Tubal Reversal or IVF: Which is Best?

Have you had your tubes tied and now want to get pregnant, but are unsure which is best—tubal reversal or IVF? Women who have had their tubes tied in the past sometimes regret or rethink this decision and wish to become pregnant. Fortunately, most tubal ligation procedures can b
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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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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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Signs and Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

It is estimated that one out of every 10-15 women suffer from PCOS, which can be a problem if you are trying to get pregnant. PCOS may present with a host of symptoms. If you suspect that you might have this condition, learning more about it and checking out the symptoms to compare wi
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Tubal Reversal: Is it Really Possible?

You may have heard that tubal reversal is possible and often successful, but is it really? About 50% of  women who have had their tubes tied regret it at some point farther down the road and wonder if they can have the tubal ligation reversed in order to get pregnant. These woman may
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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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How Can Fertility Problems Be Diagnosed? Info from a Colorado Fertility Clinic

When patients have difficulty conceiving its best that the patient/ couple is evaluated by a Denver fertility specialist who evaluates women with fertility issues.  At the initial appointment a medical history will be reviewed and a limited physical exam will be performed. After being
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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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Assisted Hatching Procedure – What Is It?

Assisted hatching, known as AH, is a procedure that is performed on a cellular embryo prior to its transfer or prior to pre-implantation genetic testing.  AH usually is not performed on blastocyst embryos. The procedure of assisted hatching is sometimes needed when the outer layer of
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