Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola

Fertility Medicine
Springfield, IL
35 years experience male

Locations

SIU Fertility and IVF Center

Springfield, IL

Address

751 North Rutledge Street, Suite 0100, Springfield, IL
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

2175453119

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Health Alliance Medical Plans

HealthLink

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

SIU Department of OB/Gyn

Springfield, IL

About

Bio

I am currently the Chairman of the SIU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology which is comprised of a dedicated group of healthcare professionals that provide health services to women in central and southern Illinois and united by a passion to enhance their quality of health through education, service and research. In addition, I am also the Medical Director of the SIU Fertility IVF Center a medical practice focused on helping couples with fertility problems achieve their dream of becoming a Family To this goal we are committed to the training of physicians and specialists in obstetrics and gynecology in a university based environment mixing the rigors of academia with the combined experience of university and community based training programs. Our Department provides an innovative curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology supported by master’s level medical educators, advanced surgical models in laboratory settings and an extensive mentoring experience that initiates with a six week pre-residency course followed by close supervision throughout the training period with incremental levels of autonomy as milestones are reached. We believe this leads to more experienced and qualified physicians to provide women’s healthcare and who will be capable of being certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We have initiated an exciting area of growth within the Department recruiting subspecialties in women’s health covering all the health care needs for women throughout their lifetime. In addition, our physicians serve as the perinatal center for central and southern Illinois, have new multi-disciplinary cancer and urogynecology programs and the most sophisticated and state of the art fertility center in the region. Our general Obstetric and Gynecology specialists are well versed in all aspects of women’s health needs and can manage the most complex of medical and surgical problems. We are proud to be part of a very dynamic medical community. I welcome you to our website and I believe that you will be impressed by the level of compassion, sophisticated quality of healthcare and education available within our department.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

377 Answers
678 Agrees
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: yes, make sure that you have an experienced gastroenterologist doing your procedure
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
P4: Progesterone should be > 4 to indicate ovulation.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
I : I agree with everything said here. The only reason to remove it in pregnancy would be if your mfm or OB doctors think that it can be infected. Otherwi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
If : If you are taking the medication as prescribed and getting your shot on time is very unlikely to get pregnant. The estimated perfect use first-year fa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
It : It usually takes at least 6 months for cycles to resume after depo-provera, so it is not unusual. However the contraceptive effect is not reliable aft... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes, be safe first: Yes, preventing a pregnancy that is unwanted should be your highest priority.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
If : If you have been taking birth control without mistakes its unlikely that you will. However if you had mistakes and forgetting the pill, that always pu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Pill: Usually one to three menstrual cycles prior to the use of the pill. So if you menstruated before every 30 days, then 1-3 months.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes it can if its abnormal, but for regular menses very little difference if you take it.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Spotting: Its usually just spotting not like a regular menses, its considered like breakthrough bleeding.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: As long as you take Plan B within 72 hrs of unprotected sex you are ok, the nuva ring will actually help!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Fighting: If you where punched in the stomach you may need to be seen and evaluated. If you were not hit at all, its probably anxiety from being upset and will ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Any position is OK: Any position you feel comfortable is fine. You may want to put a pillow under your knees for comfort.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Risky for pregnancy: Everytime you miss or delay pills you increse the chances of becoming pregnant or have vaginal bleeding/spotting. Place the pack in an area where you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
OK to test: Yes, go ahead and do a home pregnancy test.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Overwight people have more androgen production and a higher risk for polycystic ovarian disease, which in turn increases hair groth problems in women.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: All combined birth control pills prevent ovulation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Not really: There are several experimental treatment and ru 486 that have been used, but the most effective is luprolide acetate but when you discontinue the trea... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Many resons: Many reasons the most common is endometriosis, see your ob/gyn for an evaluation.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Too early: Wait for the date of your period, and if it comes you are not pregnant. However if your menses do not come wait until 16 days from the time you had se... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: The implant is over 99 per cent effective, which means less than one in 1, 000 women using it over three years will become pregnant. It last for 3 ye... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Progesterone: Get a Progesterone level with your doctor, that way you can tell if you arevulating.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Normal: Cervical mucus that has an egg white consistency is normal and a good sign of fertility.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Not good: Its not effective unless you do ivf with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
D&C: Its called a D&C (dilatation and curettage); its usually a personal preference and frequently patients can pass the tissue on their own. However if it... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: It will not affect anything.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yeast: Yeast infections are very common and can happen at any time. Anything that reduces your immune system or blood sugar like diabetes may cause this. Pre... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Too early to tell: Too early to tell, but you need to do a pregnancy test. Do not take chances next time use a condom, since the pull out method is not effective.
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A female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
A ciuple of months: It depends on the clinic but typically you will need an appointment, then start you on ocs to regulate your cycles (but not always depending how regul... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
You : You are probably pregnant, sometimes how concentrated the urine is may change the color, as well as the quality of the reagents used to manufacture (c... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Possible: Yes, or a threatened miscarriage, but it could be from irritation of your cervix too. I recommend you call your OB in the am.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
This is normal: This is normal, and not to worry. There will be enough sperm to achieve pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
NO: Patients can have different tolerance to hormonal medications, particularly when they take them repeatedly. Do not worry, be happy you feel better.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: Implantation bleeding usually is 6-7 days after ovulation, which for most women is between days 12-16 on average 14.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Sperm: The amount of semen (of which just a small portion is actually sperm) can change volume with age, level of hydration, frequency of sex or masturbation... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: The sperm counts will not substantially chance, and its normal that semen volume will decrease. It also ok to have sex every other day for fertility p... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Pain: No, round ligament pain does not hurt the baby at all.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Short luteal phase: With a +opk ovulation happens in 24 hrs and your temperature rises. A triphasic chart has 3 levels of temperatures:pre-ovulation (97.0 to 97.5), post-... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Wrong diagnosis?: If over the counter creams are not helping you should be seeing a proctologist or dermatologist to evaluate. You may have the wrong diagnosis.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Symptoms of Miscarri: Cramps and vaginal bleeding in combination. Severe cramps can be present in a variety of conditions during pregnancy such as a ruptured ovarian cyst, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. Ovulation for mos women happens between days 12-16 from the first day of the period, on averag... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Contraception: First she needs a more permanent method of contraception and use condoms. She needs to stop taking emergency contraception and she will get a period 2... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Possible: Sperm survives for up to 72 hrs so yes. However you need to get closer to your ovulation date in the future.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes it will not interfere with anything.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
3 mo: If you are healed and feel fine i would say anytime or 3 mo after the injuries whichever is first.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
GOOD!: Actually your fertility will return immediately and you will have a chance to get pregnant with your next cycle. Good luck.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. Ovulation for mos women happens between days 12-16 from the first day of the period, on averag... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Estradiol: It is to reduce your estrogen production or "unopposed estradiol" and reduce the risk of breast cancer.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Pregnant?: Get a blood pregnancy to confirm this with your doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Not much info: This is a controversal medication to use for fertility since its not available made by a commerical pharmaceutical company, you find it in health food... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 27, 2012
Dr Loret de Mola is a leader in the field of female infertility. His program's IVF success rate doubles the national average. At the same time, his program has the lowest single embryo transfer rate...Read More
Mar 17, 2013
I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Loret de Mola recently. We were in a small group meeting assigned to write questions for a book commonly used by Ob/Gyn residents in training as well as physicians in...Read More
Mar 1, 2013
Dr. Loret De Mola is an outstanding clinician, and also one of the world's authorities in reproductive medicine. I've known him nearly 15 years and we worked closely together in practice some years ba...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you! I'm assuming It is most likely related to my HSV 2. This is unusual as I have no other symptoms that I normally get with an OB.
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So if I ovulated it may show up as a faint + on a pregnancy test? We had a miscarrage a few months ago and got excited over this +.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have suffered with Gerd for years with a giant all hernia (sliding).

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Institute of Technical-Superior Studies of Monterrey, Mexico
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Residency

St. Luke's Hospital

Awards

Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Donald F. Richardson Memorial National Prize Paper Award., American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
ACOG/Ephraim McDowell Award for Scientific Excellence, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Affiliations

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Publications

Obesity and its relationship to infertility in men and women.
Impact of ovarian endometrioma on assisted reproduction outcomes.
Comparison of two culture systems for the in-vitro growth and maturation of mouse preantral follicles.
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