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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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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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What's your advice to eat after IVF to garantee better result and do you recommend a normal lifestyle or is it better to relax during this period?

What's your advice to eat after IVF to garantee better result  and do you recommend a normal lifestyle or is it better to relax during this period?

Normal Balanced Life: Just be normal; eat healthy, take breaks at work and rest, take it easy at home and try to have a stress free life. Usually just a day or two rest after the embryo transfer is more than enough. At our center we do not recommend sex or lifting above 20 lbs until after the pregnancy test is performed (there is no medical evidence that this improves pregnancy rates but we recommend anyway). ...Read more

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During IVF in Dec13, I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

During IVF in Dec13,  I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

Weight gain: Weight gain from medications seems to always be tough to lose. Our metabolism seems to slow a little more and we have to work even harder. Metabolically weight is simple use more calories than you take in. There is really no other way to do it. So you need to increase your output and decrease your input. Reasonable diets and exercise programs are key. Fads don't work long term. ...Read more

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During IVF e2 level is 9073.. What should we do?

During IVF e2 level is 9073.. What should we do?

Freeze all?: A very high e2 is a risk factor for ohss. You could freeze all embryos to prevent getting pregnant. The HCG of pregnancy is a huge risk factor for ohss. If you used an antihistamine suppression then you could use lipton to trigger retrieval. Talk with your doc who will review these options. ...Read more

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What is the best baseline estrogen level during ivf?

I would ask yr doc: Ivf can be stressful and there is an inclination to get obsessed with details. I'm not saying that's you and it is important to be informed. It sounds like you need reassurance of your level but there can be some fluctuations and i'm not sure there is a best level. It is likely a range and one reason to check it is so that it isnt too high, pointing to ovarian hyper stimulation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up ?

Does medications during IVF cycles push the thyroid levels up ?

No: Need to know how to interpret labs when someone is on hormones. It's a test tube issue (lab altercation) not a human thyroid change. ...Read more

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How to manage colds during IVF cycle? I have embryo transfer tomorrow and i coming down with a cold.

How to manage colds during IVF cycle? I have embryo transfer tomorrow and i coming down with a cold.

Cold and IVF: If you are having , mild flu like symptoms, there may not be any need to worry about transfer. However, if you are feverish or having severe symptoms, it may be better to freeze the embryos and plan a transfer when you aren't ill. I would talk to your doctor about their recommendations. ...Read more

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Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?

Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?

There is: no data concerning the effect of "wheatgrass" pills upon fertility or "egg quality" as you put it. IN FACT there isw no evidence that ANY nutritional supplement or for that matter Prescription drug has an effect upon egg "quality" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes uterine cysts during an ivf transfer and if removed are they likely to reoccur- have one baby ?

What causes uterine cysts during an ivf transfer and if removed are they likely to reoccur- have one baby
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IVF& Uterine problem: I am not sure what you mean by a uterine cyst? Did you mean a fibroid? If so, they are only a problem when they bulge into the chamber where the baby grows. Otherwise, unless it is larger than 5 cm, then they are generally not an issue. ...Read more

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