The Secretly Busy World of the Developing Fetus

The first pregnancy ultrasound is exciting but approached with much trepidation.  It may have taken months or years to come to this point.  Finally, the pregnancy was positive with pregnancy hormone levels rising appropriately.  However, quickly approaches the defining moment.  Without doubt, the uterus holds this incredible gift. The uterus is unmistakable and the usual […]

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Surgical Scoring System for Submucosal Fibroids

Fibroids, also known as leiomyoma, are benign smooth muscle tumors within the uterus.  These fibroids can be positioned on the outside of the uterus (subserosal), within the uterine muscle (intramural) or within the endometrial cavity (submucosal).  Previous blogs have discussed the impact of fibroids on reproductive function.  In those patients with submucosal fibroids, how does […]

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Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity

Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity: HSG, SHG, hysteroscopy: Similar acronyms, different focus There are three essential components to reproduction: the egg, the sperm and a place where they can meet. The uterus and fallopian tubes are dynamic components and work in concert. The fallopian tubes are quite mobile cradling the ovary during ovulation and directing […]

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At Home Fertility Monitoring: Caveat Emptor (Let the buyer beware)

The cyclic menstrual cycle is predictable. In the first half of the cycle, care is taken to groom the best egg for fertilization. Once this egg reaches the maturity parameter; ovulation is triggered and the released oocyte sets out on its journey into the fallopian tube. Here it is fertilized by the sperm and then […]

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