Failed IUI treatment

IUI or intrauterine insemination is one of the commonest infertility treatments available. It's a fairly low cost inexpensive treatment , and because it does not require much technical expertise to offer, most gynecologists will offer IUI as the first trea...

Amenorrhea and infertility

When you miss your period, the doctor calls this condition amenorrhea. Since there are many possible reasons for this symptom, your doctor will have to do a detailed evaluation to come to the right diagnosis. Amenorrhea is the medical term which is used to describe...

Infertility and missed periods

Infertile women may miss their periods. This is called amenorrhea; and because there are many possible reasons for this, it's important to perform medical tests to find the right diagnosis, so it can be treated correctly Missing a period can be very...

Premature ejaculation , sexual self-esteem and infertility

Premature ejaculation is the commonest male sexual problem. It is very distressing , because it makes the man feel inadequate and inferior. Most infertile men have poor sexual self-esteem. As it is , they feel inadequate because they cannot get their wife pregnant. On t...

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...