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Category Archives: Gynecology

What is Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound?

With advancing age, the risk of conceiving a child with a genetic abnormality increases.  Because of this, older mothers, including those who have had a tubal reversal, have more reasons to consider genetic testing during pregnancy.  A tubal reversal is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ovarian Cyst Management

What is the most appropriate management for ovarian cysts? Management of ovarian cysts should be done carefully so as to avoid any subsequent effects. In general, cysts can be managed medically with birth control pills or medicines that affect the … Continue reading

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