The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc


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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 05:00

    Sonography of the pelvis is warranted in virtually every potential PCOS patient. Evaluation should be performed by individuals experienced in judging ovarian and endometrial function.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 04:59

    Virtually all patients with PCOS will have at least subtle laboratory abnormalities. The reported results may be only on the upper limits of the 'normal range,' showing only a tendency, not a discrete abnormality

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 04:54

    The classic findings of menstrual cycle abnormalities; increased sexual hair growth and obesity that characterize PCOS are as follows.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 04:52

    The most minor of apparent problems may have significant implications for future general health and well-being.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 04:48

    They designated this condition "polycystic ovarian disease," often since referred to as Stein-Leventhal syndrome. The term "disease" indicates a specific set of symptoms, or constant physical findings.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 04:11

    Perhaps the best description of Sam Thatcher is one paraphrased in his book Making a Baby, co- written with Debra Fulghum Bruce:  “He was a polar bear of a man, … a rumpled Ivy League professor who returned home to start his own practice… (with) a style that was a combination of therapist, detective and scientist.” 

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 03:57

    In order to have a successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, it is of great importance that the ovary responds to gonadotropin stimulation and thus develop several follicles. Especially in older women, failure to respond to gonadotropin stimulation is common.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 03:51

    Egg donation is an excellent option for those couples who cannot conceive using their own oocytes.  This process has an excellent success rate.  
    Selecting your egg donor can sometimes seem difficult, overwhelming, stressful, and exhausting.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 03:45

    For millions of women with tubal infertility, the recent introduction of falloposcopy in the US is good news. For the first time, internal examination of the fallopian tube allows assessing tubal health and disease to permit optimal treatment.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 03:09

    Since the beginning of modern medicine, healers have been searching for ways to look inside the human body using the least invasive methods possible. X-rays provided some of the first real images, followed closely by ultrasound, CT and MRI scans among many others.

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    Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 09:53

    This exciting breakthrough, published recently in the medical journal "Reproductive Biomedicine Online" has opened the door to viable fertility preservation (FP) for women. We are now offering egg freezing and banking services at SIRM offices nationwide.

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    Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 09:49

    In the US alone, hundreds of thousands of women and children are subjected to medical treatment (including treatment for cancer). These treatments can result in infertility and premature ovarian failure. What can be done to help perserve fertility? Dr. Kutluk Oktay, gives an overview.