Egg freezing - how old is too old ? The limits of IVF technology

While the Times of India article about a celebrity carrying a twin pregnancy after egg freezing will help increase awareness about the option of social egg freezing as a method for preserving fertility in older women, I am very concerned about the misleading mess...

Why PCO patients should induce a period every month

Polycystic ovarian disease ( PCOD) is a common cause of infertility. Typically, most of these patients have irregular cycles because they don't ovulate regularly. Now, because they don't ovulate, they don't get pregnant , and they don't get regular periods either . This...

The Fallopian Tubes and Tubal Infertility

Fallopian tubes are an important part of infertility diagnosis. Disease of the tubes are a common cause of infertility. Fortunately there are efficient tests for tubal disease. What are the fallopian tubes ? How do tubal diseases cause infertility ? How is tubal diseas...

Irregular cycles and infertility - is it PCOD or poor ovarian reserve ?

The most common cause for irregular cycle is PCOD - Polycystic Ovarian Disease. Then again, it could be that the Anovulation is due to poor ovarian reserve - a condition called the Oopause. However, if this is mistakenly diagnosed as PCOD, precious time is wasted and...

Treating endometriosis in an infertile woman

Often, endometriosis is diagnosed and treated by burning off the lesions during laparoscopy. . If the woman does not get pregnant after this, she gets a second opinion and repeats the process. Unfortunately, this may continue for a few painful rounds. The sad truth i...

How to manage your PCOD - A guide for infertile women

PCOD ( polycystic ovarian disease) is one of the commoner causes of infertility. It's a chronic disease, which patients need to learn to manage themselves. Sadly, lots of patients with PCOD are very confused. They seem to understand very little about their own problem...

Oopause - poor ovarian response

Usually, ovarian function goes hand in hand with age, and as a women becomes older, her ovarian response starts declining. Every girl is born with a finite number of eggs, and their number progressively declines with age. A measure of the remaining number of eggs in the...