What is An Endometrial Biopsy, and Do I Need One?
The female body is such an interesting and often complicated machine, especially when it comes to reproduction. All of the “components” must work together, and their assignments align just so fertilization of one tiny, little egg occurs, and it implants successfully into the uterus, which is supple and waiting to nourish and grow that embryo […]
Infertility in Females: 5 Possible Causes
It’s difficult to diagnose the causes of infertility in females as more often than not it relates to an underlying condition. Sometimes the odds improve when your doctor diagnoses and treats the underlying condition. Many times, medical intervention and assisted reproductive technology help couples achieve their goal of growing their family. 5 Possible Causes […]
What’s New in Treatment for Endometriosis?
Endometriosis affects roughly ten percent of American women between the ages of 25-40 (more than 6.5 million), the time when most women begin trying to conceive. This disease occurs when cells similar to those found in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) attach themselves outside of the uterus and tissue begins to grow. These endometrial-like […]
Low Egg Reserve. How Is It Treated?
The frustration you feel when you are trying to conceive but nothing is happening is overwhelming. You aren’t sure what’s wrong, but you know there must be a reason you aren’t able to conceive. If you’ve been actively trying to conceive for one year (six months if you are over 35) without results, it’s time […]
My Sister Has Infertility, Am I At Risk?
Infertility is a personal crisis, typically between a committed couple who are trying to conceive without success. They follow the course and have all the tests and get to the bottom of their inability to conceive. The specialist then comes up with the treatment best suited for the patient and their partner. The Common […]
Family History of Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a painful condition suffered by more than six and a half million women of menstruating age in the United States. Endometriosis happens when tissue that is similar to the endometrium or lining of the uterus is found outside of the uterus, often attached to other organs. Displaced endometrium-like tissue tends to attach to […]
Does Endometriosis Mean You’re Infertile
Roughly 5 million women in the United States suffer from a condition known as endometriosis. For some the symptoms are severe, causing crushing pain during your period, making intercourse very uncomfortable, and making you feel wiped out for most of the month. In other cases, about 20 percent, women present with no discernible, or uncomfortable, […]
6 Issues That Cause Infertility
Depending on reproductive age, 10-40 percent of women in the US have difficulty getting-and staying-pregnant. Infertility is described as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse for women less than age 35, and 6 months for those women over 35. The good news is that a growing number of women are able […]
Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Pain
An article was published this month in Fertility and Sterility which focused on new developments in the medical treatment of endometriosis1. Before understanding the new developments, let’s discuss some of the traditional treatment strategies and their limitations. As discussed in the blog reviewing endometriosis causes, we know that it is an estrogen-dependent disease and […]