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Is Art Part Of Ivf
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
After my first IVF cycle 8 months ago, part of my hip went numb. It's now getting worse with occasional pain down my leg. Is it ever going to heal?
Unknown: Sorry to learn of your discomfort. Please see your physician for evaluation to determine cause and prognosis. This is not a typical occurrence following egg retrieval. ...Read more
Not likely.: See recent impactful publcation in the new england journal of medicine [n engl j med. 2012 may 10;366(19):1803-13. Epub 2012 may 5]. The increased risk of birth defects associated with ivf was no longer significant after adjustment for parental factors. The risk of birth defects associated with icsi remained increased after multivariate adjustment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is IVF?
Good Question!!!: Ivf stands for in vitro fertilization. Normally fertilization takes place in the female body after intercourse, specifically in the fallopian tube, which picks up the egg from the ovary. So conception in the body is "in vivo" fertilization. In vitro fertilization just means fertilization takes place outside of the body-in a test tube or petri dish. So ivf babies are also known as test tube babies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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