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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Had a hysteroscopy on Thursday (day 6 of my cycle) to prepare for IVF. My period should be over but I've been spotting ever since. Is this normal?

Had a hysteroscopy on Thursday (day 6 of my cycle) to prepare for IVF. My period should be over but I've been spotting ever since. Is this normal?

Hysteroscopy: This is not uncommon. The spotting may be related to the procedure itself. I recommend that you check in with your physician who performed the procedure. They may wish to examine you in the interim.

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Is IVF art?

Is IVF art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg.

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What is IVF?

What is IVF?

Good Question!!!: Ivf stands for in vitro fertilization. Normally fertilization takes place in the female body after intercourse, specifically in the fallopian tube, which picks up the egg from the ovary. So conception in the body is "in vivo" fertilization. In vitro fertilization just means fertilization takes place outside of the body-in a test tube or petri dish. So ivf babies are also known as test tube babies.

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Is art part of ivf?

Is art part of ivf?

YES: Ivf is one type of assisted reproductive technologies (art).

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About how much is ivf?

5 to 15 thousand: Around 5 to 15 thousand dollars. Many insurance companies in the usa provide some coverage but most do not cover all expenses. Make sure you speak with your dr's staff so that you understand the coverage and are informed about any programs that may help with costs, such as research studies, drug discounts, etc.

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Whats a IVF for woman?

Stands for: This stands for in vitro fertilization. This is where female eggs and male sperm are collected and fertilized outside of the body and then re implanted in the female.

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Who qualifies for IVF?

See:: http://www.hullivf.org.uk/patient-area/information-pack/

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How much does IVF cost?

Varies: I have seen as expensive as 5, 000 and as much as 15, 000, but it's regional specific as well. Likely to be more expensive in new york.

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What are IVF statistics?

Go to SART.org: Ivf statistics in the usa are reported annually. You can see pregnancy rates, numbers of cycles, the number of ivf programs, etc. The federal government monitors the reporting so that patients have a good idea of how well their program is performing. We are luck here to have so many excellent ivf programs in this country. The statistics can be found at sart.Org and cdc.Gov.

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Why is IVF beta so late?

Why is IVF beta so late?

Delayed implantation: Occasionally there is delayed implantation and the HCG levels do not turn positive when expected. However, if delayed implantation did occur, it should only delay the raise of HCG levels by a few days. If there is any doubt that you could be pregnant after a negative test, continue your Progesterone and repeat the test in 2-3 days. Good luck. Hope this helps.

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What age is best for ivf?

What age is best for ivf?

Younger is better: All fertility treatments are more successful in younger women. The decision of when to undergo any treatment is a balance of what is needed, results, costs and personal preferences. I think waiting until all else fails can be a poor strategy because IVF technology works and is generally safe. A new trend has been to create and bank embryos when young for children in the future.

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Please explain me for ivf?

IVF: Ivf occurs after stimulating the ovaries with medications to increase the # of eggs produced. The eggs are removed when they are mature (size and lab tests done to confirm) and fertilized by placing the sperm into each egg or putting a number next to the egg inside the lab. The embryos generated can be transferred afterwards to create a pregnancy. Good quality embryos can be frozen for future.

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Will an IVF beta be wrong?

Very very unlikely : The beta test is almost always correct.

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What insurances cover ivf?

What insurances  cover ivf?

Depends on State: 13 states currently mandate coverage of infertility problems. See http://attainivf.Com/ivf-insurance for a listing

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Is IVF successful now adays?

Is IVF successful now adays?

Yes!: The success rate of IVF has been improved dramatically in recent years. It is due to better stimulation protocol, better culture condition, single sperm injection, and genetic screening test of embryos. For young patient, the success rate is about 70-80%. For women, about 40 years of age, the pregnancy rate is about 50% or above. Because widely use of PGS, the miscarriage rate is also reduced.

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How long does IVF process take?

How long does IVF process take?

A few weeks: Depends on where you start counting. Preliminary testing can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Once medicines are started, it's usually between 10 days to 3 weeks depending on your doctor's protocol. After egg retrieval and embryo transfer it's less than 2 weeks before you can test for pregnancy. Good luck!

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How dangerous is it to have ivf?

Very safe: Ivf is a safe procedure in all regards. The main statistical risk is chance of multiple pregnancies, which can be controlled to a point. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is uncommon in most ivf practices. Complications with the egg retrieval are rare, and major complications are extremely rare.

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What is the success rate for ivf?

What is the success rate for ivf?

Depends: Success of ivf depends on multiple factors such as age, underlying diagnosis, ivf protocol as well as the specific fertility center in which the treatment is performed. It can various anywhere from close to 80% chance of pregnancy when using an egg donor to less the 10% in women 42 of age and older. Your fertility specialists can help you estimate your success rate. You can also view the success.

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