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In vitro fertilization basics part 39

Longer term risks and in vitro fertilization Wellbeing of in vitro fertilized The incidence of congenital abnormalities in children born after in vitro fertilization or ICSI is about a third higher than for children conceived naturally, which means a chance … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 38

Longer term risks and in vitro fertilization Sperm and embryo storage Frozen sperm and embryos are stored in thin plastic straws immersed in liquid nitrogen. Cross-contamination of straws by viruses such as Hepatitis or HIV is a theoritical risk although … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 37

Longer term risks and in vitro fertilization Cancer Long-term follow up studies have failed to show any association between fertility treatment and ovarian or breast cancer. Pregnancy provides some degree of protection against ovarian cancer

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In vitro fertilization basics part 36

Longer term risks and in vitro fertilization Multiple pregnancy Having twins doubles or triples most birth-related risks to you and babies. Transferring one embryo at a time almost eliminates the risk of twins, but not quite, because the chance of … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 35

Longer term risks and in vitro fertilization Pregnancy and child birth Obstetric problems such as blood pressure, bleeding from the placenta (ante partum haemorhage), low birth weight, and premature birth are higher in in vitro fertilization pregnancies. The risks are … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 34

Side effects and risks for men having surgical sperm retrieval (SSR) Inflammation in the testes Surgical sperm retrieval is likely to cause inflammation in the testes that could reduce future sperm production. It can also damage blood vessels in the … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 33

Side effects and risks for men having surgical sperm retrieval (SSR) Bleeding and infection Bleeding and infection are possible complications of surgical sperm retrieval, although they are rare. It is not uncommon to feel discomfort for several days, and good … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 32

Side effects and risks for men having surgical sperm retrieval (SSR) About 5-10% of in vitro fertilization procedures involve surgical sperm retrieval from the testes. Nausea and not remembering the procedure are common side effects of the sedative and narcoticĀ  … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 31

Risks for woman Ovarian torsion In about 1 in 500 cycles an ovary becomes twisted around its blood supply which can cause severe and sudden pain and sometimes the loss of the ovary. It is more common in woman who … Continue reading

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In vitro fertilization basics part 30

Risks for the woman Ovarian Hyper-stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) OHSS is the most serious risk in in vitro fertilization, and the severe form in about 1-2% of women. If it isĀ  not treated, severe OHSS can cause blood clots, stroke and … Continue reading

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