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Guidance on IVF procedure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Dr.XXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   i would like to know about iVF procedure
User :   am taking treatments
Doctor :   ok
User :   yesterday they started with Inj gonalf and inj menagon on 12th day
User :   is that good enough to start on 12th day
User :   just want to get clarity
Doctor :   when was your last menstrual period?
User :   1st augu
Doctor :   how are your menstrual cycles?
Doctor :   i mean to ask in how many days do you get your periods once?
User :   between 24th to 28th day
User :   normally 5 days
User :   but this time it was there nearly 8 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   they did lot of blood test before starting treatment for this cycle
Doctor :   the Inj Gonal-F or gonalf is given to increase teh follicular stimulating hormone
Doctor :   to help in maturing of egg and their release
User :   its Inj Gonal F (225mts)
Doctor :   and the Inj Menagon is given to help in fruitful result
Doctor :   after fertilisation
User :   ok so nothing to worry about it know doctor
Doctor :   no, they have been given to you to help you in releasing good eggs
Doctor :   and help you in having teh pregnancy
Doctor :   and not losing it if you do get pregnant
Doctor :   continue to have a good balanced diet
Doctor :   increase fruits and veg servings to 3 each per day
Doctor :   and also take a multivitamin supplement wil essential minerals especially zinc
User :   ok they ask me go for brisk walk till they do embryo transfer
Doctor :   which helps in having good quality eggs
Doctor :   ok. that could be to help you improve the uterine tone.
User :   so do i have to be controlled diet
Doctor :   you need to be on a good balanced diet
Doctor :   avoid non-veg food if you take non veg
User :   what kind of food will help in improving the IVF result
Doctor :   as suggested earlier, zinc rich foods are good
Doctor :   they are found in good amounts in
Doctor :   green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, sea food (maximum content), ragi, and dairy products
User :   doctor if they started stimulation now when can i expect the egg retrieval and other proceeds (approximately)
User :   am do i have to be in rest after transfer how many days
Doctor :   egg release is timed. after giving the injection, follicular scans will help in noting follicle size
Doctor :   and timed intercourse or egg retrieval when the size is maximum about 20mm
Doctor :   you should be in rest for about a week
Doctor :   and after egg transfer atleast 1 hour, do not change tyour position
Doctor :   be gentle in moving around and be in bedrest completely for about a week
Doctor :   avoid intercourse for 1-2 weeks
User :   thanks a lot for your advice.
Doctor :   and generally in first trimester after confirming the pregnancy
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   just geting worried about all the process nothing else doctor
Doctor :   you need to be relaxed and be positive to see positive results
Doctor :   being tensed will affect hormones and the outcome of procedure.
Doctor :   so be relaxed. take good care and be positive
User :   sure
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thanks a ton doctor for all ur assistance
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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