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What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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What are the factors positively influencing a successful implant of the embryo in an icsi IVF procedure?

What are the factors positively influencing a successful implant of the embryo in an icsi IVF procedure?

Several: Age of female most important, ovarian reserve tests (fsh, amh, afc), stimulation factors, excess embryos for freezing, number and quality of embryos, day of transfer, chromosome screening, technique of transfer, and ejaculated vs testicular sperm. Also, icsi overused, so avoid it if possible - about 2-4% higher delivery without icsi. Icsi is just the technique to inseminate the egg. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Difficulty, cost and success rate of recovering sperm from testes and IVF of spouse?

Difficulty, cost and success rate of recovering sperm from testes and IVF of spouse?

Variable: There are many variables that come into this question that it is impossible to answer accurately. I encourage you to seek consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist who can give you an answer accurate to your specific situation. Ivf in general costs 12-15, 000 per cycle. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of embryo transfer?

What are the pros and cons of embryo transfer?

I probably: Don't understand what you are asking. The pros and cons of embryo transfer are you might get pregnant; the pros and cons of not doing an embryo transfer is you will not get pregnant. ...Read more

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What's the focus of support groups for edward's syndrome?

What's the focus of support groups for edward's syndrome?

Trisomy 18 Support: Edward's syndrome is the result of a chromosome abnormality, namely trisomy 18. Support groups include resources and emotional support. Visit the trisomy 18 foundation for assistance. ...Read more

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Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?

Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?

Here are some ...: IVF is done in 2 ways: 1. Mix 1-4 timely retrieved eggs with the sperms from partner/donnor in lab so to form a fertilized eggs/embryos, then transport the embryos to uterus; 2. Inject a retrieved sperm (aspirated and selected) into a retrieved egg to form a embryo for IVF. Success rate: 1. method 1 is about 22-25% per cycle & 25-35% for multiple cycles; 2. method 2 is about 65%. ...Read more

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What are the economic impacts on couples in vitro fertilization?

What are the economic impacts on couples in vitro fertilization?

Depends: 1. Insurance coverage or the whole process, part, medication, how many trials...2. Geography prices maybe different in different parts of the country 3. Requirement for additional procedures e.g. Surgical sperm harvest or genetic diagnosis of the embryos 4. Cost for undesired effects effects of treatment e.G multiple pregnancy. Based on these and many factors the economic impact could be vary. ...Read more

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If chances of conception increase in 2 embryo transfer IVF Why doc recomend single embryo?what are risks of 2 embryo apart from twins?

If chances of conception increase in 2 embryo transfer IVF Why doc recomend  single  embryo?what are risks of 2 embryo apart from twins?

It's all about twins: Twins are a little bit trickier pregnancy. Twinning with 2 embryos is as high as 20-30%. In the US the ASRM allows 1 or 2 embryos in a 29 year old woman, but recommends only one. Personally I believe this is patient's choice and do NOT recommend 1 vs. 2, but that's me. Your info says you are 29 and in the UK? I do not know the UK standard of care but the science is the same. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the advantages of surrogacy vs donor child?

What are the advantages of surrogacy vs donor child?

Surrogacy vs donor: Surrogacy means that you and your partner provide the egg and the sperm, but someone else becomes pregnant and delivers. You have to have the legal papers in order because you have to adopt. Donor child usually means that a sperm donor provided the sperm, but you conceive and deliver a child that is genetically yours, but the male portion of heredity isn't your husband. In the later you are preg. ...Read more

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In how many cycles of IUI with donor sperm usually give success?

In how many cycles of IUI with donor sperm usually give success?

See answer : The overall success rate for IUI is ~10-20% per menstrual cycle and closer to 20% if fertility drugs are used by the female. Success dependent on many factors: age of woman, volume of semen, total sperm count, total sperm motility count, presence of ovulation problems, etc. If no success after 3-6 cycles, consideration should be given to other options such as ivf. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of COPD support groups?

What are the benefits of COPD support groups?

Friends: Support groups are primarily a social activity that gives people with certain conditions a friendly environment to meet and discuss matters helpful to their condition. For many it breaks isolation, help fight depression, is an opportunity to teach and learn, troubleshoot common problems, learn about resources in the community, and possibly consider advocacy. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of hospital delivery w/epidural vs. Natural birth at a birthing center?

What are the pros and cons of hospital delivery  w/epidural vs. Natural birth at a birthing center?

? birthing center ?: Safety is the prime concern I have for deliveries. I have had relatives born in caves & understand it can be okay.I have also run to "normal" deliveries to salvage a baby that came out wrong. Our local facilities have midwives delivering next door to docs, where a case can be quickly moved to an OR for C section if needed. No off site birthing center can eliminate the hour + lost in a transit. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having twins early via c-section?

What are the benefits of having twins early via c-section?

Depends: Early delivery for any pregnancy (singleton or twin) should be avoided. If early delivery is not avoidable, then your doctor may decide that a c-section is safer for the babies than a vaginal delivery. This usually occurs for very small babies and for babies that are breech or transverse and not head down for delivery. ...Read more

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What are the costs of assisted living compared to the costs of a nursing home?

What are the costs of assisted living compared to the costs of a nursing home?

Many variables: There are many variables to consider when considering long-term care. Cost is affected by location & unit (1bdrm vs shared) as well as type of care required. Nursing homes are typically more expensive than assisted living b/c staffing requirements. Check out http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC.html as starting point for comparison. ...Read more

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Are we born with a finite supply of muscle cells?

Are we born with a finite supply of muscle cells?

Yes: Nerve and muscle cells belong to tissues groups that don't reproduce...When they die, they are replaced by connective tissue that does reproduce...There are four basic tissues in your body, muscle, nerve, connective, and epithelial ....Two are specialized (nerve and muscle) and don't reproduce, and two are non-specialized (epithelial and connective) and do reproduce. ...Read more

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What percentage of births involve the use of pitocin (oxytocin)?

What percentage of  births involve the use of pitocin (oxytocin)?

Nearly all use: Some use for induction but nearly all use after delivery to contract uterus. ...Read more

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Are there any support sites for families of hard up pensioners on life support?

Are there any support sites for families of hard up pensioners on life support?

Try the following: http://www.ncoa.org/ and https://www.Thefamilycaregiver.Org/caregiving_resources/agencies_and_organizations.Cfm. This may get you started in the right direction. ...Read more