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What Should a Patient Do When Doctors Disagree ?

                                 There may be instances when you go for a second opinion and you end up in a situation wherein the doctors disagree with each other. Here is what you need to do in such situations. Things to do  I saw a patient who...

Thyroid and Fertility

Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility or recurrent miscarriage. The thyroid hormone is important for growth and metabolism , and because it regulates cellular function, abnormal thyroid function can affect your fertility. Hypothyroi...

Juggling with Genetics

Afternoon Despatch and Courier, By Tara Patel Is there such a thing as a tailor-made baby? No such thing yet, exclaimed a bemused British Doctor, Dr. Alan Thornhill, visiting Mumbai and India for the third time --- this time in association with city doctor Dr. Aniruddh...

Male Infertility Testing : Semen Analysis , Sperm Counts . Testing the Man's Fertility

  Why should the man be tested first ? Where should the semen analysis be done ? How do I provide a sample for semen analysis ?   Why should the man be tested first ? In the past, infertility was blamed wholly and solely on the woman. This may have been to prote...

Infertility Friends - Sharing And Caring

                                                Afternoon Despatch & Courier, By PRIYA PARIKH TANNA For every problem, there is help just around the corner. Example: Infertility Friends. All you have to do is talk it out. Infertility is not just a biological conditio...

Are Blood Tests and Ultrasound Scans of any use for Testing the Infertile Man ? The Testis Biopsy

  What blood tests can be done for infertile men ? Of what use is an ultrasound exam in evaluating an infertile man ? Of what use is a testicular biopsy ?   What blood tests can be done for infertile men ? Blood Tests for Men For most infertile men, the semen a...

Keeping Up With the Jones

Mid-Day, By Vidya Shivram Dr Amy Jones's contribution to mankind is teaching medical centres to implement a new infertility treatment technique She is all 25. A love for travelling combined with a love for work appears to have brought Dr Amy Jones to Mumbai. An embry...

How to make the right decision

                                   Infertile couples have to make many decisions. Should they do IVF ? How do they select the right clinic ? How many IVF cycles should they do ? Should they consider using donor eggs ? or adoption ? When should they call it a day ? T...

IVF Fear -Why Do So Many Couples Suffer From It?

  It’s not uncommon to see many couples fearful of doing IVF. While some of them are just mildly apprehensive about it, some couples are so overwhelmed by this fear, and they just don’t even want to consider this option; in many ways, this deprives them of their be...

Male Infertility Treatment | HCG Level | HCG Success rate

Conventional treatment of male infertility in the past used a wide array of medicines to try to improve a low sperm count in the infertile man. These included : Gonadotropin injections (HMG and HCG) These hormonal injections of gonadotropins are only useful in stimula...