Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz

Fertility Medicine
Brookline, MA
53 years experience male

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Boston IVF

Brookline, MA

Address

1 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA
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Fertility Medicine

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English

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Labelled for IM: Most doctors ask for sub cutaneous use, given in the skin with a small needle, may have a minor skin reaction, some redness thatht ususall settles in ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes good prog level: There is a wide range of Progesterone levels in pregnancy and we generally pay little attention to it unless it is 5 nannograms/ ml or less.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Probably normal: Ovulation spotting may last 1-2 days and is a normal variant of typical ovulation. Your cycles are shorter than usual. If not pregnant soon, see you... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Need evaluation: Most of the causes for this are benign - but your doctor must rule out the (uncommon) possibility of ovarian cancer. No need to be scared -this can ea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Possibly: Nolvadex (tamoxifen) is not a common name .It may be an aromatase inhibitor - like anastrozole. Prolactinoma is best treated by removing it if large ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes: Raw egg white like mucus from tha vagina is a sing of imminent ovulation , usually 1-5 days bfeore and including ovulation . Intercoarse 5 days or les... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Any unusual period w: Unusual period can be early , late , lighter , heavier , shorter , longer etc . Any of these needs to be reported to your primary doctor who aill ask ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Possibly: 12 days after an embryo transfer is defined according to the embryo age on the day of transfer. Day 3 embryos should give a positive blood pregnancy t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Seek Infertility RX: Next month it is a year without conception. Seek a fertility evaluation and treatment.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Rythm not effective: If youre avoiding conception you need to use something effective such as the birthcontrol pill as well, a condoms. See your doctor or planned parenth... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes: Pregnanacy can occur at any time several days before and several days after suspected ovulation.. Unceratin what "pre ejaculation" is but any and all... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Not necessarily: No problem trying to conceive after miscarriage if your provider has deemed that the pregnancy loss is over and no bleeding or infection is imminent... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Preg test due: Must do blood pregnancy test.asap .Any abnormal bleed after Clomid (clomiphene) needs to have miscarriage , tubal or simply normal pregnancy ruled out... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
5-25 %: Rate of pregnancy highly related to your age. 25% chance if you are < 30.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes it could: Of course a delay in period is likely a pregnancy . The pregnancy test can be misleading if done less than 14 days after the trigger shot.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
After missed period: Tiredness is one of early symptoms of pregnancy. Blood pregnancy test to be done one day after missed period . Tiredness of pregnancy occurs few days... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Ovulation dictates : The time from ovulation to implantation is fixed regardless of the length of the menstrual cycle- 7 days. Normal time from ovulation to period also fi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes: If you have regular periods then increasing the dose of Clomid (clomiphene) may work. If you have irregular periods and you ovulated on 50mg - an incr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
None: Skin Progesterone creams are not fda regulated and absorption rates are unknown - would not use these for anything
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
No restrictions: No restrictions on sex. Try 3 times a week or mirrc if you wish once the egg white mucus appears and until 2 days after the urine lh or surge
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Preg test needed: Any abnormal bleeding when trying to conceive is potentially a pregnancy. Must do blood pregnancy test . If the test is negative see if your period i... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
See your Gyn soon: Occasionally takes more than a year to resume periods . However one may be pregnant right now without a period.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Not likely: Unprotected sex day one of menses is unlikely to result in pregnancy, however your are at risk for stds and should never do this . Always use condoms.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes : Infertility ends when you have completed your family. An early miscarriage only confirms that; at least one tube is open and the sperm can fertilise t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
28 days: Typically an ovulation cycle is a normal period followed by another normal period 28 days later. May have raw egg white like vaginal mucus for 1-5 day... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Brain hormones: Iether high or low hot=rmones from brain area called the hypothalamus. Mostly due to low hormones called lh and fsh and easily treated with these hor... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes you may conceive: The fertile window is larger than originally thought. 6 days before and during ovulation are fertile. This means every intercourse after your period e... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
None: Fertility is a natural process that is nourished by a normal menstrual cycle. If ones cycle is irregular or one has tried conception for . 6 months it... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Pregnancy test need: Any abnormal bleed , earlier period , later ; extra periods etc need a pregnancy blood test at your doctors office. At age 37 - if there is no pregna... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Blood pregnancy test: Any abnormal blood especially with a fertility drug like Clomid (clomiphene) needs a blood pregnancy test. Discomforts in the vagina may be part of a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Normal mucus: Ripe cervical mucus can be noted 1 -7 days before ovulation. This transparent raw egg white like fluid is normal as you describe. This is not related ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
New pregnancy: A negative or zero bhcg or pregnancy test must be a blood test. A zero bhcg by blood test cannot give a positive hpt ( home urine pregnancy test) ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Fairly accurate: 8 week vaginal ultrasounds are fairly accurate but only to the nearest 7 days. It is fair but not certain as to the exact date of ovulation.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Possibly: Any abnormal bleed needs attention. Report any pain ,added bleeding , rectal discomfort to your doctor immediately. If one has no pain at all this ma... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Variable time: Ovulation may already have occurred, or occur in 1-14 days. Ovulation may also vary up to 6 weeks. With the inadequate duration of use of contraceptio... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
No problem: Safe sexual activity is permissible. There is no problem with climaxing in terms of the health of the pregnancy at all.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Probably: Metformin generally works within 3-6 months .It is not unheard of for ovulation (as suggested by transparent cervical mucus)is about to occur. Alterna... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Depends: Depends on your age - more difficult the closer your are to age 40and older your fertility specialist will check your reserve of eggs still present ; ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Not normal: Your gyn will need to test for pregnancy (eg miscarriage or tubal pregnancy )with a blood sample as well as tests for infection and uterine disorders ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Half degree rise: Luteal phase generally shows a persistent temp rise of .5 degrees f. Generally starts 12 to 16 days before expected period. The pattern of rise is of... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
No period- pregnant: Your are pregnant and no need for added Progesterone as your doc has stated. Enjoy your pregnancy and follow all instructions : no smoking; no alcohol... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Possibly: Various gastro intestinal symptoms may occure in a cycle manner. Most women have no gastro-intestinal symptoms referable to the menstrual cycle. Other... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
No: No increase in miscarriage. One who conceives this promptly is obviously very fertile. I recommend that you contact your gyn or pcp asap as your dram... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Sperm is resilient: Sperm counts are resistant to most of life's variables but can be affected by heat, genetics, chronic genital infection, enlarged veins in the scrotum... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes preg possible: Any abnormal bleed ( late/early/ lighter/ heavier / different flow pattern or new pain pattern should prompt a pregnancy test. If a blood pregnancy te... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
11-17days b4 period: With regular mentrual cycles have sexual relations at least three times from 17- 11 days before expected period. If menstrual cycles are irregular, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Try 3 more months: In may see your gyn who reviews yours and husbands medical conditions/ medication etc. Tests to include uterotubogram x ray; semenalysis and tests for... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Urine test imperfect: See your gyn to do blood tests and find if you are pregnant and why you are bleeding. Also to find out why your periods are so far apart as this can b... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Yes very much so: Secondary infertility used to describe a delay in conception in spite of having delivered a child in the past. This is no less distressing and require... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz
53 years experience
Needs attention: Any discomfort during or after voiding needs the attention of your gynecologist. There are several causes. You will need a pelvic exam and some tests ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Oskowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oskowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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ur advice was very informative, I really appreciated u taking the time out of your day to respond to questions. you are truly helpin people
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I contacted my ob and it's unrelated. Thanks for you answer :-&#41;
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm off to see a nephrologist tomorrow, but will pursue this too!

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