Monthly Archives: February 2010

The use of Ultrasound

Ultrasound has helped transform our method of evaluating infertile patients.  Ultrasound technologies are the most modern addition to the gynecologist’s measures. Ultrasound can provide an image of the internal reproductive structures of the female pelvis.  Ultrasound works by submitting high … Continue reading

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Endometrial Ablation (burning off of endometriosis tissue)

What is Endometrial Ablation for the management of endometriosis or ovarian cysts? For a patient with endometriosis, and especially when ovarian cysts related to endometriosis are found (an endometrioma), managing endometriosis and ovarian cysts is effective for both reducing pain … Continue reading

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The Option of Needle Aspiration in Managing Ovarian Cysts

When is needle aspiration the best option to manage ovarian cyst(s)? About 6% of women will have an ovarian cyst after menopause.  Factors such as age, menopausal status, size, and type of an ovarian cyst will determine the proper management … Continue reading

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The role of Estrogen; monitoring after tubal reversal

Estrogen, the primary female hormone used by a women’s body, depends primarily on ovarian follices for production.  Once there are no ovarian follicles for egg release, the level of estrogen in the body will start to fall.  Because of decreasing … Continue reading

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The Hypothalamus in BBT Limitations

The hypothalamus is a small gland found at the base of the brain, which fundamentally operates as a thermostat for reproductive hormones.  It controls the levels of a number of hormones produced by providing responses to and stimulation of the … Continue reading

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HCG In Early Pregnancy

What is HCG? HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, and is known as ‘the pregnancy hormone.’  HCG is formed by trophoblastic cells in the embryo (pregnancy).  These cells occupy the uterine lining and build up into the placenta.

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