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What happens if the sperm donor is CMV positive?

What happens if the sperm donor is CMV positive?

CMV: As long as you are also CMV positive there should not be a problem. If you are negative, to play it completely safe, pick a CMV negative donor. ...Read more

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This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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If a sperm donor has herpes, will the donation infect the woman?

If a sperm donor has herpes, will the donation infect the woman?

Semen herpes: Probably not since the virus is typically located on genital skin and semen is extruded through the urethra. Also, the sperm is processed from the semen specimen before it is used. ...Read more

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What happens if your result in HIV test is .956, is it positive for hiv?

What happens if your result in HIV test is .956, is it positive for hiv?

More detail?: Can you provide more information about this test result? I do not understand what the .956 is referring to. Take care. ...Read more

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IVF test is positive for pregnancy after one PGS tested embryo transfer, what are the odds of the pregnancy going to term with a gestational carrier?

IVF  test is positive for pregnancy after one PGS tested embryo transfer, what are the odds of the pregnancy going to term with a gestational carrier?

IVF: Congratulations on getting pregnant. Now the journey begins. It is important to find an Obgyn once you are released from the fertility specialist usually in the late first trimester. IVF pregnancies are at greater risk for preterm labor as you mentioned but also many other things. Prenatal care is important to help care for you and your baby ...Read more

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If serum beta hCG test is positive that means that pregnancy exists in the body.....But is it necessary to have surgery if we don't want this chils?

If serum beta hCG test is positive that means that pregnancy exists in the body.....But is it necessary to have surgery if we don't want this chils?

Abortion?: I presume you are asking what your options are in case of undesired early pregnancy. If you are less than 7 weeks along, medical abortion is possible with safety and convenience, although hemorrhage is still possible especially if you have fibroids, or your dates are further along than you think. If you are over 7 weeks, dilatation and curettage is warranted. Talk to your gynecologist! ...Read more

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What are the chances of having an HIV negative baby if the mother is positive?

What are the chances of having an HIV negative baby if the mother is positive?

Good: Once pregnant, if you have become hiv+ prophylactic therapy can reduce the risk to the fetus but not eliminate it. If mom is treated and her viral load is low there is a good chance the baby will be normal, but there are no guarantees. Mother should be seen by an infectious disease expert or other doctor with experience in HIV management. ...Read more

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What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

Artificial: insemination. The sperm of the man could be injected into the vagina of the woman. The woman should preferably be treated before hand to avoid transmitting the infection to the baby. ...Read more

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What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

Antiretrovirals: There are standard protocols of anti retrovirals for pregnancy which have reduced HIV transmission to the newborn to negligible numbers in recent years. ...Read more

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If a pregnant woman has the antibody screen test positive at 1:16 what does this tell us?

If a pregnant woman has the antibody screen test positive at 1:16 what does this tell us?

Definitely elevated: If your blood type is a negative, that means your red blood cells lack the rh antigen (protein), if you are exposed to rh positive cells in a blood transfusion or in pregnancy, the rh antigen is foreign to you and your cells attack it with antibodies. The screen looks for these and other antibodies that could be harmful to a developing fetus. A 1:16 level is high enough to cause problems. ...Read more

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If an embryo is transferred when the mother is anemic, will it cause miscarriage? What is the lowest safe hgb level when trying to conceive?

If an embryo is transferred when the mother is anemic, will it cause miscarriage?  What is the lowest safe hgb level when trying to conceive?

Anemia: Transfer of embryo can be performed in anemic mothers without added risk of miscarriage but hemoglobin should be kept at least above 9 grams to avoid anemia related complications. ...Read more

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What is the probability that after getting a positive home ovulation test/lh surge that someone not ovulate?

What is the probability that after getting a positive home ovulation test/lh surge that someone not ovulate?

Good question: There is some variability in9 the accuracy of the available otc ovulation prediction kits. If it's working, then the ovulation should occur for the overwhelming majority (>95%) of patients who experience the lh surge. You can have your doctor order a day 21 Progesterone level, and that will confirm ovulation (or prove it didn't occur), to help you be sure. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the sperm analysis is late?

What does it mean if the sperm analysis is late?

Unclear question: If the results are late in being reported, it may be due to the andrologist taking extra time to read the morphology (shape) of the sperm. It may also be because the semen was sent for cultures, checking for bacteria. If the sperm analysis was brought in late, typically over 1 hour, then the results may not be as accurate. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to live in Japan where rh negative blood is very rare? What if I need blood or shot if pregnant in the future? I'm A-

Is it dangerous to live in Japan where rh negative blood is very rare? What if I need blood or shot if pregnant in the future?  I'm A-

Not really: This is a very good question. In much of Asia and Africa, Rh negative blood is rare. If you require emergency transfusion, the worst that can happen is that you'll be given Rh positive units and you them may or may not get a relatively mild hemolytic illness a few days later. The blood banks in the cities should actively recruit Rh negative donors to keep supplies available. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What happens if a sperm carries a y chromosome, what sex will it produce?

A male: Fertilization by a sperm with an X chromosome will produce a female. ...Read more

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It is known that HIV spreads from genital fluids. So why no test is done taking semen as a subject. HIV is definitely present in the semen.

It is known that HIV spreads from genital fluids. So why no test is done taking semen as a subject. HIV is definitely present in the semen.

Blood easier: Most of the tests are based on detecting antibodies to HIV, not HIV per se. Antibodies are present in blood and blood is easier to collect than semen. Finally women can not provide semen. ...Read more

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What is the risk to egg donor?

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What is the risk to egg donor?

Gynecologist: This question is probably best answered by a ob-gyn doctor, or doctor specialized in infertility, rather than an allergist. Please ask health tap administrators to refer ur question to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does the herpes antibody test mean if someone is pos.

What does the herpes antibody test mean if someone is pos.

Virus in the body: If the antibody for HSV (1 or 2) is positive, it means the person was infected with the virus and the virus is in the persons nerves forever, even if there are no outward signs of an infection. The person can pass the virus to her/his contacts even if there is no sore or rash. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an HIV negative baby if the mother is positive?

Is it possible to have an HIV negative baby if the mother is positive?

Absolutely: With proper care the vertical transmission rate (mother to baby) is near zero. Pregnant mothers with HIV should be treated with haart therapy as soon as they know they are pregnant. Vertical transmission rate is minimized to near zero if the mother's viral load is undetectable at birth. A cesarean delivery may be somewhat protective, but if viral load is zero is not required. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the result of g6pd in newborn screening is deficient?

What does it mean if the result of g6pd in newborn screening is deficient?

Ped cell lifespan: Red cells are made without nuclei & carry a limited set of enzymes to convert sugar to energy & maintain the cell wall for their 100 day lifespan.G6pd is an important enzyme for rbc energy production & if low, various meds or illnesses can trigger cell breakdown & drop the blood cell count. Knowing this ahead of time allows you to avoid certain meds &/or recognize the problem early. ...Read more

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How does a liver transplant work if the donor is still alive?

How does  a liver transplant work if the donor is still alive?

Just need a portion: Living related liver transplant is considered routine at some select transplant centers. It is an excellent option to address end stage liver failure. Call your local transplant support group(s) and discuss your specific concerns with your txp center - a referral can be make to a different facility if necessary. ...Read more