100 Questions & Answers About Infertility by John D. Gordon

By John D. Gordon

Within the usa there are anticipated to be 10 million infertile undefined. One percentage of all US infants are the results of IVF and over 70,000 cycles of IVF are played every year within the US. the single textual content to supply either the sufferer s and physician s perspectives, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Infertility provides authoritative, sensible solutions to a hundred of the commonest questions requested by means of members and concerning their infertility.

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Ureaplasma A type of bacteria that may contribute to infertility. Figure 3 Sonohysterography showing a fibroid extending into the uterine cavity. © 2006 American Society for R eproductive Medicine. Mycoplasma A type of bacteria that may contribute to infertility. 23 The Fertility Evaluation and Treatment Basics 1 0 0 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t i n f e r t i l i t y chlamydial infections are often silent; despite their lack of symptoms, these infections may result in significant tubal scarring and damage.

Insulin resistance is often a genetic disorder. This explains why adult-onset type 2 diabetes is so prevalent in certain families and in certain ethnic groups. In patients who are insulin resistant, the excessive levels of insulin affect not only 36 Q & A A b o u t i n f e r t i l i t y their metabolism, but also their reproductive system. Insulin directly affects the release of reproductive hormones from the pituitary gland and directly stimulates ovarian production of male hormones. Thus the presence of excess insulin results in a local environment that is not conducive to follicle growth.

Sometimes I would go months without a period. I didn’t think much about it until my husband and I started trying to get pregnant. I went off the pill and got a period about 2 months later. I began charting my basal body temperature and discovered that I was not ovulating. I decided to be proactive and saw my OB, who confirmed that I have PCOS. This diagnosis was further confirmed at my first RE visit. The doctor did a transvaginal ultrasound, which showed that both of my ovaries were covered with many small follicles.

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