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Iui Versus Ivf
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
Intrauterine insemination (iui) is where fresh or frozen partner or donor sperm is prepared or 'washed' to increase the sperm quality then gently injected through your cervix after a speculum exam, like a pap smear exam. It should be painless or cause mild cramping only. Iui helps with mild to moderate sperm problems. Iui preparations should have at least 2 million moving ...Read more
Sperm is inserted: Iui is a method to help someone achieve pregnancy. There are various indications for iui, such as mild sperm abnormalities and unexplained infertility. The semen sample is specially processed in a laboratory, after which the sperm is drawn up into a thin, flexible catheter. The catheter is inserted through the cervix, into the uterus, and sperm is deposited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: If you have exhausted all avenues including your mates . She may be very fertile or not if not then icsi and ivf can be a treatment but it can be very expsensive. ...Read more
IVF: An unusual question at your age. Surely if you are seeing an obstetrician for IVF, that doctor would be explaining that to you? If you are asking on behalf of someone else, she too must discuss this with her obstetrician. There should be little, if anything, to be concerned about. ...Read more
Outside body: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means that fertilization occurs "outside the body" (in vitro). We stimulate the woman's ovaries to mature multiple eggs. We retrieve them in the office with the woman under anesthesia to allow us to suction the eggs with a needle. We combine the sperm with the eggs and culture the embryos. We transfer 1-3 embryos based on woman's age and embryo quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
5 failed IUI with letrozole, mild endo removed by laparoscopy, one miscarriage but conceived naturally after 2 yrs. IVF next or Iui with injectables?
No more IUI: Since you've failed 5 IUIs, it is no longer a good option for you, especially for someone with endometriosis. One reason patients with endometriosis not able to conceive naturally, is because the endometriosis will cause pelvic adhesion and tubal dysfunction. IVF is a much better option. If you are afraid of using drugs, you may choose natural cycle IVF or mild stimulation IVF. ...Read more
Are injectibles with IUI more successful than Clomid (clomiphene) with iui? We are thinking about doing our first round of IUI with Clomid (clomiphene) only.
Some patient groups: In some patient populations, and for some diagnoses 'yes, ' for others success rates are pretty similar. Injectible drugs always have a significantly higher chance of multiple conception than oral drugs. ...Read more
Azoospermia with 40 million count & 25% motility. Plng to for ivf with donor eggs. Which is the best? Is ivf or icsi? Which has highest success rate
It varies!: Insemination, or iui, has success rates that will vary a lot according to such factors as the woman's age, presence of endometriosis, and quantity/quality of sperm being inseminated. Also, some women do "natural cycle" IUI (no drugs), while others use fertility drugs. The success rates average about 10% per attempt (no drugs) and up to 25-30% per cycle with meds. ...Read more
Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?
Here are some ...: IVF is done in 2 ways: 1. Mix 1-4 timely retrieved eggs with the sperms from partner/donnor in lab so to form a fertilized eggs/embryos, then transport the embryos to uterus; 2. Inject a retrieved sperm (aspirated and selected) into a retrieved egg to form a embryo for IVF. Success rate: 1. method 1 is about 22-25% per cycle & 25-35% for multiple cycles; 2. method 2 is about 65%. ...Read more
Ihave14,21 balanced translocation, did egg retrieval ystrday in IVF pgd process.16eggs got fertilized.Is it good number for pgd to find normal embryos?
3 failed ivf. Blocked tube. Reports ok. Age factor so donor egg. Et cancelled - poor lining. Suggested cryocautery before FET in same cycle?Is it ok?
Cervical cryo?: In the same cycle as an fet? That would not be acceptable in the United States is all i can say. Or are you asking about another form of cryo? ...Read more
Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. Usually for a heterosexual couple who have tried for over a year and can find no reason for not conceiving or who have found an incorrect able problem will be able to conceive with ivf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild Azoospermia with 40 million/ml prgress-A grade, 25% motility & 12% morphology Plng to for ivf with donor eggs. Which is the best? Is ivf or icsi?
Unclear...: Your reported findings of semen analysis is reasonable; azoospermia denotes no sperm in semen at all. Have you & sex partner been evaluated for contributing factors for infertility yet? Generally speaking, some 50% of infertility result from female factors, some 30% from male factors, and 20% from both sides. So, ask treating doctors more before considering IVF or ICSI. ...Read more
Pregnancy: It is difficult to put a number for what your success may be. These tests also are not predictive of pregnancy rather your response to fertility treatment medications during ivf. Your chances may not be as high as someone your same age with normal ovarian reserve. However, your age places you at a high chance in general. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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