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Advantages and side effects of IVF - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am so frustrated.I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years with no luck. My periods are so irregular so i went to an OB and he started me on Provera and femara then he gave me a shot of Pregnyl and no luck. So we decided to see a Urologist and my Husbands semin analysis came back with 20% Motility and 55% Morphology and count is 42 Mil. My OB said this is not a problem and he wants me to get another Pregnyl shot, but when i contacted another OB i know, he suggested i go for PICSI, but i am so scared of the side effects of IVF and the procedure itself, i am confused and so upset and dont know what to do?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   give me moment let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   'Your age?
User :   28
Doctor :   Its wise suggestion by the gynecologist for IVf'
Doctor :   At your age than inducing ovulation and harmonal methods
User :   is there any side effects? and what about PICSI?
Doctor :   IVF has better results
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :   These are just simple procedures
User :   i read online that a woman stayed in the hospital 4 days after IVF cause she developed a severe side effect so i got scared
Doctor :   All we do is just introduce the sperm directly into the ova
Doctor :   See it not due to IVF#
Doctor :   There are a lot of premeds before IVf'
User :   so the IVF is injections?
Doctor :   You have to undergoe certain tests before and have some hormonal supplements before to improve ova production
Doctor :   No
User :   can you explain to me please what IVF is?
Doctor :   let me breif you
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the womb
User :   so you suggest i go for PICSI and IVF?
User :   shouldnt i go for another round of Pregnyl and take my chances?
User :   then turn to IVF and PICSI?
Doctor :   JUST A MOMENT
Doctor :   There was an technical snag
Doctor :   The main aspect is to collect viable sperm and ova
Doctor :   First you ovulation cycle will be closely monitered
Doctor :   And collected
Doctor :   IVF is better
Doctor :   You can for sure give another shot for Pregnyl
Doctor :   IT nothing but a shot of progesterone
User :   and if i get pregnant through PICSI, are the chances of the baby being ill and defomed high?
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :   There is a minimal chances of 5%
Doctor :   Its also there with normal pregnancy but 2%
Doctor :   You dont have to worry regarding that
User :   and do i need to rest for 2 weeks? because my OB suggested i do it in Prauge so im thinking of flying there, can i move after the procedure?
Doctor :   Considering precious pregancy all those issues are not taken to account
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   you have to rest and be under observation for atleast a week
User :   then i can fly back to my country a week after?
Doctor :   Flight only after 2 weeks
User :   so i fly back 2 weeks after, and is there anything i should prevent?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   firstly if you have the habit of smoking quit
Doctor :   Then no sexual activity for three months'
User :   i dont smoke, but dr can i get pregnant with pregnyl with my husbands low motility?
User :   i think i will go for IVF but im just wondering if theres any chance
Doctor :   See your husbands motility is sufficient for pregnancy
Doctor :   Yes there are chances considerin g you age you have got more chances
User :   then should i wait before considering IVF?
Doctor :   Yes you can try another shot of pregny;
Doctor :   *pregnyl
User :   i think i will this month and if no luck then i will fly to Prauge
Doctor :   That will be a wise option
Doctor :   Plz dont give up hope
User :   i was so scared of the procedure but u put my mind at ease
User :   thank you
Doctor :   increased stress levels will alwasys decrease the chances of getting pregnant
User :   i wont :)
Doctor :   the rpocedure will have no difficulties for you
Doctor :   its a simple procedure
Doctor :   you will surely have no issues with it
User :   great news
User :   and can i choose local sedation?
User :   or does it have to be general?
Doctor :   YOU CAN
Doctor :   But will not be required
User :   great :)
Doctor :   The procedure is completed within a n hour
User :   and can i choose if i wanna have twins?
Doctor :   Most cases IVF results in multiple pregancy
User :   after i come back from prague do i need to follow up with an OB here?
Doctor :   Because they wanting success rates will fertilize atleast two ova
User :   i live in Dubai
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You have to take atmost care in first 6 weeks
Doctor :   Being a precious pregnancy
User :   can i fly after the 4th month?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   great, thank you so much doctor, you have been a great help
User :   bye :)
Doctor :   Thats was my pleasure helping you
Doctor :   Thanks for consultimg me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thank you
User :   bye
Doctor :   Wishing you all the best

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