What can we do get doctors to answer patient's questions ?

One of the commonest complaints patients have about doctors is that they don't bother to explain anything to them. Most of their explanations are short and sweet - curt and to the point. They're full of medical jargon, which means that the patient usually doesn't have...

Resident doctors being beaten up by relatives in a hospital in Maharashtra

IVF doctors should stop advising unproven treatments to their patients

An excellent paper, authored by some of the world's leading IVF clinicians, appeared in Human Reproduction, the leading IVF medical journal, in Jan 2017. Adjuncts in the IVF laboratory: where is the evidence for ‘add-on’ interventions? "Those advocating and recommen...

IVF patients need to learn that doctors don't have all the answers

Dear Dr Malpani, I read your recent email with interest, as it relates directly to me. After 5 years of IVF and only one successful transfer, which occurred last year at the age of 49 (2016) and I was pregnant for 11 weeks. Unfortunately the embryo failed at 11 wee...

How IVF doctors cheat IVF patients

I just got this email from a patient, and it made my blood boil. I have been reading your blogs in my 2ww. It was my first ivf cycle. Attaching the details. I had my beta hcg today which was less than 2. My gynae says in few cases repeat test can show positive results....

A free, simple, fun, effective way to improve your fertility !

Here's the prescription - Have more sex ! Now, this might seem surprising. After all, sex is such a natural activity and everyone does it all the time , so how will having more sex improve your fertility ? The trouble is that sex for procreation is very different from...

Treating the anti-doctor violence epidemic in India

The epidemic of violence which has erupted against doctors all over the country has taken everyone by surprise. In the past, doctors used to be respected and trusted . Today, it seems to be open house on doctors , and anytime a patient suffers a complication,  goons ar...

After the IVF cycle fails

I just got this email from a patient. My wife is suffering from PCO. We are trying for a baby for last 7 years.My wife's AMH is 6.95. We recently opted for IVF but it failed. Our doctor was happy with the stimulation. 12 eggs were retrieved and seven were fertilised...

We need to protect our resident junior doctors

Resident doctors occupy a unique place in the medical profession. On one hand, they are still students, who are learning the art of practising medicine . They have to keep their professors happy, and also master the content in their textbooks , in order to pass their...

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