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Pimple After Ivf Transfer
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
If I have pimples on my back and I sleep on the pillow and I put my face on it, willd the pimples transfer?
Yes within limits!: There are guidelines in the us that doctors generally follow, unless clinical reasons to deviate. The number should he an agreement between you and the doctor. Usually you will have more freedom to reduce the number than to go up. Good luck. ...Read more
1. This could be a sign of implantation as the embryo is hatching and trying to imbed into your uterine cavity
2. The spotting could be residual from either the egg retrieval or some cervical irritation from the embryo transfer- was it a difficult embryo transfer?
Make sure you stay on your Progesterone post-transfer- good luck! ...Read more
About 11-14: Your doctor should have you scheduled for a pregnancy test. Generally we test about 14-16 days after egg retrieval, which may be 11-15 days after transfer depending on what day the transfer occurs. ...Read more
No change in success: Although very popular in the last 5-6 years, a large multi-center study published in 12/2008 showed that there was no difference in success rates with ivf in couples that did acupuncture vs. Not doing acupuncture. In my experience, that is true, but the one benefit I have seen is that it definitely relaxes you prior to the procedure; and there is no "down" side. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My amh-0.78 tried one cycle of IVF transfered only 2 embroies but negative. Pls suggest me how to increase amh level.
AMH and IVF success: First, just because your first ivf cycle was not successful, doesn't mean you won't get pregnant. One measure may be to undergo pgd/pgs to evaluate the embryos before transfer. Still, there isn't a "way" to improve your amh level but some investigators suggest that a diet rich in antioxidants and vitamin d or taking supplements containing these may improve your chance of success. ...Read more
My wife tested today for HCG after our IVF 2.8 was her beat on day 13 past 3 day transfer.......is it even possible for this to end well?
Probably not...: Given that it's essentially 31 days after "LMP" (15+3+13), bhcg should be detectable by urine pregnancy test (which usually has threshold of 25) so if the HCG is 2.8, this cycle may not have been successful. You should discuss with your REI doc - see if there's any other reason and also planning for future cycle (s) ...Read more
Hello thank u for helpin in last question. Iam on 10 daus after transfer ivf. And just noticed iam getting brown discharge. What does it mean?
My wife went IVF, dates 15 feb- 1embryo transferred, 23 feb 2014 - 1 blood test - 28 2 blood test- 129, 3 blood test-669, what does it signify?
Call the doctor: Sounds like your wife may be pregnant after ivf? Not enough information for me to shed any light on these numbers. Please call your doctor or nurse if you have questions. It is very important to communicate with them in order to make sure you get the right medical care. Ivf is complicated and each person's situation is unique. Your doctor needs to hear your questions. Very best of luck to you. ...Read more
We have 60% DNA fragmentation, I've had 1 failed IVF with cgh normals blasts, I have frozen blast, should I transfer those or do a fresh IVF?
IVF with aCGH: Unfortunately, even after PGS and transfer of normal embryos, the cycle may not work. However, a lot has to do with the quality of the embryos transferred. I'd review the results with your doctor if you have more euploid (normal) embryos remaining and consider a Frozen transfer if possible. ...Read more
I did my fresh day three transfer 11 days ago. I'm suppose to go tomorrow for my blood but I see I am spotting. Does that mean the IVF didn't work?
Be patient: Please be patient and wait for your pregnancy test tomorrow. Small spotting is extremely common and does not tell you 'yes' or 'no.' keep the test tomorrow, try not to worry, and good luck. ...Read more
Had IVF 2 day transfer of 3 embryos: a 2 cell, a 4 cell, and a 1 cell. The 2 & 4 cell were the highest grade. What is my chance of success? I'm 41.
Ask your doc: Each clinic determines their own success rates. Pregnancy rates vary considerably from clinic to clinic. For example, we always transfer on day 3 and day 5, so I would have trouble giving you a comparable success rate. However, in general, embryos should be 4 cells on day 2 and the smaller embryos are likely of lower quality. The us national average for 41 yo = 12%. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ivf beta hCG numbers 1st 12 days post 5 day transfer 1st went 61, 48hours later went 95, 48hours later went back 73, 48 later went up 108 isit normal?
Unfortunately not: Your HCG levels do not sound like they can be consistent with a healthy pregnancy, particularly an ivf pregnancy when we know exactly how far along you are. Most likely this is a biochemical pregnancy (very early miscarriage) or there is a small chance of ectopic pregnancy. You'll want your doctor to monitor you closely until the situation is more clear. Sorry, and good luck going forward! ...Read more
12w scan. Baby measuring 12W 6 days. Ivf transfer. Should have been 12W today. Have been diagnosed with GD-very mild & A1C was 4.6. Is it bad baby measuring 6 days ahead? NT scan & blood was GD.
Baby US scan: No. The six day window is within the error of measurement for an US at six weeks. Diagnoses with GD yet A1c at 4.6 is good. Check your sugars as directed by your OB. Watch your diet. Hope you met with a nutritionist and know how to eat properly during this pregnancy. Hope this helps. Best of luck and congratulations. Dr R ...Read more
No: The window of implantation appears to close at about noon on day 6 post-retrieval. While there may be occasional pregnancies, the success rate drops significantly. I am not sure why you or your doc would want to transfer on day 7, but it is almost certainly a poor idea. ...Read more
Today 8 days completed for my IVF 3 embroyes transfer now I am getting pain in lower stumk is that symptoms of pregancy?
Wait and see: I know the waiting can be hard but unfortunately that's what you have to do. The presence or lack of pain is not predictive of outcome. Just wait a few more days and your pregnancy test will tell you the outcome. ...Read more