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What are the disadvantages and advantages of fertility treatment?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of fertility treatment?

Highly effective: Fertility treatment is highly effective in good hands. Advantages are an increase in the monthly chances of conception, and safety, when properly managed.

Ivf, for instance, offers pregnancy rates over 50 percent in young women, and treatment can be designed to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation.

Newer techniques offer ways to reduce miscarriage and aneuploidy. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Definition)

Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is ...Read more


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How to get best fertility treatment?

Dr. Sy Le Dr. Le
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How to get best fertility treatment?

See your OBGYN first: At age 23 you have plenty of time so it's OK to first seek help with your OBGYN. In many cases, young women have problem with ovulation that can be easily corrected with medications such as Clomid (clomiphene). Your OBGYN can start basic workup such as a semen analysis for your partner, a HSG to check your tubes and uterus, and order hormone tests to check your thyroid, etc. ...Read more

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When must a couple seek fertility treatment?

Depends: A couple with no risk factors or medical problems should try for about 6 to 12 months before getting evaluated and considering treatment - 6 months if the woman is 35 or older and 12 months if she is younger. However, if you have medical or gynecologic problems like endometriosis, irregular periods, previous surgery, etc, you should see someone now. ...Read more

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Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

Healthy eggs: The biggest reason is a problem with egg health, such as aneuploidy. Most eggs do not have the capacity to produce a pregnancy. Some have missing parts of the genetic recipe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What exactly are the steps of fertility treatment?

What exactly are the steps of fertility treatment?

Great question!: The first step is to find a good fertility specialist: someone board certified or eligible in reproductive endocrinology. Once the initial evaluation is performed your doctor will recommend treatment. Often fertility drugs (pills or injections) with IUI are the first step. Ivf is often another option. Remember you should know options, alternatives and success rates. You should be comfortable. ...Read more

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What type of fertility treatment is needed for surrogate?

What type of fertility treatment is needed for surrogate?

IVF is best: The safest from a medical and legal aspect is to use a third party egg where the surrogate has no genetic link to the conception and is inseminated with sperm (ivf). The egg-sperm can come from you (the intended parents) or from a donor egg-sperm.

Inseminating surrogates with the intended parents' sperm is the least expensive, but if the surrgate changes her mind, one could tough legal battles. ...Read more

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I will be 45 next month am I to old for fertility treatment?

I will be 45 next month am I to old for fertility treatment?

Controversial.: There are so many factors that play into fertility other than age. Of course you'll hear stories about people your age who get pregnant but it's a function of ovulatory status. Are you having a period every month? Also, are you in good health to carry pregnancy in general? Consult a gyn for testing if not having regular periods and for endometriosis follow up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fertility treatment?

Fertility treatment: Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this helps!
dr. Roseff
www. Reproendo. Com. ...Read more

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What are the fertility treatment options for women (40+ years old)?

What are the fertility treatment options for women (40+ years old)?

Complex: First of all you have to be treated as a couple, not as an individual. Something like 70% of normal infertile couples get pregnant within 5 years of trying. Then there is a whole smorgasbord of options which cannot be addressed in 400 spaces. Either make a virtual appt or see a good infertility doc with your special someone soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been on fertility treatment now for almost5 years?

What to do if I have been on fertility treatment now for almost5 years?

Fertility: If you haven't been working with a fertility speciality- recommend consultation. At age 39 fertility rates are dropping. ...Read more

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Why is buying brandname drugs from other countries bad? I need them for fertility treatment

Not worth the risk: I don't advise getting fertility drugs from outside the us as they may be improperly stored, expired or even counterfeit. Pills may be stable in storage but could be labeled in another language. Injectables like follistim, Gonal-F have equivalents in other countries but these meds need refrigeration. No way to tell if they are exposed to heat unless your treatment doesn't work, not worth the risk. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of health insurance for fertility treatment? We cannot afford to pay for it.

What is the best kind of health insurance for fertility treatment? We cannot afford to pay for it.

Depends: You need to check if insurance covers
-diagnostic testing only
-diagnostic and treatment

treatment can also include iuis only- ivf
does it include medications? Some will give a life time benefit, but be careful how you and your doctor will spend it...Don't use it all up on diagnostic testing.

The are also programs (shared risk) where if you don't take home a baby, you will get your $$ back! ...Read more

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Do you agree with fertility treatment? What are ethics, long-term considerations for the kids created?

Do you agree with fertility treatment? What are ethics, long-term considerations for the kids created?

Ethics: Ethics is the study of what we "should do. " it is more than simple opinion and should be based on considered debate and facts. That said personal opinion and custom come into play. In the end are we comfortable that we have given the subject of considerable thought (society sets limits)and made up our own mind. See link on the health of babies :

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/17079550/. ...Read more

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How many people from US go abroad for fertility treatment now?

How many people from US go abroad for fertility treatment now?

Don't know: I don't think anyone is keeping statistics. However, foreign clinics especially in India are increasing in numbers and size. Treatment cycles are less expensive but the cost of travel and the time off work may make it just as costly as in the US. There are not as many rules and guidelines in other countries so you may not find the same quality of care. ...Read more

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Why is fertility treatment risky for a woman who is not producing enough of her own eggs?

Why is fertility treatment risky for a woman who is not producing enough of her own eggs?

Overstimulation: Hyperstimulation may cause too many eggs developing at the same time forming large cysts. For long term use, it may be associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why fertility treatment is risky for a woman who is not producing eggs?

Shouldn't be: Fertility treatment if done properly should not be risky at all. What you need to do is find out what is causing you to not produce eggs. Then determine what your treatment options are and what is your likelyhood of achieving a success pregnancy.

Again fertility treatment should not be risky. ...Read more

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Why would a health insurance company deny coverage to someone because of past fertility treatment?

Call them: Some deny it as a pre-existing condition (though this may stop with affordable care act,) and some plans have limited or no fertility coverage. Call the customer relations rep for your company and ask; make them explain to you why. ...Read more

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What is IVF fertility treatment?

What is IVF fertility treatment?

Outside body: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means that fertilization occurs "outside the body" (in vitro). We stimulate the woman's ovaries to mature multiple eggs. We retrieve them in the office with the woman under anesthesia to allow us to suction the eggs with a needle. We combine the sperm with the eggs and culture the embryos. We transfer 1-3 embryos based on woman's age and embryo quality. ...Read more

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Can Vitex be taken during fertility treatment?

Can Vitex be taken during fertility treatment?

Do Not take unless: Your fertility doctor recommends it. There's nothing useful for you to 'take' at home. There's probably no harm in using vitex but there's also absolutely no proven benefit, I'd stay away from it. Good wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Are hormones be used to help in fertility treatment?

Yes: Yes, there are several types of hormones used for fertility treatment. Talk with your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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What hormone is used in the fertility treatment of women?

What hormone is used in the fertility treatment of women?

FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone. It is normally released from the pituitary and makes the follicles in the ovaries grow. The follicles produce estrogen and eggs. ...Read more

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What tests to do they do on sperm for fertility treatment?

What tests to do they do on sperm for fertility treatment?

Semen analysis: The most common tests are the sperm count, motility and volume. Multiplying these together givens the total motile count (tmc). Other important parameters are the sperm morphology and sperm survival test. More detailed, and somewhat experimental, tests are the dna fragmentation index and the hyaluronan binding assay. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what hormones are used in fertility treatment?

Many kinds: I would recommend you go to this website to read about fertility treatment options:
http://www. Rockymountainfertility. Com. ...Read more

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Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Why do I need to get my BMI down to receve fertility treatment?

Implantation-Deliver: Reducing bmi may improve
1. Blood pressure
2. Insulin sensitivity
allowing for greater likelihood for getting pregnant (implantation) and carrying a healthy pregnancy-delivery including c/s complications to you and the baby. ...Read more

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At what age should clinics should stop providing fertility treatment?

At what age should clinics should stop providing fertility treatment?

Controversial: Great question! Experts do not agree. The american society for reproductive medicine recommends that fertility treatment be limited to women age 50 or less unless she is participating in a research study. Risks do appear to increase with age although women over 50 can have a healthy pregnancy. Other issues are possible psychosocial impact upon the children. ...Read more

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At what age should clinics stop providing fertility treatment to women?

Good question: There is really no answer to that question. It is very individual and depends on a persons personal, social and healthy history as well as their reproductive history. At most fertility centers age 50 starts to trigger some more testing and caution and age 60 is likely a deal breaker. ...Read more

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Can I do normal fertility treatment at my local gynae as well as insemination?

Assisted reproductio: Fertility treatment depends on the complexity of the patient in question and the clinical experience/passion of your local gynecologist. Some local gynecologist may not have interest in assisted reproduction. Good luck. ...Read more

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We are planning to take fertility treatment. What are the process involved? How long it will take for me to conceive approximately?

Please make sure: U discuss everything with your doc at that 1st visit as your doc should go over everything a length with u ad if u have any? S your doc should have time to answer all of them. Your? Is way too non specific to answer here. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility Treatment (Definition)

Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this helps! Dr. ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more