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Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor

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Dr. Licciardi's Infertility Blog is the most read infertility blog. The information comes to you directly from Dr. Licciardi, a world renowned infertility expert. His blog is the source for direct, clear, essential information about fertility problems and treatments.
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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 »
What’s the difference between a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) and a Sono-Hysterogram? by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This just happens to be one of my most frequently asked questions, and it’s a good one. Both are can be very important tests. Some women need only one, some both. In this ... Read on »
Questions about IVF, IUI, PCO and Male Factor Infertility by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Again, I hope everyone has had a mostly enjoyable summer. The weather in the Northeast has been summer-perfect. Here are the answers to some recent questions. ... Read on »
The Failed HSG by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today I will talk about why some women go in for an HSG and leave being told the test could not be done. This is such a common problem, and it is usually all about the s ... Read on »
Sperm Morphology: New Guidelines Announced: 4% is Normal by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Wow, what a relief to know that what we have been saying for years is now finally officially stated. Any sperm morphology over 3% is considered normal. How did this cha ... Read on »
How to Find a Good Fertility Doctor by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So you’ve been trying to get pregnant and it’s taking longer than you think it should. Now what? Sounds simple, you probably have a local gynecologist who you have been see ... Read on »
PCO and other Fertility Related Topics by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility PCOS and Ovarian Drilling. Some sort of ovarian surgery has been used to treat PCOs for the last 50 years.The surface of the ovary, also called the cortex, is where the ... 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 »
More Questions, More Answers by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Good day to all of you. As you have seen, the last few entries were on egg freezing. If you are not interested in egg freezing, but want to know more about IVF, I think y ... 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 »
Take a Survey to Help Fertility Research by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Everyone, I have been asked by a researcher to help recruit people to participate in her infertility study. I have spoken to her and she seems dedicated to a very g ... Read on »
The Infertility Blog Wins Award: Best Infertility Blog by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Thanks to all of you who voted for the Infertility Blog. It was recognized as the Best Infertility Blog by you, and the people at Wellsphere. Their Logo is now on the sid ... Read on »
Questions About Infertility Issues by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ovulation Timing Questions If your cycles are 55 days, are you ovulating? Most likely, probably around day 41. However, it is possible that you are not, so you must confir ... Read on »
Egg Freezing and IVF: How Many Eggs Do You Need? by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Again, this entry has many elements that apply to standard fresh IVF cycles. Here we’re trying to close in on the real question, “If you do egg freezing, will it help you ... Read on »
Some Complications of IVF and Egg Freezing by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 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 ... Read on »
Infertility Q and A by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello again. Here is the latest entry. Can a small hydrosalpinx prevent pregnancy? Yes it can and it can prevent pregnancy when trying on your own or with iui (assuming ... Read on »
Frequent Fertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello to all, Here is your latest entry. What if I have had miscarriages but my HSG and clotting tests are normal? Make sure you get the karyotype test, the blood tes ... Read on »
Please Vote for the InfertilityBlog by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Dear All, Congratulations to all of you who read this blog, it has been nominated for the People's HealthBlogger Award. See the yellow blue and orange box to the right? ... Read on »
Question and Answer Time by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Again. I will spend the next few blogs catching up on questions. It’s been a while and I see that many were time sensitive, so I am sorry if missed your immediate prob ... 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 »