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Recurrent Implantation Failure – Dr.Pallavi

Recurrent Implantation Failure – Dr.Pallavi

Recurrent implantation failure refers to failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after transfer of at least four good-quality embryos in a minimum of three fresh or frozen cycles in a woman under the age of 40 years. The failure to implant may be a consequence of embryo or uterine factors. Thorough investigations should be carried out to ascertain whether there is…

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Oocyte and Semen freezing-Dr.Akhila

Oocyte and Semen freezing-Dr.Akhila

                                             OOCYTE CRYOPRESERVATION Human oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) is a procedure to preserve a woman’s eggs (oocytes). This technique was mainly developed to enable women who, due to studies or any other complication can´t deal with pregnancy during their most fertile years, to postpone their maternity until their personal situation is the right to form a family. Surprisingly, the uterus…

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Poor Ovarian Response(POR)

Poor Ovarian Response(POR)

Patients with poor ovarian response (POR) are both challenging to treat and represent a large proportion of patients presenting with infertility . Patients with POR, who are often of advanced maternal age, have a high cycle cancellation rate, higher miscarriage rate, and significantly reduced live birth rate per cycle. The term “poor responder” is typically referred to as someone whose…

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INTRALIPID INFUSION

INTRALIPID INFUSION

Intralipid is a synthetic mixture which consists of 10% soybean oil, 1.2% egg yolk phospholipids, 2.25% glycerin and water. It is administered through an IV drip on the arm. The purpose of intralipid infusion is to lower the activity of natural killer cells, and therefore, reduce the likelihood of an implantation failure caused by the presence of natural killer cells.…

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PGD and PGS

PGD and PGS

                  PGS and PGD are types of genetic tests used during in vitro fertilization (IVF) to test an embryo for extra or missing chromosomes and/or inherited diseases. The goal of both PGS and PGD testing is to find out which embryos are most likely to result in a healthy pregnancy. Both PGS and…

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TESA

TESA

What is TESA/TESE? Testicular sperm aspiration or extraction General Information: Male factor infertility can affect 30-40% of all infertile couples. Numerous alternatives for treatment exist including medical and surgical therapy. Some men do not have sperm in their ejaculate but they can have sperm in their testes. TESE/TESA is a procedure to see if the testis contains sperm. These sperm…

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Pretesting for a frozen embryo transfer

Pretesting for a frozen embryo transfer

Embryo transfer refers to a step in the process of assisted reproduction in which embryos are placed into the uterus of a female with the intent to establish a pregnancy. Frozen embryos is a term used to refer to those embryos that are not transferred during in vitro fertilization cycles and are subsequently cryopreserved. A frozen embryo transfer can be…

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Egg donation – its role in fertility treatment

Egg donation – its role in fertility treatment

Egg donation, like sperm donation, can give an infertile couple a chance to have a child when they do not have the option of using their own eggs as part of in vitro fertilization. Women may opt for egg donation because they are unable to produce their own eggs or because they carry a genetic condition that they do not…

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FERTILITY ENHANCING SURGERIES

FERTILITY ENHANCING SURGERIES

Laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a thin, lighted tube known as laparoscope is put through an incision in the belly to check the abdominal organs or female pelvic organs. Why is Laparoscopy done? Laparoscopy is done for: Diagnostic: It is conducted to check for conditions that make the natural conception for the woman difficult, which could be…

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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome affects women taking injectable hormone medications to stimulate the development of eggs in the ovaries. This may occur in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), ovulation induction or intrauterine insemination. Too much hormone medication in your system can lead to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), in which your ovaries become swollen and painful. A small number of women…

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