Fibroids and infertility

Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. They grow from the muscle cells of the uterus and are also called uterine leiomyomas, or myomas. They are benign ( non-cancerous), and are the commonest tumours found in a young woman. Since they are so common ( about 25%...

PESA - non-surgical epididymal sperm aspiration - the painless technique

The best treatment choice for the man with obstructive azoospermia (zero sperm count because of a block in the reproductive tract) is percutaneous epididymal sperm extraction (PESA) with ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) in which epididymal sperm are injected i...

Day 3: FSH Test to Determine Fertility

FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) stimulates the growth of the egg-bearing follicles in your ovaries. FSH levels vary during the menstrual cycle and are best measured at its peak or baseline (basal) level. What is FSH ? FSH is an acronym which stan...

Estradiol Test

Estradiol (E2) is the primary estrogenic hormone in the female reproductive cycle. The estradiol test is a simple blood test used to measure the levels of estradiol in your blood stream. Estradiol Test What is Estradiol? Estradiol (E2) is the primar...

OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

The most worrisome complication of IVF is that of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), because of superovulation. The cause of "ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome" is that superovulated ovaries contain many follicles which are loaded with estrogen. After ovulation,...

Prolactin

What is Prolactin? Prolactin is a hormone that is secreted by your pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland found below the brain. Prolactin is found in both men and women and is released at various times throughout the day and night. As the name suggests, the role o...

Self-Inseminations (DIY Insemination)

                                          Some infertility solutions do not require medical intervention. Self-Insemination is simple in practice, and can be done at home with a partner or even by yourself. DIY (do-it-yourself) or self-insemination, is a method in whi...

Sterile non-toxic condoms for semen collection in India

Many men have difficulty producing a semen sample on demand. This is especially true when the laboratory provides you with a small dirty bathroom and a tiny glass container in which to collect the semen sample. Such suboptimal conditions can cause you to produce a spe...

Vaginismus and infertility

The condition which affects a woman's ability to have sexual intercourse is called vaginismus. This is due to a conditioned muscle reflex in the lower pelvic muscle called the PC (pubococcygeus) muscle, which clamps shut, making penetration either extremely painful or...

Chemical pregnancy - the cruel mirage

What is a chemical (or biochemical) pregnancy ? How is it different from a clinical or regular pregnancy ? How can you be a little bit pregnant ? A chemical pregnancy occurs when an embryo does not implant properly. The embryo produces enough HCG (human...