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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
Tooth decay: Sometimes hormonal imbalance can change the ph of your body which in turn can make your mouth more acidic, which can be an environment the bacteria like to thrive in. That can lead to tooth decay. Also you may change the way you eat based on being in treatment, which can be different and possibly change the ph. The lower the ph the more acidic. Bacteria secretes acid to cause decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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