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    Re: Infertility FAQ's

    A big thanks for providing such information about infertility. I am having fertility problem and want to know about its treatment. Can anyone help?


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    Re: Infertility FAQ's

    hi im nithya
    undergoing infertility treatment for past one year.
    doc told to take follicular study and hsg,also tsh
    all are normal...
    what is pcos?
    is this treatment enough to conceive?
    plz help me

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    Re: Infertility FAQ's

    Hi nitya
    Pcos is called polycystic ovarian syndrome..
    check out this linkhttp://www.penmai.com/forums/inferti...-symptoms.html
    and
    Pcos

    and also in the search tab on the right side corner.. type PCOS and check.. you will get the links about pcos and symptoms, diet etc..which can educate about it..
    Quote Originally Posted by nithyarajesh19 View Post
    hi im nithya
    undergoing infertility treatment for past one year.
    doc told to take follicular study and hsg,also tsh
    all are normal...
    what is pcos?
    is this treatment enough to conceive?
    plz help me



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    Re: Infertility FAQ's

    What is Infertility?
    Infertility is the inability to conceive, or to carry a pregnancy to term. For women under 35, infertility is diagnosed after a year of unprotected intercourse. For women 35 years of age or older this time length is shortened to 6 months. We prefer the opportunity to be proactive in light of the fact that there is a natural decline in pregnancy rates with the aging egg. Couples who have known fertility issues, such as anovulation/irregular periods, PCOS, male factor, endometriosis, should seek a fertility consultation at the time that they are planning to start a family.
    My doctor says I am not ovulating regularly. How could I get my period if I do not ovulate?
    Most patients who have regular cycles (26-35 days) are ovulating every month. In order to have a regular cycle, the hormones that grow and then shed the lining of the uterus are synchronized to a mid-cycle ovulation event.
    For patients who have long and/or irregular cycles (30-90 days), the body is making the hormones to grow a uterine lining. If ovulation does not occur the lining sheds spontaneously. This process results in long and irregular cycles, but does not indicate that ovulation occurred.
    I am concerned that I may have poor egg quality. How can I determine my egg quality?
    The most important determining factor of egg quality is AGE. As women age, so do their eggs. The consequences of this aging process are lower pregnancy rates and higher miscarriage rates. Poor response to injectable fertility medications, failure of prior fertility treatment, prior surgery to the ovaries and shortening menstrual cycles can be other signs of egg quality issues.
    Blood tests including FSH and Estradiol (on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual cycle) and the Clomid Challenge Test (CCCT) can indicate if egg quality issues are present. Sometimes we do not have confirmation of an egg quality issue until we do an IVF cycle and see how the eggs behave and embryos develop (abnormal fertilization, poor embryo development).
    I have been diagnosed with Decreased Ovarian Reserve, what does it mean?
    Decreased or diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) has very significant implications for fertility treatment. It does not, however, say you cannot successfully conceive. The patient's age is of some importance, as women <38 with DOR are more likely to be successful than those who are older. However, age-for-age, patients with DOR have lower pregnancy rates and higher miscarriage rates. If all conventional treatment options have been exhausted, usually the most successful option for pregnancy is to pursue egg donation. Pregnancy rates using a donor egg are very high.
    How do I interpret my FSH/E2 results?
    Both of these hormone tests should be performed on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual cycle (first day of FLOW is cycle day 1). Every laboratory has to determine its own FSH cutoff. However, using the more sensitive chemiluminescent assays, most clinics use an FSH level around 10 IU/ml as indicating diminished ovarian reserve (diminished egg quality). The Estradiol should be less than 70 pg/ml. If the Estradiol is higher, this can also predict for diminished ovarian reserve.
    It has been recommended I do a CCCT, what does it mean?
    For some patients, we may recommend a CCCT for assessment of egg quality. This test is a more sensitive test than the day 3 FSH/Estradiol test. For patients who respond poorly to fertility medications, have unexplained infertility, have symptoms of decreased fertility (shortened cycles), have had ovarian surgery or are older than 37 years old we may recommend a CCCT.
    The CCCT involves doing a blood test for the hormones FSH and Estradiol on cycle day 2 or 3. Then, 100 mg of Clomiphene Citrate is taken from cycle day 5-9, and the FSH blood test is repeated on cycle day 10.
    I have been diagnosed with having blocked tubes, can I still get pregnant?
    IVF is a process that would allow you to have a family even though your tubes are blocked. IVF involves removing eggs from the woman's ovaries and combining them with her partner's sperm in the laboratory. The sperm fertilize the eggs in a culture dish to form embryos, or fertilized eggs, that are then transferred into the uterus with a catheter, or small tube. As you can see, in this process it is not necessary that the egg travel down the fallopian tube. Therefore, the fact that your tubes are blocked is no impediment to pregnancy.
    I have had a tubal ligation, what are my options?
    You have two options at this time. One would be to have a tubal ligation reversal. The other option is do In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
    A tubal reversal is major surgery. The operation can take up to four hours. Because it is a major operation, it must be done in a hospital and the cost could be between $10,000 and $20,000. However, some insurance companies will cover this procedure.
    IVF is not surgery. It is a much less invasive procedure. The cost for IVF is often less than the cost of tubal ligation reversal. However, there are not many insurance companies that cover the costs of In Vitro Fertilization.
    IVF is often as, or more, successful than surgery.
    Tubes that have been cut out or clipped may be repaired; those that have been "burned" (cautery) cannot be repaired. However, the reversal surgery can leave scars in the tubes. These scars are the cause of a 30 to 40% increase in tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy).
    IVF leaves your contraception method intact. Yet, it is possible to have more than one baby from your IVF cycle, if you have frozen embryos.


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    Re: Infertility FAQ's

    Quote Originally Posted by nlakshmi View Post
    Hi nitya Pcos is called polycystic ovarian syndrome.. check out this linkhttp://www.penmai.com/forums/inferti...-symptoms.html and Pcos and also in the search tab on the right side corner.. type PCOS and check.. you will get the links about pcos and symptoms, diet etc..which can educate about it..
    thank you


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    thank u


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    hi frnz....plz clear my doubt....in my first follicular study no pcos...now im gng to take another is there any chance of pcos...first one i took in oct 2011


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    Re: Infertility FAQ's

    hi nithya are you overweight now or did you have any symptoms like facial hair like that if so, there are chances.


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    no im 57.kgs... and no facial hair...is there any other symp..... the facial hair shouid be by birth na?.....it il not grow suddenly na.....plz tell me

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    Re: Infertility FAQ's

    did your weight get increased recently? and regarding facial hair if it is from birth then there is no problem but if you got it recently then it is due to hormonal imbalances.


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