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 - dead sperm

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

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...

Fertility Drugs : Dosage & Side Effects

                                Fertility drugs are extensively used in treating infertility. They are usually the first line of therapy in treating female infertility. You must be aware of what medicines you are taking and why. It's easy for doctors to prescri...

Embryos - An atlas for IVF patients - part 2

This is an oocyte-cumulus complex which is identified in the follicular fluid (aspirated during egg collection) when this is scanned under the stereozoom microscope in the IVF lab. Note how shapeless the egg is, and how difficult it is to judge egg quality by just lo...

Thyroid and Fertility

Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility or recurrent miscarriage. The thyroid hormone is important for growth and metabolism , and because it regulates cellular function, abnormal thyroid function can affect your fertility. Hypothyroi...