What is IVF? IVF or In Vitro Fertilization is a procedure where female egg is fertilized with male’s sperm outside the body under culture condition, which is almost similar to that of woman’s tube. When is IVF required? This is a technique to provide a child to infertile couple. It is required in the following instances: # Presence of irreparably damaged fallopian tubes and absent tubes # Oligospermia that fails to respond to any other therapy # Idiopathic infertility # Presence of sperm antibodies # Abnormal cervical factor # Tuberculosis in which tubal reconstruction is contraindicated # Endometriosis # Peritonial factor How is IVF done? IVF does not involve any surgical procedure requiring a cut or stitch. The ovaries are stimulated on day 2 of a menstrual cycle with the help of drugs. These follicles take 12-14 days to develop fully. It is at this stage that eggs are aspirated out from the ovaries. The egg collection is done under sedation or short general anaesthesia in which a needle is inserted through the vagina, and under ultrasound guidance the eggs are collected from both the ovaries. One tries to get multiple eggs but each woman responds differently. This procedure takes 15-30 minutes. In normal circumstances hospitalisation is not required. Soon after the eggs are obtained, at the same time the partner is asked to collect a semen sample by masturbation. How does conception occur in IVF? Normally conception occurs by the fusion of sperm (male sex cell) and egg (female sex cell), inside the woman s womb. In IVF, the sperms and eggs are fused (fertilized) outside the womb. This is done in special tubes and petridishes in the IVF laboratory. Special incubators are used to keep these sperms and eggs together in an environment similar to the mother s womb. Once there is successful fertilisation, these embryos (earliest form of the baby) are put in to the mother s uterus. This procedure is known as Embryo Transfer or ET. What is the duration of IVF treatment? IVF is unde
dear doctor..am 27 year old female, 166 cm height, previously diagnosed to have mitral valve prolapse...recently I underwent ivf and am 10 days post embryo transfer... I cant sleep from palpitation and irregular heart rhythm...I cant take beta blockers , especially if I turned out to be pregnant...so what can I do ??? by the way, am a 4th year resident in pathology
Dear Doctor, I am a married, 29 yr female ( ht 5 ft 6 in, wt 62 kg), I have symptoms of PCOD (ovary cysts? Irregular menstruation) since some time and had been in the past advised to take contraceptive tablet as a treatment. But I have had to discontinue that as I suffered from migraine headaches as a side effect of the tablets. My thyroid levels are normal. What should the next course of treatment be?
Dear Doctor....... Now i am (36) old. When i was in 6th class in my study there was a bad student who caused my problem i want to solve so sereously. My problem ;
# infertility # high volume puss cells in superm # severe pai in my left testicl # have taken several med corses to refuce puss n icrease superm motility bt coudn't. # maried from 12 bt coun't get result in my vife pregnency. # almost after every 5 dsys i must have intercourse otherwise my testicls are some swollen and pained. I gateful to u Dear Doctor to know the details of my broblem and the clinical advice. Thank u so much
Hi there a year ago I was producing stretchy cervical mucus during ovulation and also getting that left sided pain inabdomen. However recently during time I am to ovulate, I only get sore boobs.is there any fertility issues I can be worried about. I have had 3 abortions in the ppast.
hi im pooja from chennai. i had uti in december & february. i was taking some medicines for infertility. uti started soon after taking infertility drugs. in february it was worse. reports shows- pus cells-11-12hpf, epithelial cells 5-6hpf & rbc -5. i was treated with norfloxacin 400mg, citrakal and pyridium for 12 days. i was relieved. then after 1 month i took tests. rbc-nil. pus cells-6-8 hpf, epithelial cells-8-10hpf. i have backpain occasionaly. is it any serious condition?
I am a 38-year-old male, 6 ft in height and 87 kgs in weight. I had been diagnosed with moderate scalp Psoriasis in late 2007, after which I went in for homeopathic treatment for nearly a year. There was a some relief and I discontinued treatment in 2009. In 2010 I developed reddish Psoriatic rashes on my chest for which I have been under no specific medication. Now in 2011, a semen sample analysis was done for me in connection with efforts for my wife's conceiving a second child. The results showed male infertility with my condition being termed Oligo Asthena Teraspermia (OAT) which is essentially a negative on all three factors of male fertility. I happened to learn that immunological disorders like Psoriasis contribute to Male infertility in at least 10% of the cases. Is this true? And should I see a connection between my two conditions?
I get a lower back pain which is excrucitating right after my cycle ends.its remians for 4-5 days. And have to take painkillers.Its very debiliating.The feeling is like something in stuck inside which is unable to come out.My lower portion gets...
My daughter, 30, no children has always had severe cramps and periods. Now, every two or three months, she almost passes out with pain, sweats profusely, turns white and freezing. I just witnessed this last night. How soon do I need to get her to...
hi doctor, i am 44 years old and my ivf is planned next month in XXXXXXX 2018. The Infertility specialist has suggested me to undergo Semen analysis and culture. The results of the HSA is as follows : VOLUME : 1.5 ML Total Count : 65 Million/ML...