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Genetic testing and the confused IVF specialist

Genetics plays an important part in reproductive medicine , and it's well known that the commonest reason for failed implantation is a genetic defect in the embryo . This is why it's very tempting to tell patients who have failed an IVF cycle to undergo genetic test...

Is your IVF doctor ordering too many tests ?

Most patients are understandably wary about signing up for any surgical treatment options which a doctor offers,  because they understand that these treatments can be expensive and can have side effects. This is why they take a long time before providing co...

Unnecessary D&C after a miscarriage can reduce your fertility

It's not uncommon for women who get pregnant after IVF to have a miscarriage. After all, the miscarriage rate is about 15% in all pregnancies, and IVF does not protect against a miscarriage. While this can cause a lot of heartache, doctors often add insult to injury by...

Why infertile couples need to make some tricky decisions for themselves !

I received this email from a patient  My husband and I have been trying to conceive for more than a year. I have low AMH which is 0.2 ng/ml and my FSH fluctuates from a value of 7 to 18 IU. I have been through one hysteroscopy for polyp removal. We did one IUI and now...

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...

How doctors add stress to the poor IVF patient's life

IVF treatment is stressful as it is , and many doctors make it even more stressful. Being infertile is bad enough, and an IVF cycle is stressful because you are never sure whether it's going to work or not. Not only is the uncertainty difficult to handle, the fact that...

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Why do IVF doctors lie to patients?

We often see IVF patients who are quite unhappy with the quality of information they've received from their doctors. The one thing which bothers them a lot is that doctors change what they tell them, and this is why they don't trust them anymore . A common example is...