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    Do children born through IVF suffer longer-term health issues?

Posted on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 in Infertility Problem
Question: Hi,

My partner has low sperm count and progressive Mortality. It is looking like that we will need to do ivf/icis of have a chance of conceiving.

Is concieving a child from ivf/icis associated with longer-term health issues in the children born ?

Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
for a normal child not much risk

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using healthcaremagic.

It has been observed the risk of major congenital deformities is almost double in a child born with intracytoplasmic sperm injection/in vitro fertilization in compare to normally conceived baby.
To be specific a child with normal conception has risk of 3-5% to be diagnosed with congenital abnormalities at age of one year which is almost double for a child born with ivf/icsi.

Other than these congenital abnormalities no long term health risk associated with baby born with ivf/icfi.

'Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help".

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 3 hours later
Thank for taking the time to answer my question.

My finance recently had a sperm test done. Result where has follow


Volume - 3 ml
Count - 18m/ml
Mortality - 68%
Morphology - 2% (kruger)
Progression - 2
Anti sperm antibodies - negative
Agglutination - negative.


Volume -2 ml
Count - 10 m/ml
Mortality - 72%
Morphology - 4% (kruger)
Progression 2-3
Anti sperm antibodies - negative
Agglutination - 10%

I am 36.5yrs of age and healthy, with a regular cycle. All results came back consistent with age.

What is the prognosis of a natural pregnacy with these result.

Many thanks for taking the time to look this for us.

We need to be realist if we can have children together.

Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
unfortunately its very low

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for reverting back to me.

I have inspected the semen analysis report of two occasions in last six months and feel that the probability is very low.

I do not think there is any chance of pregnancy in natural way.

Your earlier plan to go for IVF/ICSI is required to have a baby from your husband.

I hope this clarifies the situation.
If you have more questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 13 minutes later

What is the sucess rate of ivf/icis for couple with these results.

And average time to concieving with ivf ?


Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it is around 40 %

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back to HCM.

The chances of pregnancy is around 40 % with ivf/icsi with any cycle.

These results of semen analysis do not lower down chance of pregnancy with thesemethods.

I hope I am able to answer your concern.
Let me know if you have more questions.
Thanks again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 21 minutes later

Tell me if I am misunderstanding this.

Based on what you are saying, with our or someone with results similar our.

40% would in the end with a baby at the end of the ivf journey, 60% will be childless ?

Is there anything else we can do if ivf fails.

Many thanks

Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
no it is 40% for single cycle

Detailed Answer:
Thanks again.

I mean to say it is forty percent for single cycle or you can say 40% achieve success in single attempt.
With successive attempt the chance of success is added further. About two third of couples achieve success eventually.

In case there is failure two other techniques can be thought of.

The first is Autologous endometrial coculture in which fertilized eggs are placed on top of a layer of cells from the patient's own uterine lining, rather than artificial medium to create a more natural environment for development of embryo.

The other technique is known as zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), in which fertilized egg cells placed into the fallopian tube.

I must acknowledge that these are just other methods of in vitro fertilization or assisted reproduction.

I hope this clarifies the situation for you.

"If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.
Wish you good health".

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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