Dr. Seth Derman

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Lawrenceville, NJ
35 years experience male

Locations

Princeton IVF

Lawrenceville, NJ

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 6:00am - 5:00pm
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Follow your clinic: Your doctor and ivf clinic most likely gave you instructions when to come in for a blood pregnancy test. You should follow their instructions. It is n... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
not PMS: It is difficult to say and should be evaluated by your gynecologist since there is the potential for serious problems. You do not have pms. The sympto... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Yes: If you still have ovaries you may continue to ovulate and have pain associated with ovulation. If the ovaries were removed, you should not ovulate, bu... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Yes: Unless your ob or midwife has advised you otherwise, intercourse is generally safe during pregnancy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
See a doctor: If you are pregnant and have thyroid disease it is important to see your doctor for close monitoring of your TSH level.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Chemical preg: If you had a positive pregnancy test followed by a negative, it is likely a chemical pregnancy, a very early miscarriage.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Not always possible: Most early miscarriages are due to pregnancies that are chromosomal abnormal and miscarry for a reason. If you have 2 or more miscarriages your fertil... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Very low: The failure rate from a tubal ligation is very low, but it is not zero. If you think you could be, it is never a bad idea to check one. Of the few tha... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Folic acid: The most important part of prenatal vitamins is folic acid which you can get from green leafy vegetables. Still, it is hard to get enough just from di... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Eggs + sperm: IVF refers to a procedure in which they eggs are removed from the body and fertilized in a laboratory. Third party means that someone other than than ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Too early: A blood pregnancy test will only come out positive a few days before the period is due.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
2 weeks after: It is normal to get your period about 2 weeks after ovulation. It is possible that you may have ovulated earlier than you think or something else is g... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Yes, check with doc: It is very common to start fertility injections during the period. That being said, you need to address this question to your fertility doctor/clinic.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Not unusual: Many women with PCOS will get a honeymoon period for a few months where they get regular periods, then cycles will again become irregular. This does n... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Likely genetic: Most people in the field think that PCOS is likely a genetic disorder, probably a number of different genetic disorders that cause similar symptoms. W... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Timing: There is a narrow window in which conception is possible and you want to make sure that you have intercourse before and during that time. It is fine ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Safe: Cephalexin is considered safe during pregnancy.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Timing: Ovulation bleeding occurs occurs at midcycle 2 weeks before the next period. Implantation bleeding occurs a week before the period. Both of these type... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
More complex: The ability of the uterus to allow an embryo to implant is far more complex than just knowing the thickness. The endometrium usually continues to thic... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
No estrogen: In order for your period to come on, your uterus needs to be exposed to estrogen, followed by Progesterone and then the withdrawal of these hormones. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
It's not clear: In early stage endometriosis , it is controversial as to whether it actually causes the infertility. In later stage disease, there may be a mechanical... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Hair growth cycles: The hair on your body goes through cycles of growth, rest and falling out. The hormones of pregnancy affect these cycles and cause your hairs to grow ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Depends on vaccine: While live attenuated vaccines require you to wait, others such as the flu vaccine and the tdap do not. They're routinely given to pregnant women.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Receptors: Gnrh turns on receptors in your pituitary gland which make it release lh and fsh which in turn stimulate the ovaries/testes. It works great when it is... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Prostaglandins: In addition chemicals called prostaglandins are released with your period. Meds like Ibuprofen are used to block them. These prostaglandins may also c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons for infertility treatment failing. Human reproduction itself is a very inefficient process and even in young fertile couples o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Yes, but don't worry: Pcos is a syndrome in which you have problems with your cycles and excess testosterone, and is often caused by an underlying metabolic problem. The sy... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Thin watery : Typically the mucus becomes, thin watery and abundant in the days leading up to ovulation. After ovulation, the mucus become thick and less abundant.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
FSH levels: Fsh score is not commonly used term in reproductive medicine. If you are asking about fsh levels, this a a blood test drawn around day 3 of your cycl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Perhaps: If you have not gotten pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse you have infertility. That is how infertility is defined. Gonorrhea and pid co... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Unknown : Chlamydia will cause infertility if it reaches the fallopian tubes. There should be no issue if it does not go past the cervix. The problem is that yo... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
False positive but: If your blood pregnancy test is negative, as it should be, you are not producing hcg. With a negative result you are very unlikely to be pregnant or h... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Unlikely : Sometimes a pregnancy can make it even with heavy bleeding. With a dropping beta, that is very unlikely though.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Depends: Hysterectomy can be performed laparoscopically (with or without the davinci robot) , vaginally and abdominally. Your gyn will discuss the best option ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
As long as told: Thyroid hormone is important to help you to conceive and for the health of your pregnancy. Your doctor will want your thyroid controlled before you co... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Prob fine: Even though many physicians myself included chose to continue Prometrium (micronized progesterone) until 12 weeks, there no clear evidence that it is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Bloodwork or biopsy : A Progesterone deficiency can be diagnosed by bloodwork around day 20 or a biopsy a few days after ovulation. A Progesterone deficiency is a sign of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Should be regular: Most women get regular cycles very shortly after stopping the pill and it is not normal take more then 6 months to normalize. . I would consider seein... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Small : In general, ovulation occurs well before your period, about 2 weeks. If you are trying to get pregnant, it may be too late. If you are relying on this... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Impossible to know: All medications have side effects. While Medroxyprogesterone acetate is an appropriate treatment for pcos (though not as good as birth control pills),... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Depends: Most women with early stage endometriosis will not have trouble getting pregnant. In fact women with early (stage 1-2) disease and infertility are usu... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Declines: The quality of mens sperm does decline with age. However, this decline is not nearly as severe as it with women's eggs. It is still possible for olde... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Differs: Estradiol and fsh are drawn around day 3 of the cycle. A Progesterone is drawn around day 20 or. 21. Androstenedione levels are uncommonly used in cli... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Unclear: Propecia (finasteride) blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form called dht. While testosterone and not Dht are necessary for sperm dev... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Different opinions: The main restrictions are on bed rest and abstinence. There is no consensus on the appropriate length of time so you should follow the instructions of... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Mid cycle : Ovulation occurs about 2 weeks before the expected period. In a woman with 28 day cycles, that corresponds to about day 20. Keep in mind that sperm c... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Consider Ivf : With severe endometriosis you may wind up needing ivf. If so, a urologist can retrieve sperm without an expensive tubal reanastomosis and use those s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
You should try: If you are taking clomid (clomiphene), (clomiphene) you should be having intercourse. The number of Clomid (clomiphene) cycles are limited (due to po... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Perhaps: With a 50 cycle you may be ovulating but very late. While fertility drugs such as Clomid (clomiphene) are the most effective treatment, lifestyle chan... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
Possible: A pregnancy test will not turn positive until a few days before a missed period, so it is still possible to be pregnant even with a negative pregnancy... Read More
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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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