Bleeding during IVF

                             One of the most difficult things IVF patients have to deal with is the fact that there are no external symptoms or signs of what's happening inside their bodies. Are the follicles growing well ? Is the uterine lining maturing properly ? Are...

Sperm Donors: Banking On Life And Money

Indian Express, Swati Deshpande-Aguiar HAVING abstained from sex for four days, the young man walks in. Fifteen minutes later he is out, knowing that he may, in the near future, sire a child or two. What's more, he doesn't harbour any thoughts...

Antral follicle count

Two useful markers for ascertaining fertility are your ovarian reserve and AFC. The first refers to the number of eggs that are available for fertilization. AFC is the number of antral follicles present in the ovary on Day 3 using vaginal ultrasound scanning....

Male & Female Infertility laboratory tests - normal ranges and how to interpret them

Being infertile means you will be subjected to a series of tests. These tests help your doctor to determine what your medical problem is; and also to monitor your infertility treatment. The most important test for assessing male fertility is the semen an...

Male Infertility : Preventing Male Infertility, Male Reproductive System

Information on Male Infertility : Male Infertility Cure Fatherhood has always been important in Indian society, but Male Infertility is surprisingly common . 1 in 6 couples is infertile , and in 50% of these, the problem is with Male Infertility . To put this in pers...

What precautions do I need to take after my 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, th...

Blocked fallopian tubes and Infertility

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...

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)...