Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Prof. Dr. Cem Fıçıcıoğlu talked about the wrong information that is believed to be true in the society about IVF treatment, and made important suggestions and warnings.
Acıbadem Kozyatağı Hospital Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Prof. Dr. Cem Fıçıcıoğlu pointed out that it is an extremely wrong approach for prospective mothers and fathers to act with information that is not scientifically correct, and said, “Because couples may apply to the doctor late due to erroneous information, and as a result, negative results can be obtained from the treatment. Therefore, the accuracy of the information obtained from the virtual environment or heard from a partner in the problem of infertility should be questioned and the physician should be consulted without delay. said.
Ficicioglu made a statement about the information that is thought to be true and its truth.
Fıçıcıoğlu, the first in vitro fertilization trial, where the perception that the chance of success is low is wrong, and that the highest success will be achieved with an application that will be applied specifically to the patient and will be carried out with meticulous follow-up.
Emphasizing that the perception that twins or triplets will definitely happen with IVF treatment is wrong, Cem Fıçıcıoğlu said, “If the woman is younger than 35, she has the right to transfer one embryo in the first two attempts. Only 35 embryos can be transferred in trials over the age of 2 and after 2 trials. Due to these rules in IVF applications, the incidence of multiple pregnancies has decreased. In some rare applications, the formation of identical twins can also occur after a single embryo transfer.
The age of the woman is very important! Contrary to popular belief, it is not possible to get pregnant with IVF treatment at any age. So much so that women over the age of 35 have a significant decrease in egg quality and thus in the success of getting pregnant. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Prof. Dr. Emphasizing that pregnancy rates are very low, especially in women over the age of 40, Cem Fıçıcıoğlu said, “In addition, even if pregnant, there is a significant increase in miscarriage rates and down syndrome risk. Therefore, it is very important to get pregnant between the ages of 25 and 30.” used the phrases.
'In vitro fertilization treatment is perceived as a very painful treatment method.' statement by Prof. Dr. Cem Ficicioglu explains:
“The drugs used in IVF treatment can cause some growth in the ovaries, and accordingly, mild sensitivity and pain may develop. However, egg collection procedures are performed under anesthesia, so pain is not felt. After the procedure, a feeling of pressure and fullness may develop for a short time. In addition, embryo transfer does not cause pain when applied correctly.”
Fıçıcıoğlu continued as follows:
“Only resting on the day of the transfer will be sufficient. In case of pregnancy, there is no need to do anything different from normal pregnancies. Therefore, it is not possible to go to bed for 9 months. The success of IVF treatment varies considerably from patient to patient. Generally, pregnancy can occur in 10-7 out of 8 patients. “Unfortunately, it is not possible for every expectant mother to be 100 percent pregnant.”
Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Prof. Dr. In his statement, Cem Fıçıcıoğlu said, “Women's age and egg reserves and sperm evaluations in men are the most important factors in the success of the treatment. After all the evaluations are made, it may be possible to give more meaningful figures on the probability of success for the couple.” she gave her information.
Ficicioglu said that the risk of disability in babies born with IVF treatment is not high and that IVF is a reproductive method that helps pregnancy.
prof. Dr. Cem Fıçıcıoğlu emphasized that in the evaluations made, the focus was not only on the woman and the couple was evaluated at the same time.
Ficicioglu gave the following statements:
“Advanced age, smoking, obesity, certain drugs and chronic diseases can cause a decrease in sperm value in men. If pregnancy cannot be achieved by normal means, some drug treatments may be recommended to the man in order to increase the number and quality of sperm. If there is no sperm in the semen, either the pathways are clogged or there may be little or no production. In this case, sperm can be found through the canals with needles or a small incision made under the microscope, and pregnancy can be obtained.
Although it is a positive result that the tests for ovarian reserves are normal, the age of the expectant mother is more important,” he says, adding: “Likewise, low ovarian reserve tests do not indicate that the expectant mother cannot become pregnant. It just shows that the process needs to be managed properly because of the limited time.”