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Can a fragmented embryo survive the freezing and thawing process?
jennifer30sFemale
May I know if fragmented embryo (about 10% fragmented) able to survive if freeze and thaw it?
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We have had many successful pregnancies out of these embryos which we have thawed. And some are Day 3 single embryo transfer and come back with a very healthy baby. So, It is still worth doing so.

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05 Oct 2022
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Can I have my own child with a retroverted uterus?
Elle30sFemale
Doctor, my husband and I have been TTC for 1 year. I just want to check if a retroverted uterus will affect my fertility because I have a retroverted uterus. Wh...
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The answer is No. The reason being so is because in the past we thought that a retroverted uterus is associated with endometriosis. Yes of course, in some instances endometriosis of the uterus ligament causes that causes the uterus to fall back. But we now kn...

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05 Oct 2022
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What are the supplements that men should take to improve their fertility?
Mrs Lee40sFemale
Hi. My husband is taking Co-Q10. May I know if there are other supplements that he should take to improve his fertility potential?
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Apart for Co-Q10, research show that folic acid, selenium, and zinc play a very important role in male fertility as well. Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for male fertility. Studies show that zinc can help increase a man's testosterone level an...

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04 Oct 2022
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How many embryos should I transfer during my FET?
Donna30sFemale
Doctor, how many embryos do you suggest for the transfer? One or two?
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The number of embryo transfers is actually very individualized. I would have to look at your profile. For example, if you are less than 35 years old, and I transfer 2 embryos during your FET, your chance of pregnancy is high and the chance of you getting a pai...

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04 Oct 2022
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What should I do with my leftover embryo?
Chuah30sFemale
I have just had my FET and tested positive for pregnancy 2 days ago. I have one more blastocyst left which is still freezing. Shall I continue keeping that embr...
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No, it won't deteriote. Please keep your embryo. It's so precious.

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04 Oct 2022
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How do I increase my chances of having my own child?
Rachel30sFemale
Doctor, within 3 years, I had 2 natural miscarriages, 2 failed IUI, 2 failed IVF (1 Fresh & 1 Frozen) all bhcg positive but stop growing after 6 weeks. In m...
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Firstly, we need to look into what are the issues here. You may need to check for certain antibodies. And the next thing you might want to consider is probably doing PGS on the embryos.

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03 Oct 2022
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What is the standard procedure for men with cryptozoospermia?
Kate40sFemale
Hi Doctor, what is the standard procedure for men with cryptozoospermia? Would MESA/PESA/TESA/TESE procedure and sperm freezing be needed prior to IVF?
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I would first have to look at how bad his cryptozoospermia is. We have to look at what is the cause of his cryptozoospermia, such as lifestyle issues. Simple treatment and simple alterations in his lifestyle can potentially change the cause of the event. Other...

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03 Oct 2022
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How to increase the success rates of IVF?
Jane30sFemale
What are the causes of IVF failure and what can be done for a successful IVF especially for patients with PCOS? I have done 3x IUI and IVF, FET X2 but still un...
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I understand that it must be a very frustrating journey, for the patient, as well as for the doctor. Secondly, if you have had two transfers and did not succeed, your doctor should look for certain causes of the IVF failure and find out the remedy or strategy ...

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03 Oct 2022
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Is insulin resistance affecting my ovulation?
Helen30sFemale
Doctor, I have insulin resistant. Does that mean that I have PCOS? Last month, doc give medication to made the egg big bit when check is still small, is this be...
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PCOS puts you at an increased risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes can be caused by multiple things. Women with PCOS tend to be resistant to insulin. Meaning that you are releasing insulin. In some cases, some women who are suffering from diabetes do not rele...

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30 Sep 2022
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What happens to the immature eggs in my body?
Samantha Lim30sFemale
Hi Doctor. I am diagnosed with PCOS. May I know what will happen to the immature follicles? and will the immature follicle affect the next ovulation?
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Sometimes the follicles that do not mature or immature eggs, they can affect the next month's cycle. This is because the follicles do stay in your ovaries and release some hormones and mess up you whole menstrual cycle. There are different types of hormones in...

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