Progesterone - both Test and Treatment

What is progesterone ? Progesterone is a hormone (a chemical messenger) produced by the ovaries that is necessary to support pregnancy. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum of the ovary after ovulation; and is essential for ripening the uterine lining...

Bad eggs as a cause of unexplained infertility

                                 For about 10% of infertile couples we cannot determine what the reason for their infertility is. The diagnostic label we use for them is unexplained infertility, which just means that we cannot provide an explanation as to why t...

LH Test

The Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is necessary for fertility. In women, LH helps regulate ovulation. In men, LH helps the testes to make and secrete testosterone. It can be measured by a simple blood test called the Luteinizing Hormone Test. What is Luteinizi...

Endometriosis Expert Artificial Intelligence Bot

Welcome to Dr Malpani's Endometriosis Expert Artificial Intelligence Bot ! Please type in your question in full. The better the quality of your question, the better my answer ! This uses the ALICE artificial intelligence engine and bot technology. If you'd like to f...

What are the Common Questions patients ask the embryologist in the IVF Lab ?

Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist , Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. While most infertile patients know quite a lot about their scans and medications, most are very poorly informed about what happens in the IVF lab ! At Malpani Infertility Clinic, we show all ou...

Why follicular studies (ovulation tracking) can be a waste of time

Many gynecologists advise ovulation tracking as the first line of treatment for infertile couples. Patients should be aware that this is not a fool proof treatment. The success rate, even in a perfect cycle, is only about 10 % and timing sex can be very stressful for th...

Clomid - clomiphene for treating infertility

                                          Clomid is one of the most commonly used drugs for treating infertile women, and most infertile women have taken this at some time during their treatment. You need to be aware of clomid side effects, because the si...

Beta HCG levels - and how to interpret them

Successful conception is clinically confirmed by a blood test for the presence of beta HCG. It is the most sensitive, accurate and reliable of pregnancy tests. When you finally get pregnant, the doctor will monitor the health of your pregnancy by measuring your...

IVF for Polycystic ovarian disease - PCOD

                                  While many patients with polycstic ovarian disease ( polycystic ovarian syndrome) PCOD will conceive with simpler treatment options, IVF still remains the fastest way of helping them to conceive quickly. However, IVF treatment for pati...

Injections For Infertility

                                   It's a painful fact of life that IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) treatment involves giving the woman lots of infertility medications through injection. While most people are naturally needle-phobic, learning how to take these injections...