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Precautions to be taken after embryo transfer | What to do after the embryo transfer ?

Most patients are very excited when they reach the stage of embryo transfer. This is a major milestone in their IVF treatment, and the fact that they have made embryos provides them with a lot of hope that their chances of having a baby are high. After all, this prove...

Blocked fallopian tubes and Infertility | What should be your next step ?

Blocked fallopian tubes are one of the commonest causes of infertility. The fallopian tubes project out from each side of the body of the uterus and form the passages through which the egg is conducted from the ovary into the uterus. The fallopian tubes are about 10 cms...

Is there any need to remove a hydrosalpinx prior to doing IVF?

Many women with blocked tubes go in for IVF treatment. Some of them have a hydrosalpinx, in which the blocked tube is filled with fluid. It has now become standard advice to remove the hydrosalpinx or to clip the blocked tube prior to IVF. Here is why... Ima...

PCOD Treatment : Metformin for treating PCOD

                        Treatment of PCOD for the infertile patient will usually focus on inducing ovulation to help them conceive. Ovulation Induction: Traditionally, the drug of first choice for ovulation induction in patients with PCOD has been c...

FTR - fallopian tubal recanalisation

In some infertile women, the fallopian tubes are blocked at the uterine (cornual) end. Recanalization is a minimally invasive procedure used to open the blocked fallopian tubes in these patients. The diagnosis of cornual block or proximal tubal occlusion (PTO)...

How Antagon and other GnRH anatgonists are used for treating infertility

                                                 In the past, most in-vitro fertilization (IVF) centres used pituitary down-regulation with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists to prevent a premature LH surge and premature ovulation and luteinization...

How lupron and GnRH analogs are used for treating infertile women

Lupron is a GnRH Analogue. There are many other kinds of GnRH analogues available ,such as Lupride, Buserelin, Triptorelin ( Decapeptyl) and these all act the same way. As the name suggests, they mimic the action of GnRH. GnRH stands for Gonadotropin Releasing...

Misusing danazol to treat endometriosis in infertile women

Danazol is a synthetic hormone, and used to be commonly prescribed as one type of treatment for endometriosis. It acts by suppressing the brain's production of follicle stimulating hormones and hence suppresses ovarian function. This is similar to an artificial m...

Necrozoospermia - Meaning, Causes and Treatment | Severe Asthenospermia

Necrozoospermia is an uncommon diagnosis. This is the rare condition in which all of the sperm in a man's semen is dead. Because this is so uncommon, there's still a lot of confusion about the right way to manage this. Step number 1 is to confirm the diagnosis. Often,...

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...