Monthly Archives: March 2010

Trisomy 21 or Down Syndrome

Parental Concerns: Many women who have had their fallopian tubes ligated are choosing to undergo tubal reversal procedures in order to have one or more children again.  Tubal reversal is a surgical operation that restores a woman’s ligated tubes back … Continue reading

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Risk of Parents with a Trisomy 13 or a Trisomy 18 Child

Trisomy 13, also known as Patau’s syndrome, and Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards’ syndrome, are conditions where the presence of chromosomal abnormalities generally result in severe mental retardation and physical disfigurement.  

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

A polycystic ovary is a condition in which the follicles never erupt from the ovaries.  This may be associated with a pathological condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This is a very common disorder and occurs in nearly 1 … Continue reading

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Time to have an HSG

When to Have an HSG after a Tubal Reversal? HSG is the best method to determine the tubal patency (if the tubes are open).  It is not recommended to have a HSG too soon after a tubal reversal surgery.  Most … Continue reading

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The scope of ultrasounds in infertility treatments

In the past, ultrasound for infertility was done by placing a transducer on the abdomen.  This required a full bladder for greater accuracy so that the sound waves could be transmitted into the abdomen and pelvis.  However, the standard ultrasound … Continue reading

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