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Doctor insights on: What To Expect When Doing A Frozen Embryo Transfer

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Do you feel anything after a frozen embryo transfer?

Do you feel anything after a frozen embryo transfer?

PLease call your inf: Infertility doc who did the transfer that doc should have told u in advance what to expect and what to look out for so call that doc tonight, part of that doc's payment is to tell u what to expect and answer any ?S or concerns u may have about the procedure. ...Read more

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Embryo Transfer (Definition)

Embryo transfer (also et, set. Fet, etc) refers to placing one or more human embryo(s) (multi-cell or blastocyst) into the uterus of a woman trying to become pregnant. Et is the final step in an ivf cycle, and is done in some other circumstances as well. It is extremely safe, mostly comfortable, and usually not technically difficult. Experts agree on its importance, but ...Read more


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What does a frozen embryo transfer entail? How much time off will I need to take from work? Are they less likely to implant?

Depends on freeze &: the doctor's/center's protocols. Vitrified embryos have a success rate equal to fresh in most of todays' programs; embryos frozen in the older 'slow freeze' method are roughly 1/2 as likely to result in pregnancy vs. fresh. Time-off-work is less than with a fresh IVF cycle but can vary a lot form center to center. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of someone thawing out day 3 frozen embryos, growing them out to blastocyst, doing pgd, re freezing, then unfreezing for transfer?

Healthtap Prime: This is a very specific question requiring a high level of expertise. I recommend using Healthtap Prime to speak with a specialist in this area. I suggest Dr. Colin Smikle in California. https://www.healthtap.com/#experts/11885726-dr-collin-smikle ...Read more

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What is a frozen embryo transfer calendar used for?

What is a frozen embryo transfer calendar used for?

FET calendar: Making certain that your endometrium (uterine lining) is correctly prepared for when the embryo(s) are transferred. ...Read more

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After a 5 day embryo transfer when would you start to feel symptoms of pregnancy? When would implantation be completed?

After a 5 day embryo transfer when would you start to feel symptoms of pregnancy? When would implantation be completed?

TremendousIndividual: variability: how&when different women perceive symptoms of pregnancy, including perceiving pregnancy which has not occurred to not perceiving until months later. Thus no reliable answer; the reason for hormone pregnancy tests (much more accurate; still not perfect). With usual biologic pregnancy, implantation about day 6 after fertilization. Reliable information not available for embryo transfer. ...Read more

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I had a 3 day embryo transfer thursday the 14th is there a way to tell if any of my embryos made it to blastocyst?

I had a 3 day embryo transfer thursday the 14th is there a way to tell if any of my embryos made it to blastocyst?

No: Once you do a transfer the only way to know if they grew more is to become pregnant. If other embryos were not transferred they could be grown to day 5. ...Read more

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Should a couple sign something before they start ttc to handle the embryos from ivf?

Should a couple sign something before they start ttc to handle the embryos from ivf?

Yes: Check with a legal advisor about "embryo" ownership rights if divorce occurs before implantation. The supreme court just ruled that an embryo implanted pregnancy that develops into a child is not entitled to survivors benefits from social security in the event of the prior death of one of the parents. ...Read more

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How early can I do a pregnancy test after frozen embryo transfer?

How early can I do a pregnancy test after frozen embryo transfer?

Pregnancy post ET: It is not uncommon to have a little delay of starting a pregnancy after fresh or frozen et. But if you wait 2 weeks post transfer you should be able to tell. I have used tens before and after et according to the literature from china, and it seems to be increasing the pregnancy rate. If you are close to the ny area i suggest you schedule a consultation. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to inprove my chances for a frozen embryo transfer? 2 failed fresh IVF and icsi but did get pregnant on icsi 2-3 weeks

Yes: Ask the clinic how successful they are at thawing embryos. Different clinics have different success rates. If you are still not getting pregnant we suggest dna damage testing on the husband's sperm. ...Read more

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Why would a embryo transfer of a excellent quality blastocyst fail to implant? What should I ask at follow up?

Why would a embryo transfer of a excellent quality blastocyst fail to implant?  What should I ask at follow up?

Possible reasons ...: Could be - 1) genetic or metabolic abnormalities in the embryo, 2) problems with the lining of your uterus including polyps, or 3) difficulties with the embryo transfer itself. For 2) you should have had a saline sonogram (shg) or other procedure to check your cavity and ultrasounds to check your lining. Single embryo transfer (set) has a lower pregnancy rate than 2 embryos, even if you're young. ...Read more

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I just had a not viable pregnancy after IVF treatment. What can I do to get a better result , since i'll be using my frozen embryos.

A matter of chance: Most non viable pregnancies are the result of an embryo that is genetically abnormal. The majority of embryos are abnormal and most of these will declare themselves by not growing or not implanting. This is particularly pronounced as you get older. Other than using an egg donor, your best bet is try again with frozen or with fresh embryos. ...Read more

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I had a frozen embryo transfer yesterday! can the embryo die straight after being put into the womb? Especially if you get up to quick?

I had a frozen embryo transfer yesterday! can the embryo  die straight after being put into the womb? Especially if you get up to quick?

Relax: Congrats on your et. There's no reason healthy embryo(s) would die right away, and 'getting up too quickly' isn't even on the list. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, 2 frozen embryos afyer ivf. Is frozen transfer better then fresh? Bmi is 29 does this go against me. Is there anything can do 2 better chances.

Hi, 2 frozen embryos afyer ivf. Is frozen transfer better then fresh? Bmi is 29 does this go against me. Is there anything can do 2 better chances.

Possibly: There are studied top suggest higher pregnancy rates from fet rather than fresh ivf, comparing of course similar quality embryos. This stems from lower hormone levels during fet cycles. You bmi should not have any significant impact. ...Read more

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Does a polypectomy 3 weeks prior of embryo transfer cause the embryo not to implant? Maybe because it didn't heal?

Does a polypectomy 3 weeks prior of embryo transfer cause the embryo not to implant? Maybe because it didn't heal?

Where was UR polyp?: Are you talking about polyps of the nose, stomach, colon, uterus, or some other structure? Happy to help if you can clarify the circumstance of your question--. ...Read more

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After how hours of embryo transfer can I go to the restroom?

Ask your doctor: I let my patients go as soon as they feel they want to; you really should ask your ivf doctor what he/she wants you to do. ...Read more

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more