Possible Risk Associated With IVF Cycle
Like all other medical procedures, the IVF treatments procedure are more complex it involves medical and laboratory procedures simultaneously. so we should prepare for some unexpected things can happen even vast experience and state of art facility, we always encourage our patients to discuss the other side of the IVF treatment before concluding any decision.
A possible cause can arise before, during, After any IVF procedure
In some cases, the follicles may not be grown well or very less number or the patients may develop some other health issue either ivf related or something else, force us to withdraw the procedure in between.
This happens in about 10% of the cycles. Mostly the poor responders will fall under this. If this kind of situation arises our doctor will discuss in details
Ovarian Hyper-stimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
Patients who are having more than 20 follicles the chances of OHSS is high. In this case doctor may abandon the fresh embryo transfer, advise to freeze all the embryos and plan for FET
Usually, we do egg collection after 34hrs of the trigger, in some cases, it can happen, like after hcG shot the follicles released from the ovary naturally it may reach tube before in time. Currently, egg collection is limited to only at ovary. This occurs in about 1 in 300 cycles.
Low fertilization or No fertilization
Due to male factor or female factor or some unexplained factors, it may happen
Contamination during culture
Microbial (Bacterial or fungal) contamination is the most painful situation for both embryologist and patients in our lab we have various protocols for prevention and overcome the situation
Slow growing and arrested embryos
Some case the fertilization is good and it will not cleave , some embryos will cleave but will not grow further some cases the embryos cannot make any blastocyst or poor quality blastocyst, In some patients we face this kind of issue, its very difficult to find out the reason for it, we are in a position not sure about this can repeat in next cycle, but we stand with patients to help in decision making.
Like all other drugs the fertility drugs also have mild reaction Symptoms: Feeling down or irritable, headaches and restlessness. We have the best counseling system for this issue, Contact the clinic if have any unexpected reaction to treatment. You will have been provided with an emergency contact number.
During embryo transfer, we consider all the facts and we do discuss with the patients, but still, we cant avoid the risk of multiple pregnancies completely, Having a multiple birth (twins, triplets or more) is the greatest health risk associated with fertility treatment. In multiple pregnancies carry the risk for both mother and the babies.
The fetal Reduction procedure is available to reduce the fetus in the uterus by ultrasound guidance, its also carry potential risk of a miscarriage of all babies. The patient should make sure to speak to the clinician about this before making any decision.
Ectopic pregnancy meansthe embryo implants outside the uterus. The most common site is in the fallopian tube. Occasionally an ectopic pregnancy can develop in the ovary. The chance of ectopic pregnancy is higher side in the IVF patients,especially who are having tubal problem.
Symptoms: One-sided low abdominal pain.Contact the clinic if have any pain. You will have been provided with an emergency contact number.