Infertility- Which Tests Are Necessary

What is needed for pregnancy? In the male partner, sperms are produced in the testes and are then carried through the sperm conducting ducts (epididymis, vas, seminal vesicle and prostate gland). Finally the sperms are deposited inside the vagina. In female partner, the deposited sperms travel from vagina into the uterus and then reach the Fallopian tubes (the tubes that are attached to the both sides of the uterus) where the sperms must meet the egg (ovum). The ovum released from the ovary (“ovulation”) enters the tube and thus inside the tube an embryo (earliest form of the […]

Infertility Treatment: Never to Lose Hope

Last week I got a call from one of my patients, who conceived after long period of infertility. She called me to remind me that, that very days was the birthday of her son, that is the wealth that she gained after long battle. And even the son tried to talk to me over phone with his soft voice. And this success is really rewarding for any Infertility Specialists. Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and […]

4 Natural Ways to Control Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common syndrome among many young girls and women. Problems like irregular periods, weight gain, acne, hair loss and other hormonal imbalances are the common symptoms. It is a common cause of infertility and pregnancy problems. If left untreated it may lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Here are the most natural ways to handle PCOS problem: 1) Mind your Diet: Easiest way is to work on your diet. Avoid junk food. Eat more of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. 2) Physical Exercise Works: Exercise is a must. It will […]

Defect of Low Sperm Count: The Way Forward

Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and “dad”, they cannot imagine that this may be hard to achieve or may not be a natural process. When several trials to conceive fail, they are shocked. Their basic expectation about family life gets shattered. Most of the couples are desperately looking for medical therapy that will end into a misery. Clearly this is not a struggle to survive; it is a struggle to fulfill a dream, to achieve […]

Sexual Problems and Infertility- Make Sure That It’s Not Diabetes

Scenario one: Mr PS, 35 years old, married for 5 years, now planning to have a child, suddenly felt that his erection of penis is not as good as it was earlier. initially he tried medicines shown in TV and newspaper and then many treatments through internet. but his problems persisted. Finally when he came to doctor, he was diagnosed to have ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION. Finally after checking, when doctor advised him blood test, it revealed high blood sugar and then he was advised anti-diabetic drugs. After starting this, his sexual performance improved much better. So, what went wrong? Erectile […]

Endometriosis and Infertility

When couples start their family, they have many dreams. Subsequently many of them, if not all, plan to extend their family to give a sense of accomplishment. That is a journey from being couples to being parents. But unfortunately, in some couples the journey is not smooth and some of them have to struggle a lot for it. Yes, you are right. We are talking about difficulty to conceive, popularly known as “Infertility”. To achieve successful pregnancy, there must be production of sperms, transport of them and proper deposition of them into the vagina by the male partner. […]

IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) – Treatment Option for Infertile Couples

Diagramatic- How IUI is done Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and “dad”, they cannot imagine that this may be hard to achieve or may not be a natural process. When several trials to conceive fail, they are shocked. Their basic expectation about family life gets shattered. Most of the couples are desperately looking for medical therapy that will end into a misery. Clearly this is not a struggle to survive; it is a struggle to […]

Infertility- When Not to Treat

Sometimes you must know WHEN NOT TO TAKE TREATMENT. The science of Fertility is not completely understood. That’s why there are many areas of controversy. There are many medicines, available in the market but their effectiveness is NOT known. Moreover, these are COSTLY also and sometimes can have SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS. However, sometimes the couples feel frustrated after trying for pregnancy for sometime. They desperately search for some medicines which can help them to get pregnant soon.Unfortunately, it’s our body. It’s not a machine. So, you cannot force your body. So there is no use of taking medicines […]

বন্ধ্যত্ব- কখন চিকিৎসা করাবেন না

কখন চিকিৎসা করাবেন না, সেটা জানতে হবে। প্রজনন বিজ্ঞান এখনো সম্পূর্ণরূপে বোঝা যায় না। অনেক ক্ষেত্রেই এজন্য বিতর্ক আছে। বাজারে এর জন্য অনেক ঔষধ আছে তবে তাদের কার্যকারিতা ঠিকভাবে জানা নেই। তাছাড়া, এই ঔষধগুলোর বেশ দাম এবং কখনও কখনও গুরুতর পার্শ্ব প্রতিক্রিয়াও থাকতে পারে। যাইহোক, কখনও কখনও দম্পতিরা কিছু সময়ের জন্য গর্ভাবস্থার জন্য চেষ্টা করার পরে হতাশ বোধ করেন। তাঁরা বেশ কিছু ঔষধের জন্য হাতড়ে বেড়ান, যা তাদের গর্ভবতী হওয়ার জন্য সাহায্য করতে পারে। দুর্ভাগ্যবশত, এটা আমাদের শরীর। এটি কোন মেশিন নয়। সুতরাং, আপনি আপনার শরীরের ওপর জোর করতে পারেন না। সুতরাং না বুঝেই ডিএইচইএ, ইনসিটল, ক্লোমিফিন, লেট্রোজোল, […]

Testing for 17 Hydroxy Progesterone

It’s not a very popular test, albeit costly. It should not be done in all cases. What is it? 17 hydroxy progesterone (17OHP) is a steroid produced by the adrenal glands of both male and female, ovaries and testes. It is converted into other steroid hormones like corticosteroid (controls body metabolism), androgen (male sex hormone) and estrogen (female sex hormone). When it is raised? In some conditions, the enzymes necessary for conversion of 17OHP to corticosteroid is absent. As a result, corticosteroid may be deficient and the 17OHP is converted to androgen in excess amount. This condition is […]