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Hydrosalpinx and Infertility

by | June 26, 2012

What is a hydrosalpinx? Though it sounds like an exotic Egyptian relic, a hydrosalpinx is a swollen and blocked fallopian tube. Because the end of the fallopian tube is closed off by scar tissue, fluid abnormally collects, causing further swelling and dilation of the fallopian tube. Hydrosalpinges usually occur as a result of previous pelvic read more

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Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: What is it?

by | May 25, 2012

For some patients, the need to transfer genetically normal embryos is paramount. To help achieve this, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), also known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), is an option to test embryos prior to transfer. Who needs PGS/PGD? PGS/PGD is not necessary or even recommended for all couples. However, in some cases, it is read more

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Taking the stress out of sperm collection for an IUI

by | February 16, 2012

There are few things that are as pressured as having to collect a specimen for an intrauterine insemination, or IUI. Not only are men expected to collect a specimen on demand, but then they get graded on the quality of it! Here are a few pointers on helping to make “the deed” a little less read more

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Quit Smoking! Your Sperm Will Thank You For It

by | February 7, 2012

Close to 20% of Americans over 18 smoke cigarettes. That’s a pretty high number considering the well known serious health issues that this unhealthy vice can cause. For you smokers, did you know that your fertility is affected each time you or your partner lights one up? Let’s talk a little further about why you read more

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The Sperm Cycle – I Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is……

by | January 26, 2012

Many of us are already aware that there are many factors, such as heat, that can affect sperm counts. So what happens when it’s the day of the IUI and the male partner has a fever? The short answer is… nothing. At least not immediately anyway. The truth is that a fever today will likely read more

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