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Yes: With modern fertility treatments, most couples can succeed. The limiting factor may be that a treatment choice is not acceptable ethically or financially for a couple — a woman 45 + is generally better off with egg donation, embryo donation or adoption than trying with her eggs. Men with ultra severe sperm issues may not want donor sperm. Adoption — traditional or donor embryo — is a good choice. ...Read more
Hi question for fertility doctors if women don't ovulate on day 14, do most ovulate later or earlier, what is most common?
Varies: If your cycles are regular, i.e. Every 28-30 days, then you most likely are ovulating around day 14. If your cycles are longer or shorter this can vary when you ovulate. Take the length of your cycle and subtract 14 days and that's probably when you are ovulating. If your cycles are very irregular, and approach 40 days apart or more than you probably aren't ovulating and you should see your md. ...Read more
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That's an article they wrote about me a few years ago I don't know if allowed to promote myself on these pages but there you go. Unfortunately the prices mentioned in the article are no longer true but i still strive every day to keep my costs down. ...Read more
Partner's meds: Generally it is a good idea to let your physician know as much about you and your partner; such a smoking, drinking alcohol and prescription medications. Your fertility doctor is trying to help you to conceive, and so being honest and forthright may help your physician to help you. In your case, certain medications that you partner is taking may decrease sperm count and this is important to know. ...Read more
I say: There's always hope. Now let's figure out what we need to do to make it happen. ...Read more
Consult: He will be asked medical and surgical and medication history. He may be asked to perform a semenalysis for a future visit. He will also had a physical exam. ...Read more
My husband and I are in desperate need of a fertility doctor does anyone have any ideas in my area?
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Do fertility doctors ever tell couples they can not get pregnant because they have an immunological problem?
Rare: Possibly, and immune conditions can play a role; but it would be truly unusual that an immunological problem was 100% the reason a couple can't conceive. ...Read more
Depends: First, the cause of the low luteinizing hormone (lh) level needs to be determined. Second, the answer may be different for men versus women. Sometimes lifestyle changes are enough to correct abnormal lh levels. There are medications, such as Clomid (clomiphene) or inject able lh that can be helpful. I recommend seeing a fertility specialist to first determine the cause of the low lh. ...Read more
I have so many moms that tell me that they could not conceive and within weeks to a few months on acupuncture conceived and had great pregnancies. That is my #1 suggestion.
Another mom told me that having regular massage led to conception in a few months as well. Just two ideas from patients who let me know what has worked for them. ...Read more
More Eggs: Hormones are given to increase the number of eggs that mature. It can also improve the lining of the uterus and improve with implantation. ...Read more
Donor gametes. Friends say what I do and feel will influence the fetus. What would be the mechanism for that>fertility doctor preferred?
Epigenetics: Epigenetics is the process of altering, or turning on and off certain genes based on the environment. The environment of the fetus is maternal physiology. Many theories now that maternal factors control much of this process. So the answer is yes, but how much and what aspects affect the preg. We feel the biggest effect is thru nutrition and it's effect on metabolic syndrome in the child/adult. ...Read more
Mind-Body support: We believe that reducing stress improves infertility and ivf outcomes. Dr domar championed the concept of a mind-body program to reduce stress and imporve your outlook and hopefulness. I do not know for sure if this is the goal but the idea is out there and scientific research supports reducing stress where possible. Does it help (?, but probably), probably does not hurt — no. Best wishes. ...Read more
My fertility doctor required my egg donor to get a CMV test. The results came back "reactive" to IGG (nonreactive to IGM). Can we still use her eggs for IVF?
Yes, if her CMV IgG : Titer is stable over time. A + test for CMV IgG shows she was infected with CMV at some time during her life, but doesn't tell you when. If antibody tests of paired serum samples show a 4 x increase in CMV IgG antibody & CMV IgM antibody is present or CMV virus is cultured from her urine or throat, then she has an active infection. Your CMV IgG may show you're protected. ...Read more
Fertility doctor prescribed dexamethadone to prevent miscarriage. My wife has been on the drug for a week. We found research that concerned us concerning birth defects with the drug. Any thoughts?
Need more details: Don't know why your wife was given dexamethasone, but don't stop it suddenly without discussing w/your doctor. Don't believe all you read during your research without discussing that as well. ...Read more
Fertility Medicine: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) is a surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility. While most rei specialists primarily focus on the treatment of infertility, reproductive endocrinologists also have training in ob-gyn. ...Read more
Can I have Clomid (clomiphene) together with chinese herbs for enhancing fertility? My doctor (in Japan) wasn't sure about it.
Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements and Chinese herbs advertised to do all sorts of health remedies. Very few supplements or herbs have real research studies to show benefits and prove safety (many manufacturers and sellers make claims based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not based upon real research). Real research is hard to do well, and is expensive. ...Read more
How does medication prescribed for pcos beneficial to my fertility my doctor told me I have pcos and is prescribing me a medication that's called metro something
Specialization: An obgyn sees women for cancer screening, birth control, period problems, prenatal care when pregnant, etc. A fertility doctor sees a couple if they are having trouble getting pregnant. They do tests to see where the problem is and then treats them until they are pregnant and thru almost the first trimester. Then they transfer back to their obgyn for prenatal care and delivery. ...Read more
What is the difference between a fertility doctor and a fertility specialist? Which one should I choose to see?
My fertility doctor prescribed me glumetza and Clomid (clomiphene) cause I wasn't ovulating and my b.S. Is high. I was wondering if I get pregnant will i still take?
You will stop: Once you are pregnant, you will have no need for the clomid (clomiphene). Medication for you blood sugars will depend on if they think that you have diabetes, in which case, you would need to be on medication. If you do not have diabetes now, ask about early screening for diabetes during preganncy. ...Read more
I want to get pregnant. Can I use MHR tablets for fertility? .doctor prescribed metital and mhr tablet.
I think I need a fertility doctor. There's not enough room to ask all my questions. I need to know if I'm pregnant?
Female Health: If you do not have a good family physician to help you get started with this there is planned parenthood that provides very good gyn care as well as a variety of testing and OB care. You are right, you need a real time in person physician. Good luck. ...Read more