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Side Effects Of Ivf Hormones
Can be safe: Abdominal bloating (very common). Pelvic discomfort (very common). Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (rare). Multiple pregnancy (common). Ectopic pregnancy (rare). Heterotrophic pregnancy (very rare). Risk of anesthesia (very rare). Injection site bruising (common). Injection site pain (common). Allergic reaction to medication (very rare). Having a beautiful baby (COMMON). ...Read more
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
Do you mean: Side effects or risks? An egg retrieval is a procedure so there really are not 'side effects, ' there are results: belly soreness, feeling tired, crampy feeling, brief nausea are all possible and common. Do you mean risks? Risks are very low but can include bleeding, infection, and failure to recover eggs; discuss these with your own ivf doctor and good luck. ...Read more
I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf. Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?
Not much info: This is a controversal medication to use for fertility since its not available made by a commerical pharmaceutical company, you find it in health food stores or compounded. There are no good studies that show an improvement in pregnancy rates, and many mds around the country do not use it. ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: The regimens used should not make implantation more difficult. The combo of meds usually makes it more likely to have a successful cycle. However the implantation success is less predictable ...Read more
Frequent headaches after a failed IVF hi, I have recently undergone an IVF in the last month which was failed. I started getting frequent headaches since I stopped all my IVF medication. Is this because of the hormonal changes since I stopped my medicati
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IVF: The straightforward simple answer is for you to see an obstetrician. ...Read more
Day 11 from cycle and 8 dys of hormonal therapy for IVF. Today LH 0, 780 E2 350pg/ml, 1 follicle -11mm, 3 folicles 13mm. Is that good?
IVF is not simple: IVF is a very complex process and requires a very qualified expert to evaluate all the information and your personal information too. While you have much data that appears promising, you must rely on your doctor to guide you. There are many resources out there but they do not take into account your special circumstances as a patient. I recommend you discuss all these details with your IVF doctor. ...Read more
Should I check blood density and thrombocytes before IVF or while on hormonal therapy? Any other basic blood tests needed before IVF?
More Eggs: Hormones are given to increase the number of eggs that mature. It can also improve the lining of the uterus and improve with implantation. ...Read more
In the last 3yrs my RNP rised from 1.0 to 1.7, my ANA was 1:80, no illnesas. Should I check if they rised after strong hormonal IVF therapy?
No: Both of those levels are not significant. If you have no issues there is no reason to keep repeating those tests. ...Read more
I got treatment of hormones for ovulation. I ovulated 2 times through this but could not get conceive. Should IGo for IVF or third treatment?
I'm from iraq I have been married for almost 10years and I have pco &hormone disorder and suffered 2 miscarriages. Do you recommend that I do ivf?
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If you can see an expert in pcos, you should do so before anything else. Your pcos must be in control (body weight, insulin, etc.). You also need a work up for recurrent pregnancy loss to prevent another miscarriage. You're welcome to see me here if you can't find an expert near you.
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Can IVF Fostimon and Merional hormones cause a fall of the immune system? What is the best supplement for immunologic raise?
Not really: No, these are sex hormones and do not directly effect the immune system or cortisol, which is the hormone that does effect the immune system directly. I have a fascination with immune neurology, and have yet to find a good immune system supplement. If you are concerned about an immune system issue, I would see an immunologist or discuss with your primary doctor. ...Read more
During hormones therapy for IVF left ovary produced 5 follicles, only 1 survived, the right ovary did not produce good ones although its healthy. Why?
Age: Age is most likely the factor in poor ovarian response to stimulation. The amount of antral follicles decrease as one gets older. No matter how much medication you use the number of follicles that can grow each month is predetermined. This occurs almost a year prior to the stimulated cycle. ...Read more
6wks pregnant (ivf) with chest infection for 1wk & horrific coughing, if I miscarry would I know as I am still on all my hormone patches/tablets etc?
I hadbreast cancer, thinking removing my ovaries-cancer was hormone responsive. B4 chemo had ivf&embryos frozen. Can I still carry baby without ovaries?
Can I use Metformin if my hormones results and weight are fine. Had pcos b4.does it helps to get pregnant? Failed ivf twice. What are benefits of metfor?
Hard to say: It's not clear from what you say that metformin will help you. Metformin can help with PCOS and insulin resistance. You say you had PCOS before: does that mean you are told it has now gone away? This does not happen; if you have PCOS metformin may help, otherwise not. This can get complicated: strongly urge you talk with your regular doctor, you could also consider an online consult. Good wishes. ...Read more
Why did my 1st IVF with plenty of hormonal therapy, a very high quality embryo and a good condition uterus not succeed? What are future chances?
7yrs trying to get pregnant Drs did laparoscopy, tube test, all hormones tests are fine, failed 3 iui, 2 ivf but Dr has no reason what's wrong with me.
HiTechControl within: Not without, as you are seeing. Physicians/procedures can sometimes help but far from dominant control. Hidden internal emotional issues are powerful & poorly understood (1 example: despite yrs trying without success, pregnancy after adoption; many others). Food choices can be a factor; suggest study: http://goo. Gl/ubDC9h & http://goo. Gl/FSjqDn for some ideas. Good luck finding success desired. ...Read more
I was diagnosed@39 with primary hypoglonadism and secondary pituitary gland failure. After several hormone tests I am only viable for IVF.@36 I was told I have premature ovarian failure. With the primary hypoglonadism have I always been infertile? I have nev
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It seems like you have a lot of issues at play. Maybe you can set up a consult to discuss this further
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If overies are atrophic, does placenta can make own hormones after 13th week of pregnancy if ivf is done with donor eggs after stopping progesterone?
TTC, in fertility treatment for 3yrs- did 8 cycles of IUI. Doc say IVF is next. I m worried abt hormones used. Want true opinon on cons of IVF n cancer?
Long discussion: The decision to proceed with IVF is a hard one and should involve a detailed conversation with you fertility specialist. The risks should be discussed and weighed against your desire to have a child. The hormonal exposure during treatment is lower than the hormonal elevation you will experience during pregnancy Pregnancy causes a HUGE surge in hormones way beyond fertility medication. ...Read more
I can't answer that unless I know what hormones you are concerned about. There are many hormones each doing something different. If you have a list of your hormones go on-line or to the library to find the answers you need. "
"Doctors speak a language ordinary folks don't understand and specialists speak a language ordinary doctors don't understand." ...Read more
Sorry, but: There are no pro hormones available without a doctor's prescription. Anything advertised as such and available otc is a fraud. Don't waste your money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Less than HRT.: Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. They have less side effects and are more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. However, if the dose is too high or too low, or the hormones are prescribed the wrong way, then the side effects can be the same as non-bioidentical hormones. ...Read more
Loss of $$: There are no growth hormone "boosters". The only thing that stimulates growth hormone is a brain chemical called ghrh. Anything that states it causes growth hormone release is a scam. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Save your money and don't spend money to put unknown chemicals into your body. ...Read more
Depends: If a 17 year old is fully developed and has completed puberty, growth hormone will not be of any use. However if there is room to grow there may be some benefits according to some studies. There may be increased end height or they will just complete their growth faster. As for negative side effects, in general the hormone is well tolerated. Increased cancer risk is often discussed but not proven. ...Read more
Potential harm: Except for very unusual circumstances, most boys have fused growth plates by age 17 with no significant growth potential left. Taking hgh without a clinical indication places people at risk for possibly developing later life malignancy as hgh will raise igf-1 levels which have been implicated in breast, colon, and prostate cancer to name a few. Acromegaly distorts facial features and bone. & on. ...Read more
Suppress testis: Body has negative feedback for all hormones, so if you take male hormones without supporting hormones, your testis will start shrinking & stop working. ...Read more
What's the best hormone patch to use with less side effects? I had a full hystorecomy 5 yrs ago never took nothing. Cant handle hot flashes anymore
No "best" patch: All of the patches contain Estradiol which is then absorbed directly through the skin. You want to use the lowest dose patch that gives you adequate relief of symptoms. Some patches are once a week, some twice a week, and some may cause more skin irritation than others (but that varies with the individual). ...Read more
I'm a 18 year old but I'm little short for my age thinking to use growth hormone. What are the possible side effects of growth hormone for growth?
Worthless expense: The true prescription HGH would run you 10-15K out of pocket/yr while the OTC "boosters" don't really boost anything but their own profits. At 18 your growth centers in your long bones are likely closed, so your linear growth is done. If they are open you would only get to your final height sooner, not add anything. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more