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by Dr. Amin
Tue May 24, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Trigger shot / positive pregnancy test
Replies: 1
Views: 9145

Re: Trigger shot / positive pregnancy test

In general, the hcg trigger injection can last in the system and be detected on a urine pregnancy test up until approximately 10 days after it is given. There are some rare occasions when it might even be detected after 10 days, such as for somebody who metabolizes hormones more slowly. Since your p...
by Dr. Amin
Thu May 19, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: High Sperm Count / Low Motility
Replies: 1
Views: 7358

Re: High Sperm Count / Low Motility

Hello. Ideally, the sperm motility would be greater than 50%. When sperm motility is consistently low, treatment with intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization may be recommended. Without knowing more about your specific situation, it's difficult for me to give you an exact recommendation ...
by Dr. Amin
Thu May 19, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: IUD removal days before ovulation, safe to try?
Replies: 1
Views: 6781

Re: IUD removal days before ovulation, safe to try?

Hello. In general, a Mirena IUD does thin out the lining of the uterus. Since you're having a hysteroscopy, your physician may advise you to wait until next cycle to try to conceive. This will allow your uterus some time to heal after the surgery and allow your lining to thicken again. I would recom...
by Dr. Amin
Thu May 05, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Mini-IVF or Conventional IVF
Replies: 1
Views: 9400

Re: Mini-IVF or Conventional IVF

Hi Kathy. Reproductive Partners offers both minimal stimulation IVF and conventional IVF. The decision of which type to use really depends on the patient. We make these decisions on a case by case basis. In general, however, minimal stimulation IVF is often recommended to patients with low egg reser...
by Dr. Amin
Thu May 05, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: All pgs abnormal embryos
Replies: 2
Views: 11118

Re: All pgs abnormal embryos

It is uncommon for a 28 year old with so many embryos to have them all be abnormal. In general, most women in their 20's will have 50-60% of their biopsied embryos be normal. In regards to what testing could be done, it's difficult to say without knowing exactly what genetic abnormalities were found...
by Dr. Amin
Thu May 05, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Endometriosis - single or double FET
Replies: 1
Views: 9122

Re: Endometriosis - single or double FET

Stage IV endometriosis is a severe condition that can certainly impact your fertility. I'm sorry you're going through this. In general, when embryos are frozen together, we often recommend thawing and tranferring them together. That being said, some recent medical literature is showing that good qua...
by Dr. Amin
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Bad Eggs?
Replies: 3
Views: 11824

Re: Bad Eggs?

Hello. I'm so sorry that you're going through this. It is possible that the egg quality is the issue. In general, approximately 60-65% of the blastocyst embryos created from egg donors will be genetically normal. The remaining 35-40% will be genetically abnormal. If the abnormal embryos create a pre...
by Dr. Amin
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Ovidrel on day 7?
Replies: 1
Views: 8844

Re: Ovidrel on day 7?

Hello. Without knowing more details about your cycle and your donor's cycle, it's difficult to answer your question. It's possible that Ovidrel isn't being used to promote ovulation in your case, but instead to support your future pregnancy. Ovidrel, which acts the same as hcg, can be used for lutea...
by Dr. Amin
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Alternative IVIG
Replies: 1
Views: 7511

Re: Alternative IVIG

Without knowing more about you, it's difficult to say if other alternatives would be appropriate. I recommend that you speak with your reproductive endocrinologist about what other options may be available to you.

Marli Amin, MD
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Westminster, CA
by Dr. Amin
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: hormone tests
Replies: 1
Views: 7328

Re: hormone tests

It really depends on the length of your cycles. I would speak with your physician about whether or not cycle day 4 would be appropriate for you.

Marli Amin, MD
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Westminster, CA