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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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Yes: A recent multicenter study showed that platelet rich plasma injections, particularly if guided by ultrasound for better precision, is beneficial for different tendinopathies. http://www.aaos.org/news/acadnews/2012/aaos15_2_8.asp. ...Read more

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How many "series" of epidural injections before additional/alternative treatment is needed?

How many "series" of epidural injections before additional/alternative treatment is needed?

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

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Is prp injections done better with ultrasound guidance?

Is prp injections done better with ultrasound guidance?

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 more

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How successful are macrolane injection?

How successful are macrolane injection?

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

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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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Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

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

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What are epidural steroid injections used to treat?

What are epidural steroid injections used to treat?

Epidural Pain Relief: Results in decreased Inflammation around the spinal nerve roots and Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from a herniated disk, spinal stenosis or even facet arthropathy. ...Read more

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Are HCG injections effective for long term treatment of secondary hypogonadism ?

Are HCG injections effective for long term treatment of secondary hypogonadism ?

HCG use: Hello ! There's off label use for everything in the book and that must be one of them. Unless you are pregnant and have secondary hypogonadism ! And that's not possible, except perhaps in the case of Biblical "virgin birth"! Answer: NO thanks ...Read more

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Are steroid shots better than laser surgery for keloids?

Are steroid shots better than laser surgery for keloids?

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

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How successful are steroidal injections in treating tmj?

How successful are steroidal injections in treating tmj?

Depends: If the cause of the TMJ problem is due to arthritis/inflammation, then steroid injections are effective. Consult with your doctor to determine the cause of the TMJ problem. ...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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How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

No good!: Bleomycin is not a good diagnosis for treating Leukemia. It is often used for treating Lymph gland cancer(Hodgkin Disease). So you need to confirm your exact diagnosis before you get concerned with this response. ...Read more

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When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

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 more

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Is mecobalamin helpful to infertility treatment?

Is mecobalamin helpful to infertility treatment?

NO: Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. See your doctor if you have problems. ...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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Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?

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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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

Need more info...: Not sure what you are asking here...Generally speaking, surgical treatment is not conservative. Please provide more information... ...Read more

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