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Doctor insights on: Moral Issues In Ivf Treatment

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What will happen prior to IVF treatment?

What will happen prior to IVF treatment?

IVF consult: IVF is a big step and you are correct wanting to inform yourself as best you can. There's a lot to learn and go over, so seeing a specialist in the office is always the best way to go. Once you have met and planned with you specialist the female and her partner go through testing which includes bloodwork, sperm tests, and uterine cavity study. Other tests may be recommended for you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 risk is there to my wife from undergoing IVF treatment?

What risk is there to my wife from undergoing IVF treatment?

IVF risks: There are short and long term risks. The incidence in general of having a complication is small. Short term pertain to the actual treatment and egg retrieval: ovarian hyperstimulation, injury to internal structures during the retrieval, bleeding & infection. Long term: multiple pregnancies, birth defects, possible increased risk of ovarian cancer which may be related to the underlying infertility. ...Read more

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So, what do people think of kids from IVF treatment, and why?

So, what do people think of kids from IVF treatment, and why?

Risks are low: Almost all ivf kids are born healthy, and studies of development and school performance show good outcomes. There is some modest increase in chromosome errors when poor quality sperm are used for icsi, and in certain birth defects, like heart defects after ivf. These problems are rare, but worth screening in pregnancy. Multiple pregnancy is risky regardless of the reason. ...Read more

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What are religious peoples overall opinions on IVF treatment?

What are religious peoples overall opinions on IVF treatment?

Variable!: Opinions of individuals range from acceptance to rejection.. The authorities and scholars of most of the world's organized religions have committee opinions on what's acceptable within the faith and what is not. More than half do permit ivf today, although always within restrictions. I encourage you to search online for current opinions on any particular faith. ...Read more

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Has anyone gone through IVF treatment and bled and what was the outcome?

Has anyone gone through IVF treatment and bled and what was the outcome?

Call if after ET: Bleeding is common when you're starting shots & after egg retrieval. After embryo transfer some women get bleeding after implantation of the embryos, and some women who bleed can go on to have a healthy pregnancy. Some brown spotting is not worrying, but any red bleeding after embryo transfer is not 'normal' and is a reason to call your clinic - they know your individual details and can advise you. ...Read more

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Why IVF can be unsuccessul? If it possible to understand the reasons for future treatment?

Why IVF can be unsuccessul? If it possible to understand the reasons for future treatment?

Many reasons: Ivf can be unsuccessful for many reasons. There could be egg or sperm quality issues, embryo may be genetically abnormal or the uterine lining may not be receptive to implantation. These are the main ones and many unknowns are also there. Some of these can be suspected based on findings from the failed cycle. Talk to your doctor so you can have a better outcome in your future attempt. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will be undergoing IVF soon. What cycle day will treatment start ie the suppression of the cycle?

Your IVF doc: Down-regulation is usually started after ovulation in the cycle before, and can be from anywhere between 1-2 weeks. Some suppress longer. Your ivf doctor is the one who you really should be asking. ...Read more

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I've had IVF once and it's been successful, if i wanted to do it again, is there a treatment you can have which would determine the sex if your baby?

I've had IVF once and it's been successful, if i wanted to do it again, is there a treatment you can have which would determine the sex if your baby?

Yes: There is technology called 23-chromosome microarray where you can biopsy each embryo that grows to day 5 or the blastocyst stage. Not only will it give you the sex of each embryo but whether or more each of the embryos are chromosome normal. In experienced hands, the biopsy is safe and should not damage the embryo. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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