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IVF Success Stories: Kenyan couple with low sperm count get a baby!

Low sperm count also causes lot of problems while you plan for a baby. Couple from Kenya had similar problems but got their problem resolved at the snap of a finger. Here is how.... B&K from Kenya write... My wife and I have been married for seven years....

Fed up of being treated by assistants at your IVF clinic ?

I received this email from a doctor recently. Dear Sir I'm Dr BG, an orthopedic surgeon. My sperm count is just 1 million per ml. We have had 3 failed ICSI cycles. In the first cycle , 10 eggs were retrieved and 5 embryos formed and day 5 blastocyst transfer  of 3 emb...

Low sperm count (Oligospermia)

                                         A low sperm count ( the scientific term for which is oligospermia) is the commonest cause of infertility in the man. Many infertile men are obsessed about their sperm count - and this seems to become the central concern in thei...

Varicocele

                 Many men with  a low sperm count also have  a varicocele, which is a swollen varicose vein in the scrotum - usually on the left side. The reason for infertility associated with a varicocele is unclear and it's possible that it's coincidental rather tha...

Why does the infertile man get such poor quality treatment ?

                                   As an IVF specialist , I have noticed that infertile men often get very poor quality treatment. There are many of reasons for this: The first is the infertile couple themselves. Having a baby is usually considered to be the woman's...

How Soon Before I Run Out of Eggs When I do IVF?

  Most patients have a number of questions about the IVF treatment and one of their main concerns is that they will run out of eggs. But this is more of a fear than a fact. Read on to get a better understanding of what happens during IVF and about how this fear of runn...

Review of our first IVF cycle at Malpani Infertility Clinic

My husband and I went to a renowned mother-child hospital in the suburbs of Mumbai to seek fertility treatment since we had an issue of male factor infertility (low sperm count and morphology). As per the doctor's advice (which matched what we had read ourselves), w...

Infertility Terms - making sense of the jargon !

Know your way around the medical terms and jargons about infertility. Here is a useful list of commonly used terms and their meanings listed in alphabetic order to get you started. From the book How to Have a Baby: Overcoming Infertility by Dr. Aniruddha Malpan...

Tests prior to IVF

If you need IVF treatment in order to get pregnant, we will need to do certain tests to determine: If we can do IVF for you What kind of IVF treatment would be best for you ( IVF ? ICSI ? ZIFT ? donor eggs ?) What your chances of success will...

Is proxeed effective in infertile man ?

The man with a low sperm count presents a very frustrating problem for doctors. Not only is he frustrated that he is " shooting blanks " and cannot get his wife pregnant, but he also expects the doctor to provide a quick solution to his problem. Most men ( and their wi...