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Taking Ecoflora Tablet Before Ivf
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?
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
Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?
I started spotting with brown/pink blood when I checked my cervix on day 25 and 26...day 27 had reddish blood though not heavy so started taking the pill as im due to start ivf this month. Since then ive had a pad on and only 2-3 inches cover with dark br
Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Is it okay to take dostinex (cabergoline) & the pill simultaneously before IVF treatment? Been prescribed one for high prolactine and other for before ivf. 37 yrs.
Yes: Yes, these can be used together with no problem. ...Read more
After a failed mock IVF cycle I was put on progesterone to get my period, it has been about 5 days off the pill and no period just hot flashes, help?
IVF: Yes you can. It is not contraindicated. ...Read more
My husband's diagnose is oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. Motil.20%, morf.65%, nr. Of sperm0.2ml. He is taking orthomol fertile. What should we do? Ivf?
I am 3 days post et with IVF and taking 1.5 ccprogesterone injections daily with estrogen patches (2) every 48 hrs. E2: 875 and p4:71. Are these good?
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more