Doctor insights on:
Why Do Fertility Treatments Often Cause Multiple Births
Multiples & drugs: The chance of a multiple pregnancy depends upon the drug taken and dosage. Clomid (clomiphene) has a 6-8% chance of multiples & gonadotropins depends upon the dose take, and whether treatment is withheld if a sonogram shows multiple follicles that could release an egg. The percentage of multiple could be around 20 to 25%. ...Read more
Birth defects & ART: Conventional ivf has not been convincingly linked to birth defects worldwide. There's some evidence linking micro-injection of sperm (ivf/icsi) to a possible slight increase in birth defects (2% or so;) this has not been proven conclusively, and is still being investigated. If an increased risk really does exist, it is a small one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not: They are not risky in that situation. They just have a low chance of success and therefore you are potentially taking medicine and paying for treatments that have a very low chance of success. But they are not "risky" ...Read more
What's the diffrence between gonalf , gonorelic and lovonox medications . My md is prescribing me these for fertility treatments . Was on follitrim .
Each is its own drug: Follistim, gonal f (follitropin alfa) and Bravelle are different brands of "fsh" hormone--a hormone made by the pituitary to stimulate egg growth. Ganarelix blocks ovulation--its a gnrh antagonist ( it blocks the action of gnrh from the brain) and Lovenox thins the blood, it acts on the clotting system. ...Read more
Depends on treatment: Clomid (clomiphene) ovulation induction may pose a 5-8% multiple pregnancy outcome. Injectable FSH treatment carries a higher risk of approximately 25%. In vitro fertilization carries a 30-35%, but this is highly dependent on number of embryos transferred to the uterus and several other parameters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How often do women die from giving birth to multiples?
- Why do i urinate so often at night?
- Why do i have to urinate so often?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Why do women get yeast infections often?
- Why do i have diarrhea so often?
- Does fertility treatments cause chromosomal abnormalities?
- Does fertility treatments cause vanishing twin syndrome?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free