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Dr. Seth Derman

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Lawrenceville, NJ
34 years experience male

Locations

Princeton IVF

Lawrenceville, NJ

Address

2 Princess Rd, Suite C, Lawrenceville, NJ, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 6:00am - 3:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

6098963266

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AmeriHealth

Assurant Inc

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

CHAMPUS

CIGNA Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Health Net

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Starmark

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Princeton IVF

East Windsor, NJ

About

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.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Fertility Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

820 Answers
58 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
2 wks before period: Most women will ovulate about 2 weeks before the onset of their next period. With a 30 days cycle, that means around day 16. It is a good idea to star... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Unusual: There are very rare instances where a gestational sac can be in the uterus with a negative pregnancy test. Most of the time when something is seen wit... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
No, but: The egg only remains fertilizable for a short period of time so it is not possible to get pregnant 3 days after ovulation. However, it is very difficu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Abnormalities: These are both birth defects of the uterus which fertility specialists see commonly. A bicornuate uterus is shaped mickey mouse's head and a septate u... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Not enough: If your periods still are irregular, it is likely you will need fertility drugs such as Clomid to make you ovulate. Prometrium (micronized progesteron... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Intrauterine insem: Iui is an intrauterine insemination. A semen sample is counted, washed and concentrated with media, and the recounted, before it is injected into the... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Unlikely: It would highly unlikely that a pregnancy test would be incorrect 10 days after a day 5 transfer. Regardless, you should follow your clinic's instruct... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
About a third: About 1/3 of embryos will be genetically normal and will implant. When the embryos are tested for chromosome abnormalities that goes up to about 70%.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Yes: A typical luteal phase is 14 days, but a few days extra is not abnormal.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Blood better: Blood pregnancy tests are always more accurate and more sensitive than urine test. Keep in mind that not all doctors offices can get same day results.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Unusual: What you are describing is a condition called luf syndrome which is where you ovulate but no egg is released. It is controversial whether this even ex... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Fertility doctor: First of all, it is important to understand that infertility means that you have been unable to get pregnant for a period of time with unprotected int... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Be careful: Many over-the-counter supplements have not been tested during pregnancy for their safety and some are known to be toxic to eggs and sperm. I would be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Yes, but: Prolactin can affect your fsh but by lowering it and making it look better than it really is. An fsh of 15 as you may be aware means your ovarian rese... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Low carbs: Women with pcos typically will have an easier time losing weight with a low carb diet. That means cutting out things like bread, pasta, white rice, su... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Still worrisome: A Progesterone this low can be a problem, but your levels have improved significantly. Unfortunately, you will just have to see how it plays out.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Not if it is working: You should not need to consider whether to go on hormone replacement if you have at least one functioning ovary. If due to surgery, chemotherapy or o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Around december 6: If your due date is 8/29 you probably ovulated around 12/6. There are due date calculators and pregnancy wheels that you find on the internet that ca... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
A couple of things : You may be pregnant but you ovulated late and it is too early. You may have a cyst producing hormones delaying your period and making you feel pregnan... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Not a good idea: While it is not clear whether it will have any effect on your fsh level the real concern is this. Read the ingredient list and think about whether y... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
No: Baby Aspirin is frequently used (with varying degrees of effectiveness) to prevent miscarriages. It is safe to take at low doses.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Yes: Most of the time there is a lot of cervical mucus at ovulation time, but not always.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Sort of: Pre-seed will not help you get pregnant. However, unlike many other lubricants it will not harm your chances.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Definitions: Fertilization refers to sperm getting inside the egg and their DNA mixing to form an embryo. Implantation is when that embryo burrows into the wall o... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Hard to tell: The rise in beta levels is more predictive than the absolute level. Even then it is difficult to tell before ultrasound.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Not necessarily: Diabetic women may have difficultly if their cycles are irregular or the sugars are not well controlled..
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
1 year unless 35: Women under 35 should see their gyn or a specialist after a year. Women over 35 or with irregular cycles should go after 6 months. The doctor will ini... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Pregnancy test: There is no way to know if you are pregnant at this point without checking a pregnancy test.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
No: Lupron (leuprolide) will help prevent recurrence while you are on it. However, Lupron (leuprolide) is usually used short term and it may recur after y... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Cycles and hormones: The symptoms of pcos are a problem with your ovulation (typically irregular or missing periods) and symptoms of too much male hormone (facial hair, ac... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Yes but: The idea treatment for pcos is lifestyle changes; weight loss, a low carb diet and exercise. However, many women are unable to regulate their cycles o... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Very different: Pcos is a condition in which you have irregular cycles and symptoms of too much male hormone. Women with pcos usually have plenty of eggs. Low ovarian... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Two ingredients: The medication you described contains 2 different ingredients.One ingredient is sold as Ponstel (mefenamic acid) which is available in the us by presc... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Concerning: If you are truly 6 weeks 5 days, one would expect to see a heartbeat. However, sometimes pregnancies implant later than expected so it is worthwhile c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Yes: It is possible but unlikely to get pregnant while on depo. The only way to know is to check a pregnancy test.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Nobody knows : Some women with pcos can conceive on their own and many others cannot. The only way to know is to try, and seek out help if you have not conceived in... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Does not tell us: Pcos is diagnosed by problems with ovulation accompanied by excess levels of male hormone (bloodwork or symptoms), and ruling out other hormone disord... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene) and testing: I agree your thyroid is under control. It is important that it is so, but unlikey to affect your fertilty once fixed. You should concentrate on two th... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Do not ignore this: One of the most serious implications of pcos is overgrowth of the lining of the uterus which could lead to hyperplasia or even cancer. If your period... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
See the right kind: Any doctor can prescribe gnrh but you need to see the right type of doctor to be sure you are being treated appropriately. Pure gnrh is used to help w... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
The next day: The kit means you are most likely to ovulate the next day, possibly the day after. It is a good idea still to start the day of a positive kit even if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
No concern: The majority of embryos do not implant so it is not uncommon for women with ivf pregnancies to have fewer sacs than embryos replaced. While an ectopic... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Depends how long: If your periods are regular, you should seek out help after you have been trying for a year, sooner if your periods are not regular. In the meantime, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Doubtful : It would be unusual to find another fetus beyond 7-8 weeks.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Last period: Your due date is calculated based on the first day of your last period. If there is a discrepancy between those dates and the ultrasound, your doctor ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Seek help: If you think you may have ic it is time to see specialist, either a urologist or urogynecologist. They can provide a proper diagnosis and direct your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Not a lot: Most miscarriages are due to genetic abnormalities in the fetus and could and probably should not be prevented. On occasion, there can be a low Proges... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Yes: The nausea comes mostly from the hormones produced in the placental cells. It is not uncommon for the fetus to expire long before the tissue producing... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Impossible to tell: The symptoms of early pregnancy, nausea, frequent urination, tiredness are largely related to the hormones produced by the placenta rather than the fe... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
Yes: You can take it up to 6 months but if you are not pregnant yet, it is time to consider seeing a specialist.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Sep 11, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Derman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Derman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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No PCOS, just insulin resist. Am vegetarian so Atkins is tough but eat v healthy whole grains, plants, nuts and vegie/soy protein...
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've been trying, initially they queried fibroid n I had 2 mymectomy n later they said adhension.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Tri care won't do a laproscopy because I have a normal ultrasound GRRR

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

ST LUKE'S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, New Brunswick, NJ - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, New Brunswick, NJ - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, New Brunswick, NJ - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
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