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...

LH Test

The Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is necessary for fertility. In women, LH helps regulate ovulation. In men, LH helps the testes to make and secrete testosterone. It can be measured by a simple blood test called the Luteinizing Hormone Test. What is Luteinizi...

Endometriosis Expert Artificial Intelligence Bot

Welcome to Dr Malpani's Endometriosis Expert Artificial Intelligence Bot ! Please type in your question in full. The better the quality of your question, the better my answer ! This uses the ALICE artificial intelligence engine and bot technology. If you'd like to f...

What are the Common Questions patients ask the embryologist in the IVF Lab ?

Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist , Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. While most infertile patients know quite a lot about their scans and medications, most are very poorly informed about what happens in the IVF lab ! At Malpani Infertility Clinic, we show all ou...

Why follicular studies (ovulation tracking) can be a waste of time

Many gynecologists advise ovulation tracking as the first line of treatment for infertile couples. Patients should be aware that this is not a fool proof treatment. The success rate, even in a perfect cycle, is only about 10 % and timing sex can be very stressful for th...