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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Will there be birth defects on fertility medications or viagra (sildenafil) drugs?

Will there be birth defects on fertility medications or viagra (sildenafil) drugs?

NO EFFECTS: Birth defects occur if mother gets sick or take medications during the first trimester of pregnancy or exposed to sick person during that time and other unknown factors. ...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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Medications for ectopic?

Medications for ectopic?

Methotrexate : This is the only medication routinely used for treatment of ectopic pregnancy. This medication is only appropriate if it meets strict criteria. ...Read more

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How do fertility drugs like Clomid (clomiphene) work to help conception?

How do fertility drugs like Clomid (clomiphene) work to help conception?

Estrogen block: Clomiphene blocks the receptors for estrogen in the pituitary gland. As a result, the pituitary releases hormones to stimulate the ovaries. Ovulation results. ...Read more

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How many inseminations per cycle will be given to a women using Clomid (clomiphene) (or injectables) with iui?

How many inseminations per cycle will be given to a women using Clomid (clomiphene) (or injectables) with iui?

One or two per cycle: One to two per cycle - if one insemination (iui) per cycle we schedule it on the day of expected ovulation (egg release), if two we do one IUI the day before ovulation as well. Two IUI is a slightly higher pregnancy rate than one, but not double. Have intercourse 2-3 times a week as well. Your wife should see a rei (infertility specialist) if not pregnant after three cycles of clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) an effective infertility medication?

Is femara (letrozole) an effective infertility medication?

It can be: Letrozole (femara) is an anti-estrogen that tricks the brain (pituitary) into making more fsh which can increase the number of eggs produced in a cycle. It is not as effective as ivf or injectable medications and is usually used in women younger than age 40 for infertility. Please see: http://www.Asrm.Org/medications_for_inducing_ovulation/ for more information. ...Read more

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Do all medications affect women's fertility?

Do all medications affect women's fertility?

No: Some medications do have an effect, typically those that act on the pituitary gland or the ovary. If the medication interferes with menstrual cycles or affects rapidly growing cells, fertility is affected. Examples are birth control pills, letrozole, and chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read more

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Are their alternative meds for pcos?

Are their alternative meds for pcos?

Alternative to what?: There are several medications used to treat pcos. Metformin (glucophage), oral contraceptives and spironolactone (aldactone) all may have a place in the treatment depending on symptoms and lab values. Metformin comes in an extended release form which may have fewer GI side effects. ...Read more

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Iui wothout monitoring are they successful?

Iui wothout monitoring are they successful?

Depends: That assumes natural cycle IUI without meds. The only diagnosis that has been found to be effective for is mild sperm abnormalities. And pregnancy rates generally are 5% or less per month. So in that situation no monitoring is reasonable. ...Read more

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Fertility drugs - injectibles, are they effective?

Fertility drugs - injectibles, are they effective?

Can be: Depends on your sex and the problem. Some people have low hormone states and fertility medications can restore natural fertility. Others use these medications along with high technology pregnancies (IVF) to help. ...Read more

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Could all diabetes medicines increase fertility?

Could all diabetes medicines increase fertility?

No: Absolutely not. Very few diabetic medicines increase fertility. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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What precautionary measures can IVF patients take?

What precautionary measures can IVF patients take?

Please help us: To help you: can you be a little more specific about what you are asking? Do you mean precautions during ivf? Leading into ivf? Once you are pregnant from ivf? ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism medication effect male fertility?

Can hyperthyroidism medication effect male fertility?

Yes: Any instability in the thyroid (hypo-, hyper-) can alter reproductive hormone balance. However, once the thyroid disease is stabilized for 3-6 mos or more, there should be no effect on male fertility. ...Read more

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Take Clomid (clomiphene) befor1year.test result-Prolacting18.99ng/ml,TSH3.24ulU/ml,T41.30ng/dl & husband sperm test normal(6yers try4baby)IUI or IVF suit for me?

6y no baby: I would say after 6y of trying that you should have IVF. IUI can be tried, but less likely to work. You state you have been pregnant before, but if you can't sustain pregnancy pregnancy due to uterine factors, then your only option may be surrogate. See a fertility specialist regarding all these possibilities. ...Read more

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Could fertility medications work for you?

Could fertility medications work for you?

I don't personally : need any fertility medications. But fertility medications are often helpful in allowing couples to conceive. ...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