How to Tell If You Have an Infertility Problem

Couples should be concerned that they have an infertility problem if they have tried to conceive for 6 months unsuccessfully.  At the six month mark women over 35 should see a specialist immediately and those under 35 should get an Ovulation predictor kit and start paying attention to
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Treatment for Diminished Ovarian Reserve

For those women who have been diagnosed as having a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), conception may be rather difficult without the help of a fertility specialist. Diminished ovarian reserve is defined as a large reduction in the ability of the ovary to produce good quality eggs. Rea
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Endometriosis FAQs: What You Should Know

If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis and want to get pregnant, you might appreciate answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about this disease that affects between 5-6 million women in the U.S. annually. Endometriosis may have many symptoms and is one of the m
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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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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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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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What are Some of the Indications for Laparoscopy?

Sometimes, if a couple is having difficulty conceiving, the Colorado reproductive endocrinologist might believe there are indications for a woman to have a laparoscopy. For example, the only way to definitively diagnose endometriosis that may be a cause of infertility is with laparosc
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Overview of Diminished Ovarian Reserve from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Women with a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) have one or more ovaries that do not contain as many oocytes as expected for the woman’s age.  The term ovarian reserve refers to the overall quality and number of remaining eggs.  There are several tests that can be utilized to test ovari
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Part VI: What Is PGD Testing and How Is It Beneficial?

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is publishing a 7 Part Series on Infertility (one each day). For Part VI, we provide an Overview of PGD Testing: What Is PGD Testing and How Is It Beneficial? PGD stands for pre-implantation genetic
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