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Ovarian Hyperstimulation by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 3:26pm Hello again to everyone, today I am bringing to you the topic of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Here you will read about the definition of OHSS, the causes and risks. You will see why OHS is what every good doctor strives to avoid, and of course, what every patient would like to avoid as well. I would like to start by saying that ... Read on »
Some Complications of IVF and Egg Freezing by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 6:36am Hello to everyone again. This blog is a segue into Egg Freezing. I realize that for most of the infertility community, egg freezing is not applicable, but I do get many questions about it. Plus, I suspect that many of you are the family fertility experts or the neighborhood fertility pros, unfortunately your struggles have made you experts, ... Read on »
Irregular cycles - PCOD or poor ovarian reserve ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 24 Apr 2010 5:54am I just saw a young woman who was sobbing as if her heart would break. She had had irregular cycles for many years, and I had just informed her that the reason for her irregular cycles was the fact that her egg quality was very poor, and that the only way she could have a baby was by using donor eggs. She was very upset - and was actually q ... Read on »
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and infertility by testtubebabyclinic Posted Wed 16 Jun 2010 6:37am 1 Comment Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder caused due to the imbalance of hormones in the body.  It is characterized by abnormal amounts of the male hormone androgen which results irregular periods, and cysts in the ovaries. Cysts are small sacs filled with fluid. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female end ... Read on »
IVF Shots Day 16 - Stim Day 7 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:26pm Today wasn’t too bad overall. It seems by the time 5:00/6:00 in the evening rolls around I’m pretty beat and ready to just chillax. I’m having a lot of pain today on my right side. Dr. T told me that’s to be expected considering how large my ovaries have grown and how many eggs I’ve got. The eggs are pretty concentrated on my right ovary. Acco ... Read on »
Four Weeks Post First IVF & Positive BHCG: Not Rising Adequately & Possible Ectopic by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Fri 29 Oct 2010 12:00am Question Hi Dr. R. - I am 39 years old and we have male factor infertility. In our first completed IVF cycle we had 27 eggs retrieved, 20 good, 14 fertilized, and 3 - day 5 blasts transferred. I had a very light implantation bleed and a positive Hcg at day 14 post retrieval. 1st Hcg 132 14 days post retrieval (this was 2 d ... Read on »
Irregular cycles and infertility - is it PCOD or poor ovarian reserve ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 10:17am Image via Wikipedia Many infertile women have irregular cycles and they know that the reason for their infertility is related to their irregular cycles. However, many are quite confused as to the relationship. Some naively believe that if the cycles are regularised, their fertility will also automatically improve ! This is why they waste mo ... Read on »
Traveling After Fertility Treatment by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 3:34pm A lot of patients ask for advice when trying to coordinate fertility treatments and vacation or business travel. In general, I ask them to consider a couple of factors when trying to decide what to do. First of all, if hoping on a plane were all you needed to do to prevent pregnancy then flight attendants would never experience unintended pregnanci ... Read on »
In the past few weeks I’ve ... by Pam Tremble Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:42pm In the past few weeks I’ve learned a lot of new things about how my body is working – or not working, actually. I’ve read so much information that my poor brain is in information overload these days. So I thought I’d share a bit of it here in case it might help others who have PCOS and also share some resources that I’ve found helpful. ... Read on »
Do the two ovaries alternate which one of them ovulates? by Jeremy Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:18pm Women have two ovaries, of course, and yet under normal circumstances only one ovum (egg) is released into the abdominal cavity each month. How is this coordinated? A woman's ova must mature first before they are ready to be released. From birth to puberty, each ovum is surrounded by a single layer of granulosa cells and is termed a p ... Read on »