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Dr. Daniel Rychlik

Fertility Medicine
Santa Barbara, CA
27 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Menses: There are many causes for bleeding from the uterus. The uterus normally bleeds in response to hormones that fluctuate during the cycle. When bleeding ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Most likely not: You would not feel anything during implantation. Mild cramping can be caused by various things including the procedure itself, dehydration, etc.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Most the same: Most of the birth control pills are the same. The only difference is the progestin type. Any pill may cause symptoms however they will dissipate over ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
It may: Evening primrose oil (epo) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (gla), which is believed to be the active ingredient. Epo ha... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
No: It should be counted from the day of regular flow. Can i also ask are you doing OPK tests for pregnancy?
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
No : This is not normal and may be caused by something other than the ivf. If it is severe i would seek your doctors attention.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
?: Brown blood is old blood. It means you had some sort of bleeding in the past. It takes time for the old blood to show up as spotting. Therefore, what ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
List: If you are having regular menses and anticipating your periods then you are ovulating. The things to evaluate your fertility are: eggs - amh level an... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Implantation bleeding is a very rare event although it is talked about a lot it rarely happens.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
No: No. Most women who conceive don't have any symptoms of implantation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: Implantation bleeding is a very very very rare event. Most women who conceive have no symptoms let alone implantation bleeding.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Can be: It can be. Has it happened before. If the pain persists i would see your doctor.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
None: Bed rest has never shown to increase pregnancy rates in women undergoing ivf. So don't stress about it. However, stress has shown to decrease pregnanc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
No: Miscarriage will not make you miss multiple menses. However, your ovary may not be ovulating when you are peri menopausal.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Tubal Iigations are very good at preventing pregnancy. There are some variations in failure rates depending on the type of tubal. But failure rates ar... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
No: No it is not normal. It may be from a different cause. If persists you should see your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Timing wrong: You most likely did not conceive around that time or did not have a menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycle only occurs after Progesterone falls. Progesteron... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: There is some increase in pregnancy after hsg. However the increase is small around 1%. Unsure of your condition to give you chances of pregnancy over... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: Many reasons can exist for having irregular menses. The best thing is to have a doctor evaluate the reasons.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
The first thing: If she has irregular menses you should have that evaluated by a fertility doctor. Irregular menses means different things for different people. Howeve... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Yes but why are you measuring the levels? Measuring the levels are not clinically important. Because i don't know what you are using the Progesterone ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
What is the source: The source of the primary amenorrhea is the most important issue to determine success. What is the source?
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly one cycle: Could have grown in one cycle.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Sure: Sure. The chance are between 7-15% for your age.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Evaluation: Any ovarian cyst that is not simple should be evaluated. Most likely with surgery.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
NO: Acanthosis nigricans is caused by skin thickening in response to elevated levels of insulin. As the skin is lost and the Insulin levels go down the sk... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
You may: Some women will take a long time to grow a follicle when they have pcos. Sometimes it requires the addition of fsh injections to accomplish this.

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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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