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What is fertilisation?

What is fertilisation?

Fertilization: Human fertilization is the union of a human egg from the female and sperm from the male, usually occurring in the ampulla of the fallopian tube. The result of this union is the production of a zygote cell, or fertilized egg, initiating prenatal development (development of a growing fetus/baby). ...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 is icsi?

What is icsi?

It stands for...: Intractyoplasmic sperm injection. It means injecting a single sperm into an egg in a dish under high powered magnification, and is a method for creating embryos during the ivf process. ...Read more

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What is ICSI?

What is ICSI?

Inject sperm in eggs: ICSI is "intracytoplasmic sperm injection" and is a technology using in vitro fertilization (IVF). With IVF, a woman's ovaries are stimulated with fertility hormones. Eggs are then retrieved and combined with sperm in the laboratory. With conventional IVF sperm are added to eggs in a petri dish and fertilization is allowed to proceed naturally. With ICSI a single sperm is injected in the egg. ...Read more

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What is IVF?

What is IVF?

Good Question!!!: Ivf stands for in vitro fertilization. Normally fertilization takes place in the female body after intercourse, specifically in the fallopian tube, which picks up the egg from the ovary. So conception in the body is "in vivo" fertilization. In vitro fertilization just means fertilization takes place outside of the body-in a test tube or petri dish. So ivf babies are also known as test tube babies. ...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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What is surrogacy?

What is surrogacy?

Preg carried other: Surrogacy is when one woman who is not the biological mother carries a pregnancy for another woman. This is needed when a woman is born without a uterus, has a hysterectomy for cancer or an abnormal shaped uterus. Most women do not need a surrogate because the uterus can be used even after menopause. ...Read more

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What is essure?

What is essure?

Birth Control: Essure is a cool way to have permanent birth control in your doctor's office. No general anesthesia, no incisions, walk out with a smile. It's done with a hysteroscope (thin camera wand) through the cervix, thin implants are placed in the tubes, 3 months later-a test to prove the tubes are blocked and you're done. Check out their website, they're pretty funny, esp the dudes watching vasectomies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for IVF pregnancy?

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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What is progynova?

What is progynova?

Progynova: Progynova is a hormone replacement therapy for use in women during menopause. It is a form of estrogen- which is the female sex hormone. It is used to treat some of the negative symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between IVF and ICSI?

Definition: IVF is "in vitro fertilization" which could include ICSI - "intracytoplasmic sperm injection". IVF involves fertilizing an egg in a petri dish usually by putting a quantity, usually many millions, of viable sperm in the dish with an egg. IVF by ICSI involves using a single sperm that is injected into the egg to accomplish the fertilization. ICSI is used when there are very few sperm available. ...Read more

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What is novasure? Is it reversbile?

What is novasure? Is it reversbile?

Uterine ablation: Novasure is one of many techniques of uterine ablation utilizing radiofrequency energy to destroy the lining of the uterus. It is very effective in reducing or stopping menstrual blood flow and somewhat effective in alleviating painful periods. It is not reversible and pregnancy is not recommended after an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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How successful is a tubal ligation reversal & is there a time restriction on when it is best?

How successful is a tubal ligation reversal & is there a time restriction on when it is best?

Varies: There is no specific time restriction, it works as well sooner and later. results vary with "how" the ligation was down. Generally use of clips (Hulka, Filshie) or rings (Yoon, Fallope) give the best reversals, postpartum (Pomeroy) type ligations are often also very good. Anything involving cautery ("burning") usually will give a less good result. ...Read more

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IVF beta HCG 1st is 1368 on 14dpt5dt is it normal? What is the chance of twins?

Hard to tell: The rise in beta levels is more predictive than the absolute level. Even then it is difficult to tell before ultrasound. ...Read more

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Whats a IVF for woman?

Stands for: This stands for in vitro fertilization. This is where female eggs and male sperm are collected and fertilized outside of the body and then re implanted in the female. ...Read more

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What is htlv 1?

What is htlv 1?

Virus: Htlv-1 is a virus that is associated with leukemia and spinal disorder. Htlv stands of human t-cell lymphotropic virus. See this site for information on this topic. hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii. ...Read more

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What is in vitro fertilization?

Outside the Body: In Vitro means outside the body. So, IVF means fertilization outside the body. We remove the eggs from a woman's ovaries and collect a semen sample from the man for sperm. In the embryology laboratory, the sperm and eggs are combined to allow fertilization into embryos. We culture embryos for 3-5 days and then place them into the woman uterus and hope for implantation and a baby. ...Read more

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What is chromopertubation?

What is chromopertubation?

Fallopian tube check: This is a test to make sure your fallopian tubes are open and will allow an egg to travel downstream into the uterus. The test injects a colored dye into the uterus. This dye should travel up through the fallopian tube and exit the fallopian tube at the far end. If no dye is seen, the tube is blocked. ...Read more

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What is ovulating/ovulation?

What is ovulating/ovulation?

Ovulation =: ripe egg is discharged from the ovary. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopy?

What is laparoscopy?

"Keyhole" surgery: It is surgery done via small incisions and a camera scope. Temporary ports are placed to access the abdominal cavity. Carbon dioxide gas is used to inflate the abdomen to create space. The procedure is performed using long thin instruments inserted through the ports. Sometimes a "hand port" is placed to allow hand access. This maneuver keeps the procedure minimally-invasive. ...Read more

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What is pre-sperm?

What is pre-sperm?

Precum: There is an outflow of clear, viscuous fluid ahead of the ejaculate which is felt to adjust the environment for the optimum survival of the spermatozoa to follow. Precum is not always free of sperm so keep this in mind depending upon your goal for sexual intercourse. Some term this pre-sperm but this is not commonly used. ...Read more