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What are artificial insemination success rates?

What are artificial insemination success rates?

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

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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 is IVF fertility treatment?

What is IVF fertility treatment?

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 more

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What insurances cover fertility treatments?

What insurances cover fertility treatments?

Different: Insurers and insurance regulations are different in all 50 United States. In any given state there are also different options for employers to purchase 'riders' to cover infertility on their employee insurance plans. You'd need to look at insurers in your own state, and what your employer - if you are working - provides. ...Read more

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Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Protease inhibitor: The latest is the addition of a protease inhibitor boceprevir or telaprevir, to peginterferon plus ribavirin to those who had partial response or relapse after the dual therapy. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell transplantation therapy trials in the u.S.?

Are there stem cell transplantation therapy trials in the u.S.?

Yes: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Uncertain if helps: Acupuncture for fertility is not supported by great evidence. One study performed in seattle had lower pregnancy rates in acupuncture group doing ivf compared to no acupuncture group http://bbc.In/hq1my7. Hard to do controlled trials: what's the placebo (fake treatment) group - needles in 'wrong places' or needles that retract? (still get acupressure not acupuncture). Chinese herbs not recommended. ...Read more

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Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Not really: There are many treatments for hydroceles but unfortunately the one with the highest success rate is surgery. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell based treatments for diabetes yet?

Are there stem cell based treatments for diabetes yet?

Possible not for sur: Stem cells are self-renewing, unspecialized cells that give rise to multiple specialized cell types through a process of differentiation. Theoretically, stem cells could be induced in the laboratory. ...Read more

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Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Yes, Many: Injections, topical therapies, steroids and oral therapies can all help, sometimes permanently. Get to a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the success rates for vasectomy reversal?

What are the success rates for vasectomy reversal?

Excellent: Excellent in the right hands. The expertise of the surgeon is a very important determinant of the ultimate success. Time out from the vasectomy is also important but there is no strict cut-off - the "10 year mark" is a fallacy - just not true. So, find a Urological Surgeon like my self who specializes in Vasectomy Reversal (microsurgical). My practice at Boston Medical Center keeps costs low. ...Read more

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Are there successful corneal transplants?

Are there successful corneal transplants?

Corneal transplant: Most transplants are successful technically. After, likeany other transplant, rejections can occur for a number of reasons. However, newer technology has replaced them with procedures called dsek and dlak, both offer similar vision improvement, but shorter and safer recovery period. ...Read more

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

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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What are methods of assisted reproductive technology?

What are methods of assisted reproductive technology?

In vitro: Hormones to stimulate egg production, sperm enhancement, in vitro, surrogate incubators. ...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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What hormones are used in IVF treatment?

What hormones are used in IVF treatment?

FSH and LH: FSH and LH typically used to stimulate the ovaries. Another injection is used to prevent you from ovulating prematurely (lupron or gnrh antagonist). Hcg is used to trigger ovulation. After egg retrieval, estrogen and progesterone is used to support a possible pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

No: There are none. You might read about it on the web, providers in certain parts of the world doing it. It is a scam and modern day charlatanism. ...Read more

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What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

Many: There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may help as well. Many options exist! ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Obstructive azoosperia patient, treatment other then icsi?

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Obstructive azoosperia patient, treatment other then icsi?

Surgery: Men with prior vasectomy can undergo surgery to remove the blocked segment and reconnect both ends together. Also the testes duct (the vas) can be connected to the tiny tube that directly comes from the testis (the epidedymis). Some men with obstructive azospermia may carry the risk for transmitting a genetic disease (the cause for obstruction) to their children. Surgery may not work for everyone. ...Read more