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Is it true that I may not need down regulation for IVF if I haven't had a period in two years and I am using donor eggs?

Is it true that I may not need down regulation for IVF if I haven't had a period in two years and I am using donor eggs?

Reasonable: Doctors are very individual in their protocols, but as a recipient with 2 years of no periods, sounds like down regulation wouldn't offer you anything. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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How many days/weeks before donor egg IVF should I start down-regulation? I.E. Is long (7 weeks before the egg transfer) harmful, what is the optimal?

How many days/weeks before donor egg IVF should I start down-regulation? I.E. Is long (7 weeks before the egg transfer) harmful, what is the optimal?

Not harmful: I don't know your full history, but in preparation for donor egg ivf, prolonged Lupron (leuprolide) down regulation is not believed to be harmful in any way for your success. This is in contrast to prolonged Lupron (leuprolide) when using your own eggs which can have both advantages and disadvantages. ...Read more

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What is IVF?

Good Question!!!: Ivf stands for in vitro fertilization. Normally fertilization takes place in the female body after intercourse, specifically in the fallopian tube, which picks up the egg from the ovary. So conception in the body is "in vivo" fertilization. In vitro fertilization just means fertilization takes place outside of the body-in a test tube or petri dish. So ivf babies are also known as test tube babies. ...Read more

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Would you agree that a 3-person IVF is unethical?

Who's the person?: I'm not sure if this is a serious question. You only need two people to perform IVF. If you add a third person then it must be a carrier (Surrogacy) and that is not unethical. If you mean you are mixing the sperm of two men and then fertilizing the egg, then this is opinion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. ...Read more

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Ivf babies healthy?

Yes.: The vast majority of babies conceived via ivf are born healthy. Low birthweight and premature birth are more prevalent, but these are the direct result of multiple live births (twins, triplets, etc.) that can occur with ivf. Heart defects, cleft lips and other congenital anomalies are more common in ivf (5% general population vs. ~6.5% for ivf - based on study in the uk). ...Read more

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Can IVF cause endometriosis?

Can IVF cause endometriosis?

No: Ivf does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require ivf and can make ivf less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause. ...Read more

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Are chills normal after ivf?

Generally not: If you are getting chills after an egg retrieval, you should check your temperature and contact your reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Did octomom have babies from ivf?

Did octomom have babies from ivf?

Yes: She conceived her octuplets and 6 older children via in vitro fertilization. She started this off when she was 21 yrs old and dr. Michael kamrava assisted with the ivf. Dr. Kamrava's license has been revoked due to the issues surrounding implantation of 12 embryos-not the standard of care. The ivf resulted in the octuplets in 2009. ...Read more

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Ok to bleed on cycle day 8 of ivf?

Ok to bleed on cycle day 8 of ivf?

OK not great: I've seen patients have a small amount of bleeding on day 8 of stimulation and still go on to have a normal cycle. Sometimes bleeding can come from the surface of the cervix if it has been irritated by the ultrasound. This does not affect the cycle at all. Continued period bleeding through day 8 is a sign that the estrogen level is still low and that you may not be stimulating. That's not good. ...Read more

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Can IVF be used with endometriosis?

Yes: Ivf is sometimes used to treat infertility due to endometriosis, although the presence of an endometrioma can reduce ivf success. ...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