Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Can Treatment Help?

Recurrent pregnancy loss is a surprisingly common occurrence, effecting 4-5% of the female reproductive age population.. Approximately 15% to 20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in spontaneous miscarriage. Traditionally, a woman is not diagnosed as having recurrent pregna
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What is Assisted Hatching and when is it needed?

Assisted hatching is a technique used primarily to assist those couples who have had one or more failed IVF cycles in the past. Often, these failed cycles have occurred as a result of the embryo failing to implant within the uterus. For women who have a poor prognosis for their next I
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What role does FSH play in fertility?

FSH, or Follicle Stimulating Hormone, is produced within the pituitary gland of the body and plays a large role in the fertility of an individual. FSH has different effects in the two sexes and is a key hormone in the production of reproductive material. Measuring the amounts of FSH i
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What is Oocyte Cryopreservation (Vitrification)?

The technique of oocyte cryopreservation has been a breakthrough option for women/ couples who are either unable, or  not ready, to conceive at this time. Vitrification, also known as egg freezing, is the process in which an oocyte (egg) is extracted, frozen, and stored in an oocyte b
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Is Tubal Reversal a Viable Procedure?

For some patients who have their tubes tied as a birth control measure, there may later be a decision in life to want to have children again. This raises the question – is it possible to have the tubal ligation procedure reversed to be able to achieve pregnancy? The answer is ye
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What Treatment is Effective for Endometriosis?

The ability of a Colorado reproductive endocrinologist to treat endometriosis depends on a number of factors. The age of a woman, how far the disease has progressed, the severity of the symptoms being felt, and the decision on whether or not future children are wanted are all major fa
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An Overview of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Testing

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a laboratory procedure, used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF Denver), to reduce the risk of passing on genetic disorders. Some of the most common reasons for PGD is testing embryos for specific disease (such as cystic fibrosis
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What Causes Endometriosis and Who is at Risk?

Endometriosis as a condition is an excess of tissue growth (-osis) within the lining of the uterus or womb (endometrium). Endometriosis is when this tissue has grown to encompass surrounding organs or bodily structures, or if the growth of the tissue has progressed outside the womb. T
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An Overview on the Timing of Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing: Now or Later? For those women who have been procrastinating about starting a family, egg freezing might be a viable option. But, if you decide to go this route, when should you freeze your eggs? Now, or later? More and more women are considering oocyte cryopreservation&#
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10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About PCOS

PCOS affects many women worldwide, and is one of the leading causes of infertility. If you have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive and a doctor has said you have PCOS, you probably have a lot of questions about this condition and how it will affect you. Here are ten of the most fr
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