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What causes frozen embryo thawing failure?

What causes frozen embryo thawing failure?

Why do: Embryos not thaw successfully? Traditionally many sub-standard embryos have been frozen that probably should not have; these often die in thawing. The usual cause of embryo death in the past with traditional slow-freeze techniques is formation and shattering of ice crystals within the embryo. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

In an embryology lab: The eggs go from the body directly into the IVF lab. Today, the lab is specially designed for air handling, lighting and temperature to support embryo growth. The embryos are cultured for 3-6 days before transfer into the uterus. Embryos receive a score for implantation potential. Sometimes checked for the number of chromosomes and even time-lapse photography. # transferred based on age&quality ...Read more

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40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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Ivf day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Huge NumberVariables: including: age, person receiving, donors, those helping & their methods, food, emotional issues & the list goes on & on. All meaningful medical rates are after the fact data; not reliable future predictions. Why? The issues are far too complex & beyond everyone's reasonable understanding. Suggest studying: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for important issues not commonly covered. ...Read more

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IVF egg removal. 32 follicles only 7 eggs retrieved. Did Lupron (leuprolide) trigger and Hcg. Why so few?

IVF egg removal. 32 follicles only 7 eggs retrieved. Did Lupron (leuprolide) trigger and Hcg. Why so few?

Ask your doc: Many possibilities: incorrect timing (too early OR too late) or administration of hCG, bad batch of hCG, surgeon had difficulty with TVA, maybe only 7 mature follicles and the others were mid-to-small...your doctor and your embryology team are only ones who can answer what happened. Good luck with the 7, sounds good! ...Read more

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Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

No but related : Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd refers to testing those embryos for genetic abnormalities before we return them back to your womb. Most ivf is done without pgd but pgd cannot be done without ivf. ...Read more

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3 failed ivf. Blocked tube. Reports ok. Age factor so donor egg. Et cancelled - poor lining. Suggested cryocautery before FET in same cycle?Is it ok?

Cervical cryo?: In the same cycle as an fet? That would not be acceptable in the United States is all i can say. Or are you asking about another form of cryo? ...Read more

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For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs? Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?

Yes: Freezing embryos is more reliable than freezing eggs. Eggs are more likely to be damaged in the freezing process, however, improvements in freezing techniques have improved egg survival and function after thaw. Despite advancements, embryo freezing remains superior to egg freezing. ...Read more

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Will art or IVF (in vitro fertilization) cause any birth defects in the baby?

Will art or IVF (in vitro fertilization) cause any birth defects in the baby?

Not likely.: See recent impactful publcation in the new england journal of medicine [n engl j med. 2012 may 10;366(19):1803-13. Epub 2012 may 5]. The increased risk of birth defects associated with ivf was no longer significant after adjustment for parental factors. The risk of birth defects associated with icsi remained increased after multivariate adjustment. ...Read more

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Why embryo positive, uterus is normal, but still fail implants with frozen donor egg 3dft?

Why embryo positive, uterus is normal, but still fail implants with frozen donor egg 3dft?

Conception: Most likely your hormones are not at the level. Required for implantation in the uterine wall. ...Read more

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What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

IVF: An unusual question at your age. Surely if you are seeing an obstetrician for IVF, that doctor would be explaining that to you? If you are asking on behalf of someone else, she too must discuss this with her obstetrician. There should be little, if anything, to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Frozen sperm. Fresh eggs. Both proven donors. Nulligravid 42 yo woman. Odds of conception after et with 3?

Frozen sperm. Fresh eggs. Both proven donors. Nulligravid 42 yo woman. Odds of conception after et with 3?

Very good: The odds are excellent as long as all other aspects of your workup have been negative. Pregnancy rate with 2 embryos can give a 70% chance. Replacing 3 embryos in this situation would not be suggested as long as the egg donor was 21-28. Most donors are not accepted over 30. The risk of triplets is quite high and would cause significant obstetrical issues such as prematurity, decreased fetal size.. ...Read more

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Having endometriosis stage 4 went trough IVF fresh nd frozen..Still 11 embryos are freezed..Should i continue to IVF or get laparoscopic treatment?

Couple Options: If you have a hydrosalpinx on the fallopian tube it might be a good idea to remove the fallopian tube(s) affected. It may be worthwhile to do pgd on the embryos to see if they are genetically normal. Despite your age likely many if not most of the embryos are not genetically normal given the situation so that may prevent you from transferring embryos that will not lead to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can one give donor egg as infertility treatment?

Can one give donor egg as infertility treatment?

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

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How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?

How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?

It varies: But it’s often around 3 cycles. It can be more or fewer depending on how the IUI cycles have gone, patient age, doctor or patient agenda. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause implantation failures during IVF procedures?

Yes: Fibroids that protrude into the uterine cavity and distorts the shape (submucous fibroid) can interfere with implantation and cause early miscarriage. ...Read more

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Doctor says two eggs they retrieved failed to fertilize by ICSI due to bad egg quality all hormone reports Ok including AMH(2.99pg/ml). isit possible?

Doctor says two eggs they retrieved failed to fertilize by ICSI due to bad egg quality  all hormone reports Ok including AMH(2.99pg/ml). isit possible?

Several reasons: There are several reasons fertilization fails. Could be egg, sperm or laboratory environment. Unfortunately, many times its hard to pin point the problem given the normal findings in the evaluation. Talk to your doctor to see what they think and how to avoid this outcome in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. Usually for a heterosexual couple who have tried for over a year and can find no reason for not conceiving or who have found an incorrect able problem will be able to conceive with ivf. ...Read more

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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more