Bromocriptine - used for treating high prolactin levels in infertile women

This is a drug which is used specifically to treat women with hyperprolactinemia - a condition in women fail to ovulate because the pituitary is producing too much of the hormone called prolactin. Hyperprolactinemia is the cause of menstrual disturbance in about 10%...

The Older Woman and Infertility

                                                                        Most infertility specialists define an older woman as one who is more than 35 years, but this is an arbitrary number. A woman's fertility does not fall off at a particular age, but starts declinin...

Egg freezing by vitrification - stop your biological clock and preserve your fertility !

IVF labs have been routinely freezing sperm and embryos for many years. However, freezing eggs has always been a challenge. This is because the egg is the largest cell in the body and contains a large quantity of water. Using conventional slow freezing techniq...

EMBRYO / OOCYTE VITRIFICATION PROTOCOL

Vitrification is an exciting new technique which is used to cryopreserve (freeze) supernumerary eggs and embryos. Using ultrarapid (flash) freezing techniques, it's now possible to efficiently store spare eggs and embryos, so they can be used later on to achieve a pregn...

LUF syndrome and infertility

                                                        In normal healthy fertile women, ovulation with rupture of the mature ovarian follicle and release of the eggs occurs within 38 hours of the surge in luteinizing hormone (LH). However, in a small percentag...

Adenomyosis and Infertility

      Also known as "Endometriosis of the uterus," adenomyosis ( adeno= glands; myo = muscle) is a benign condition which occurs when the glandular cells of the uterine lining ( the endometrium) penetrate deep into the uterine muscle (myometrium) and invade int...

Testing your ovarian reserve

                                        How do we test your ovarian reserve? The standard test used to be a blood test to measure your FSH level. This correlates inversely with the number of eggs that you have left in your ovaries. Women with a poor ovarian re...

Day 3 Inhibin Test to Determine Fertility

                                                                  This was an older test used to check ovarian reserve. The higher your Inhibin level, the better your ovarian reserve. Levels of Inhibin B decrease with age, as your ovarian reserve gets depl...

Dr. Malpani-Testing for pregnancy after an embryo transfer in an IVF cycle

While all IVF patients understand with their heads that not every IVF cycle results in success, in their heart of hearts, every patient expects to get pregnant every time they do IVF ! This is why the 2ww after the embryo transfer can be so nerve-wracking ! Am I preg...

Ovulation- what every infertile couples needs to know about her eggs

                                    To understand the biology of conception, it is useful to know the relationship between ovulation and menstruation. Read on to find out why regular ovulation is responsible for regular menstruation. About Egg Production  Most women...