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Making sense of your IVF medications !

Many patients get confused by all the medicines and injections which are used in an IVF cycle, and this is partly because doctors themselves are very confused. You need to step back and look at the big picture to make sense of the technical minutiae. All...

Downregulation in IVF

                                                      In order to superovulate you properly during your IVF cycle, we first need to downregulate you. This article explains why we need to do this - and how we do so Superovulation - helping you to grow more eggs - is th...

Making sense of your IVF medicines

The superovulation protocol we use for IVF patients depends on two things. One is the patient herself. For example, what her ovarian reserve is , as judged by her age, antral follicle count, AMH level; and her historical response to previous IVF cycles....

Relationship between Menstural Periods (amount of bleeding, clots) and Fertility

                                             All women know that their menstrual cycles, ovulation, and fertility are interconnected. Unfortunately, they are very confused as to how and why, which is why myths and misconceptions about menstrual periods and infertility...

Superovulation in IVF

During an IVF cycle, your doctor uses medications to help you grow grow more eggs. The reason we need to superovulate is because we need more eggs to get more embryos, to help maximise your chances of success. In order to superovulate you, we rely primarily on gonad...

Chocolate cyst ovary - Meaning, causes and treatment | Ultrasound of chocolate cyst (endometriomas)

Chocolate cyst ovary - Meaning explained with ultrasound scans Since ultrasound scans have now become a routine part of the evaluation of infertile women, many infertile women will be found to have a chocolate cyst of the ovary ( also known as an endometrioma, endome...

LH as the villain in IVF protocols.

The purpose of an IVF superovulation protocol is to help you grow lots of follicles, which is why we use gonadotropin injections which contain 2 hormones - FSH and LH. One of the problems is that the LH hormone can sometimes play the role of a rogue. If...

Producing Sperms on Demand in the IVF Lab

                                     Some men find it difficult to produce a sperm sample 'on demand' during infertility treatment. Learn how we help patients overcome this in a variety of clever ways. The vast majority of infertile men have no difficulty masturbating...

Why it is not a good idea to have laparoscopic surgery before doing IVF

                                             Many infertile women have fibroids and endometriosis. These are extremely common findings in many women in the reproductive age group ; we see these in fertile women as well, so it's not very surprising that we find see them...

Symptoms of Endo. Treating Endometriosis -- The Silent Invader

  What is endometriosis ? What causes endometriosis? What does endometriosis look like ? What are the symptoms of endometriosis ? How does endometriosis cause infertility ? How does the doctor diagnosis endometriosis ? What medications are used for treating endometri...