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A Big List of Fertility Questions and Answers by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Again to Everyone. Monica asked about DES exposure. Most women who were exposed to DES do not have any problems with their uterus or cervix, but a very small perce ... Read on »
A Few More Things You Should Know About Egg Freezing and Thawing by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Once again, some of this also applies to regular IVF. Just as not every follicle gives up an egg, not every egg we get is usable. This mostly has to do with egg maturi ... Read on »
A Little More About Normal Ovulation by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here is a question someone asked about the timing of hCG. It’s a good starting point for this blog. “I am 40 and just had a failed first IVF cycle that resulted in all im ... Read on »
A Marathon of Infertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As this Sunday was the New York City Marathon, I figured I would have my own little marathon and answer all of the outstanding questions. Here it is. It took me a few days ... Read on »
Answering Some Infertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Again to Everyone. I hope the holidays treated you as well as possible. Today I will go through some past comments and answer some of the frequently asked ques ... Read on »
Answers to Infertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Mas asked about Rogaine and low sperm motility. My urologists tell me Rogaine has no effect on sperm production or motility. However, just like everything else, maybe he is ... Read on »
Back to Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Before getting to FAQ’s here is a little vignette. Last week I saw a woman who has been trying for 3 years. 3 years ago she told her doctor she had an extremely heavy pe ... Read on »
Back to Infertility Questions: by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility DHEA: After getting to know me and my blog style, you can probably predict my response: show me the data. To be fair, the DHEA people seem to be doing a good randomized stud ... Read on »
Back to More Fertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There will be 1-2 more for the blastocyst, but I will answer a few questions first. Sorry, some of these questions were asked a while ago and my responses may be a littl ... Read on »
Back to School, Back to Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Everyone! I hope you had a nice summer. I’m going to start the fall off with answering some very interesting and important questions. Then I have the next few blogs ... Read on »
Being Positive by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Welcome back. Well, as some of you may have guessed the previous story has a happy ending. While weighing her options Sheri became pregnant. 9 months ago she had a gi ... Read on »
Cancelling IVF, Converting to IUI, and a Few Other Things. by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility What if you are on drugs for an IVF cycle and there is a low number of follicles? Should you do cancel and have an iui (provided there is sperm and at least one tube is ope ... Read on »
Cervical Stenosis by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Everyone, Dr. Licciardi here with today’s message. In this blog we will discuss a topic that I have been waiting to write about for quite some time, Cervical Sten ... Read on »
Cervical Stenosis from an Abnormal PAP Smear by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello again, today we are going to talk more about blockage of the cervical canal: Cervical Stenosis. We will concentrate on the most common causes of cervical stenosis; sca ... Read on »
Checking Tubes: The HSG is better than the Saline Sonogram by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello again everyone. This blog will finish up the question about the difference between the HSG and saline sonogram. Last time we highlighted the differences as they re ... Read on »
Clomid and Letrozole Part 2 by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Now a bit more about Letrozol (also known as Femara). Letrozol and Clomid have the same end result: ovulation, but they go about it in a much different way. Letrozol acts by ... Read on »
Clomid vs Letrozol by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello everyone, here we are with the latest installment of The Infertility Blog, which will discuss the differences between Clomid and Letrozol. This one is a lit ... Read on »
Clomid vs Letrozole: The Last Words by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello everyone! Today I will conclude the entries on Letrazol and Clomid, emphasizing the warnings related to letrazole. “Femara* (the trade name for letrozole) is contra ... Read on »
Dr. Licciardi on TV by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I was invited to the MSNBC show "Dr. Nancy". Here's what I had to say. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31388323/#33006217 Read on »
Dr. Licciardi on TV by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This week I was on live national television; The Early Show on CBS. One segment was Monday and one segment was Tuesday. You can view the pieces by going to: http://www.cb ... Read on »