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

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Dr. Michael Traub
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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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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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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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I had a frozen embryo transfer of day 6 blastocyst and at 9 days post transfer have beta of 53. Is that low?

Its positive.: Congratulations on having a positive BHCG. We don’t draw conclusions based on the number but rather monitor it to confirm that it is tracking upwards. ...Read more

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I had a frozen embryo transfer with a five day blastocyst on March 20, 2015. When would my due date be?

December 6: If you got pregnant form the ET on d5 your expected due date is Dec. 6. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound today after a frozen embryo transfer 3 weeks agoand showed nothing. My beta doubled in 48 hours. Should I be hopeful?

Had ultrasound today after a frozen embryo transfer 3 weeks agoand showed nothing. My beta doubled in 48 hours.  Should I be hopeful?

Yes: Ultrasound like all tests has a certain resolution so it pick up structures of a certain size but if the probe wasn't aimed at exactly the right place it would not detect the very small embryo. The chemical test on the other hand is looking for a functioning ball of tissue which is increasing in size which is what you reported. Now I wouldn't go out and drink a cuvée of bubbly yet but... ...Read more

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I had a frozen embryo transfer 6 days ago. My estrogen level on day of transfer was 1,000 today they were a 2100. Is this an indication of anything?

Fertility: I think that you should contact the Ob-Gyn Dr that transplanted the egg for you. I think that it shows the hormones are starting to change which is good probably but I am no expert on infertility problems. that is why you should contact your Dr sooner rather than later. ...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