LUF syndrome and infertility

                                                        In normal healthy fertile women, ovulation with rupture of the mature ovarian follicle and release of the eggs occurs within 38 hours of the surge in luteinizing hormone (LH). However, in a small percentag...

Adenomyosis and Infertility

      Also known as "Endometriosis of the uterus," adenomyosis ( adeno= glands; myo = muscle) is a benign condition which occurs when the glandular cells of the uterine lining ( the endometrium) penetrate deep into the uterine muscle (myometrium) and invade int...

Testing your ovarian reserve

                                        How do we test your ovarian reserve? The standard test used to be a blood test to measure your FSH level. This correlates inversely with the number of eggs that you have left in your ovaries. Women with a poor ovarian re...

Day 3 Inhibin Test to Determine Fertility

                                                                  This was an older test used to check ovarian reserve. The higher your Inhibin level, the better your ovarian reserve. Levels of Inhibin B decrease with age, as your ovarian reserve gets depl...

Dr. Malpani-Testing for pregnancy after an embryo transfer in an IVF cycle

While all IVF patients understand with their heads that not every IVF cycle results in success, in their heart of hearts, every patient expects to get pregnant every time they do IVF ! This is why the 2ww after the embryo transfer can be so nerve-wracking ! Am I preg...

Ovulation- what every infertile couples needs to know about her eggs

                                    To understand the biology of conception, it is useful to know the relationship between ovulation and menstruation. Read on to find out why regular ovulation is responsible for regular menstruation. About Egg Production  Most women...

Premature ejaculation and infertility

                                While there's a lot of information available on erectile dysfunction (ED , aka impotence), what many people do not realize that the commonest male sexual problem actually lies at the opposite end of the spectrum . Premature...

Infertility Treatment Medication

                             You must be aware of what medicines you are taking and why. It's easy for doctors to prescribe medicines - but it's your responsibility to be well-informed about your medicines, so you know what to expect.Medicines used in infertili...

Bleeding during IVF

                             One of the most difficult things IVF patients have to deal with is the fact that there are no external symptoms or signs of what's happening inside their bodies. Are the follicles growing well ? Is the uterine lining maturing properly ? Are...

Sperm Donors: Banking On Life And Money

Indian Express, Swati Deshpande-Aguiar HAVING abstained from sex for four days, the young man walks in. Fifteen minutes later he is out, knowing that he may, in the near future, sire a child or two. What's more, he doesn't harbour any thoughts...