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    Varicocele surgery: does it work?

    Varicocele is the presence of abnormally dilated veins in the scrotum. Its association with infertility, treatment and indications for varicocele surgery has been discussed in previous blogs. This ... read more

    ICSI IVF – What Is It And Why Is It Used?

    ICSI is an acronym for intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection. In basic terms it means we are injecting a sperm into an egg. ICSI IVF differs from the conventional IVF process in that a single sperm is ... read more

    Can You Lower My FSH Level?

    One of our routine tests is to evaluate egg quality is a day-3 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level. A high FSH level indicates diminished quality of a woman's eggs (ovarian reserve). Patients ... read more

    Progesterone: IVF Requires Injections, and Here's Why

    Given a choice, a majority of patients would prefer to take medications orally. So when it comes to progesterone, why do we prefer the intramuscular or the vaginal route? It's simple: the oral route ... read more

    Do I Have PCOS?

    PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. It is a common condition related to an imbalance of hormones. It affects as many as 1 out of 15 women, and is a leading cause of infertility as well as ... read more

    Understanding the Causes of Failed IVF

    A failed IVF cycle is heart-wrenching.Your dreams of a pregnancy are shattered, your hard-earned money has gone down the tube, and you do not know what to do next! As humans we all need explanations ... read more

    Does Letrozole Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?

    Letrozole (marketed as Femara in the U.S.) is a drug that is approved for the treatment of breast cancer after surgery. It is also used (“off label”) for ovulation induction. I have discussed its ... read more

    Actually, Oral Contraceptives DO Lower Women's AMH Levels

    An anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level is a test now routinely used to evaluate ovarian reserve. AMH levels were believed to NOT vary during the menstrual cycle and can be drawn any time. In a recent ... read more

    What Do Pus Cells in the Semen Mean?

    The presence of white blood cells (WBCs), or pus cells, during semen analysis often causes concern to infertile couples and their doctors. There are several reasons why WBCs might be present in the ... read more

    Early Pregnancy Bleeding: Why It Happens and What You Should Do

    Early pregnancy bleeding is fairly common and occurs in 20 – 30% of pregnancies. Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy can be worrying, so it's only natural that if it happens to you, you're concerned ... read more

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