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What does it mean when a women is fertile?

What does it mean when a women is fertile?

Fertility: Fertility is when in your menstrual cycle you can become pregnant. This is the short window from ovulation to post ovulation time that sperm can impregnate an egg leading to pregnancy. ...Read more

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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 does it mean when period is early?

What does it mean when period is early?

Early period: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u discharge but your not ovulating?

What does it mean when u discharge but your not ovulating?

Discharge : There can be several reasons for discharge ie. Infection, or lack of ovulation with chronic estrogen excess. Frequently this is seen as a woman gets older and her ovulation is less frequent. If infection has been rules out then there is no reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period is early?

What does it mean when your period is early?

Bleeding/ period: Reasons for early periods or bleeding can include: intensive exercising, anxiety, stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, anovulation, rapid loss or gain of weight, imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone, use of emergency contraceptives, endometriosis. Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you Rh negative?

What does it mean when you Rh negative?

Part of blood type: The rh protein is found on red blood cells in some people (rh positive) and not in others (rh negative). It really has no health consequences either way, except when an rh(-) women has multiple children with a rh(+) man. She can develop antibodies to rh which can cause problems for 2nd child onward. This problem, however, can be safely dealt with by your ob. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my period is early?

What does it mean when my period is early?

Not much: Have a sit down with your gynecologist if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

Get checked: Depnding on how frequent your contractions are it could be false labor or premature labor. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are having contractions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your sperm is hot?

What does it mean when your sperm is hot?

Spontaneous Combust?: It means it just came out of your hot body,you sexy hot hunk of a man!!! I'd hate to think what state of animation you'd be in if it came out cold!Now,if you mean unusually hot for you,that's an interesting question.Maybe you're all worked-up from your current"exercise"or you actually have a fever or a metabolic problem like with your thyroid.Or maybe it's just cold outside.In any case don't worry ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly drops during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your belly drops during pregnancy?

Lightening: At about 30 to 34 weeks the uterus and baby are large enough and heavy enough that gravity causes the uterus to descend into the pelvis giving the impression that the abdomen is dropping. That is normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you're period is early?

What does it mean when you're period is early?

Hormonal change: If the period is coming a little early, it often means a hormonal change. Low Progesterone is a common cause, especially at later stages in your reproductive life. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period comes early?

What does it mean when your period comes early?

Menses: Some reasons for early periods include fatigue, anxiety, stress, marked weight loss or gain, significantly poor nutrition or intensive exercise. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your uterus hurts?

What does it mean when your uterus hurts?

Uterus hurting: Pain in the uterus can be from many causes. It can be anything from bad period cramps to infections from sexually transmitted diseases and other things too. It's best to be seen in person and examined to figure out the cause and best option for treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when bleeding after sex?

What does it mean when bleeding after sex?

Be seen: It is probably normal, from trauma to your cervix during sex, but you should be checked for an ulcerated area or infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when youre spotting during your period?

What does it mean when youre spotting during your period?

Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get mikd cramps after your period? Does it mean you're pregnant?

What does it mean when you get mikd cramps after your period? Does it mean you're pregnant?

Not pregnant: If you had a period and the cramping occurs a few days afterwards then you obviously are not pregnant. the mild cramping could be of uterine or intestinal origin. ...Read more

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What does it mean when HCG is 6c?

What does it mean when HCG is 6c?

Indeterminate: Hcg of less than 5 is negative for pregnancy and above 25 is considered positive.So at 6 , It is a "not-sure" level. Repeat in a few days to a week later to see if there is a change. If no change or lower than it is negative.If it gets significantly higher, then it is positive. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

Normal: Your cervix should be closed in early pregnancy, if you've been told otherwise you have been misinformed. This is normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you dream about a sonogram?

What does it mean when you dream about a sonogram?

Probably nothing: Is this about an exam you had or are going to have? Did you previously have an unpleasant experience or are you apprehensive about an upcoming exam? An ultrasound exam experience is usually fairly benign. ...Read more

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What are the tests for IVF pregnancy?

What are the tests for IVF pregnancy?

Do you mean...: ...Tests preparing for ivf, or once you are pregnant? Minimal preliminary tests include blood, evaluation of uterus and ovaries, uterine cavity, and usually a mock transfer - in specific cases more testing may be done. After conception earlier monitoring with blood and ultrasound is common to determine fetal number and confirm location. ...Read more

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Ivf pregnancy what to do and what not to do?

Ivf pregnancy what to do and what not to do?

Alot like natural: With a singleton ivf pregnancy the do's/dont's are pretty much the same as with a natural pregnancy; if you are on Progesterone supplementation you must of course continue that. Beyond that, make sure you are following your doctor's instructions, call their office whenever you are not sure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can accompany IVF pregnancy?

Mostly like natural: I'm not certain i understand what you're asking, but pregnancy symptoms are related to the pregnancy not how you got that way. In other words, if you account for possible multiples, and for the fact that ovaries are stimulated in ivf, the symptoms are the same as in a natural pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have had tv u/s after IVF pregnancy at 6 w 5 days (h/r 110), 7 w 4 days (h/r 130) and 8 w 4 days (h/r 140). The h/r seem slow. Is this a concern?

Normal: While it is understandable to be worried after all you have been through to get pregnant, you are overthinking this one. Try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy and congrats! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for IVF pregnancy?

See below: Not sure what you are asking. In order to get pregnanct by ivf you usually take a series of daily injections to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. When the eggs are mature they are removed and placed in a dish with the sperm. 3-5 days later they are put back into the uterus. The pregnancy rate depends most on the woman's age. Pregnancy after is treated like a regular pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is extreme thirst normal through IVF pregnancy?

Is extreme thirst normal through IVF pregnancy?

No: There is no reason to have extreme thirst. Are you eating high salt diet and that would trigger thirst. If you are pregnant and very thirst then a simple lab test and urine may be warranted. Also you may need your blood sugar tested. Suggest contact your OB. ...Read more

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How can you survive more than one IVF pregnancy loss?

Not easy; seek help: Psychological support from friends and family. Counselors are available & your fertility clinic can give recommendations. Some connect with others with infertility or pregnancy loss in online communities. Medically - talk to your md about possible causes for miscarriage and testing options, we usually offer miscarriage testing with 2 losses. Some causes can be treated to prevent loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im 24 yrs old with an IVF pregnancy. My blood work came back with a high chance of down symdrome. I heard that might be due to IVF itself?

Dr. Amr Azim Dr. Azim
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No it is not: 1. There is no evidence that ivf increases the chance for a down syndrome baby 2. Blood work is not diagnostic. You need a sure test like amniocentesis for baby chromosomes. ...Read more

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Is Primolut depot safe in early IVF pregnancy to stop brown bleeding. Seems controversial. ?

Is Primolut depot safe in early IVF pregnancy to stop brown bleeding. Seems controversial. ?

Unusual choice: It would be an odd choice of treatment, at least in the us. Although it's actions are very similar to native progesterone, i agree i would consider its use controversial. Discuss your concern again with your doctor, for sure. ...Read more

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Im 28 with an IVF pregnancy. My blood work came back with a high chance of down syndrome. Someone said it might be from the ivf?

Not from ivf: Down syndrome is a chromosome defect (trisomy or translocation). It is usually sporatic without cause. It can be familial or related to maternal age. The ivf process does not cause this defect, but the ovum and sperm used may already have the defect. Direct evaluation of fetal cell dna will be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 5 wks with ivf pregnancy. I have endometriosis. I'm so bloated i look like i'm 9 months pregnant. Pain & Very uncomfortable. Why? How to fix it?

Call your REI/MFM: If your REI doctors or your MFM doctors are not available, it would be wise and prudent to visit an ED where a gynecologist is available to evaluate you ASAP. ...Read more

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4.6 progestrone at 4wk 33 progestrone at 5.5wk? Poi given IVF pregnancy should I still be worried about m/c based on orginal blood? Hgc numbers high

Still worrisome: A Progesterone this low can be a problem, but your levels have improved significantly. Unfortunately, you will just have to see how it plays out. ...Read more

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Ivf pregnancy 5wks light bleeding after involuntary morning orgasm -am i still ok?(previous heavy bleed 11days, positive test confirmed ok 2days ago)

Needs evaluation: Bleeding in pregnancy is common but not normal. It always requires an evaluation by your doctor. You need to confirm that you have a viable pregnancy located inside of the uterus. ...Read more

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When calculating the gestational age in IVF pregnancy, should we calculate from LMP or from day of embryo transfer?

When calculating the gestational age in IVF pregnancy,  should we calculate from LMP or from day of embryo transfer?

Neither: the transferred embryo is already developed to a certain stage which your IVF facility can tell you. your LMP is very inexact and is just a guideline in non-IVF pregnancies. the date of conception is actually around day 14 of your cycle in a natural cycle and prior to the date of transfer in IVF. ...Read more

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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high. ...Read more

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Iam 7months pregnant of ivf treatment. Can i masturbate with my fingers ?my doctor said not to do sex. Is masturbation is harmful in ivf pregnancy?

Iam 7months pregnant of ivf treatment. Can i masturbate with my fingers ?my doctor said not to do sex. Is masturbation is harmful in ivf pregnancy?

Sex is okay: Sex during pregnancy or masturbation should be fine. The only warning would be if there are signs of premature labor or shortening of the cervix which might be worsened by having sex or orgasm ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

= pregnancy resulting ...Read more