shell of the egg. The fertilized egg then goes on to develop in the tube for about 5 days. It enters the uterus 5 or 6 days after ovulation. This process has lead people to conclude that it is important for fertilization and early embryo development to happen in the fallopian tube. Many studies have been done to see if sperm and egg or embryos should be transferred into the tube rather than the uterus. Most of them did not show a benefit to doing this. As we became better at growing embryos longer in the lab, the ability to select better embryos has outweighed any theoretical advantage to a tubal transfer. Embryos are now routinely cultured 5 or 6 days in the lab and transferred to the uterus. This is called "blastocyst transfer” proponents of this technique claim that pregnancy rates are better with this technique because the embryos are placed in the uterus at the time that they normally enter the uterus. There is still some controversy surrounding this claim, but more and more centers are moving to blastocyst culture because it allows us to select better embryos from a group of embryos for transfer. I hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How long before i know if IVF worked?

How long before i know if IVF worked?

10-12 days post ET: The first reliable indicator is sensitive pregnancy tests will be positive about 10-12 days after an embryo transfer on day 3. Nothing before that is useful. ...Read more

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How is IVF done? I was born that way.

How is IVF done? I was born that way.

Fert egg out* body: The ovary is stimulated with medicine similar to that produced by the female master gland. Eggs are harvested under ultrasound guidance. Mature eggs are fertilized in the lab. Embryos are cultured for few days. One or more embryos are transferred into the uterus. ...Read more

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How soon can i get the ivf, and what's the cost?

See your gynecologis: You will need to consult with your gynecologist regarding the question. Your insurance carrier should have information about coverage of ivf. ...Read more

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I don't want to do IVF , do I have other choices?

I don't want to do IVF , do I have other choices?

Yes: Almost anyone has choices, unless a woman has 2 blocked tubes or unless a man's sperm needs to be surgically extracted. Those situations require ivf. In other situations, ivf may be preferable, but insemination (iui), pills, injections and even laparoscopy could help a couple become pregnant. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase IVF success probability?

Found a good clinic: Your previous history should not be a factor in an ivf cycle. Success will depend on the experience of the clinic, the skill of the embryologist, quality of the ivf lab and to some extend, whether you are "reproductively young or reproductively old". At 30, you should still have good success rates at an experienced and successful ivf clinic. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was adopted by ivf. How can I tell my future wife?

Embryo adoption?!: I believe you must be referring to embryo adoption. With ivf, the egg, sperm and uterus can all be from different people. If a couple adopts an embryo made by one couple and then places that embryo into the second female's uterus, the child born is not related genetically to the mother who delivers the child. The medical family history and genetics of the child is from the genetic parents. ...Read more

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I've had 3 failed ivf. What are the chances of working ?

It depends: The chance for your future success is depends following factors: 1. Your age. If you are young, and you have good ovarian reserve, even with 3 failed ivf, your chance of success is still very good. 2. The causes of your infertility, if you have male factor, tubal disease, ovulation dysfunction, your chance may be still good. 3. The quality of your ivf lab. You may need have second opinion. ...Read more

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I want to know about IVF I am 38years old is it good for me?

Maybe: Ivf is a complex and expensive procedure. It is best reserved for a women who has failed more conservative attempts to achieve pregnancy and after professional evaluation and testing determines that a less invasive and less costly form of reproductive assistance is effective. ...Read more

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I am having IVF is there anything i can to make it successful?

Not really: Ivf is a procedure. Other than to relax and be cooperative, not really. ...Read more

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Today is 8th day for my IVF transfer what symptoms can I get now?

Wait and see: One would expect no symptoms since it too early. You you simply wait to take a pregnancy test until the day your doctor instructed. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms i can look for 4 days post 5 day IVF transfer?

Not really.: As anxious a time as this is, symptoms are an unreliable indicator of good or bad outcome. Have to just hang in there. ...Read more

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I am going to do IVF in this coming month.What should I do to have positive result?

Listen and luck: Listen to all instructions given by your doctor. Then whether it works or not may include a little bit if luck. ...Read more

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Do anybody know where i can go to apply for a IVF study or how i can get help to do ivf.

Where are you?: You don't indicate where in the world you live so i cannot be specific, but generally you can try calling the closest medical schools with teaching hospitals and ask if they have ivf studies ongoing. ...Read more