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Dr. William Singer
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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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Is having pcos increase my risk to have hyper stimulation syn when im on fertility IVF medication ?

Is having pcos increase my risk to have hyper stimulation syn when im on fertility IVF medication ?

OHSS: OHSS does happen more often in women with PCOS undergoing stimulation with gonadotropins, like for IVF. It is still not at all common. Your actual risk depends more on your doctor and his/her protocols than on your PCOS. You need to have a talk with YOUR doctor about this, this is always a part of an informed consent. ...Read more

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Im taking provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 3 days now to bleed so i can start my IVF medication ,can istop it& take Loestrin as i dont want 2wait 10days&Loestrin is faster?

DO NOT: change anything with your IVF plans without consulting your IVF doctor. Doctors follow specific protocols, if you change the plan without consulting you may delay your IVF cycle or get it cancelled altogether. LoEstrin is not "faster," I don't know who told you that. IVF is teamwork between a couple and THEIR doctor, not an internet opinion. Please...call your doctor about this, best wishes! ...Read more

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When they usually start the IVF induction medication? On what day of the cycle? &when they transfere the embryos?

When they usually start the IVF induction medication?  On what day of the cycle? &when they transfere the embryos?

IVF questions: are always best answered by your own doctor. Gonadotropins usually begin by the 3rd day of the menstrual cycle, leuprolide can begin at that same time or up to 2 weeks earlier. GnRHa is given mid-stim based on Us and E2. Embryos are transferred 2nd, 3rd, 5th or 6th day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to start IVF stim medication if I have a 4cm fluid-filled cyst at my baseline ultrasound?

Is it ok to start IVF stim medication if I have a 4cm fluid-filled cyst at my baseline ultrasound?

10 mm: Simple cysts/follicles up to 10-12 mm are usually not a problem, i start patients with them all the time. What does your doctor think? ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to have twins instead of using fertility medication , IVF etc. ?

Sorry, no: The fertilized egg must either completely separate during cell division ("identical") or the ovary must happen to release multiple oocytes which get fertilized in same time proximity ("fraternal"). Neither of these phenomena are able to be externally encouraged via natural methods. ...Read more

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When do I expect my menses after a failed IVF cycle? All medications have been stopped and yet my period is not following.

When do I expect my menses after a failed IVF cycle? All medications have been stopped and yet my period is not following.

Usually on time: Generally the cycle will come 2-5 days after the Progesterone has been discontinued sometimes though the process may not happen as planned. At a minimum i would check another pregnancy test if the cycle doesn't start on time. Otherwise check with your provider for instructions. Good luck it's a tough process. ...Read more

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Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up ?

Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up ?

No: Need to know how to interpret labs when someone is on hormones. It's a test tube issue (lab altercation) not a human thyroid change. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some spotting after 7 days of stim medication for ivf?

Is it normal to have some spotting after 7 days of stim medication for ivf?

No: That does not usually happen. Once and a while it an signify a polyp in the uterus. It is possible that if you did not respond well the uterine lining did not grow and was thin. Or it can happen when your hormones go up and then drop and the lining of the uterus sheds a bit. Sometimes it can occur for no reason. But it is not common. ...Read more

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