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Ivf Vitro Fertilization
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
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
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
Not likely.: See recent impactful publcation in the new england journal of medicine [n engl j med. 2012 may 10;366(19):1803-13. Epub 2012 may 5]. The increased risk of birth defects associated with ivf was no longer significant after adjustment for parental factors. The risk of birth defects associated with icsi remained increased after multivariate adjustment. ...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
What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?
Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Its ok: I would focus on the encouraging sign that you had 16 fertilized eggs. Hopefully they will continue to develop ...Read more
Had failed IVF cycle today, as Dr. says only 02 eggs were retrieved from 9 follicles grown & those two failed to fertilize with ICSI. is it possible?
Yes: Normal women have a cycle every month but only a few pregnancies in her life. The careful success of a pregnancy requires a host of issues to successfully line up. probably 60% of impregantions are still not successful and even in the face of many sperm many eggs are never impregnanted. Much is still a mystery. ...Read more
Can I get pregnant after failed fertilization IVF/ICSI on a second try? Husband has globozoospermia
I had ivf, only 1 egg fertilize out of 2. i got a call today saying its A grade embryo on day 3. what are the chances of surviving till day 5?
Consider d3 transfer: Impossible to say with certainty, though top quality d3 embryos are optimistic for making d5. My question is: if you have 1 embryo, why wait for d5 and not transfer on d3? If you were planning to do PGS (at age 28?) you'd need to wait, but I see few other reasons (avoid OHSS?) not to just transfer on d3. Elective frozen transfers are also becoming very popular but risky for 1 embryo. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hubs was diagnosed with globozoospermia. We did ivf with icsi with ooygote activation/calcium ionophore. Fertilization failed. Will it happen again?
Can using PESA method retrieve enough sperms to fertilize egg using ivf without going through ICSI?
I was in the process of IVF and after egg retrieval my eggs did not fertilize. When should my period start? I was not on progesterone.
My AMH level at blood test is 2.99 pg/ml. but doc. says i hv poor quality eggs after failed IVF fertilization. is there any test to determine egg qual?
Second Opinion: DO another cycle of IVF with another doctor. If still there is no fertilization, then that is possible that your egg quality is not the best. Maybe go to Australia, London or Germany and USA to see what happens here. ...Read more
I had donor egg ivf, 16 days post fertilisation (13dpt 3dt). Past 4 days most tests were very faint +, 'first response' getting darker-ish. Why faint?
Faint=positive: Faintly positive=positive. Congratulations! see your doctor for confirmation. Good luck! ...Read more
I had ivf. My LMP was on 7/5, embryo transfer was on 24/5, 3days post fertilisation. When will be my due date?what will be the gestational age?
EDC: According to the information provided, you are ~ 23 weeks pregnant at this time and your due date is Feb 9 2015. ...Read more
Outside the Body: In Vitro means outside the body. So, IVF means fertilization outside the body. We remove the eggs from a woman's ovaries and collect a semen sample from the man for sperm. In the embryology laboratory, the sperm and eggs are combined to allow fertilization into embryos. We culture embryos for 3-5 days and then place them into the woman uterus and hope for implantation and a baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IVF: is very safe and can be highly successful; it is usually expensive and can be stressful to go through. ...Read more
Expensive: It can add up. Many insurances don't provide good coverage, if at all. ...Read more
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