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Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Generally not: Sperm banks are not required to give the success rates of their donors. However, they usually track the overall numbers of pregnancies obtained (although not by law) and "retire" a donor if this number is reached in a certain area. ...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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Opinions on oocyte donation?

Opinions on oocyte donation?

Complex: As with any donated organ or tissue, concern for risk to the donor must be considered. In oocyte donation this does not seem to be well elaborated, perhaps because of the financial compensation that is legal in the us. Aside from very real ethical issues, the actual donation solves very real challenges in an incredible set of technical feats that are now taken for granted. Pretty darned amazing. ...Read more

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Why is donor in-vitro considered adoption?

Why is donor in-vitro considered adoption?

Not al All: Actually it is really not considered option and not all all like adoption. First the male partner (assuming male female partners) is a genetic father. Second, you still carry the pregnancy. Third you can breast feed and take care of the child from the first moment. Also legally you are always the birth mother and it is your decision whether to disclose your treatment to anyone. ...Read more

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How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

Overview here ...: First you choose either an anonymous egg donor (usually under 30) or a known donor. The donor is tested for egg supply, infections, genetic or psychological issues. When you are ready, the donor receives shots to make multiple eggs then has eggs removed. The eggs are fertilized in the lab with your partner's sperm, grow into embryos, and the best 1-2 embryos are replaced. Any extras can be frozen. ...Read more

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Ivf day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

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

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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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Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Look within yourself: Only you can judge whether if egg donation is morally wrong. Majority of infertility patients are not rich. There are people like your neighbors who have to save and may actually second mortgage there homes to pay for their treatments. The egg donors are amazing young women who are giving a precious gift. ...Read more

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Should disclosure in egg, sperm and embryo donation be legislated?

Should disclosure in egg, sperm and embryo donation be legislated?

Philosophical issue: Some people want an "adopted" child's biological or genetic parents' identities to be known, or at least available for the child to look up if he wants to. Other people want the biological or genetic parents' identities permanently removed from records and never known. There are good arguments on both sides of the issue. ...Read more

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Why do men donate sperm to sperm banks?

Why do men donate sperm to sperm banks?

Mainly two reasons: Unlike blood donation most of the time sperm donor are paid , financial reason and some want to help infertile couples , humanitarian reason. ...Read more

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How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

Depends: Some are based on a combination of blood and tissue typing others are based primarily on tissue typing. Size of the individual's is also matched especially for pediatric patients. ...Read more

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40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

In an embryology lab: The eggs go from the body directly into the IVF lab. Today, the lab is specially designed for air handling, lighting and temperature to support embryo growth. The embryos are cultured for 3-6 days before transfer into the uterus. Embryos receive a score for implantation potential. Sometimes checked for the number of chromosomes and even time-lapse photography. # transferred based on age&quality ...Read more

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Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Not aware of any: There are both rules regarding patient confidentiality at both the federal and state level. State by state rules vary but are centered in limiting access to personal medical information. For such a registry to exist the donor or donors would first have to agree to share their identifying information.I don't see that happening in the present environment. ...Read more

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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

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

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Who is eligible for egg donation?

See:: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1127/

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My partner and i want to start a family and wondering if offer IVF services? We do already have a donor.Dr. Tahir chaundry

My partner and i want to start a family and wondering if offer IVF services?  We do already have a donor.Dr. Tahir chaundry

Good go ahead: You want to start a family with ivf fine , go ahead but announcing your donor name you name is inappropriate , did you have permission from the donor ? , entire process has to be confidential. ...Read more

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How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

Overview here ...: First you choose either an anonymous egg donor (usually under 30) or a known donor. The donor is tested for egg supply, infections, genetic or psychological issues. When you are ready, the donor receives shots to make multiple eggs then has eggs removed. The eggs are fertilized in the lab with your partner's sperm, grow into embryos, and the best 1-2 embryos are replaced. Any extras can be frozen. ...Read more

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What is the best way to calculate my gestational age with donor ivf?

Get a calendar: How many days old was the embryo when it was transferred? Count back to determine the conception date (that is usually the same as the egg harvest date). Then from that date, looking at a calendar, add 38 calendar weeks. Your due date should be the same day of the week as your conception day. ...Read more

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What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

IVF/PGD: As you get older, you have fewer normal eggs and the success with ivf may be lower. Still, there is a fair chance for success if you can retrieve and create normal embryos. Typically, more embryos may be transferred to improve the chance for success. However, pgs (preimplantation genetic screening) may allow you to identify and transfer normal embryos. This will increase chance for delivering. ...Read more

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I am 46 and going through IVF one failed using egg donor what are my chances it will work?

I am 46 and going through IVF one failed using egg donor what are my chances it will work?

60-70%: If you transfer two embryos in day 5 you have a 60-70% chance of pregnancy. A lot depends on the quality of the lab . . As well as the requirements of your program. ...Read more

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We are going to do another IVF cycle using donor eggs this time. What's the sucsess rate using donor eggs?

We are going to do another IVF cycle using donor eggs this time. What's the sucsess rate using donor eggs?

Very good: Pregnancy rates are very good using donor eggs and are the same regardless of age. There are different ways to get donor eggs either fresh or frozen. Depending on the clinic these rates may be different. The average rate of success using donor eggs is around 45%. ...Read more

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What are the potential health risks of repeat IVF cycles? I'm an alturistic egg donor and would like to keep donating but not at my expense

What are the potential health risks of repeat IVF cycles? I'm an alturistic  egg donor and would like to keep donating but not at my expense

ASRM: Guidlines state no more then 6 donations. We don't know long term outcomes. Although currently there is no obvious health risk besides the procedure itself. Women that donate should go through menopause normally, should be able to have children with any problems. It's a recommendation because we don't know enough. ...Read more

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I am just experiencing my 6th failed IVF cycle with donor eggs. Two RE's can't figure out the problem. Is there anything you recommend investigating?

You could get 1 more: Opinion. Otherwise, as the eggs are donor eggs it's possible your body won't accept the embryo. You have two competent reproductive endocrinologists and presumably a maternal fetal medicine specialist, so if the procedure doesn't work, you can keep trying, see what another doc thinks or start looking to adopt a baby. Sometimes the mind is willing but the flesh won't yield. Consider other options. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from IVF with donor gamete?

HIV in IVF: It is indeed possible to transimit HIV during ivf of a donor gamete that is HIV +. Screening and preparation can reduce the risk. ...Read more

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When do doctors stop trying for IVF and recommend donor eggs?

In general...: In general, a doctor stops when he/she realizes the odds of success with one's own eggs would be so low that it would not be worth the physical, emotional, and financial investments needed to achieve success with her own eggs. It varies from doctor to doctor. ...Read more

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I have low AMH. Does that mean donor eggs would be better for IVF?

Some Quotes For you: Some quotes:"Women with higher AMH values will tend to have better response to ovarian stimulation for IVF and have more eggs retrieved. In general, having more eggs with IVF gives a higher success rate." "Low AMH levels (alone) do not predict low IVF success rates in women under 35." "Couples should not be excluded from IVF due to low AMH values alone because live birth success rates are [good]" ...Read more

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Who is willing to be an egg donor for IVF treatment ?

Who is willing to be an egg donor for IVF treatment ?

Many Women: There is no typical egg donor. May someone altruistic who has already had children. Maybe someone who had a friend or family member with infertility. Maybe someone who herself was adopted. It is very common now so there is no prototype for an egg donor. ...Read more

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If using an egg donor, can I use my first cousin's sperm for ivf?

If using an egg donor, can I use my first cousin's sperm for ivf?

Yes: Because they are unrelated. Using a cousin's sperm will insure that your baby will inherit some family genes. ...Read more

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What's the chances of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancey through IVF donor?

Very High: Pregnancy rates are very high. In good ivf centers about 50-70% from the fresh eggs plus more from any left over to freeze. The vast majority of babies will be healthy without any problems. Certainly healthier than from non-donor eggs. ...Read more

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37 year old IVF patient with decreased ovarian reserve. Should i continue trying or use donor eggs?

It depends: Donor eggs will clearly be the better option for having a healthy baby. There is no question that the chance of having a healthy baby is lower if you try to use your own eggs, especially when you have decreased reserve. If you already tried ivf but didn't get pregnant, it might be worth another try as long as you stimulated well and had 5 or more eggs. Otherwise i think donor eggs are best. ...Read more