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PESA - non-surgical epididymal sperm aspiration for treating obstructive azoospermia

The best treatment choice for the man with obstructive azoospermia (zero sperm count because of a block in the reproductive tract) is percutaneous epididymal sperm extraction (PESA) with ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) in which epididymal sperm are injected into...

A test of determination, love and professional support

It was the 3rd year of our marriage -2011. We lost our first baby girl at full term due to meconium aspiration. Just 2 days before this fatal day I had lost my mother to another doctors' negligence. As a precaution, I had insisted our ob-gynaecologist on the next...

Taking the infertile man ( and his IVF doctor) for a ride !

All doctors know that a semen analysis has a number of limitations. While it can tell us how many sperm a man has, and how well they are swimming, they cannot answer they key question the infertile man is asking - Can I get my wife pregnant with my sperm or not ? Now t...

What you need to know about Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

  What is intrauterine insemination (IUI)? When is IUI used for treating infertility? How is artificial insemination performed? How is IUI performed? How is the IUI timed? How are the sperm processed in the laboratory for IUI? What recent advances have occurred in...

Self-Insemination kit in India (DIY Insemination) | Guide and process

                                          Some infertility solutions do not require medical intervention. Self-Insemination is simple in practice and can be done at home with a partner or even by yourself. DIY (do-it-yourself) or self-insemination, is a method in whic...

Sperm DNA fragmentation assessment: Is it really helpful?

                                             DNA fragmentation is a new parameter for the evaluation of male factor in infertility. The tests used for the assessment of sperm DNA integrity can be of two types: direct and indirect. However, at present these tests just s...

Surgical Sperm Retrieval

                                                 For patients with azoospermia, surgical sperm, harvesting techniques need to be used to retrieve the sperm. This is called surgical sperm retrieval or recovery. A number of methods have been devised to recover sp...

How do I boost up my low sperm count ?

How do I boost up my low sperm count ? This is one of the commonest questions I am asked. I first have to request the patient to send me their semen analysis report. Lots of labs do a very poor job of reporting a semen analysis - and many doctors still don't know that...

Should you consider doing IVF ?

  IVF, or In Vitro Fertilization is a medical treatment that fertilizes the egg cells by the sperm outside the uterus. IVF is currently the most successful treatment option for infertility . In most instances, it is used after other simpler treatments...

Overview of the Embryo Transfer & Implantation | How to maximize your chances of IVF success ?

How is embryo transfer performed? What happens after the embryo transfer? Why doesn't every embryo become a baby? How can you maximize your chances of success after IVF? How much does IVF cost?   How is embryo transfer performed? Embryo Transfer Embryo transfer...