How Antagon and other GnRH anatgonists are used for treating infertility

                                                 In the past, most in-vitro fertilization (IVF) centres used pituitary down-regulation with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists to prevent a premature LH surge and premature ovulation and luteinization...

How lupron and GnRH analogs are used for treating infertile women

Lupron is a GnRH Analogue. There are many other kinds of GnRH analogues available ,such as Lupride, Buserelin, Triptorelin ( Decapeptyl) and these all act the same way. As the name suggests, they mimic the action of GnRH. GnRH stands for Gonadotropin Releasing...

Misusing danazol to treat endometriosis in infertile women

Danazol is a synthetic hormone, and used to be commonly prescribed as one type of treatment for endometriosis. It acts by suppressing the brain's production of follicle stimulating hormones and hence suppresses ovarian function. This is similar to an artificial m...

Necrozoospermia - dead sperm

                                              Necrozoospermia is an uncommon diagnosis. This is the rare condition in which all of the sperm in a man's semen are dead. Because this is so uncommon, there's still a lot of confusion about the right way to manage...

Infertility Ultrasound

             How is ultrasound (sonography) used for treating infertility ? Ultrasound or sonography has helped revolutionize our approach to the infertile patient. Ultrasound machines are a very useful  and help the doctor "image" or see structure...

Fertility Drugs : Clomiphene, Letrozole, Bromocriptine, Danazol, Growth Hormone, HMG, HCG,FSH, GnRH analogs, GnRH anatgonists

                                Fertility drugs are extensively used in treating infertility. These include: Clomiphene, Letrozole, Bromocriptine, Danazol, Growth Hormone, HMG, HCG,FSH, GnRH analogs, GnRH anatgonists. It's a long list, and this can be quite intimidatin...

Embryos - An atlas for IVF patients - part 2

This is an oocyte-cumulus complex which is identified in the follicular fluid (aspirated during egg collection) when this is scanned under the stereozoom microscope in the IVF lab. Note how shapeless the egg is, and how difficult it is to judge egg quality by just lo...

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...

Progesterone - both Test and Treatment

What is progesterone ? Progesterone is a hormone (a chemical messenger) produced by the ovaries that is necessary to support pregnancy. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum of the ovary after ovulation; and is essential for ripening the uterine lining...

Bad eggs as a cause of unexplained infertility

                                 For about 10% of infertile couples we cannot determine what the reason for their infertility is. The diagnostic label we use for them is unexplained infertility, which just means that we cannot provide an explanation as to why t...