Fertility Challenges

How Long After An Ectopic Pregnancy Can I Start TTC Again?

An ectopic pregnancy, also known as a tubular pregnancy, can be a traumatic experience. Often, when a woman has a tubular pregnancy, she doesn’t know that anything is wrong, and begins to plan on having a baby. Then, almost without warning or any other symptoms, an ultrasound or abdominal pain will shatter her hopes. Some studies suggest that a large percentage of miscarriages are actually due to an ectopic pregnancy. This can be particularly frustrating for the woman who has been trying to conceive or TTC” for some time.”

What precautions should I take if I am diabetic and would like to get pregnant?

There was a time when women with diabetes were discouraged from having children. Today, advances in medicine have made it much safer than in the past for a woman with diabetes to have a baby. However, the most important aspect of a woman with diabetes who wishes to become pregnant is diligent management of her diabetes.

What is Uterine Myoma?

When a benign (not recurring or progressive) tumor grows in the muscles of the uterus, it is known as uterine Myoma. These tumors can grow very large, sometimes growing as large as a melon. The typical Myoma, however, is around the size of an egg. When the Myoma penetrates the entire wall of the uterus, it is referred to as uterus myomatosus. In certain very rare cases (less than 1/2 of 1% of the time) the tumors can become malignant. When this happens, it is known as sarcoma.

Does taking Clomid affect ovulation predictor test results?

Clomid is the medication Clomiphene citrate. This is a hormone that tricks the pituitary gland into producing more of the hormones FSH and LH, which in turn stimulate the ovary. Clomid is typically taken in doses from 59 mg to 200 mg, and taken for 5-9 days. Clomid is among the most inexpensive fertility drugs. It is easily taken (orally rather than by injection) and it is the first line drug used for ovulation induction in patients with PCOS and other ovulatory disorders.

How can I find a sperm donor?

For many couples who struggle with infertility, the use of a sperm donor is an appealing solution. However, the process of finding a sperm donor can be a difficult one.

The easiest way to find a sperm donor is to use a sperm bank. In terms of disease, this process is extremely safe. According to FDA law, sperm banks must screen out donors who have diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, STDs, and genetic diseases. In addition, sperm banks must hold all specimens for six full months, after which a second blood test will be run on the donor to guarantee that the specimens are disease free. In many instances, a woman is more likely to know for certainty the health status of the sperm donor than a potential sexual partner!

How is low sperm count determined?

In around half of the cases where a couple experiences infertility, the infertility is caused by a problem with the male. The biggest cause of male infertility is a low sperm count.



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