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Premature Ejaculation- The impact it has on sexual self-esteem and infertility

Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual problem and it’s a very distressing one at that. This is because a man who has it feels inferior and insecure. Most men who are infertile have poor self-esteem. They are already in a place where they feel inadequate...

Progesterone – The Test and the Treatment

So many people have heard the word Progesterone being used with reference to infertility treatment, but aren’t really sure about what it is. It is essentially a chemical messenger that the ovaries produce; it’s required to support pregnancy. The corpus luteum of the o...

Is Thyroid Disease a Cause of Infertility?

  Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility or even of recurrent miscarriage. The thyroid hormone is crucial for growth and metabolism; since it regulates cellular function, any abnormality in it can also impact your fertility. These ar...

How Danazol is Used in Endometriosis Treatment

Endometriosis or Endo (as it is commonly called), is a condition that many infertile women suffer from. However, the connect between infertility and endometriosis is very complex. Endometriosis is an enigmatic disorder which affects women of reproductive age. It occur...

Downregulation in In Vitro Fertilization

 Superovulation is one of the most important steps in an IVF cycle. In order that you be superovulated properly, we first have to downregulate you. Take a look at why this has to be done and how it is done.                           Superovulation – This helps you gr...

Post Embryo Transfer Precautions

Once a patient reaches the embryo transfer stage, she gets very excited. This becomes a very major milestone in the treatment. Their hopes are very high because they have been able to make embryos and they feel that now their chances of having a baby are very high. Th...

Patients Need to Remember that Follicles Aren’t Eggs

  I recently finished a consultation with a woman who had a very low AMH level. I explained to her that it indicated she had poor ovarian reserve, and might have to consider using donor eggs. It was no surprise that she was upset- She asked me how this could be the cas...

PCOD Treatment and the Role Metformin Plays in It

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known as PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a very common cause of infertility. The women who suffer from this have small ovarian cysts which get formed when there is a disruption in the regular changes of a normal menstrual...

IVF Injections- How Painful are They?

When it comes to doing IVF, different patients have different concerns and a major one that most women have is that the IVF injections will hurt. They are aware that they will have to take IVF injections for several days; it’s not surprising that women don’t really lo...

A Case of Secondary Infertility

When people think about infertility, they think of a childless couple. However, there are quite a few couples that already have one child, try to expand their family with another child, but find that they are unable to. This is called secondary infertility; it’s the i...