Causes of Female Infertility – Info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Causes of Female Infertility There can be many factors that cause infertility in women. The female reproductive system is delicate, and there are many factors that alter conception and maintenance of a pregnancy. Conception and pregnancy, sometimes, are more difficult for women with c
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An Overview of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder related to a woman’s hormones. The syndrome commonly causes the ovaries to become enlarged and to develop cysts on the outer edges. Although these cysts do not occur in all instances, this disorder occurs in women of almost any reproducti
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The Basics of an Infertility Workup

A basic infertility evaluation consists of gathering a thorough medical history and conducting a medical examination.  Your fertility specialist will ask a number of questions to help determine the cause of infertility.  Medical, lifestyle, surgical, gynecological and obstetric histor
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How is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Performed?

PGD, or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, is used to check an embryo prior to use within a Denver IVF cycle for any potential genetic defects present. There are three separate stages of embryo progression in which the testing is done, each with a unique purpose for testing at that s
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When is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) used?

ICSI is the one of the best options for treating couples with male factor infertility.  ICSI is most often used when the male partner has factors preventing ejaculation (and sperm must be retrieved from the epididymis or testicle) or if the sperm sample demonstrates a low count, low m
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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Testing at a Fertility Clinic

Fertility specialists performing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are able to use an advanced screening and diagnostic testing to assess if an embryo carries certain genetic abnormalities before pregnancy begins.  This procedure is known as preimplantation diagnosis or PGD. Preimplantatio
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