How do infections cause male infertility ? - Dr Malpani

Male fertility is affected by infections like tuberculosis, mumps and sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.The most common cause of azoospermia in India was previously smallpox. This infection injured the epididymis, leading to ductal obs...

Making sense of your infertility treatment options

Many infertile couples do little to try to make sense of their treatment options. Infertility is quite a simple topic, when broken down into its component parts. Let us find out more I just saw an infertile 42 year old woman who said - Doctor, my husband has a low sper...

Unexplained infertility vs incompletely evaluated infertility

Sometimes all the infertility diagnostic tests come out positive, but the patient still cannot concieve. This is quite common and leads to frustration. Many patients are diagnosed with having unexplained infertility. This means that all their fertility tests - semen a...

What every infertile woman needs to know about missed periods

Threre are many reasons for missing periods, and for an infertile woman it could be a specially difficult moment. An understanding of the biology involved will make it easier to deal with. Missing a period can be very difficult for infertile women ! Every time you miss...

Missed periods, Infertility and mind games

Most women know there are many reasons for missing a period, including stress, side effects of medications, or illness. For infertile women however, a missed period is more likely to become an emotional roller coaster of fluctuating hopes and fears. Miss...

Missed periods and infertility

When an infertile woman has a late period her hopes tend to go up and yet, the pregnancy test shows negative! There are many factors that could be responsible including a poorly executed pregnancy test, stress or even weight loss. One of the most frustrating thin...

Semen Analysis - Everything about sperm & infertility

The most important test for assessing male fertility is semen analysis. It needs to be done by experts and ananlysed in detail. Semen Analysis - All you ever wanted to know about Sperm and Infertility The man's only contribution to making a baby is producing healthy...

Does HLA sharing cause miscarriages ?

There are many myths regarding the causes and treatment of recurrent miscarriages. This article helps to explode the ones around HLA sharing as a cause of recurrent pregnancy loss. I recently heard from one of my friend who is going through IVF to have her child. In...

Is Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer Necessary ?

                                    There is no difference in the IVF outcome, if a woman restricts herself to bed; or if she carries on normal activities after embryo transfer. Will moving after an embryo transfer cause my embryos to get dislodged from the ute...

All About Eggs !

Quality and quantity of eggs are important factors for the success of any IVF procedure. The quality of eggs is affcted by age and other factors. We all know that an older woman's eggs don't perform as well in the IVF lab as a young woman's do . This is frustrating f...