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After embryo transfer when will egg be retrieved?

After embryo transfer when will egg be retrieved?

Confused: The egg(s) must be retrieved before embryo transfer - so they can be fertilized and become embryos. Maybe i didn't understand your question? ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Embryo Transfer (Definition)

Embryo transfer (also et, set. Fet, etc) refers to placing one or more human embryo(s) (multi-cell or blastocyst) into the uterus of a woman trying to become pregnant. Et is the final step in an ivf cycle, and is done in some other circumstances as well. It is extremely safe, mostly comfortable, and usually not technically difficult. Experts agree on its importance, but ...Read more


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How many days after fertilization does the fertilized egg become a blastocyst? Then embryo? What implants-the blastocyst or embryo?

How many days after fertilization does the fertilized egg become a blastocyst? Then embryo? What implants-the blastocyst or embryo?

The process: As the fertilized egg divides, it is first known as a morula. Approximately 5 days from first fertilization it forms into a hollow ball known as a blastocyst. This blastocyst implants and begins to sort itself out into different layers--the inner group becomes the embryo and the outer layer will work to nourish and protect. At approximately 6-7 weeks from time of fertilization, an embryo begins. ...Read more

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Is masturbation after egg transfer safe ?

Is masturbation after egg transfer safe ?

Female?: May i assume you are a woman? Ask your doctor, it can be considered controversial. I tell my patients i think its okay, but if your doc believes otherwise, do what he/she tells you. ...Read more

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What is zygote intrafallopian transfer?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift) is a surgical, laparoscopic, procedure where a zygote is placed in the female's fallopian tube. The zygote continues to grow and migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding after 20 days of successful embryo transfer. 1st beta hCG report is 102 after 14 days of embryo transfer ?

Vaginal bleeding after 20 days of successful embryo transfer. 1st beta hCG report is 102 after 14 days of embryo transfer ?

Congratulations!: That's very good news. You have not asked a specific we can answer: what do you want to know? ...Read more

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Does intercourse before two days of frozen embryo transfer effect endometrial layer?

Ask doctor: The best person to answer this is to ask the doctor you are working with ...Read more

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What is involved in zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift)?

What is involved in zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift)?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian trasfer (zift) is a laparoscopic surgical procedure where zygotes are placed in the fallopian tube of the female partner. The zygote will continue to grow and eventually migrate to the endometrial cavity to implant. ...Read more

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Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Probably: The medications used during advanced fertility techniques can certainly cause formation of ovarian cysts. If you are having abdominal pain or discomfort after such a procedure, you absolutely must contact your doctor. This should be evaluated with specific labs and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does a fertilized egg release any hormones before implantation?

Does a fertilized egg release any hormones before implantation?

Yes: The embryo releases many hormones and other signals. Most of them are not completely understood and are not able to be measured. But the embryo secretes things that help it to implant into the uterus. ...Read more

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Should disclosure in egg, sperm and embryo donation be legislated?

Should disclosure in egg, sperm and embryo donation be legislated?

Philosophical issue: Some people want an "adopted" child's biological or genetic parents' identities to be known, or at least available for the child to look up if he wants to. Other people want the biological or genetic parents' identities permanently removed from records and never known. There are good arguments on both sides of the issue. ...Read more

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Are white discharge after embryo transfer in IVF treatment normal?

Are white discharge after embryo transfer in IVF treatment normal?

Probably, but: Discharge of all types is extremely common after embryo transfer. Asking your ivf doctor directly is probably your best plan. ...Read more

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Can you describe gamete intrafallopian transfer (gift)?

Can you describe gamete intrafallopian transfer (gift)?

GIFT: Gamete intrafallopian transfer (gift) is a surgical procedure, typically performed via laparoscopy, where sperm and eggs are transferred into the end of the female's fallopian tube. The eggs fertilize in the tube and the resulting embryo migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read more

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Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Probably not: Probably should not have gas after an embryo transfer but if you were anxious leading up to the procedure, which is completely understandable and expected, you might have done a little month breathing and got some extra air in your stomach that you are now passing. I would not worry to much. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the causes for failed embryo implantation after embryo transfer?

What are the causes for failed embryo implantation after embryo transfer?

Probabilities: A high proportion of natural embryos do not implant, the same is true for IVF/embryo transfer. Rates improve with pre-screening of the developing embryos, and with younger age of donor (40 have similar rates with donor eggs, very low rates with their own eggs. ...Read more

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7 days after frozen embryo transfer, pregnancy test?

7 days after frozen embryo transfer, pregnancy test?

No!: That's too early for a reliable test, ask your ivf doctor when he/she wants the test. ...Read more

Embryo (Definition)

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