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Dr. Nancy Durso

Fertility Medicine
Fairfax, VA
39 years experience female

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Fairfax, VA

Address

8501 Arlington Blvd, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA
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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

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

126 Answers
93 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: The time from ovulation to the next period is usually 12-14 days. This is the most reliable part of the cycle. The time before ovulation can be shor... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
I've seen it: The fluid in the hydrosalpinx is hostile to the uterine environment so an embryo from the "good" tube doesn't implant. Through my experience when I h... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Eventually: The pill causes a supression of the increased levels of testosterone and lh while you are on it. When you come off you could have a few normal cycles... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No: The enzymes in the stomach will cause the sperm to die. There is no way to get pregnant from oral sex. It is possible to transmit hpv or condyloma t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No: The studies of caffeine and pregnancy have not been conclusive of effect. We recommend to limit caffeine intake to 1-2 drinks per day. Besides coffe... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes, Asherman's: Asherman's syndrome is adhesions of the uterus. The adhesions form usually after a procedure like a D&C for miscarriage. Adhesions are areas whe... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
May be ovulating: Ovulation usually occurs 2 weeks before your period. The substance that causes period cramping, prostaglandin, is also needed to make the egg release... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Preg carried other: Surrogacy is when one woman who is not the biological mother carries a pregnancy for another woman. This is needed when a woman is born without a ute... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Cervical mucus is necessary to allow for transport of sperm from the vagina to the uterus, tubes and to the egg. It is produced by the glands of the... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Varies: A mature egg containing follicle should be about 2 cm in size at the time of ovulation. Some people feel pain when the ovary is enlarged by the folli... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Skipping an occasional period is nothing to be concerned about. Not having a period for 6-12 months may increase your risk of endometrial hyperplasia... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Many things: Pregnancy affects the whole body. Progesterone is the dominant hormone of pregnancy. It causes the basal body temperature to be increased by 1 degree... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Non-functioning ovar: Ovarian insufficiency is a new term for what we used to call premature ovarian failure or premature menopause. The ovaries stop responding to FSH sti... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Too early to tell: Most pregnancy symptoms - nausea, mild increased temperature, breast tenderness begin to occur 2 weeks following the ovulation. This is the time the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Ovulation summary: Ovulation starts by a signal from the brain to induce an egg to become mature. This is called FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). The egg starts to a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly: Even a 1 CM polyp in the uterus can be irritating to the lining and inhibit implantation or cause a miscarriage. If it is low in the uterus or in the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Beta HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is produced by the placenta. Starting about 10 days after conception HCG is present in the blood or urine. This ho... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Anytime: A polyp in the uterus has no impact on ovulation. If you were ovulating regularly before the surgery you should continue on schedule. If you were pu... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Low but not zero: Your chances of successful conception are less than if you were 25 years old due to a decrease in egg quality. However, you are still fertile until y... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Low carbs and exerci: The combination of lowering your carb intake to <25% of your plate and exercising 30min x 5-6 days per week works to keep your metabolism up while kee... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Vasectomy is a relatively easy kind of permanent contraception for men. It is an outpatient procedure with only local anesthesia. If you regret your... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Not consistent: Spontaneous menses occur in about 4-6 weeks in most patients. It takes a while to build up to a high enough dose to see some effect. I find that mos... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: If you had a c-section it is best to wait one year. You should have stopped breast feeding for at least one cycle. You should make sure you are not ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Different pill: It may be that you need a pill with a little more estrogen. The progestin portion of the pill can have some male hormone effects if not balanced with... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) is designed for people who have irregular periods - most likely not ovulating. Sometimes you need a higher dose if you do not res... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
2-3 times: You should probably donate at least 2-3 times to give them an adequate chance. Sometimes they are split into multiple doses if the count is good enou... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
20% - lower with tim: In the first 2-3 months that a couple is trying to conceive the chance per month is about 20%. By the end of one year that decreases to 5% per month ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Check with clinic: From looking at some blog posts on google the cost is around $12, 000 usd in 2010-2011. Try contacting a clinic there for more accurate up-to-date in... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Minimal stimulation: We offer a protocol called minimal stimulation ivf. It involves taking Clomid (clomiphene) for 5 days then usually only 4-5 days of shots to get an a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Don't start late: The birth control pill works by taking estrogen and Progesterone every day. The amount of estrogen is just enough to supress the brain from sending F... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Should decrease acne: All pills lower your hormones and will help with acne. Many dermatologists recommend birth control pills for teens to help control their acne. It ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual to have some bleeding at the time of iui. The catheter will sometimes cause some irritation to the cervix. Some women also have sp... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Possible: Cervical mucus starts to form a few days before ovulation. It has been shown that sperm can live up to a week in good mucus. So having sex 3 days be... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Usually bleeding will start 14-5 days after your retrieval. If you have a day 3 transfer that is 11-12 days later or 9-10 days after a day 5 blastocy... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Hormones by blood: An open fallopian tube is only needed for the egg to pass through. As the egg is developing in the ovary it produces hormones - estrogen and then Pro... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Late ovulation: The time between ovulation and menstruation is fixed at 12-14 days. If you ovulate early on day 10 your period would start on day 24. If you have a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No thick ; cloudy: Before ovulation the hormone estrogen causes the mucus to be clear and watery like egg whites. After ovulation and during pregnancy the mucus changes... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Less likely: A semen sample contains sperm as well as fluid and other proteins. These will sometimes contribute to the clarity of a sample. In general after was... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
High volume: The sperm are carried in seminal plasma that usually ranges from 2-5 cc. This is about a teaspoon to a tablespoon of fluid. The sperm from this flui... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Not ovulating: After the period the lining is thin. Estrogen is needed to build up the lining again. If you are not starting to make a new egg develop then your es... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Not sure.: If you had an iud that contained Progesterone then spotting could be happening because your uterus is trying to get back to normal. It may also be a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
12-14 days after ov: The most sensitive home pregnancy tests will turn positive when the HCG hormone level is about 25. That is usually 12 days from ovulation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Sometimes: A late period either means late ovulation or no ovulation. If you count back 2 weeks from the first day of the period this is when you probably ovula... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No: After ejaculation the sperm get into the cervical mucus within seconds. The remaining fluid with some sperm comes out of the vagina. It is very comm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Only 25% chance: Statistics show that in the first month of trying the chance of conception is only 25%. That means that 75% of the time you will not conceive in the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No different: The fallopian tubes do not have much sensation if they stretch slowly. This usually occurs from chronic inflammation. Sometimes there will be a vague... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Ovulation pain varie: A study was done looking at ovulation pain in women using ultrasounds and blood tests to document the actual ovulation time. Some felt ovulation pain... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Ready next month: The patch is the same as birth control pills. Once you stop it you should start ovulating again the next month. Some believe that it is best to have... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Can ovulate: Ovulation occurs even when tubes are blocked. The ovaries take turns having the mature egg. Using ultrasound we can see which side has the mature egg... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
12-14 days: After ovulation the follicle (egg sac of the ovary) is called a corpus luteum. It produces Progesterone to change the uterine lining to support impla... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Durso is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Durso is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What questions should I ask to find out how experienced the dr is??
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i made an appointment to see him today, thanks a lot

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1987

Awards

US News and World Report Top Docs 2012
Northern Virginia Magazine Top Docs 2013
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Second Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
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