This procedure involves scraping a small amount of tissue from the endometrium shortly before menstruation is due—between 11 and 13 days following ovulation. It should ONLY be performed after a pregnancy test reveals that the woman is not pregnant. This test is often used to determine if a woman has a luteal phase defect- a hormonal imbalance that may prevent a woman from sustaining a pregnancy because not enough progesterone is produced. Due to inconsistencies in evaluating these specimens and uncertainty over appropriate treatments, fewer infertility specialists consider this an important test.
Single vs. Multiple Embryo Transfer By: Matthew A. Lederman, MD In vitro fertilization (IVF) has evolved dramatically over the last few decades, with more than six million babies now born through assisted reproductive technology. For years, multiple embryos were transferred to the uterus in hopes ...READ MORE
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