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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Underwent dilatation for abortion-- will cause infertility?

Underwent dilatation for abortion-- will cause infertility?

Not likely: While there have been some reports linking D&C to incompetent cervix, an uncomplicated abortion shouldn't impact fertility. ...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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Is a HSG test an infertility treatment?

Is a HSG test an infertility treatment?

Sort of ...: The hsg is an x-ray test performed by gently pushing contrast through the tubes to see if they are open or blocked. Some studies have shown an increase in pregnancy after the test but usually with a type of contrast that we do not use much anymore. Depending on your situation, you could try to conceive for a few months after the test. Mostly, we just push ahead. Best wishes. ...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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What's done for endometriosis?

What's done for endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Surgery is the gold standard, and reduces the amount/extent of disease. The most effective medical treatment is the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used. ...Read more

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Is prior tubal ligation a contraindication for having hta ?

Is prior tubal ligation a contraindication for having hta ?

No. : A prior tubal ligation is actually preferred if your are going to have an ablation. You need to have some form of a permanent birth control after your ablation. A tubal ligation obviously is a great choice. ...Read more

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What is a better medical choice with tubal ligation to obtain a pregnancy; IVF or tubal reversal?

What is a better medical choice with tubal ligation to obtain a pregnancy; IVF or tubal reversal?

Depends: There are a number of factors in making that decision including what type of tubal ligation you had, how many years ago it occurred, and what your fertility is like now according to labs that would show how your ovaries function. If you are making that decision, you should have a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist to see if he/she thinks you are a good candidate for either. ...Read more

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Is laprocopy surgery necessary for arcutate uterus shown by HSG . Tubes normal and Ultrasound shows normal uterus with PCOD. Age: 25 years and married?

Is laprocopy surgery necessary for arcutate uterus shown by HSG .
Tubes normal and Ultrasound shows normal uterus with PCOD. Age: 25 years and married?

No.: No. An arcuate uterus has a slight midline septum with a broad fundal cavity indentation. There is a risk of miscarriage is greater with longer septa. Pregnancy outcomes are usually good. If treatment is necessary, hysteroscopic resection is usually the treatment. I would suggest that if you are having recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

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PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?

PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?

Maybe not: Endometrial cancer can be obscured by endometrial ablations if it is not ruled out prior to the procedure by biopsy. Many women continue to have bleeding post endometrial ablation procedures, and the most likely conclusive treatment is hysterectomy if you no longer desire children. ...Read more

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What're the benefits of undergoing laproscopy for infertility?

What're the benefits of undergoing laproscopy for infertility?

Many: Laparoscopy will determine whether if there is endometriosis or pelvic adhesions. Laparoscopy will show abnormalities where traditional ultrasound, mri, or cat scan cannot. Correcting abnormalities with laparoscopy will improve fertilization and implantation then subsequently a successful pregnancy can ensue. ...Read more

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What to expect after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation?

Ablation T.L.: You should expect more pain and discomfort with this combined surgery esp. If you had irregular periods beside anemia and follow postoperative instructions closely and particularly about resume activities and relationshion as every gyn may have slight differance in case management and preferance by experience. ...Read more

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Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnancy and UAE: Many studies have described successfully and, presumably, healthy pregnancies carried to term after uterine artery embolization. You will need to consult with your ob/gyn regarding your particular circumstance, especially given your history of cervical pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is ablation like novasure an option for women with endometriosis?

Is ablation like novasure an option for women with endometriosis?

Yes and No: The Novasure ablation procedure is specifically to decrease or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Women who also have endometriosis can still have the procedure; however, it won't help with their endometriosis. The reason for this is that endometriosis is outside the uterus. The Novasure procedure works by cauterizing the inside of the uterus. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can uterine fibroids be removed with laporoscopy?

Hello doctors, can uterine fibroids be removed with laporoscopy?

Fibroids: Yes, but size and location are critical in succeeding in what's called a myomectomy. The current method is "on hold" as the FDA is reviewing the method of removing the tumor(s) from the abdomen in a laparoscopic method. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how would this work?

Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how would this work?

Probably the same: The uterus can be retroverted, anteverted, or mid-plane and all of these are normal. That does not usually affect the process of performing a hysterectomy. What can complicate the procedure would be significant adhesions or other exophytic disease. ...Read more

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2cm polyp removed by hysteroscopy/GA OCT 18 On dec 12 confirmed 1.9cm polyp again is it possible it grew so fast or was it missed? Cause infertility?

2cm polyp removed by hysteroscopy/GA OCT 18 On dec 12 confirmed 1.9cm polyp again is it possible it grew so fast or was it missed? Cause infertility?

Polyp could have: Polyps could be missed, they can regrow if tissue not entirely removed, or a new one grew. Plus, polyps can cause implantation problems hence infertility ...Read more

Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
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Hysteroscopy (Definition)

Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered ...Read more