Pelvic pain and infertility

Infertile women will often have pelvic pain. You need to set your priorities, so the doctor knows what to focus on ! Lots of infertile patients also have pelvic pain . Both pelvic pain and infertility are common complaints amongst women in the reproductive age...

Treating shadows in the infertile couple

Modern medicine involves a lot of testing. While some is useful, overtesting leads to unnecessary overtreatment for many infertile couples As medical technology has improved, it's now possible for us to take images of lots of stuff in the pelvis which we pr...

Providing feedback to doctors to help them to learn

Giving regular feedback to your doctor is very important in the treatment process. This is good for the patient, and for the doctor as well, as doctors learn from their patients ! What makes a good doctor good is the fact that he has good clinical judgment. This is a t...

Why is it so hard to make sense of your HCG levels ?

Infertility beta HCG levels are not straight forward indicators of pregnancy. While there is correlation between the health of the pregnancy and beta levels, it requires an experienced professional to make accurate sense of it. HCG ( also known as beta HCG or j...

Why do my sperm counts vary so much ?

Men worry when they test their sperm count and find it fluctuating wildly. But it is a medical fact that sperm counts vary all the time. It is impossible to control; and variations are more the rule than the exceptionOne of the most frustrating problems for infertile me...

Why don't you have a copy of your IVF medical records ?

Getting a copy of your medical treatment details is not only your right; it's your responsibility as well! Make sure that you obtain a copy of your IVF medical records as it helps in future course of action. I see patients who have done IVF cycles in other clinics all...

Top 10 myths about infertility

To successfully remedy infertility, it helps to start by clearing away common misconceptions and myths. Here are ten common misunderstandings about it. Probably one of the most enjoyable books I've read on infertility is: A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming t...

How do infections cause male infertility ? - Dr Malpani

Male fertility is affected by infections like tuberculosis, mumps and sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.The most common cause of azoospermia in India was previously smallpox. This infection injured the epididymis, leading to ductal obs...

Making sense of your infertility treatment options

Many infertile couples do little to try to make sense of their treatment options. Infertility is quite a simple topic, when broken down into its component parts. Let us find out more I just saw an infertile 42 year old woman who said - Doctor, my husband has a low sper...

Unexplained infertility vs incompletely evaluated infertility

Sometimes all the infertility diagnostic tests come out positive, but the patient still cannot concieve. This is quite common and leads to frustration. Many patients are diagnosed with having unexplained infertility. This means that all their fertility tests - semen a...