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Prepare For Ivf
Any IVF Clinic: Virtually every ivf clinic performs icsi. Icsi is the most important advance after ivf for treatment. Icsi should be limited to severe male factor cases where the sperm cannot get into egg without assistance. If you need it then there is no other treatment. Male factors = 35% of ivf cases but icsi used 65% nationally. Recent study highlights risks (http://1.Usa.Gov/kzpobx). Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Failed fertility treatments for 8months. Don't want to opt for ivf.. Should go for ovarian drilling?
See ophthalmologist: You lasik/prk surgeon will do all the work for you in your pre-treatment examinations and answer all questions you might have. On the day of surgery, eat lightly and try not to worry. If you are a terribly nervous sort, you might need to have a valium prescribed which your lasik surgeon can prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Women take follic acid to prepare their eggs for getting pregnant, what supplement can men take to prepare their sperm for fertilizing the eggs?
Ihave14,21 balanced translocation, did egg retrieval ystrday in IVF pgd process.16eggs got fertilized.Is it good number for pgd to find normal embryos?
Yes it is: Unless either partner an autosomal dominant genetic disease (where there is a 50% chance of passing it on to a child) which which might well lead to child having major permanent disability or early death, in which case adoption might be preferable. Ivf now has quite a high success rate, but even so is not always successful. ...Read more
Any recommendations for natural options to get pregnant with one Fallopian tube. Trying for 5 years
Gender selection: If you do ivf with pgd for gender selection, if you conceive after transfer, you success rate would be about 995%. ...Read more
Egg donations...: From time to time, there are ads looking for healthy college students to donate eggs. A well-qualified woman can check with local fertility clinics or at her nearby university medical center to see if any one is paying for egg donations, and to see what the actual rules and regulations are. ...Read more
Internat. agencies: Many international organizations prepare for natural disasters and provide relief if possible. This includes a number of un agencies, international red cross, medicins sans frontieres, and a number of other agencies. Many charitable agencies spring up in the wake of natural disasters including religious related ones and citizen generated ones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably: Donor eggs are used to treat severe female infertility caused by poor egg quality. Female age is the most common cause of poor eggs. Donor eggs are also useful for women after cancer chemo and some genetic causes. I am not sure i completely understood your question but hope this helps. Donor egg ivf is extremely successful with success rates as high as 60-80% on first try. ...Read more
Medical loan: If you do not have insurance coverage for ivf, there are medical financing options. Your fertility facility should be able to inform you of this option. You may also find information online regarding medical financing or specifically fertility treatment financing. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easy: It would be a stretch to call the procedure of removing eggs from the ovary for fertility treatment a "surgery". Typically the eggs are removed by passing a needle through the vaginal wall into the ovary while the patient is under anesthesia. The end result of the procedure is two small needle puncture sites. This is done under ultrasound guidance so that there are minimal risks. ...Read more
What is a better medical choice with tubal ligation to obtain a pregnancy; IVF or tubal reversal?
Depends: There are a number of factors in making that decision including what type of tubal ligation you had, how many years ago it occurred, and what your fertility is like now according to labs that would show how your ovaries function. If you are making that decision, you should have a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist to see if he/she thinks you are a good candidate for either. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers