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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unknown: 30y female ?'s number epidural injections (cortisone + -Caine drug) tried before "alternative/additional" therapies. These injections are only palliative, & not curative; sometimes providing no substantial pain amelioration, & if they do the relief is only temporary. Osteopathic evaluation might lead to alternative treatments not based on incomplete clinical insight provided by MRI's. See comments ...Read more
Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. PRP can be done with ultrasound guidance for musculoskeletal indications. This will increase the precision of the injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are steroid epidural injections and physical therapy effective treatments for severe spinal stenosis?
Not to me: I don't very much like macrolane as a breast augmentation solution yet, for several reasons. First, it is too easy a procedure - meaning there are many inexperienced doctors that don't understand breast beauty injecting this material and getting poor results. Also it is expensive and needs repeating. Better off with expertly placed breast implants or fat. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more
Not Sure.: Both are acceptable treatments for Keloids. Both treatments have their advocates. Keloids are difficult to treat and what works for one may not work for another. It is an issue that should be discussed with a plastic surgeon. I have seen excellent result with both and I have seen treatment failures with both. Decision to treat should be carefully weighed. Treatment can make some worse. ...Read more
Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. Usually for a heterosexual couple who have tried for over a year and can find no reason for not conceiving or who have found an incorrect able problem will be able to conceive with ivf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?
MAYBE: This is something that i personally have never performed but it is considered an option for those with significant symptomatic scapulo-thoracic impingement also known as "snapping scapula " syndrome approach such treatment with caution but once again I have known of cases that seemed to be treated successfully. ...Read more
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