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Ivf day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Huge NumberVariables: including: age, person receiving, donors, those helping & their methods, food, emotional issues & the list goes on & on. All meaningful medical rates are after the fact data; not reliable future predictions. Why? The issues are far too complex & beyond everyone's reasonable understanding. Suggest studying: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for important issues not commonly covered. ...Read more

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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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In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

IVF/IUI: (grin) if i understand the question, ivf is a 'test-tube baby' rather than a 'turkey-baster' baby. 'turkey-baster' describes (more or less) intrauterine insemination/iui. Happy thanskgiving! ...Read more

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Do frozen embryo transfers implant quicker than fresh?

Do frozen embryo transfers implant quicker than fresh?

Not really: Human embryos, whether natural or from ivf. Forzen or fresh, always implant between 6-7 days after fertilization. ...Read more

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Can using PESA method retrieve enough sperms to fertilize egg using ivf without going through ICSI?

Can using PESA method retrieve enough sperms to fertilize egg using ivf without going through ICSI?

Need ICSI: PESA does not produce sufficient number of sperm for an intrauterine insemination - ICSI is required. http://www.advancedfertility.com/testicsperm.htm ...Read more

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Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

No but related : Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd refers to testing those embryos for genetic abnormalities before we return them back to your womb. Most ivf is done without pgd but pgd cannot be done without ivf. ...Read more

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How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?

How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?

It varies: But it’s often around 3 cycles. It can be more or fewer depending on how the IUI cycles have gone, patient age, doctor or patient agenda. ...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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Is there any benefit to using hCG after frozen embryo transfer?

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Is there any benefit to using hCG after frozen embryo transfer?

Unlikely: You mean natural cycle frozen embryo transfer with HCG used to trigger ovulation. There is no evidence that using HCG has additional benefits compared to awaiting natural lh surge and spontaneous ovulation. Hcg injection though may help with timing of frozen embryo transfer as compared to awaiting lh surge which may be missed or happen in an inconvenient day. ...Read more

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Why embryo positive, uterus is normal, but still fail implants with frozen donor egg 3dft?

Why embryo positive, uterus is normal, but still fail implants with frozen donor egg 3dft?

Conception: Most likely your hormones are not at the level. Required for implantation in the uterine wall. ...Read more

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Frozen sperm. Fresh eggs. Both proven donors. Nulligravid 42 yo woman. Odds of conception after et with 3?

Frozen sperm. Fresh eggs. Both proven donors. Nulligravid 42 yo woman. Odds of conception after et with 3?

Very good: The odds are excellent as long as all other aspects of your workup have been negative. Pregnancy rate with 2 embryos can give a 70% chance. Replacing 3 embryos in this situation would not be suggested as long as the egg donor was 21-28. Most donors are not accepted over 30. The risk of triplets is quite high and would cause significant obstetrical issues such as prematurity, decreased fetal size.. ...Read more

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40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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7 days after frozen embryo transfer, pregnancy test?

No!: That's too early for a reliable test, ask your ivf doctor when he/she wants the test. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of someone thawing out day 3 frozen embryos, growing them out to blastocyst, doing pgd, re freezing, then unfreezing for transfer?

Healthtap Prime: This is a very specific question requiring a high level of expertise. I recommend using Healthtap Prime to speak with a specialist in this area. I suggest Dr. Colin Smikle in California. https://www.healthtap.com/#experts/11885726-dr-collin-smikle ...Read more

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Had 5 d blastocyst frozen transfer. 10 day post hCG 330. 14 day post hCG 1270. Had 2 good quality embryos transferred. Twins?

?maybe! congrats: haha. don't get greedy! that is a normal rise, almost double in 2 days... BUT it is early, so will know soon! ...Read more

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IVF egg removal. 32 follicles only 7 eggs retrieved. Did Lupron (leuprolide) trigger and Hcg. Why so few?

IVF egg removal. 32 follicles only 7 eggs retrieved. Did Lupron (leuprolide) trigger and Hcg. Why so few?

Ask your doc: Many possibilities: incorrect timing (too early OR too late) or administration of hCG, bad batch of hCG, surgeon had difficulty with TVA, maybe only 7 mature follicles and the others were mid-to-small...your doctor and your embryology team are only ones who can answer what happened. Good luck with the 7, sounds good! ...Read more

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I am 39 and like to share my frozen embryos in return for ivf?

Probably not: You could always donate your embryos to another couple anonymously or it can even be a known situation. But, honestly, most couples needing donor embryos will choose younger embryos and it would not be in their best interest to pay for half your ivf to get 39+ year old embryos. ...Read more

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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more