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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. James Krick
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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?

IVF with PGD: For couples with 1 or more child in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd) is a good option for family balancing. Not all fertility clinics offer pgd for non-medical reasons. I don't recommend it for a first pregnancy. Microsort, a sperm sorting technology, is no longer available in the usa. Pgd for the baby's gender is not offered in the uk, but you can come to the usa. ...Read more

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Any side effect of IVF treatment ?

Any side effect of IVF treatment ?

Short term: Abdominal bloating. (very common) pelvic discomfort. (very common) ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. (rare) multiple pregnancy. (common) ectopic pregnancy. (rare) heterotrophic pregnancy. (very rare). Risk of anesthesia (very rare). Injection site bruising (common) injection site pain (common) allergic reaction to medication (very rare) having a beautiful baby (common). ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Can be safe: Abdominal bloating (very common). Pelvic discomfort (very common). Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (rare). Multiple pregnancy (common). Ectopic pregnancy (rare). Heterotrophic pregnancy (very rare). Risk of anesthesia (very rare). Injection site bruising (common). Injection site pain (common). Allergic reaction to medication (very rare). Having a beautiful baby (COMMON). ...Read more

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If husband has hep, can I still undergo IVF treatment?

IVF and pregnancy: If he has hepatitis, you can still undergo treatment and conceive. Your chance of success with your own eggs are very low but you have an excellent chance of conceiving with an egg donor. It would still allow you to conceive with his sperm and the risk fortransmission to you or the fetus with the procedure is very low. ...Read more

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Can having IVF or any other treatment be helpful against ichthyosis?

DRY SKIN: Icthyosis, or "fish skin" is a genetic disease where people have very dry, scaling skin. It is not just dry skin from cold weather or from using harsh soaps. It can be improved by using certain chemicals on the skin, but cannot be cured and will be passed on to children. Like all other dry skin conditions, it is worse in cooler and dryer climates, and better when it is warm humid areas. ...Read more

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ı had currettage at 6 weeks after ivf. How long should I wait before FET treatment?

ı had currettage at 6 weeks after ivf. How long should I wait before FET treatment?

Next cycle: You can start the preparation process as early as your next period as long as you are psychologically ready and HCG levels are down to 0. ...Read more

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How many days do I have to wait after treatment for clamydia for IVF? Does clamydia affect IVF?

How many days do I have to wait after treatment for clamydia for IVF? Does clamydia affect IVF?

Ectopic risk: I would call your REI specialist and see what their policy is on this. Chlamydia can cause not only PID within a few weeks of exposure/treatment, but it can increase your risk of ectopic pregnancy I believe it even slightly increases that risk with IVF. Plus if you or your partner are going outside the relationship as this is an STD you may want to clear up that issue first. ...Read more

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I am thinking about starting IVF treatment , but suffer with bad migraines , have you any tips to avoid migraines happening during this treatment ?

I am thinking about starting IVF treatment , but suffer with bad migraines , have you any tips to avoid migraines happening during this treatment ?

See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective treatment involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. ...Read more