Dr. HUGH Melnick

Fertility Medicine
New York, NY
51 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Fertility Services

New York, NY

Address

1625 Third Avenue, New York, NY
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

2122898546

About

Bio

I have been treating couples with fertility problems for over thirty years, and established my practice ADVANCED FERTILITY SERVICES as the first free-standing in Vitro Ferilization center in New York City in 1982. I also treat many patients having Hypothyroidism.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Endocrinology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Doctor Q&A

111 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
10-12 DAYS: Please note, that blood pregnancy tests are more accurate that urine tests.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
YES: Progesterone injections are painful and are actually not as good as vaginal progesterone!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NO MORE CLOMID!!!!!: If a woman takes Clomid (clomiphene) for more than 4-6 cycles, at most, Clomid (clomiphene) will not help and should be discontinued. There is a small... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
AGE/SYMPTOMS/TESTS: Menopause is a process that occurs over a ten year period of time in most women. Their symptoms, as well as their periods, come and go. This usually o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NOT OVULATING: It i.S not uncommon for women to miss a period ot two when they do not ovulate regularly. It could be stress, travelling, or a hormonal balance. If yo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
PROBABLY NOT: The Depo-Provera should have blocked your ovulation in march, so i doubt that you are pregnant. You should not get periods on depo, so I am sure that ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
BAD IDEA: Iodine deficiency is rarely a cause of hypothyroidism in the usa, because there is more than sufficient iodine in our diet. The ingestion of excess io... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
POSSIBLY: Since many women with pocs need to take fertility meds to ovulate and conceive, your chances of having twins are slightly increased.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
5 DAYS AT MOST: A cyst occurring after normal ovulation is called a corpus luteum cyst and will not delay a period much more than 5 days.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NOT USEFUL AT ALL!: With the current diagnostic and treatment protocols, laparoscopy is seldom used. Its risk, as a surgical procedure, far outweighs its benefits as a "... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
POSSIBLY: That said, hot flashes are cause by a drop in estrogen levels in the brain. Therefore, any low estrogen state can cause them. Blood tests and a vag so... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
YES: It will be gone by 24-48 hours after.
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A member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
COULD BE EITHER: It could be partner #1 with whom you had sex on cycle day9-10, if you have a short menstrual cycle every 24-26 days. If your cycle is normally every 3... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NO.: Neither intercourse, nor antibiotics effect menstrual flow. This sounds more like a hormonal issue, but may be entirely normal as well.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
HYPOTHYROIDISM: Hypothyroidism may cause mental "fogginess" and poor concentration/memory.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
CHECK HER THYROID: The correct weight depends on height and bone structure, but 140 for an eleven year ols is a bit much. She needs to have her thyroid and other hormone... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NONE: The only body parts that i can think of that are most commonly donated are a kidney and bone marrow. Donation of either would not adversely affect con... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
ALL MAY BE OK: Vaginal ultrasound is much better for seeing the fetal heart beat. Have one done asap, since you must be very concerned! hope all is ok!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
YES: Shingles does not interfere with clomid, (clomiphene) and Clomid (clomiphene) will not make the problem worse. I hope that you are being treated for y... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
HOW LONG TRYING???: At the age of 26, if all is ok with both partners, 95% will be pregnant in six months of trying. It sounds to me that you have been trying for longer ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
DELAYED OVULATION,: Delayed ovulation does not mean that the egg is over "ripe". Many women conceive on cycle day 21. Your ovulation was delayed that month, for any numbe... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
ADHD: Adhd can be related to, and caused by, an underactive thyroid gland.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NOT REALLY: Burning after any type of sex or with urination is not normal. You should see your doctor for an exam and urine test.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NOT NECESSARILY: There are different two issues. Her itching is due to antithyroid antibodies and is best treated by increasing the dose of synthroid (thyroxine). Tha... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
VERY UNLIKELY: By my calculations, that should be cycle day 19, which is after the usual period of ovulation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
COULD BE HORMONAL: Your hot flashes, bloating and fatigue could be hormonal---both female hormonal issue and an uneractive thyroid gland. The rib pain could be a differ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
CYCLES TOO SHORT!: If you truey have 18 days between the start of your menstrual cycles, you may not be ovulating. A delayed cycle often comes after a few short cycles. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
OVERLY ANXIOUS: You have a great deal of concerns, which are valid, but should not cause so much anxiety that you need to take xanax (alprazolam)! xanax (alprazolam) ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NOT USUALLY: There is little or no reason to have this procedure done prior to ivf. It adds nothing diagnostically or therapeutically to helping you get pregnant!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
VITAMIN AQ &D OINT.: Try vitamin a & d ointment. That should help. If it is no better in 10 days, see your gyn.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
HOW SO??: On the scant info that you provide, your age suggests a female hormonal issue. See your gyn to discuss.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
MAY: May be related to a underactive thyroid. Treatment of thyroid may help symptoms.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
COLD INTOLERANCE: This symptom, along with difficulty in losing weight, may suggest an under active thyroid gland. You should consult an endocrinologist who has experie... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NOT NECESSARY: In my opinion, prenatal vitamins are not needed prior to conception for 99% of healthy women. They do not increase fertility. The only vitamin that is... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
SIMPLE TESTING: You really need to see either a fertility specialist or a gyn with some experience in treating infertility. Prior to that appointment, have your husba... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NOT A PROBLEM: You can conceive just as easily with early ovulation. The trick is to be sure to start having earlier in your cycle!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
DIFFICULT PROBLEM: The cause of your problem is a difficult one to diagnose, but hormonal therapy can often be very helpful. You realy should consult with a gyn. Who ha... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NO: Bloating usually is caused by water retention due to hormonal issues. Female and thyroid issues are usually the underlying causes. While bloating is n... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
See a fertility doc: At 26 years old, you definitely should have conceived by now. There is definitely a problem, and you should see a doctor that treats infertilile coupl... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
NEED AN ULTRASOUND: You really need a pelvic examination and a vaginal ultrasound exam. Your symptoms could be the result of any one of several benign gyn. Conditions--en... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
YES AND NO: Clots themselves can cause severe cramping when expelled. They are not a problem and usually can be treated by taking aleve (naproxen) prior to menstr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
HIGHLY UNLIKELY: Your chance of conception is less than 4%. That said, some women do have an occaisional 45 day cycle, which means that day thirty of that particular ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Nothing unusual: The OPK should normally last for only one day. Pink staining can be quite normal. Implantation bleeding usually occurs 7-10 days after ovulation and c... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
PREG. IS POSSIBLE: You can be pregnant, since pregnancy hormone can certainly make nipples sensitive and darker. The delayed period can be caused by a corpus lutem cysyt... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
BIPOLAR: Bipolar disorder can be greatly improved with high doses of Cytomel (liothyronine) (25-100 mcg/day).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
URINARY INFECTION: It sounds like you have an infection in your bladder that may be heading for your kidneys. Get to your doctor asap for treatment, to prevent a potenti... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
30-40%: Since you are young, you have a very excellent chance of conceiving in three months. The colposcopy has no effect on becoming pregnant.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Possibly: It is not unusual for men with type i diabetes to have difficulty with having sexual intercourse, due to neurological effects of the diabetes. Has you... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
TWO THINGS.: Either the test is wrong, so get a blood test which is more accurate. More likely, you have what is known as a persistent corpus luteum, which can del... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
CIRCULATION/THYROID: If you have a thyroid condition, or have the symptoms of an underactive thyroid, that could be at the root of your problem, especially if you are havi... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Melnick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Melnick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! If that is true I hope it can be stopped with meds,I do not want to go through no more surgeries. Thanks for your advise:-)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanx for taking the time to answer my question, but what other factors could be playing part in becoming pregnant?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I really appreciate you taking time to answer this. So glad I found this site, it is changing health awareness!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1971MD

Medical/Graduate school

TEMPLE U
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Third Place, New York - Winter
2013
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