Why is it so difficult to make sense of a sperm test report ?

  The sperm test is the simplest and commonest test done for evaluating an infertile couple. It allows us to evaluate a man's fertility, and because it's cheap, it's the one which is done first.  However, its apparent simplicity conceals how complex interpreting thi...

Why is it so hard to interpret a semen analysis test?

The sperm test is the simplest and commonest test done for evaluating an infertile couple. It allows us to evaluate a man's fertility, and because it's cheap, it's the one which is done first. However, its apparent simplicity conceals how complex interpreting this tes...

Should I use donor eggs to have a baby ?

  On Children  Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not yo...

Has your IVF cycle failed ?

Instead of allowing your doctor to subject you to a battery of useless tests which will just send you off on  wild goose chase, first make sure you review your medical records, and photos of your embryos. This is invaluable information, which will guide you what to do...

How to judge the quality of your IVF doctor at the time of your first consultation

Most patients naively assume that all IVF doctors are equally good, but this is completely false. There is a world of a difference between a good doctor and a bad doctor, and this affects your chances of getting pregnant enormously ! Please don't get misled by adverti...

When more is not better in IVF - IVF "add-ons" can harm patients

Finally, Dr Raj Mathur, consultant gynaecologist at Manchester Fertility and St Mary's Hospital, started by acknowledging that there does indeed appear to be a problem. Clinics advertise their use of add-ons as markers of quality or innovation, he said. With this comes...

How digital patient profiles can help doctors to understand their patients better

Service industries such as hotels use customer relationship management ( CRM ) systems extensively  in order to track the personal preferences of their clients , so they can provide them with high-quality services, tailored to their  individual tastes . Guest Experienc...

Generic drugs vs branded debate

The recent move by the Modi government to make prescribing of generics compulsory has raised a lot of hackles. The objections have been pretty predictable. Obviously, the pharma companies are up in arms because they make most of their money from selling branded drug...

All doctors need to become patientologists

Doctors take pride in mastering the scientific minutiae of medicine . On the top of the medical hierarchy are the super specialists - the ones who have a lot of technical expertise in a very narrow slice of medicine. They're usually looked up to by other doctors becaus...

Do doctors charge too much ?

A doctor's income seems to have become an extremely sore issue in this day and age. Lots of people, right from the average citizen to the PM , feel that doctors charge way too much. Their belief is that medicine is supposed to be a noble profession,  and doctors should...