Dr. Mark Perloe

Fertility Medicine
Atlanta, GA
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

5445 Meridian Mark Rd. , Suite 270, Atlanta, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Perloe earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, and served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Perloe completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Minnesota and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As Medical Director of GRS, Dr. Perloe has expertise in treating conditions related to infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids, male fertility problems and endocrine and other reproductive health problems. He also has extensive experience in in vitro fertilization, the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, and gestational surrogacy. Dr. Perloe has served as principal investigator in numerous reproductive health research studies including innovative IVF treatments, ovulation induction, polycystic ovary syndrome as well as investigational medications for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. He has published research in medical journals including Obstetrics & Gynecology, Southern Medical Journal, Human Reproduction and the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1986, he co-authored Miracle Babies and Other Happy Endings for Couples with Fertility Problems. Dr. Perloe is the creator of IVF.com and is a frequent speaker at community and professional educational seminars including interactive webinars at Medigogy.com. He blogs regularly on Facebook.com/GRSIVF. He has served as consultant and a task force member to the Women's Initiative of the American International Health Association and was active in establishing the first approved endoscopy-training center in the former Soviet Union at the Russian National Institute of Women's Health. Dr. Perloe is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and serves on their Electronic Communication Committee. He also serves on the board of the Georgia GYN/OB Society and has served as an advisory board member for INCIID, OBGYN.net and the Endometriosis Association. He is married, has two children and serves on the board of two local theatre companies. He also enjoys playing with computers, sailing and traveling.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
173 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
DHEA: You have elevated dhea, but dheas is a better androgen to test. Is the free testosterone panel normal? Do your cycles come regularly? Diagnosis of pco... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
You can't: There is no certain way to improve sperm count. While environmental changes and nutritional supplements may offer some benefit, it is not likely the e... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Late AF After IVF: If you are still taking Progesterone that could delay the onset of menses. Ovarian cysts may also produce Progesterone which can delay your cycles. Ch... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Hermaphrodite: This diagnosis requires the presence of both male and female gonads [testicular as well as ovarian tissue]. A pseudohermaphrodite is someone whose gen... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Abnormal bleeding.: There is no way to know what is going on from your history. The most important consideration is whether abnormal bleeding problem is associated with p... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Remove Hydrosalpinx: If the fallopian tube is blocked and filled with fluid, it should be removed prior to ivf. Pregnancy rates are about 30% lower and miscarriage rates a... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Skin Darkening: If you have darkening of the skin under your arms, breasts, groin or any skin fold areas, that is called acanthosis nigricans and is due to elevated i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Muscle Pain: Muscle pain after exercise is best relieved by time. It can take about a week for your muscles to recover after a good, high intensity workout. While ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Postpartum periods: About 5% of women will develop thyroid problems after a pregnancy. Breast feeding can also interfere with resumption of normal menses as can weight ga... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
MetforminXR: We have seen very limited results with extended release metformin. The trick is to start at a low dose. Take it with a full stomach. If you skip a me... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Premature Puberty: Breast development, pubic hair growth would be the too most commonly seen findings. Early menarche [first period] is usually seen later.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Ovulate or Pregnant: While up to 80% will ultimately ovulate with clomiphene, only about half of those will conceive. Before using clomid, a sperm test is needed. Consider... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Unique Pregnancy: Each pregnancy is unique and while you may again be lucky and breeze through the early parts of your pregnancy, there is no guarantee. Pregnancies are... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Midcycle spotting: This is midcycle spotting. Your physician may wish to check for fibroids or polyps. If your cycles are irregular, this might be expected.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Stopping Period: I'm not sure why you would need to stop your period immediately. High dose estrogen can be used to stop bleeding, but it most cases, the treatment wou... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Late Period: Four days late is within the realm of what is normal. Anything between 25 to 35 days is normal. Longer intervals may be associated with a thicker lini... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Missing toe: This is often due to a condition called amniotic band, where a band of scar tissue forms around the toes cutting off the blood supply for development,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
PMS Cure: There are many different symptoms that are bundled into a diagnosis of pms. Menstrual cramps that occur just before menstrual flow may be indicative o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Myomectomy: While some may choose robotic surgery to remove the myoma, an MRI is often advised to avoid missing fibroids located deeper in the uterine wall. Unfor... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Partner problem: I'm not certain that you are describing a failure to ejaculate or ejaculation without semen. The first can be due to diabetes, psychologic stress, hor... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Low sperm count: The most common problem in up to 1/3 of men may be a varicocele or dilated testicular veins. This increases the testicular temperature impeding sperm ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Muscle Pain: The best treatment for pain after exertion is usually time and perhaps nsaid's such as aleve (naproxen). However, the pain is severe or has been prese... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Sperm Extraction: Testicular sperm extraction is useful for cases of epididymal obstruction. If obstruction is present, then a simple aspiration of sperm can easily be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
FSH: Fsh is an indirect marker of ovarian reserve, ie the ability to generate more eggs with fertility treatment. It is not a very effective marker of egg ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Making Babies: Achieving pregnancy requires ovulation, open tubes, good sperm and a normal uterus. Your physician should check all these factors before beginning ovu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Heavy Menses: Most often this will indicate that you are not ovulating regularly. But, it could indicate a problem pregnancy, uterine fibroid or endometrial polyp. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Two answers: Low volume may indicate a blockage within the ejaculatory pathways or ejaculation into the bladder-retrograde ejaculation that can be seen with diabet... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Painful urination: Painful, frequent urination may well be caused by a bladder infection. A urinalysis and if indicated a urine culture will help your physician to deter... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Immotile Cilia: Usually people with this condition will initially present with lung disease, frequent pneumonia or bronchitis.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Early Bleeding: It is not likely that bleeding heavy like a period is due to implantation. The list of possible causes can include fibroids, polyps, ovulation abnorma... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Chlamydia: While some women may have increased vaginal discharge, most women with this infection are asymptomatic. The best bet is to use condoms to prevent infe... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
How long?: The problem with chlamydia infection is that many women who have antibodies that suggest a prior chlamydia infection are not aware that they had an in... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Vaginal Pain RX: Until a diagnosis is made, it is impossible to recommend treatment. There are many different conditions that can cause pain. So it's best you see your... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Vaginal Pain: Vaginal discomfort is most often related to infection, trauma, allergy, endometriosis or chemical irritation. A medical history, vaginal exam, microsc... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Myolysis Pain: Uterine artery embolization for control of fibroids is quite often associated with moderate to severe pain for a few days. You will likely need pain m... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Sperm testing: The cost of the semen analysis can vary widely from one clinic to another. Expect to spend about $85 for a brief semen analysis and about $135 for a f... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Laptops on Laps: Laptops also generate a significant amount of heat that can over time interfere with sperm production. Laptops are not meant for laps, particularly if... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Disagree on exercise: Lean muscle mass removes about 80% of blood sugar. So, more muscle = improved Insulin sensitivity while decreased muscle leads to Insulin resistance. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Mucus = Estrogen: Cervical mucus is produced when the cervical glands are stimulated with estrogen. Normally the levels of estrogen rise up to the time of ovulation. Af... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Ignore: An IVF center advertising the cheapest price may not be your best option. You may not even need IVF.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Femara (letrozole) dosing: We always recommend using 5 mg with two tablets taken together to get the best results. Some physicians prefer the lower dose. Check with your physici... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Confusing dates: It is unusual to do your HSG on the first day of your period. Not sure I understand. Sept 12 would be too early to have your next menses if it started... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Pregnancy Test: Pregnancy tests are not always sensitive enough to pick up an early pregnancy. You may wish to consider a progesterone test to see if you have ovulate... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Miscarriage & APL: Antibodies should be positive on multiple occasions, and not simply IgM class. There are so many other factors that could lead to miscarriage, that if... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
After Lupron (leuprolide): A 3.75 lupron (leuprolide) depot dose well generally take a while to wear off. After 4 weeks, the dose should be gone and your would start growing a f... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
No way to tell: This does not really seem to be a problem unless it is associated with pain. A culture for infection and perhaps an ultrasound may be able to offer cl... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
PCOS Onset: PCOS symptoms can often occur after weight gain, pregnancy, or simply at a random time.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Extroverted Uterus?: I'm not sure what you mean. You can anteverted, tilted forward, or retroverted, tilted backwards. It really doesn't matter. Extroverted is a new one o... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Endometriosis Dx: You did not say how endometriosis was diagnosed or what symptoms are you having. It can only be definitively diagnosed with a diagnostic laparoscopy a... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 47 years experience
Post ovulation bleed: Right before ovulation there is a drop in estrogen levels as the ovulation triggering rise in LH. This drop in estrogen can be enough to cause spottin... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 3, 2014
A respected expert in Fertility Medicine. Highly recommend.
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Nov 16, 2014
I had a cycle early in the month and it is due back on the 29th do I wait and see if my cycle comes back or buy a test
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perloe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thank you for the quick answer! that is reassuring. greetings from greece and have a good night!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I asked a ques here plz tell me my chances of pregnant(normal/ivf)
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Thanks me again. I do have high blood pressure as well. Will touch bases with my doctor. Thanks again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

University of Wisconsin
Completed 1980

Awards

2014 Top 10 Atlanta Doctors
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Second Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
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