Dr. Edward Ramirez

Fertility Medicine, Gynecology
Monterey, CA
38 years experience male

Locations

Fertility & Gynecology Center, Monterey Bay IVF

Monterey, CA

Address

9833 Blue Larkspur Lane, Monterey, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
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Practice website

Fax

(831) 649-9010

Insurances accepted

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Edward Ramirez, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. is a Board Certified specialist, who has been providing specialized infertility and gynecology care for the past two decades. He has a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Philosophy attained simultaneously from the University of California at Irvine. A graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine, he did his specialty training in OB-GYN at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, the Pacific referral center for all the U.S. Armed Forces. He received sub-specialty training in advanced reproductive technologies at the world-renowned Pacific Fertility Center with Dr. Geoffrey Sher, one of the first pioneers of IVF in the United States. Dr. Sher had trained under Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Edwards and Dr. Patrick Steptoe, the originators of IVF.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Fertility Medicine, Gynecology

Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Depends: If treated, chlamydia can be cured. Sexually active women under 25 should be tested. Untreated, about 40% of women with untreated chlamydia will devel... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Spotting & Cramping: You may want to do a pregnancy test. A woman's hormones rapidly change after conception. Some of the early signs include spotting, cramping, breast ch... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: If your doctor has a good ultrasound machine sometimes you can hear and you can definitely see it (depending on the position of the fetus).
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Not necessarily.: Natural cycle ivf times your retrieval with your natural cycle. Conventional ivf uses the birth control pill & not just for the doctor's convenience.... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
It is unlikely: Sorry but chlamydia is one of the top reasons for infertility in women who suffer from std's. Treatment with antibiotics should have been started as s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Depends: It sounds like you have had an ovulatory dysfunction. I would suggest you see your ob/gyn for an evaluation. If you are ttc, then you need to find ou... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
BCP or Fert Drugs: Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the ovary does not ovulate and the follicle cyst persists. It will continue to enlarge and can become as big as a baseball. Eventually it wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Depends: Depending on the type of tubal ligation was done. Because the tube is readily accessible, the physician will usually cut, tie and burn a large segment... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
By: By 6.5 weeks gestational age, a fetal pole and heart beat can be detected by ultrasound.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
TTC For One Year: Most couples need to try for at least one year before seeing a physician for an evaluation. The chances that a normal, healthy woman (under 35 yo) reg... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably not: I see that you are 41 and that is probably playing a much larger role in your secondary infertility than stress. At your current age, you probably hav... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Very safe: Art has been used in the United States since 1981 to help women become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a wo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Check With SART: In order to get a good idea of how different centers perform, look at sart and the cdc for info on ivf center success rates. Pcos & autoimmune disorde... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably not: The fact that you are not having periods is a sign that your ovaries are not functioning and therefore not ovulating. Because of that, you are not pro... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Maybe: One cause of light bleeding that does need medical attention is when it occurs after the pregnancy has already been diagnosed. This bleeding may be a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Age: Age & lifestyle choices, like smoking, drugs & excessive alcohol use, may impact sperm production.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
I would recommend: ... A natural treatment for the prevention of yeast, which is to use plain yogurt, mix it in a douche bottle (buy a douching kit from the store but do... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Not true: You cannot have a period while pregnant since pregnancy causes the cessation of your ovulatory cycles. If you bleed while pregnant it is an abnormal b... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Polycystic Ovarian : Polycystic ovary syndrome, or pcos, is an endocrine condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cy... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Stay on it: ...Until you are ready to get pregnant. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is my preferred birth control pill for my pcos patients. I recently h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Get evaluated: If you are asking whether you may have trouble conceiving, it sounds like you have a double whammy. Endo and pcos are two big contributors to infertil... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
2-3 months: The Depo-Provera can linger for a while but I have never seen it take more than 2-3 months. If you want to start trying for pregnancy sooner, you coul... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
See specialist: If you do not want to get pregnant you need the birth control pill protocol to over-ride the ovaries and keep a normal cycle. This gives the essentia... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, there will be some spotting or bleeding after the procedure. It is perfectly normal. Anytime the uterus is manipulated in this way there will be ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
FSH & LH Test: I assume that you mean what kind of test you need to determine pof. You should have an fsh/lh cycle day 2-3 test done.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: A hysteroscopy for an endometrial biopsy does not require any kind of anesthetic. A very small amount of tissue is removed with a minimal amount of pa... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: A diagnostic hysteroscopy is done inspect the uterine cavity by endoscopy with access through the cervix and can be done without anesthesia. An operat... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
IUI: Intrauterine insemination (iui), also sometimes called “artificial insemination’, involves placement of sperm following separation from seminal fluid ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
6 days B4 ovulation: The fertile window is six days leading up to and including ovulation. Since it cannot be known exactly when ovulation occurs and it is know that it ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Proper evaluation: One of the most important topics concerning pcos patients is the question of “insulin resistance” as being the main cause of polycystic ovarian syndro... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Get evaluated: You did not say age or length of time ttc but a good infertility evaluation should be done if you are older. The bc should have gotten rid of any cyst... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Egg Donation: For women who have failed multiple ivf cycles, who may have pof (premature ovarian failure), poor egg quality or those who are of advanced maternal ag... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Very Unlikely: You were on cycle day 8 and most women ovulate between cycle 12-14. In the average 28 day cycle the egg is produced around day 14. Sperms can live hap... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
The next day: In general, symptoms will diminish before the medicine has completely eliminated the yeast infection. You should feel better by the next day. If you d... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
When: When it comes to infertility, a male can be just as likely to be the source as the female.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Maybe: The life span of sperm after ejaculation depends on the circumstances. Sperm ejaculated into a woman's vagina can live in a woman's cervical mucus or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Increased: An increased dose of Folic Acid as well as Aspirin can help to prevent recurrent pregnancy loss.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
An ovarian structure: An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Three to six minutes: You are still a bit young to be going through menopause. The symptoms for perimenopause on average occur in your late 40's. If you are still consideri... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Monitor cycle: After your cycle becomes regular again, you are most fertile the six days up to and ending on ovulation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Supplements such as proxeed, fertility blend or fertilaidmen are vitamins with ingredients that are supposed to enhance sperm production and motility.... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
It depends: You seem to be too young to be experiencing hot flashes. You may be in premature ovarian failure or premature menopause. The exact cause of pof is unk... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Reproduction IVF: Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a wom... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably not: Maca is not a fertility medication. They are over-the-counter supplements, which means little or no testing has been done, and nobody really knows for... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Most women...: Ovulate between cycle 12-14. In the average 28 day cycle the egg is produced around day 14. Sperm can live happily 48 hours in the vagina or the uteru... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
An: An incompetent cervix is treated before or during 1st trimester by doing a cerclage, a tvc or a tac.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Usually the prognosis for this condition is excellent, as it does not cause any specific diseases or problems. Occasionally, it can make childbirth mo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
Not certain: There has never been any definitive study on how long sperm live within the tubes. What we do know is that fertilization must occur within 12 hours of... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 38 years experience
See specialist: With proper treatment you could have a natural pregnancy. Tsh (thyroid hormone) levels have to be in the normal range, otherwise this can have an adve... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine
The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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