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Dr. Ian Hardy

Fertility Medicine
Reading, MA
28 years experience

Locations

Fertility Centers of New England

Reading, MA

Address

20 Pond Meadow, Reading, MA
Directions

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About

Bio

Graduate of Princeton, Stanford, Harvard * Two United States Patents ( # 5541081 and # 4658817) * Fulbright Scholar (Paris, France) * Parke-Davis Scholar * Named to Boston's Top Doctors * Selected as a top infertility specialist by Consumers Guide to Top Doctors

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Usually minimal spot: Implantation bleeding is usually not heavy. Your description may be bleeding from other causes other than implantation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Cramps are normal: The cramps and twinges are likely normal "growing pains" of a changing uterus. As it begins to grow with the early pregnancy, these twinges are norma... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Location location: Your fibroids individually are not very big but in sum are bigger than your uterus. They likely are contributing to your heavy periods. If wishing t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Able to get pregnant: If partner ejaculated and normal sperm parameters, certainly able to get pregnant. Fertile couples, however, on average take 5 months to conceive, i.... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Unlikely allergic: It is very unlikely that you are "allergic" to his sperm. Men can develop antibodies to their own sperm ( usually after vasectomy reversals) but it i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Don't need to wait: You really do not need to wait two periods; you may begin trying to conceive immediately. In some cases, however, your body may have "forgotten" how ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Low estrogen: Mid-cycle spotting usually is a result of low peri-ovualtory estrogen. With ovulation, estrogen levels drop. If already low, the additional drop wit... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
No: The hpv vaccine is not associated with infertility. In its early assessment, it has been very effective in preventing hpv.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Need to confirm: One day late does not automatically imply pregnancy, nor does it rule it out. Would need to confirm with blood or urine testing. Dark brown spotting ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Egg won't wait: Nothing is impossible, but unlikely to get pregnant 4 days after ovulation. This is more related to the egg which will not wait that long than it is ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Neither: If his semen analysis is normal, he will not benefit from any of the zinc supplements.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
14 days before perio: Calculate your average cycle length from cd 1 (full flow) to next month's cd 1. You typically ovulate approx 14 days before your next period. If you... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
? PCO: Do you mean polycystic ovarian syndrome (pco)? Pco patients have greater difficulty with normal ovulation and may take longer to conceive. This can ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
No need to elevate: There is no need to elevate your hips to optimize pregnancy. A women's cervical mucous mid-cycle is designed to "trap" the sperm and help transport i... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Hardy
28 years experience
Spotting may = preg: Given the report of 5 days post-ovualtion, the spotting may represent embryo implantation which is associated with spotting. Confirmation would only ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hardy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hardy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much for taking the time for my query. God bless you. :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
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