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Doctor insights on: Fertility Treatment For Endometriosis

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Acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Acupuncture for infertility treatments?

Uncertain if helps: Acupuncture for fertility is not supported by great evidence. One study performed in seattle had lower pregnancy rates in acupuncture group doing ivf compared to no acupuncture group http://bbc.In/hq1my7. Hard to do controlled trials: what's the placebo (fake treatment) group - needles in 'wrong places' or needles that retract? (still get acupressure not acupuncture). Chinese herbs not recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Definition)

Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is ...Read more


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Cure for infertility?

Cure for infertility?

Infertility: The first step is to see a fertility specialist to go thru testing (both female and male). Depending on the findings, most issues can be successfully treated. Age is a big factor for women, so don't delay. ...Read more

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Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more

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Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

NONE: Ectopic pregency of cervix is rare even rare going to full term, unless get implanted close to uterus, then a nightmare to managing team, always associated with bleeding, could be massive, usually aborts, or require urgent surgical intervention, and medical treatment has no role. Leave it to expert OB surgeon to handle the problem. ...Read more

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Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level to determine if your ovarian reserve is truly low. If you need to take estrogen supplementation, Progesterone will need to be given each cycle as well if you still have a uterus. Your age and any medical issues may determine if you can take estrogen. ...Read more

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Is a HSG test effective for infertility treatment?

Is a HSG test effective for infertility treatment?

No,: it is a diagnostic test often used to determine the cause of infertility. Some studies show an increased chance of pregnancy within the first few months after an HSG. ...Read more

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Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Lifestyle: The mainstay of pcos treatment is aerobic exercise and weight loss. Metformin has been part of the regimen for over a decade and helps some. This is a very common situation that is of widely variable severity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is IVF fertility treatment?

What is IVF fertility treatment?

Outside body: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means that fertilization occurs "outside the body" (in vitro). We stimulate the woman's ovaries to mature multiple eggs. We retrieve them in the office with the woman under anesthesia to allow us to suction the eggs with a needle. We combine the sperm with the eggs and culture the embryos. We transfer 1-3 embryos based on woman's age and embryo quality. ...Read more

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Can regular obgyn bill you for infertility treatment?

Can regular obgyn bill you for infertility treatment?

Quite likely 'yes': This is complicated depending on what services he/she provides and what your insurance covers, if anything. But simply 'yes, ' if you accept a service from a doctor you accept responsibility to pay for it. If you have no insurance benefit ('non-covered service') your doctor may bill you. Some insurance services are 'bundled, ' you would do well to talk with your insurance rep about these. ...Read more

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Treatments for ovarian cyst?

Treatments for ovarian cyst?

Varied: For the pain of a current ovarian cyst, over the counter pain medicines and occasionally prescriptions are necessary. Toward prevention, i suggest regular exercise, limiting processed foods, carbs, artificial sweeteners, and caffeine in your diet. If these are unsuccessful, you may want to discuss w your doctor the option of taking hormonal therapy like birth control to ovulation and thus cysts. ...Read more

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How safe is progesterone tablets for pcos fertility treatment?

How safe is progesterone tablets for pcos fertility treatment?

Safe; sometimes used: Progesterone or artificial versions (progestins) can be safely used to induce a period for women with pcos who have very few periods (less than 4 a year) or no periods. It does not improve your chances of conceiving because it induces bleeding, not ovulation (egg release). Progesterone can also be given for low Progesterone levels in the 2nd half of a cycle, or to support an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos? I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos?  I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

Yes: Even though the 2 disorders have the same symptoms, their causes are different. Most docs will treat cah with steroids (to suppress the adrenal output) and pcos with with some combo of Clomid (clomiphene) and/or metformin (to treat Insulin resistance and induce ovulation). ...Read more

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Is varicocele embolization effective for treating aching + fertility?

Is  varicocele embolization effective for treating aching + fertility?

Yes: Surgical approaches or radiological approaches to varicocele treatment should be equally effective. The differences come with cost and complications and recurrences. The recurrent rate of varicoceles is higher after embolization (10-20%) than with surgery (1-5%). For more info, see: http://www.Theturekclinic.Com/varicocele-treatment.Html. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on Lupron (leuprolide) treatment for endometriosis pain?

What are your thoughts on Lupron (leuprolide) treatment for endometriosis pain?

It may help: Lupron and Synarel (nafarelin) are both GnRh Agonist drugs that tend to block any progression of existing endometriosis, but may or may not help with the pain. If a 3 to 6 month course of Lupron doesn't alleviate the pain your MD may consider Laparoscopy with ablation as a method + pain medication. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture for infertility problem a viable option for males?

Is acupuncture for infertility problem a viable option for males?

Possibly: There are few studies regarding the efficacy of acupuncture for male infertility. The following is a small study on the subject: http://www.Acupuncturetoday.Com/archives2005/oct/10infertility.Html. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for uterine fibroids?

What are treatment options for uterine fibroids?

Nutritional Rx: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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Treatment for cervicitus?

Treatment for cervicitus?

Depends on the Cause: Cervicitis is often caused by an infection, but not always. Infections should be diagnosed and treated. There are other causes too. Your doctor will perform an exam and tests, and can determine what treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will i be able to have kids? Or will i need fertility treatment?

I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will i be able to have kids? Or will i need fertility treatment?

What did your MD say: After the surgery, your gyn should have discussed fertility issues. Chances of conception are highest in the first six months after endometriosis surgery. If you had fibroids removed, you may need to wait before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility Treatment (Definition)

Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this ...Read more


Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more