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What will happen prior to IVF treatment?

What will happen prior to IVF treatment?

IVF consult: IVF is a big step and you are correct wanting to inform yourself as best you can. There's a lot to learn and go over, so seeing a specialist in the office is always the best way to go. Once you have met and planned with you specialist the female and her partner go through testing which includes bloodwork, sperm tests, and uterine cavity study. Other tests may be recommended for you. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 risk is there to my wife from undergoing IVF treatment?

What risk is there to my wife from undergoing IVF treatment?

IVF risks: There are short and long term risks. The incidence in general of having a complication is small. Short term pertain to the actual treatment and egg retrieval: ovarian hyperstimulation, injury to internal structures during the retrieval, bleeding & infection. Long term: multiple pregnancies, birth defects, possible increased risk of ovarian cancer which may be related to the underlying infertility. ...Read more

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What are religious peoples overall opinions on IVF treatment?

What are religious peoples overall opinions on IVF treatment?

Variable!: Opinions of individuals range from acceptance to rejection.. The authorities and scholars of most of the world's organized religions have committee opinions on what's acceptable within the faith and what is not. More than half do permit ivf today, although always within restrictions. I encourage you to search online for current opinions on any particular faith. ...Read more

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Has anyone gone through IVF treatment and bled and what was the outcome?

Has anyone gone through IVF treatment and bled and what was the outcome?

Call if after ET: Bleeding is common when you're starting shots & after egg retrieval. After embryo transfer some women get bleeding after implantation of the embryos, and some women who bleed can go on to have a healthy pregnancy. Some brown spotting is not worrying, but any red bleeding after embryo transfer is not 'normal' and is a reason to call your clinic - they know your individual details and can advise you. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Can be safe: Abdominal bloating (very common). Pelvic discomfort (very common). Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (rare). Multiple pregnancy (common). Ectopic pregnancy (rare). Heterotrophic pregnancy (very rare). Risk of anesthesia (very rare). Injection site bruising (common). Injection site pain (common). Allergic reaction to medication (very rare). Having a beautiful baby (COMMON). ...Read more

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Is the mens sperm collected in the IVF treatment?

Is the mens sperm collected in the IVF treatment?

Semen determines: Sperm can be collected obtaining fresh semen by masturbation providing there is sperm in semen. Can be obtained by needle aspiration from epididymis if vas deferens or epididymal tubules blocked. Or directly from testis by needle aspiration or open surgery on testis. Least invasive method is always preferable. ...Read more

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How is men's sperm collected in the IVF treatment?

How is men's sperm collected in the IVF treatment?

Many ways: 1. Majority: ejaculation in sterile cup (fresh or frozen-thawed). 2. Per-cutaneous sperm aspiration with a needle 3. Microsurgery of the testes ducts if there is an obstruction 4. Surgery in one or both testes to harvest sperm from the testes. The choice is dependent on initial sperm analysis and male evaluation prior to ivf. ...Read more

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How is the mens sperm collected before the IVF treatment?

How is the mens sperm collected before the IVF treatment?

Sperm collection: For ivf procedures, the most common method is by mastrubation into a cup on the day of the retrieval. Still, if there are problems with ejaculation or there aren't any sperm in the ejaculate, the collection may require getting and freezing the sperm before the retrieval or by going into the testicle to aspirate the sperm. With all these approaches, healthy sperm can be retrieved for fertilization. ...Read more

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Has anyone gone through IVF treatment and gotten the flu?

Has anyone gone through IVF treatment and gotten the flu?

Vaccinate!: Ivf patients should treat their bodies as if they are already pregnant. During flu season this means getting a flu shot. If you already have the flu, call your doctor. If it is severe it may be best to postpone the ivf. If you proceed, your doctor will likely recommend that you drink lots of water, get lots of rest and keep your temperature down with (usually with tylenol). ...Read more

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When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

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 more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more