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How can I find a fertility specialist?

How can I find a fertility specialist?

Research Friends: I put together several links to our professional societies (http://bitly. Com/bundles/dropsahl/g). Search for local docs and find board certified rei specialist. Check for practice styles, large vs small practice, friend and colleague recommendations. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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I found a fertility specialist, what is next?

I found a fertility specialist, what is next?

Make an appointment: The specialist will interview and examine you, then make recommendations for testing and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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When should someone see a fertility specialist?

When should someone see a fertility specialist?

Within a year: If under 35, after year of trying
If over 35, after 6 months of trying ...Read more

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What is likely to be the next step after seeing a fertility specialist?

What is likely to be the next step after seeing a fertility specialist?

Tests and treatment: After seeing the fertility doc, tests to determine why you're not pregnant get done. Then, you regroup with the re to put together a plan for getting pregnant in the shortest period of time for your least possible physical, emotional, and financial investment. ...Read more

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How do I search for a fertility specialist (rei) for testing in my area?

How do I search for a fertility specialist (rei) for testing in my area?

Board-certified: Go to asrm. Org and from that site link to srei. This is the society of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Only board-certified rei dr.'s are listed on this site. The site is divided into areas of the country. ...Read more

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Have been ttc for a long time. Should I go to a guino first or to a fertility specialist? I do not want to waste any time

Have been ttc for a long time. Should I go to a guino first or to a fertility specialist? I do not want to waste any time

Fertility specialist: If you have been doing timed intercourse for one year and are not pregnant, it is certainly wise to see a fertility specialist. There's a lot that can be done to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been put on a low gi diet by my fertility specialist. I'm also supposed to gain 5 pounds. It is tough for me to gain anything. How do I do it?

I have been put on a low gi diet by my fertility specialist. I'm also supposed to gain 5 pounds. It is tough for me to gain anything. How do I do it?

Keep it to yourself: Keep it to yourself
you will be the envy of every woman on the planet.
you can gain weight by taking more calories.
you can do that by start taking concentrated died.
like ensure plus can mix it with two scoops of ice cream with your favorite flavor that is 1000 calories. For example.
I am sure they did already rule out diabetes and thyroid issues.
good luck ...Read more

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Do spermiograms need to be performed & interpreted by a fertility specialist or can these be done elsewhere and read by a patient? Are they expensive?

Do spermiograms need to be performed & interpreted by a fertility specialist or can these be done elsewhere and read by a patient? Are they expensive?

By a laboratory: A spermiogram (also called semen analysis) does need to be performed and interpreted by a fertility specialist or andrologist. The cost varies, but should generally be under $200 us dollars. Some general laboratories will do a basic semen analysis when ordered by a physician. ...Read more

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How long should I try to conceive before seeking the advice of a fertility specialist?

How long should I try to conceive before seeking the advice of a fertility specialist?

3-6 months.: Depending on your age; if you are in your 20's try for 6-12 months on your own first. If you are in your late 30's or 40's you may not want to wait for more than 3 months. ...Read more

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How fertility specialist check me for conceiving?

How fertility specialist check me for conceiving?

Fertility: There are a number of tests that can be done. Many are based on taking a careful history of your situation and then deciding from there. Many times hormone levels will be checked, a radiology test called a hysterosalpingogram will be done to check if the fallopian tubes are open and a semen analysis will be done on your husband. Sometimes additional tests are needed based on the results. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get an IUI when you are actually ovulating?  fertility specialists 

Is it ok to get an IUI when you are actually ovulating?  fertility specialists 

Yes, it's a good day: There is a window where the egg could be fertilized, from around 3-5 days before ovulation until the day of ovulation (and maybe one day after ovulation). The day of ovulation might be the best day to do an IUI - if you choose one IUI per month we time it for the day of expected ovulation, for 2 IUI a month we choose the day before ovulation and the day of ovulation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fertility doctor and a fertility specialist? Which one should I choose to see?

What is the difference between a fertility doctor and a fertility specialist? Which one should I choose to see?

Interchangeable: Terms. However, there are some doctors who work with fertility who have not completed sub -specialties in fertility. ...Read more

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Why might a fertility specialist recommend a would-be father to switch from wearing briefs to wearing boxer shorts?

Why might a fertility specialist recommend a would-be father to switch from wearing briefs to wearing boxer shorts?

To cover all bases: It's pretty 'old school' but some men have minor improvements in sperm numbers by switching. The idea, which is at least partly validated, is that the boxers allow the testes to be a tiny amount cooler than the briefs. ...Read more

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What is the importance of seeing fertility specialist when the ovarian reserve is low. Is there treatment for this situation?

What is the importance of seeing fertility specialist when the ovarian reserve is low. Is there treatment for this situation?

Get right treatment: A fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinologist) can assess your individual situation - how low is your ovarian reserve (egg supply), your age, any tube or sperm problems? - then come up with a treatment plan that's right for you. Some women with low ovarian reserve need tablets or shots to release more eggs, some need in vitro fertilization (ivf) with their own eggs, and some need donor egg. ...Read more

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I am 34 years of age. Had a mc at 10 weeks. Trying 2 conceive after DC since 3 months. Should I see a fertility specialist considering my age?

Good & bad news: The good news is no, it is too soon to see the fertility specialist as you were previously able to get pregnant. The bad news is your advancing age is diminishing ovulation frequency and increasing genetic complications after age 35. ...Read more

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I am 46 and trying to conceive. Fertility specialist tested me and found I have 2% of viable eggs. What can I do naturally?

I am 46 and trying to conceive. Fertility specialist tested me and found I have 2% of viable eggs. What can I do naturally?

Not much: Unfortunately 2 % of viable eggs is not enough for even IVF to be successful. Consider donor eggs or a surrogate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pcos. So she referred me to a fertility specialist. So just kinda wondering what will happen?

What to do if I have pcos. So she referred me to a fertility specialist. So just kinda wondering what will happen?

Consult: The reproductive medicine doctor will likely get a detailed history on you, and possibly order blood tests in order to determine whether you really have pcos and if so to determine the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Will this treatment affect my ability to have children? If so, should I talk with a fertility specialist before treatment begins?

Will this treatment affect my ability to have children? If so, should I talk with a fertility specialist before treatment begins?

Medical Rx Fertility: Fertility is a valuable resource. Every woman should understand their fertility, how it changes during life and how to manage and optimize it. A great time to talk with a fertility specialist is when you sense a concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram rehman said I have secondary infertility, so why won't my doctor help me, IV been declined to see a fertility specialist! What do I do now?

Dr. Khurram rehman said I have secondary infertility, so why won't my doctor help me, IV been declined to see a fertility specialist! What do I do now?

Infertility: Dr. Rehman is likely right, secondary infertility is a clinical diagnosis. You need to ask your doctor why he won't help, others cannot tell you this. Often the problem is not the doctor, but the insurance who may have rules or restrictions on coverage. Ask your doctor: if it's an insurance issue, he might help you work it out. If the doctor is the problem, get a new one. ...Read more

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How come a fertility specialist recommend the rubella vaccine?

How come a fertility specialist recommend the rubella vaccine?

Babies safety: During an evaluation the specialist will often run tests that verify any vulnerabilities you have that would affect a pregnancy. If you show no antibodies to rubella, then you are at risk of having the disease. Since rubella can cause profound birth defects & or a miscarriage if experienced during pregnancy, having the vaccine is a reasonable choice to prepare you for any future pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent chemical pregnancies? I have had three now. The ER found fibroids. My fertility specialist found nothing but a healthy uterus.

What causes recurrent chemical pregnancies? I have had three now. The ER found fibroids. My fertility specialist found nothing but a healthy uterus.

A few things: Most recurrent chemical miscarriages are the result of either ovulation problems or just bad luck. A large percentage of eggs and embryos are genetically abnormal and likely to miscarry even if they implant, and this can easily happen 3 times in a row. That being said it is appropriate to see a specialist at this point to rule out all the other potential causes. ...Read more

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Hydrosalpinx on one side. Why do they recommend pinching off? Can't u get pregnant from other fallop tube? Fertility specialists please. Thanks

Hydrosalpinx on one side. Why do they recommend pinching off? Can't u get pregnant from other fallop tube? Fertility specialists please. Thanks

I've seen it: The fluid in the hydrosalpinx is hostile to the uterine environment so an embryo from the "good" tube doesn't implant. Through my experience when I have blocked or removed a hydrosalpinx from one side and the other side was open the patient usually got pregnant without ivf in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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The creamy discharge that happens during ovulation: does that mean your ovulating or you already ovulated?  obgyn and or fertility specialists welcom.

The creamy discharge that happens during ovulation: does that mean your ovulating or you already ovulated?  obgyn and or fertility specialists welcom.

Difficult...: The dischage you are describing is from the estrogen produced by a developing follicle, which in turn was caused by the brain sending a message (fsh) to the ovaries. For most women and most cycles it occurs around the time of ovulation, +/- a day. However, it can occur several days prior...And up to several days after. ...Read more

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Fertility specialists, have a 1 cent polyp in uterus. Do u recommend trying to get pregnant first or go straight to removal and try after?  

Fertility specialists, have a 1 cent polyp in uterus. Do u recommend trying to get pregnant first or go straight to removal and try after?  

Possibly: Even a 1 CM polyp in the uterus can be irritating to the lining and inhibit implantation or cause a miscarriage. If it is low in the uterus or in the cervix it causes less problems. Most people don''t know they have polyps unless they are having symptoms - irregular bleeding or had an ultrasound or hsg x-ray for fertility issues. If symptomatic it should come out first. ...Read more

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Fertility specialists, how likely is a 1 cent polyp in uterus to cause 1. Infertility 2. Miscarriage. Please take size of p into consideration w answe?

Fertility specialists, how likely is a 1 cent polyp in uterus to cause 1. Infertility 2. Miscarriage. Please take size of p into consideration w answe?

Low prob/easy fix: Not a great probability to cause infertility or miscarriage, but it's an easy fix and will improve your percentages. Often it can be fixed with and office or brief outpatient procedure to remove the polyp. ...Read more