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Taking birth control pills before an IVF cycle reduces pregnancy rates by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Many IVF clinics routinely put their patients on birth control pills ( oral contraceptives)  prior to starting an IVF cycle. This sounds very counter-intuitive  - ... Read on »
Why are so many IVF patients are unhappy with their IVF clinic ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I just received this email from a patients. " I , AV , 39years along with my wife , BN, 41 years have been married for the past 2 years. Hence we right away tho ... Read on »
Managing IVF Failure - a guide for gynecologists from Dr Malpani by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is talk I gave to gynecologists at a Conference on IVF organised by Shivani Scientific recently in Mumbai. IVF failure can be heart-breaking - both for patient ... Read on »
Embryo Biopsy for PGD by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine PGD stands for preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and is an advanced technique which allows us to prevent genetic diseases such as thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, h ... Read on »
When IVF doctors lie by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Fortunately for IVF doctors and patients , most IVF cycles go as they are supposed to . The patients grows eggs, these are retrieved; and good quality embryos are ... Read on »
IVF pregnancy vs natural pregnancy by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are still lots of misconceptions about IVF , and one of the biggest myths is that an IVF pregnancy is different from a natural ( bedroom) pregnancy . Thus, ... Read on »
Assembly line vs boutique IVF clinics by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Patients are often not sure what kind of IVF clinic to choose . They want a clinic which has a high success rate ; which is fully equipped with the latest technology ... Read on »
When patients make mistakes by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When we talk about medical errors, we usually focus on mistakes made by doctors or the medical staff. However, the truth is that patients often make mistakes as well ... Read on »
The responsible IVF patient by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some of my readers criticise me for criticising other doctors. They feel that by highlighting the deficiencies of some IVF clinics, I am washing dirty laundry in p ... Read on »
Off label promotion of cabergoline for treating endometriosis by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Endometriosis is a distressing disease , and difficult to treat . Even though it’s so common, we still don't know what causes it , and most medications just provid ... Read on »
Why doctors get poor medical care by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One would assume that doctors would get the best possible medical care . After all, being insiders, they understand the medical system ,and are likely to get VIP car ... Read on »
Why doesn't the UK medical system trust patients with their own medical records ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have a patient who lives in the UK who needs to have an HSG done , because she needs a ZIFT treatment at our clinic. She has found a X-ray clinic who is happy to d ... Read on »
The importance of documentation in an IVF cycle by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine IVF cycles don't always go as planned, and this can be frustrating for both doctor and patient. However, even if the cycle fails, all is not lost. The question we ne ... Read on »
TESE which is the best technique ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Patients with non-obstructive azoospermia ( NOA) can be very challenging to treat if they are not willing to accept the use of donor sperm. Since there is no test ... Read on »
Monitoring an IVF pregnancy by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine IVF  patients are understandably very excited when their pregnancy test comes back as positive . They   are on top of the world that their IVF cycle has succeeded ... Read on »
Infertility, Artificial Insemination & Surrogate Mother in Hindu Mythology By Dr Devdutt Pattanaik by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dr Devdutt Pattanaik is one of India's leading mythologist. He is also a doctor, and a friend. He was kind enough to contribute a guest post , which reminds us ... Read on »
Free iPad app for patient education by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Download this free app for the iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/app/docexplain/id900563096?mt=8 Read on »
Free patient education app for iPads by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Docexplain is a free medical app which helps doctors to teach patients. Patients often forget what their doctor tells them. This gap leads to a lot of angst ... Read on »