Dr. Khurram Rehman

Fertility Medicine
Bellevue, WA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bellevue, WA

Address

11232 NE 15th Street, Suite 201, Bellevue, WA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fax

4256461076

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Premera Blue Cross

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Care Philosophy: As a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist, I’m aware that we not only provide the latest medical and scientific advancements in fertility treatment to our patients, but we’re helping them to start or grow their families. I aim to provide personalized care and to help guide our patients through the challenges that they face. It’s a great privilege to see many of them achieve their goal of parenthood. About Me: I grew up in Manchester, England, and I graduated from St. George’s Hospital Medical School at the University of London, England, where I also earned my B.S. degree. After moving to the USA in 1997, I completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology internship in New York before going on to residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. I completed my subspecialty fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, before practicing as an Infertility Specialist in the Dallas area for two years. I moved to Washington State in 2007 to join the team at Overlake Reproductive Health. I live in the Redmond area with my wife and four kids - we are blessed with three sons and a daughter.

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

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

697 Answers
825 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Probably genetic: Not all women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) are overweight or obese. Some pcos women are thin, some have regular cycles, some have irregular... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
If not conceiving ..: If you're not conceving easily (after a year of trying if under 35, or after 6 months of trying if 35 or over) go ahead with fertility treatment. If e... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not a good idea: Consult a physician if you have difficulty conceiving. Your ob/gyn can prescribe clomid, (clomiphene) but if you don't get pregnant after 3 months of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
May be the same, but: I don't advise getting fertility drugs from outside the us as they may be improperly stored, expired or even counterfeit. Pills may be stable in stora... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Miscarriage risk: As far as we know, coffee intake has no effect on getting pregnant. One study found an increased miscarriage risk at a caffeine intake of two cups of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Uncertain benefit: Acupuncture for fertility is not supported by great evidence. One study performed in seattle had lower pregnancy rates in acupuncture group doing ivf ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not naturally: Progesterone is not found naturally in foods - it took a while to find plants that contained the steroid diosgenin which can be used to manufacture pr... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Many possible causes: Not ovulating should cause irregular cycles and can be due to: polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), thyroid problems, excess prolactin hormone, aging of... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Very rarely: The #1 cause of excess hair growth in women is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) which affects 8-10%. We diagnose pcos with an ultrasound scan & bloo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
See a Fertility MD: If you're ttc in your 40's see a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei md) to get both partners checked out and to i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: Take a prenatal vitamin with at least 800 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid, or a prescription one with 1 milligram (mg) of folic acid. Talk to your OB d... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomac... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: Vitamins don't help you conceive faster, but prenatal vitamins with at least 800 micrograms (mcg) to 1 milligram (mg) of Folic Acid lower the risk of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning uri... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
It doesn't ...: Pcos itself shouldn't cause acid reflux or digestive issues. Metformin (glucophage) may be used for treatment of pcos and can cause nausea, vomiting o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not very easily: Men without kids aren't able to tell much about their own fertility, let alone a woman's - if you're trying to conceive without success, see a fertili... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Many reasons ...: Education, careers, finding the right guy - one patient told me she only got married at 42. When it's the right time to have kids is an individual dec... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Age, smoking, STIs: Past the mid-20's, as women get older fertility decreases, so female age is important. Other things that can decrease fertility are smoking, overweigh... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning uri... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Multiple tests: There is no perfect test: ultrasound for ovarian volumes and antral follicle counts (afc) is very helpful, also antimullerian hormone (amh) blood test... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Safe; sometimes used: Progesterone or artificial versions (progestins) can be safely used to induce a period for women with pcos who have very few periods (less than 4 a ye... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
1st 3-4 cycles best: Most pregnancies with Clomid (clomiphene) occur in the first 3 to 4 cycles. Clomid (clomiphene) + intrauterine inseminations (iui) can work better tha... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Many possible signs: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomac... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Birth control pills: Birth control pills help to reduce acne by lowering the amount of free testosterone in your blood. Other medicines like spironolactone can be used if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Need a diagnosis: Have you always been irregular or is it new? It could be pcos or another cause of irregular cycles including low egg supply, thyroid, prolactin, adren... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Trying to conceive?: If you're not trying to conceive it doesn't mean anything - semen varies in appearance. If you're trying to get pregnant without success, he should ge... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Yes ...: You're ovulating later but may still get pregnant. At 26 you can try for 6 months to a year before seeing a fertility specialist (reproductive endocri... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Talk to your fertility specialist about your concerns - a short answer isn't enough. Having said that endometriosis is a risk factor for ovarian cance... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Many ways to skew #s: Success rates matter when choosing a clinic but patient selection skews them. A center that helps as many patients as possible to try ivf with their o... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Diet, Exercise, Meds: Many women with pcos gain weight or find it hard to lose. Moderately low carb diets (south beach, weight watchers), complex carbs instead of simple: b... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Probably fertile: The sperm could have gone backwards - this is called 'retrograde ejaculation' and the sperm goes backwards into your bladder and comes out later when ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Use an OPK kit: Did you have a + pregnancy test then negative? Now your cycles are back after the Mirena (levonorgestrel) you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk)... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Very low fertility: The first 6 weeks after a baby is a time of very low fertility - the hormonal changes of pregnancy are going back to normal, and the lining of your ut... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Get checked out: Clomid (clomiphene) is a better choice, there's no evidence vitex helps. 5 years is a long time trying to conceive at any age. Do you have regular per... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly Clomid (clomiphene): See a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md to get tested for ovarian reserve (egg supply) with a sonogram and blood tests, checked for hormon... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Get checked out: 5 years is a long time trying to conceive at any age. Irregular periods mean you're not ovulating (releasing an egg) every month. You should see a fer... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not a good idea: Women taking Clomid (clomiphene) for infertility have a 5-10% chance of twins, but this is acceptable because they're taking it for a reason (not gett... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
50% up every 2 days: Most healthy early pregnancies have a HCG level that rises by at least 50% every 2 days - it's often faster than this and it may double or nearly doub... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not enough info ...: The myometrium is the muscular wall of the uterus so most or all of the fibroid is in the wall. Posterior means the back wall of your uterus as oppose... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
See a REI specialist: A reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei md can do tests to find out the cause of your hirsutism, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Too late to be exact: At 22 weeks it's too late for ultrasound scans to be very accurate - even in the first few weeks of pregnancy they can be a few days off either way. B... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: 2 days before ovulation is enough time for the sperm to stay capable of fertilizing your egg. Take a pregnancy test two weeks after you ovulate.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Only a preg test can: It could be early pregnancy bleeding too! you are due for a blood pregnancy test which is the best way to tell. Most women who are not pregnant with i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Fertility testing: See a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) if ttc without success for 6-12 months. We check your ovarian reserve (egg sup... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Food is not a factor: There is no food, diet, herb or supplement that will change your chance of a having a boy (or having a girl). About half of your partner's sperm carry... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
See a Fertility MD: Weight loss, quitting smoking and heavy alcohol may help. Abnormal semen analysis always needs a 2nd test 1-2 months later for confirmation. Based on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
No OTC fertility med: There is no proven over the counter fertility medicine, but otc prenatal vitamins reduce your chance of a baby with birth defects. If you're trying to... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy test ...: You might be pregnant - take a home test or see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test, especially if you normally have regular periods. If you're not... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
No. Get checked out: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) affects about 8-10% of women and may cause irregular periods, and/or fertility issues. It is not a cause of pelvic ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, unless advised: Most couples doing IUI cycles with ovulation induction medications should have intercourse 2-3 x a week to cover you if you ovulate early, and to 'kee... Read More
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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. His responses on AVVO.Com are comprehensive, accurate and compassionate. It is clear that he gives each question thought. People who write in with questions are luck to have his...Read More
Jul 20, 2016
Dr Khurram is one of the most responsive and knowledgeable experts on health tap.We are fortunate to have him as part of the health tap community.
Dr. Khurram Mirza
Dec 2, 2012
I recommend this doctor. Dr Khurram is caring and takes great care of his patients.
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i was forced bu my mother. i was unemployed liveing with her with my 2 yr old, and if i didnt she was going to kick me out. i couldnt do that with a small child and nowhere else to go. he doesnt have ...Read More
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Thanks! I did see my MD on Wednesday (2 days ago) and he saw it and didn't say anything... it's not terrible, but people at work are thinking I'm showing... lol, I'm not! But I am on progesterone crea...Read More
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No they said clomid might thin uterus. They did not do hysteroscopy, but guess that will be next. I read about a clinic that does all the allergy testing but wondered if it was really proven as they i...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School, England
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency

Queens Hospital Center, NY

Awards

Travel Grant Award from the Endocrine Society
Bronze Beeper Award from the Galens Medical Society, University of Michigan
Distinction in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of London

Affiliations

Overlake Reproductive Health
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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