Dr. Steven Lindheim

Fertility Medicine
Tucson, AZ
39 years experience male

Locations

Arizona Reproductive Institute

Tucson, AZ

Address

1775 Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

I graduated from the Temple School of Medicine and was a resident at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. I completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at USC, and is currently Board Certified in both Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. My areas of interest and research are in-vitro fertilization, egg donation, and gestational surrogacy. I have over 100 scientific publications, and serves on national committees including the Society for Reproductive Surgeons and The Androgen Excess Society. Humbly, I have an empathetic and personal approach to couples seeking gynecologic and reproductive care and have been recognized by my peers who awarded me "Best Doctor" and “Top Doctor.” I also recognize the need for patient education, and have been an active participant in such societies as Resolve and the American Infertility Association.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

136 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Egg Donor: There is no special pregnancy test if you have premature ovarian failure. What you will need that is special is an egg donor to help you achieve conc... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Newer medications called selective estrogen modulators and selective Progesterone modulators (serms and sprms) are revelaing interesting information t... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No: It is a "syndrome" where the ovaries stopped working (premature ovarian failure) with loss of ovarian function-lack of hormone production and eggs for... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Hysterosalpingoram: There are three ways: 1. Laparoscopy- telescope through your belly button- and placement of dye- chromopertubation 2. Hsg-hysterosalpingogram- xray s... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: It depends on its location and if you have previously miscarried...Many women have fibroids and may not have any impact on the pregnancy. Generally i... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Likely...: But this can also represent other pelvic pathology including endometriosis and-or pelvic adhesions. Have your surgeon comprehensively evaluate your p... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Ask the following...: 1. Are my tubes open and the uterine cavity clear. Is the fibroid in the way? --->do an hsg (x-ray) or sis(water contrast to better assess) 2.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Both can have direct toxic effects at level of testicles. Smoking can create "oxygen radicals" that can directly effect sperm membranes and function ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Egg Reserve Marker: Fsh is the brains hormone to help recruit your one egg for the month. A day 2 -3 FSH is the feedback from the ovary to say, I am not pregnant this mo... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Not many: Theorhtically there could be entry into a blood vessel causing a blood collection called a hematoma. We always put ice arouond the biopsied area to p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Ovulation induction: These medications ared used short-term to trick the brain to mak more fsh to help recruit eggs. Genera lotus most effective in women who don't ovulate... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
It is not: Many women have retrograde menstruation resulting in pelvic endometriosis. However, if you have symptoms (which not every woman will have) including ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Newer freezing techniques is significantly improving outcomes, though we still consider the technology experimental! pregnancy rates in experienced h... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Many-Reduce-Minimal: Leuprolide is used to turn of the pituitary from making the hormones-fsh and lh thus turning off ovarian estrogen and Progesterone production (medical... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly...: This could represent problems on the cervix or uterine abnormalities like polyps or fibroids. More often than not it is not anything to worry about. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
More difficult: Being hypothyroid can cause anovulation (no monthly egg release) and thus delay one's period. This can be confusing to you as you may think you are p... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Its not the misoprostol, but rather it may suggest that there is retained tissue that may increase the chances of infections suggestions: 1. Ult... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Absolutely!: If ivf treatment causes an increase in birth defects or increases in cancer for example... 1. Should we be rendering treatment? 2. Are facts regar... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Spotting : Implantation may present with light spotting about a week after ovulation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Absolutely: You don't have to be off pills for a defined peiord of time prior to trying to get pregnant. We actually use pills to coordinate all of our infertili... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Challenging: If she is regularly irregular---subtract 14days from the period interval and that is generally when she is ovulating. Example periods every 1. 60... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No!: You will resume your ovulation and menstrual cycles within 3 to 4 months after stopping! bone loss may be your only concern.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: It should n't be much assuming your are consuming adequate nutrients. Having the bypass, more than likely is helping to regulate your cycles and shou... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Several reasons: At least 60%-70% of all clinical pregnancies (seeing something in the uterus) are lost due to aneuploidy (abnormal genetics) to the conception. This ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Cervical Issues: You should have an updated pap smear to assess for cervical problems. In addition, polyps in the cervical canal or uterine cavity may contribute to t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly: You should have this assessed as you may have a congental (birth defect) anomaly of the vagina. This could include transverse septum to better unders... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
NO!: It is imperative to take the same time- all the time. The ovaries are sensitive and easily can breakthrough the birth control suppression especially ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No: We have found that trying to do treatment on a cycle where the fsh normalizes, give patients a better chance of conception- so monitoring from cycle t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Absolutely: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud's are a safe birth control. The Progesterone in the iud can have some minor side-effects including mild weight gain in so... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
You don't: With the assumption you have regular monthly cycles, you ovulate generally 14 days after you got your last period...Which translates to 12-13 times a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
20-22%: Assuming that you have 1. Normal ovarian reserve 2. No tubal or uterine problems 3. No male factor then this should mirror normal monthly fertil... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Have an evaluation: Often the stress of an ivf cycle or any fertility treatment can effect normal hormone production, resulting in delayed ovulation, and a late or missed... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
TL=Trilaminar layer: A trilaminar layer indicates estrogen production which indicates: 1. Ovarian follicle recruitment 2. Normal endometrial development that is most rec... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Absolutely: It generally takes 3 months to begin ovulating coming off of depo-provera. Be careful if you not interested in getting pregnant at this time and use s... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: You should have a blood (serum) level checked to verify one way or the other. Tubal pregnancies also present in strange ways and should never be ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Several things: 1. Never rule out a pregnancy and should be evaluated 2. If you are on hormonal birth control, this can thin the lining out so much that your periods... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Probably not :-(: Sperm live in the cervical "crypts" for 48 to 96 hours and are continuously shed into the uterine cavity to the fallopian tubes. "relations" that far... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: 1. Could be as early as when you stop bleeding 2. In regular cycles-examples 28d-ovulate around day 14 +/-4 [days 10-18) 35d- ovulate 35-14=21 +/-4... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No...: You generally ovulate two weeks from the onset of your period (+/- 2 to 4 days of either side). So if you ovulate day 14...It could be as early as da... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Typically 14 days: With regular cycles, one will ovulate generally 14 days after the 1st day of your period. That range can be as early as day 10 to as late as day 18. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: With fibromyalgia, you may have other autoimmune endocrine abnormalities. Have your thyroid. In particular, with auto-antibodies checked for. Of cou... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Difficult: This can but challenging. Both can look the same on ultrasound, but functional cysts are more often clear (black) as opposed to heterogeneous (white... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No: This could be a mixture from your menses or there could be: 1. Urinary tract infection 2. Endometriosis of the bladder 3. Interstital cystitis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Genetics or hormonal: Declining sperm counts can reflect the following: 1. Genetic issue- deletions in certain genes can cause waning sperm counts and function 2. Hor... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Questionable: Most don't assess these values following an embryo transfer the type of Progesterone may also affect these levels in general...For those taking ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Its possible: Because you didn't have monitoring, it is unclear when you ovulated. Generally a women ovulates between 4 to 7 days after she is done clomid (clomiph... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Implantation: The light spotting after a an embryo (not egg) transfer withe means 1. Implantation of the embryo into the endometrial surface 2. Mild trauma of t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: If you are sexually active, it could mean 1. Pregnancy and should be checked 2. Break through bleeding (btb) if the dose is very low and the lining i... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Outflow obstruction: Generally if a women does not get a period on pills it is either the hormone replacement is not enough or isn't be absorbed or referred to as crypto... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to tell: With a 3 week period- you are probably having anovulatory bleeding (ie. No ovulation). This may be hormonal related or due to abnormalities in your u... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lindheim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lindheim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Also I stopped taking the pill in June and have been regular since then, could it still be this causing issues?
HealthTap member
Thanks Dr Stephen.i appreciate your response and your time.although,i still dont av a period but i dont feel cramps again.ll have a scan tom
HealthTap member
Thank u! Big fan of natural cycle iui now. It worked! Going to post an interesting question now about iui if you're interested, stay tuned

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Second Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Tucson Region, AZ - Summer
2013
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Second Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
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