Dr. Mark Amols

Fertility Medicine
Mesa, AZ
19 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Multiple ways: There are multiple ways to determine ovulation which is around the time of fertilization. 1. LH surge sticks (determine the surge before ovulation)... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Relative difference!: Women's hormones are the lowest during there menses. The loss of progesterone is what causes the menses (period). I believe what is happening is t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Minutes to Hours: The crinone (progesterone gel) is absorbed throughout the day. This is why it is recommended to place the crinone (progesterone gel) in the morning so... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
IUD (Paraguard): If an embryo has been created then it will implant 5 days after fertilization. The only form of contraception that is not an abortifactant is the NonH... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Try again: As long as your hCG level (pregnancy hormone) is down to zero and you had a menses you can start trying again. There is no rule you need to wait a few... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Sounds good: It sounds like your doing all the right things. Sometimes it just doesn't work the way it did the first time. You also 2 years older now and may need ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
No effect on preg: I believe your question is would an orgasm prevent me from getting pregnant. The simple answer is NO. Some women do have uterine orgasms, where the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
FSH: There is a spectrum of responses: No effects, mild to none to mood swings. Some women can have complications from the meds: hyperstimulation. Drugs... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Already ovulated: You are correct. If your OPK is positive on Friday you will ovulate on Saturday. You will waste time and money on Monday. The reason: The OPK is po... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Pregnancy test: I would check a pregnancy test. You could have a cyst on your ovary that is producing hormones that is prevent your period as well. I'm not sur... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Some women have a small clitoral hood (the piece of skin covering the clitoris). If your clitoris is growing or larger then the size of your pinky ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Multiple causes: This can be normal or pathological. Breast discharge can come from the glands or the ducts. Bloody discharge is most concerning. Stimulation can c... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
See your PCP: Continued bleeding can be a sign of an issue. This can be something simple as anovulatory (not ovulating) bleeding and as dangerous as endometrial can... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Who's the person?: I'm not sure if this is a serious question. You only need two people to perform IVF. If you add a third person then it must be a carrier (Surrogacy) a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
No: The ultrasound probe is no bigger then a maximum sized tampon.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Try to have a baby: I may be misunderstanding your question. But it is not abnormal to want to have a baby. If it is causing you distress then I would recommend seeing a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
No: Unless you are masturbating just prior to intercourse to have a baby you will not improve your chances by stopping masturbating. Sperm is not made... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
No effect on preg: Having one tube removed does not effect your pregnancy rate. This is because an egg from either side can get to your remaining tube. If the tube wa... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on follicles: It depends on how many follicles you have. For most women doing Clomid (clomiphene) (oral med) only their chance is around 8-12% with an IUI. I... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Very common: Most women can't breast feed on the breast all the time. It is very common to pump and then feed the baby with a bottle. This provides all the nutrien... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
It shouldn't be: The ultrasound is not meant to be painful. Some women may find it uncomfortable. Usually this will be women who have not been sexually active or who h... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
See a doctor!: If you tried everything it is time to see a doctor. Sometimes these issues can only be treated with stronger medications you can't get over the cou... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: What causes a menses (period) is the withdraw of progesterone which comes from ovulation. A birth control pills has progesterone in it. Therefore if y... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Women with PCOS respond to weight loss via calorie counting. Diet should be first then exercise. You want a low calorie diet: Weight watchers, coun... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
See a Urologist: The relationship to micropenis and testicular pain do not correlate. I'd recommend seeing a Urologist. Testicular pain can be infection or even tw... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
ZIFT: ZIFT which is the process of laprascopically placing an embryo in the fallopian tube is not done much anymore since you can place the embryo in the ut... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: What PMS is caused from is progesterone. Progesterone causes the mood swings, bloating and breast engorgement that occurs with PMS. This is because pr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: 1/3 of the female reproductive population has "polycystic ovaries". Less then 1/10 has PCOS!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 19 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
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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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