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Dr. Mark Amols

Fertility Medicine
Mesa, AZ
18 years experience male

Locations

New Direction Fertility Centers

Mesa, AZ

Address

4824 E Baseline RD, STE 132, Mesa, AZ
Directions

Fax

4803518221

About

Bio

Dr. Amols is a family man. He has 4 kids (2 sets of twins). His family is the most important thing to him and is why he is devoted to helping others start their family. He and his wife also went through fertility issues having both struggles and success.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Montgomery Glands: Sounds like the montgomery glands of the breast. These are little bumps on the areola of your breasts. These can be squeezed and a wax like white disc... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Ignore: 1/3 of the female reproductive population has "polycystic ovaries". Less then 1/10 has PCOS!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
It doesn't: This is a matter of what came first. Low sperm does not cause sexual problems other then not being able to have a baby. That may cause relationship... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Endometrium: The embryo implants into the endometrium which is the soft tissue of the uterus. It sits in the lining of the uterus until the placenta is developed a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Estrogen: When a woman ovulates it is the time of maximum estrogen. Estrogen will lead to the white vaginal thin discharge. It is not related to implantation... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
This is normal: Almost all that fluid that you see from an ejaculate is not sperm, it is the fluid that supports the sperm. Of the 40-80 million sperm diluted in the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Uterine contractions: Not all women have uterine contractions with their orgasms. The women who do need to be careful if they get a hysterectomy since their orgasms wil... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
See the nephrologist: I would highly recommend you see your nephrologist before trying to conceive. Pregnancy increases your blood flow and cardiac output which delivers mo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
?What?: An embryo not implanting is not an abortion. The only way you would know this if you went IVF and put an embryo in. If your asking what are ways to... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
NO: No the pregnancy was the last ovulation. Once you are pregnant you will not ovulate again until the pregnancy is delivered and you start ovulating aga... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: This could be implantation spotting. Additionally estrogen levels drop after ovulation and can cause some spotting. It will not prevent a pregnancy... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Sperm vs Semen: When you first ejaculate you are seeing sperm mixed with semen. Most of the fluid is semen not sperm. When you ejaculate again within a short period o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Akward not painful: I've had many virgins undergo a vaginal ultrasound without discomfort. However it may be awkward from some perspectives. The reason doctors use a v... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
What?: I'm not sure what your question is. 1. If you had a day 3 embryo transfer it will be a blastocyst in 2 days. If you had a day 5 transfer it is alre... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Vagina or Breast?: Vaginal can be anything from normal discharge, infection, drug effect, pregnancy, etc. Milky breast discharge can be normal if history of prior bre... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Ulnar nerve: You are having some impingement of the ulnar nerve. This is kind of like having carpal tunnel which is impingement of the median nerve. The ulnar nerv... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Likely ok!: After 6 months about 70% of people are pregnant. With your history I would recommend no more then 6 months of trying and then see a reproductive docto... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
The progesterone: I'm assuming you used Plan-B or something similar. These pills have high doses of progesterone. Progesterone is what comes and goes in the second port... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on person: The reason women have different length to their cycles is because each woman may ovulate on a different day of their cycle. Most women ovulate aro... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Death of sperm cells: Sperm is created from a very early sperm forming cell. All sperm comes from the duplication and then splitting of these early sperm cells. They then g... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, VBAC : Not all hospitals or doctors offer VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C/S). However some do. I would recommend making an appointment with an OBGYN to discu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Unfortunately at 44 years of age it is going to be hard to improve the shape of your breast because most of the connective tissue has been modified. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Possibly: If your having heavy bleeding I would be concerned you've lost both the embryos. With heavy bleeding that usually represents loss of progesterone ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Cervical bleeding: It is common when performing the IUI that the cervix can bleed a little which can lead to spotting which when mixed with vaginal mucus can look brown.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
NO: You only implant once, since only one egg is released. If you release two eggs you have two implantations but this will still be around the same time/... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
No only temporary!: Any form of testosterone causes a negative feedback signal to the brain to stop producing FSH & LH which lead to Testosterone and Sperm production... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Vasectomy: Not sure I understand the question. Reduced sperm count usually comes from illness and I can't recommend that. Surgeries to reduce sperm: Vasectom... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Tietze Syndrome: You likely have some form of inflammation of the cartilage of the chest. This is very common if you have had a recent cold or cough. If the pain is... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
See a sex therapist: There are many sex therapist that can work with you. Women's orgasms are very complicated and are more then just stimulation. Life stresses and oth... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
What?: I'm not sure what your question is. 1. If you had a day 3 embryo transfer it will be a blastocyst in 2 days. If you had a day 5 transfer it is alre... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Caloric Restriction: Caloric restriction diets like Weight watchers and calorie counting are the only type of diets that help women with PCOS. MRSA is an infection and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, but rare: Only one type of cyst can cause a false pregnancy test. This is a tumor that can release hCG. It is very rare and is very unlikely causing your pregna... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: You may have an ovarian cyst that is preventing you from having your menses. You could also not be ovulating. If your cycles are regular every mont... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
It depends: If you are on a birth control the answer is No. It is perfectly fine to skip menses. If you are not on birth control then it is not normal to skip ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Possibly!: You definetly have some irregularity. I would suspect that the periods you are having are not even hormonal and may be due to not releasing an egg. If... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: This is the most concerning time to miss pills. The way a pill works is it prevents ovulation and prevents sperm movement through the cervix. By m... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Pathological: Vaginal bleeding doesn't have to be from your natural "period". There are many reasons you can have vaginal bleeding. Infectious, cervical bleeding... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
No: The egg is released on ovulation. Usually fertilized in the next 12-24 hours. Then it travels down the fallopian tube for 3-4 days and implants in the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
NO: If you are ovulating you will get a menses. A menses (period) happens when a woman's progesterone levels drop. Progesterone only comes from an emp... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Yes, not being able to have an erection can impact the ability to ejaculate.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Vasectomy: Not sure I understand the question. Reduced sperm count usually comes from illness and I can't recommend that. Surgeries to reduce sperm: Vasectom... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Reabsorbed: I believe you mean an endometrial ablation. However the egg is 100 micrometers in size. The point is it is microscopic and your body will absorb i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
None: I'm not aware of vegetables that cause change in the color of sperm. Semen may have some ability to change color but I'm not aware of that either.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: With almost all the progesterone formulations it will be normal to have vaginal discharge as the progesterone liquefies. A product called "Crinone"... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: You can gain weight anytime during the menstrual cycle. If you asking if ovulation can cause weight gain, then the answer is sort of. After you ov... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
With help: Men are simple: Visual Women are much more complicated with regards to orgasm. Things such as life events, organ of stimulation (clitoral or vagina... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
First day of cycle: Your menses' first day will be the first day of flow (requiring a pad or tampon). Most clinics use this as the timing of the period cycles. Ovulati... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone is a smooth muscle relaxer. It is only released after you ovulate. So it causes your bowels to become slower leading to some mild constip... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: If your age is 43 you may have "early recruitment" which is when your body recruits eggs early because your body has to work harder to get the egg to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Cervical bleeding: This is nothing to worry about and is very common. The cervix was made to have a catheter placed through it so sometimes you can get bleeding from ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Amols is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Amols is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You were the only dr read the full question and gv correct answer in m
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Thanks for your quick reply! It was a few days late is that ok? It was still a normal flow tho
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thank you for your help but why does the pain been occurring nightly?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Arizona - Summer
2014
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2014
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