Dr. Daniel Rychlik

Fertility Medicine
Santa Barbara, CA
28 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Rychlik together with a world renowned IVF team use the latest technology to give patients the best options to achieve pregnancy and preserve fertility. His focus is on female and male infertility diagnosis and treatment including assisted reproductive technologies i.e., in vitro fertilization (IVF) and PGD (Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis), fertility preservation and women's endocrinology. Dr. Rychlik attended the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. He completed his fellowship in infertility and reproductive endocrinology at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Recently, Dr. Rychlik has also received his statistical degree

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

262 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Fertility : The peak age for achieving pregnancy is in a woman's 20's. Therefore, most women at this age get pregnant without difficulty. 85% of the people your a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: Women who have intercourse at the right time of the month only have a 35% chance of achieving pregnancy at your age. So it is hard to tell if you are ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Bleeding : Bleeding between menses can be a signal of a problem. Especially, if you are also having regular monthly menses. I would recommend an evaluation with ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Menopause : If you have had a hysterectomy at 29, the first question is the indication? The second is did they take the ovaries? It is important for young women t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: Most likely not. Over the counter pregnancy tests are fairly accurate. There can be other reasons for missing a period. If you take another pregnancy ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: Pregnancy test over the counter are very accurate. However, you can be pregnant and the test can be negative if you check too early. You can test when... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Weight loss: Best way to loose weight is to change lifestyle - easier said than done. You need to learn what to do. The best programs for weight loss include, diet... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
No menses: Menses occurs because of regulation of hormones in the body. If the sequence of hormones does not occur menses may not happen. An ultrasound only show... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Intercourse : Having intercourse can cause the uterus to contract and may force blood out of the uterus. Brown discharge is suggestive of blood that has clotted in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
PCOS: Having no menses for a year is a reason for a workup. Some women are diagnosed with pcos but really have other conditions that "look" like pcos. If yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: It depends on the source of the fluid in the pelvis. Most likely it will be caused by a ruptured cyst. The cyst fluid itself may not prevent pregnancy... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Follicle stimulation: This is normal if you are stimulating for ivf. If you are doing an IUI cycle this may be too many follicles.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Menses: Menses usually gets lighter with the pill. The pill works by decreasing the stimulation on the lining of the uterus.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene) Start: You want to start Clomid (clomiphene) in the beginning of the menstrual cycle. Clomid (clomiphene) works by increasing the stimulation to the ovary. T... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Missing the pill: Yes you should be fine. The pill has a good half life meaning that you have some time before the levels drop to become ineffective. The recommendation... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Spotting: Can mean a lot of things. Unfortunately, blood can come from a number of different sites including hemorrhoids, from the urine, from the cervix or fro... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not really: Is this a frozen embryo transfer embryos from donor egg? Bleeding can come from a lot of sources, sometimes the cervix instead of the uterus. Usually ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
First: If you dates are accurate then the first one is most likely the one. Once the egg is ovulated one cannot get pregnant. Sperm has to be in the fallopia... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Can be anything: Yes it can be but really any change in hormones can cause this to happen. Sore breast usually occur just before get a menstrual cycle.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not necessarily: Implantation bleeding is a very rare event although it is talked about a lot it rarely happens.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Estrogen: The high dose and low dose pills vary the amount of estrogen in the pill. Every pill has the same type of estrogen but the progestin component may be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Any level is good: Studies have shown that women with normal pregnancies have Progesterone levels from 2.5 upward. A positive Progesterone demonstrates that you have ovu... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Irregular menses: Irregular menses should always be checked out. Even with women as young as 15. There can be treatable conditions that need to diagnosed.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel): No there is no increased risk of having twins once an iud is removed. Pregnancy rates are effected by age. As a woman gets older she has a harder time... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
A lot of reasons: It could be bleeding from the cervix. Some women have cervices that bleed when touched. Could be from a traumatic transfer or could be from a drop in ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Ovulation: Ovulation days are difficult to predict when you have irregular menses. Also ovulation predictor kits can be inaccurate with some women with irregular... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
See attention now: No at all! unfortunately fertility does not get better with age. 5 years is a long time and suggests a serious problem.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely: Implantation bleeding is a very very very rare event. Most women who conceive have no symptoms let alone implantation bleeding.
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
What is the source: The source of the primary amenorrhea is the most important issue to determine success. What is the source?
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding does not mean you are having a menses. Menses is the loss of blood from the uterus when you are not pregnant and your hormones fall. Bleeding... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
NO: The birth control pill has so many benefits for young women and is the best choice for protection against pregnancy and other medical issues. In studi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
No: No it is not normal. It may be from a different cause. If persists you should see your doctor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
?: Usually one will wait to see if they are pregnant or not (have a menses) before starting a new cycle of treatment.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Many reasons: Most important thing to look at is your ovarian reserve. Over time eggs become less effective and two things happen. It becomes harder to conceive and... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Evaluation: Any ovarian cyst that is not simple should be evaluated. Most likely with surgery.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Sure: Sure. The chance are between 7-15% for your age.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Ovulation: If you are not having regular menses you may not be ovulating. This would cause disruption in your bleeding patterns. I would seek doctors care to eva... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Evaluation: You can do an evaluation of the following to assess fertility status. These are the three things that need to be ok to achieve pregnancy eggs - you ha... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You have a chance of getting pregnant. On average the chance of getting pregnant in a month for a women your age is about 35% if you have no fertility... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Evaluations: There are three things to evaluate to determine fertility status. Eggs - amh level, are you having regular menses sperm - semen analysis fallopian tu... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Can be: It can be. Has it happened before. If the pain persists i would see your doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Yes : That is when implantation occurs.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Sperm survival. : Sperm can last a couple of hours when it is in the seminal fluid. So it does not really hit the air.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Do know: May mean that your menses is about to start. Iui's only have a success rate of 9% per cycle. Therefore, you most likely are not pregnant. However, che... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely: You cannot get pregnant after you ovulate. Sperm has to be in the fallopian tube when the egg arrives. However, determining ovulation is not always ac... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Chances: The chances of becoming pregnant are based upon age. At peak the best chances are about 35% per month but dramatically decreases with age and other co... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Sure: Sounds like the medication did produce ovulation as your Progesterone level demonstrates ovulation. That is the purpose of clomid (clomiphene). If you... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
No: It will not go away with medication. The cause of the cyst is endometrial glands on the ovary which need to be removed. With the size of the cyst it c... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
No: Positioning has no effect on fertility. Retroverted uterus' are normal. And your uterus normal changes positions.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
It depends: I have to ask what are you using it for? Provera (medroxyprogesterone) usually is given to start a menstrual cycle. However, it is not a medication to... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 26, 2016
Awesome Doc! Fantastic answers that helps many folks. Thank you!
Nov 20, 2013
Gives exellent advice regarding fertility & cenception
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rychlik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My doctor said the same thing or a tubal reversal i wanted anothe opion about an thank u for the answer to my question
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Thanks for your quick reply! Unfortunately the birth control had not helped and causing random bleeding, neausa . Any advice?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I used an ovulation test to determine that, but also keep track of bbt

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

St. Francis Hospital

Awards

CREST Scholar
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Third Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2013

Publications

Cloning and tissue expression of the tissue prothrombinase Fgl-2 in the Sprague-Dawley rat.
Pharmacologic treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.
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