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NIH-Funded Researchers Generate Mature Egg Cells from Early Ovarian Follicles by Medline Plus Posted Wed 04 Aug 2010 11:08am Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have for the first time activated mouse egg cells at the earliest stage of their development and brought them to maturity. In a related experiment, the researchers replicated the finding by also bringing human eggs ... Read on »
Ovarian Follicle Size Is Key When Planning For Trigger Shot by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Tue 25 Jan 2011 12:37pm Question Dear Doctor Ramirez, I had 3 follicles when I received the trigger shot. 30mm 24mm and not sure what size the 3rd one was. Is the 30mm follicle a good size to have a mature egg to be released? Thanks, G. from the U.S. Answer Hello G. from the U.S., I'm sorry to say but those follicle si ... Read on »
Understanding Ovarian Cysts by Dr Nicoll Posted Sat 08 May 2010 12:00am Ovarian cysts are very common and can affect women of all ages.  Most women will have an ovarian cyst at some time in their reproductive lives.  Although they are less common after a woman stops menstruating, they are present in up to 14.8% of postmenopausal women. But what is an ovarian cyst?  An ovarian cyst is any collection of f ... Read on »
Ovarian cysts and infertility by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:01pm Ovarian cysts are very common and are frequently found in infertile women. However, there are of many types and cause considerable confusion - for both patients and doctors ! First, you need to understand that even a normal ovary will always have cysts ! The commonest type of ovarian cyst is just a normal ovarian follicle - the little fluid ... Read on »
Follicles are not eggs by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 26 Apr 2010 3:48am Image via Wikipedia I just finished a consultation with a young woman who had a very low AMH level. I explained to her that this meant she had poor ovarian reserve, and might need to consider using donor eggs. She was understandably very upset. " How can that be true, doctor ?" she demanded. " My gynecologist has done 4 IUI cycles for me ... Read on »
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Facts to Know by kimmie1980ca Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 12:00am 1. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disturbance in women of reproductive age, affecting an estimated 5 to 10 percent of all women. 2. During the normal ovulatory process, an egg is matured in an ovarian follicle, which then ruptures and releases the egg. In women with PCOS, high levels of hormones called a ... Read on »
What is FSH? by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 26 Apr 2011 11:00am FSH is the abbreviated name for follicle stimulating hormone.  It is made in the pituitary gland and its secretion is controlled by part of the brain called the hypothalamus.  FSH causes growth of ovarian follicles and causes the follicles to secrete estrogens.  The hypothalamus responds to signals from the ovaries as a guide to its s ... Read on »
Infertility Terms - making sense of the jargon ! by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 11:44pm All this may be TMI, but if you need to talk to your GYN, or help your DH make sense of what your RE is saying, this is a useful crib sheet ! This is from the book How to Have a Baby: Overcoming Infertility by Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, MD and Dr. Anjali Malpani, MD. Abortion: the medical term for miscarriage. The various types include: ... Read on »
Consequences and Causes of Menopause by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 26 May 2010 4:55pm Menopause is a normal phenomenon. Women are affected by changes during their life, and one of these important changes is menopause. In most of the cases, between 45 and 55 years, in a woman’s life a great change is happening because period stops and the possibility of pregnancy is lost. We can not talk about menopause as we talk about a disea ... Read on »
Canada Recommends Age-Related Fertility Counseling by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Dec 2011 12:00am This just in from guest blogger Angel La Liberte who runs an amazing website called Flower Power Mom (Empowering women on the journey of motherhood after 40 ) Social trends and advances in reproductive science have led women to have “false optimism” about getting pregnant later in life, according to a new set of guidelines published last ... Read on »