Does it matter how many IVF cycles you have failed earlier ?

Many patients have failed multiple IVF treatment cycles in other clinics. While it's true that success rates do tend do drop in women who have had failed IVF cycles, this is not always true, and there are some refreshing exceptions! We see many patients who have fail...

When should the gynecologist refer a patient to an IVF specialist ?

Gynecologists are primary health care physicians for women. This is why when a woman has infertility issues , the first doctor she will contact will usually be her gynecologist. Since gynecologists are specialists in dealing with women's health , they are very capable...

Why have IV Intralipids become so popular for IVF patients ?

                                                 A number of clinics are now prescribing intravenous intralipids for patients who have failed an IVF cycle. The hypothesis is that intravenous intralipids will help to increase the chances of successful embryo imp...

Why surrogacy is not a good solution for repeated implantation failure

                                               One of the most frustrating outcomes of an IVF cycle is failed implantation. Everything seems to be going well - there are lots of eggs and embryos, and the doctor is happy with the embryo quality, the embryo transfer and...

Varicocele

                 Many men with  a low sperm count also have  a varicocele, which is a swollen varicose vein in the scrotum - usually on the left side. The reason for infertility associated with a varicocele is unclear and it's possible that it's coincidental rather tha...

Why does the infertile man get such poor quality treatment ?

                                   As an IVF specialist , I have noticed that infertile men often get very poor quality treatment. There are many of reasons for this: The first is the infertile couple themselves. Having a baby is usually considered to be the woman's...

Why Did My IVF Cycle Fail ?

                                    This is one of the hardest questions IVF doctors need to answer - and many do a bad job of dealing with patients when their IVF cycle fails. Here are the reasons and answers to your questions. When the IVF cycle fails , patients are...

One womans quest for an egg donor

A true story about an American woman's search for an egg donor from India, inspired by a television report about a 70 year old woman's pregnancy.I was watching TV late one night , into the wee hours of the morning... I was so tired & bored that I started channel-surfing...

Ovarian Cysts and How They affect your Fertility

                           Ovarian cysts are very common and are frequently found in infertile women. Large cysts (more than 5 cm in size) need to be monitored more carefully, especially if the ultrasound scan shows that there is solid tissue within the cyst....

Making sense of your IVF ovarian stimulation treatment protocols

Diagram of the time Menstrual Cycle a - follicle b - maturing follicle c - ovulation d - corpus luteum e - degenerate corpus luteum H O - ovarian histology T - body temperature O L - luteinizing hormone O P - progesterone hormone O E - estradiol hormone O F-S - follic...