Am I Ovulating?

Ovulation Calendar

“Am I ovulating?” This question comes up a lot with patients. Ovulation is the process whereby an egg is released by the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs cyclically giving rise to a regular (every 25-35 day) menstrual cycle should pregnancy not occur. Anovulation is the inability to ovulate. Anovulation is thought to be responsible for about […]

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Letrozole May Induce Ovulation

12 Facts & Fallacies About Infertility

Ovulation is critical to achieving a natural pregnancy. Ovulation dysfunction is one of the primary causes of infertility. Clomiphene citrate (clomid) has been used for decades to induce ovulation in women unable to ovulate on their own so they may become pregnant. Clomid however has many adverse side effects. One such side effect is causing […]

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The Real Facts About PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Facts | Infertility Stress

September is PCOS Awareness Month! In order to learn more about this important condition, let’s discuss some common assumptions about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Here are the real facts about PCOS: Fact or fiction? PCOS is a common condition: FACT PCOS affects 7-10% of women. The symptoms of PCOS usually present at puberty, but it […]

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Improving Fertility in Women With PCOS

Improving your fertility when you have PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS affects as many as 5 million women in the United States and is one of the most common causes of infertility. PCOS is likely a number of different diseases that manifest in similar physical symptoms, such as acne, excess facial and body hair growth, insulin resistance, abnormal menstrual periods, infertility, […]

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“Decreased Ovarian Reserve”: Is there a “best test”?

IVF egg retrieval and best test for ovarian reserve

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the professional committee for experts in reproductive endocrinology and infertility medicine, put out a committee opinion this month on testing and interpreting measures of ovarian reserve. A woman’s eggs, or oocytes, are the greatest when she is a fetus and decline in number as she ages. Ovarian reserve […]

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