Egg Donation Questions

Coil

Hello,
I was looking to donate some of my eggs however i have the coil in at the moment and was worndering if that would effect the eggs and wether or not i would be able to donate or not. Also would i be able to get some other information about egg donation.

Many thanks.

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

You can donate eggs with the coil fitted as long as it is the the copper coil. If it is a hormone coil, then this would unfortunately prevent someone from donating their eggs. Yuo can find out more at www.manchesterdonors.com 

Eggs give away

I have mental health problems ie ptsd and bpd which is very well managed would this in anyway stop me from donating my eggs I've been pregnant 8 times with 5 babies born...I've become pregnant within the 1st month of trying

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Thank you for getting in touch with us. Please could you contact our dedicated egg donoation team on 0161 300 2734 so we can discuss this with you.

Full checks

Hi A massive worry of mine is when someone is donating their eggs do they have all sexual health tests done? Would herpes be detected for instance as I know it can lay dormant for many years if not forever and I wonder about efffecgw that could have on a pregnancy

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Please be assured that all our egg and sperm donors are tested for sexually transmitted infections, including herpes.

Is fresh or frozen better

Just wanted to know are fresh or frozen eggs easier and which process is quicker xx

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

It is easier and much quicker to have the treatment with frozen egg donation. At Manchester Fertility, we have lot more profiles available to choose from frozen compared to fresh. The success rate is higher with fresh, but it takes a longer time.

If you have any further questions and would like to speak directly to our Donation Team, please call us on 0161 300 2730 and we'd be happy to help.

menorrhagia post egg donation

I underwent an egg donation retrieval procedure at the beginning of January. Started stim medication January 2, the retrieval was January 13. The were able to retrieve 28 eggs. I resumed taking my birth control pill on January 15. I got my first period post procedure on February 9 and it has not stopped... Is this normal? There have been a couple lighter days but most pretty heavy... I am concerned this has been too long...

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

It is quite common for upto 2-3 periods post egg collection to be outside of the usual or normal pattern. This is due to stimulation with hormones. We don't advise starting birth control pills two days after egg collection and it appears that this may be the reason why your periods have gone heavy and irregular.

If we can help further, please do contact us on 0161 300 2730 to make a consultation.

Egg donor of Chinese origin

Hi,
I would like to know if you have any egg donors who are of Chinese origin as both myself and my partner are Chinese. We are both in our 40's and have been trying to conceive for 12 months

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Egg donors of a Chinese origin are very rare although we have had some over the past few years. If you would like to speak to us in more detail about this, please call our dedicated egg donor team on 0161 300 2734.

Female same sex relationship

Me and my partner are looking into having a baby but we're not sure which route to take. We want our child to be apart of both of us. How would we go about using my eggs and my partner carrying the child. How much would that cost? Thankyou

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

It is certainly a possibility, the procedure is called Partner (or reciprocal) IVF. This would involve one of you being stimulated as in IVF treatment and the collected egg would be donated to your partner. The donated eggs would be fertilised using donor sperm and the created embryo would be replaced into the hormonally prepared uterus.

This is a very popular treatment option with very good pregnancy rates. It is best to start with a fertility assessment (ultrasound scan, blood test) to see what the best option and likely success rate would be. Sometimes, despite a similar age, quite different egg reserves or affected uterus is found where the treatment plan may need change. We are here to offer you thorough counselling to support your decision and can also discuss donor sperm use.

For patients below the age of 35 years, our egg share program is also available when someone donates half of the collected eggs, as an egg donor, and receives treatment at a reduced price.

Please contact us on 0161 300 2730 to discuss this further or you can book a place on one of our forthcoming open evenings.

Donating at 50

My friend and I are both 50. Unfortunately she was never able to conceive. I had a partial hysterectomy but still have my ovaries can I donate my eggs to her and will a Dr do it at our age.

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This information was published 1 year, 7 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Due to the stringent criteria outlined by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), not all women are able to donate their eggs. To become an egg donor, you must be aged between 18 and 35 as generally, natural fertility and egg quality starts to decline when you reach 35 years of age. You can find out more here www.manchesterdonors.com/faq

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