Doctor Q&A for Dr. Michael Fox

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Very possible: Sperm can stay in the system 72 hours or so. Nobody knows how long they can fertilize. Most feel at least 48hrs. It is less likely if you just saw ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown.: We would assume softer, due to increases in prostaglandins released during the cycle. The finding of slight dilation of the cervix represents some ph... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Early: Some have morning sickness in response to the hormones in the second half of the cycle even when there is no pregnancy. It would be rare for you to be... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Can vary some.: Normal is 14 days, but in various ovulation disorders the luteal phase may be shortened. In advanced reproductive age, >35, the luteal phase might sh... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No BBT's: We don't recommend BBT or predictor kits. They stress patients out enormously. The BBT only gives us two pieces of information: cycle length (should... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Normal: Absolutely fine. No worries. Good luck! that number would tell us with patients on vaginal Progesterone that the placenta has taken over completel... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown.: Likely not. If sperm that are "cold" or less than body temperature are placed in the female, they will rapidly increase their temp to 98.6. At that ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No Chances of Shrink: Chocolate cysts are endometriosis cysts on the ovary. There are no drugs or diet changes that will make those go away. Based on the way they form, t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Two answers.....: First, Clomid (clomiphene) has a long half life and is still in your system when you start your next cycle and so the dose was additive to what was le... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Not sure anything: Hemorrhagic cyst is likely a corpus luteum. Often hemorrhagic and of no real consequence. Essentially every month the follicle grows and ruptures, b... Read More
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