Successful Ivf With Donor Eggs

She came to us last year, at 38 years of age, with inability to conceive despite trying for 3 years. She has a baby, 8 years old, conceived spontaneously. She did not have Periods for last 5 years. We performed all necessary tests to find out the cause and found it as “Premature Menopause” or “Premature Ovarian Failure” (POF). However, no reason for POF was found despite all possible investigations. We started Hormone therapy to protect the health of bone and heart.  Regarding Fertility, they finally pored for IVF with Egg Donation. .But after Ovum Pick Up (OPU) […]

Pcos, Hypothyroid, Pregnancy

They came to us with inability to conceive. They tried many medicines and even IUI. We found all tests normal except PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).  We gave them time to decide. They returned after a year and requested Ovulation Induction (Medicines to help the eggs grow). We advised medicines and TVS Follicular Scan (to see if eggs were growing after taking the medicine). There was no result after 2 months. But in the 3rd month, they conceived. Pregnancy was largely uneventful. All tests were normal. She was Hypothyroid, but it was well controlled with medicine. Finally both the mother […]

Pcos, Sperm Motility, Growth Restricted Baby

They came to us in December 2017 with Inability to conceive. The woman had PCOS. The man had mild problems in Sperm Motility. All other reports were normal. The woman had Hypothyroidism, which was well controlled with Medicine. They agreed to try Ovulation Induction (medicines to help the eggs grow) for 2-3 months. We performed TVS Follicular Scan to see if eggs were growing after taking the medicines. Fortunately they conceived after 1st month of taking the medicine. Pregnancy was largely uncomplicated. All the reports were normal, like Combined Test, Anomaly scan etc. As she was at risk of FGR […]

Secondary Infertility Success

The problem in conceiving the second time- this problem is called “SECONDARY INFERTILITY”.  This lady 33-year-old came from Singur, West Bengal. They have a baby boy born 8 years ago and he is doing well. That time, the lady conceived naturally without any treatment. They tried for pregnancy for the last 4 years but in vain. We performed investigations like Semen analysis of the husband, Tube check by SSG (Sonosalpingography) and hormonal tests and found all were normal, except that she has PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). She is having irregular periods and is also overweight. We advised folic acid and […]

Low Amh: Ivf Not Always Needed

Low AMH does not mean you cannot get pregnant. What is AMH? AMH (Anti Mullerian Hormone) is a hormone secreted by the ovaries. AMH indicates the “ovarian reserve”. It is checked by a blood test. This blood can be checked at any time. What is Ovarian Reserve? “Ovarian reserve” means the number of eggs inside the ovaries of a woman at a particular time. In women, the eggs are produced in the ovaries before the women is born. After birth, no new eggs are produced. On the contrary, in each month, a number of eggs are destroyed. From […]

Pcos Related Infertility Is Easier to Treat

PCOS related Infertility is EASIER to treat if you receive proper medicine, come for TVS Follicular Study and control your weight. PCOS is NOT the disease of “Cysts”. It’s a hormonal problem and is NOT curable. However, it’s quite possible to keep this disease under control. The main treatment to keep it under control is Lifestyle changes, that is Weight Control. In PCOS, infertility is a common problem. The reason is, there are enough eggs inside the ovaries but they cannot grow and rupture (“Ovulation”). So, when weight loss cannot help, the treatment is Ovulation Induction (OI). In […]

Low Amh: Natural Conception

This is another patient with “less number of eggs” who conceived NATURALLY without any treatment.  The couple had been trying for pregnancy for 6 months. The reports showed AMH 0.05. Her age is 32. All other reports were normal. We checked AFC (Antral Follicular Count) which was borderline. They were anxious about the AMH. We said, “We treat the patients, we do NOT treat a report”. As her age is low, we gave her DHEA tablets and asked them to try for another 3 months. We wanted to avoid any UNNECESSARY treatment. We also explained that the role […]

Azoospermia- No to Donor Sperms- New Policy

The first step in managing a case of AZOOSPERMIA is to find out the cause. However, in majority of the cases, no cause can be found. If no cause is found, and the man wants to become a biological father, the treatment is sperm collection from the testicles by TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration- inserting small needle inside the testicles) or TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction- making a small cut inside the testicles). The sperms obtained in this way, can only be used for IVF-ICSI (In vitro fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). Thus the wife of the man with azoospermia has […]

Male Infertility- Always Ivf Not Needed

If there is abnormal Semen Report, it’s important to see the whole report, NOT merely the count. It’s also important to ensure that the test has been done from an authentic laboratory and that laboratory should follow the WHO 2010 guidelines for semen analysis (Not the older version of WHO 1999 or WHO 1992). . Again, we must see what’s the Total Motile Count (TMC) of the sperms. If TMC is normal or mildly low, oral tablets can be advised (although their efficacy is doubtful) and the couple can try naturally. Lifestyle changes are also advised (avoiding smoking, excess alcohol, prolonged […]

Spontaneous Pregnancy in Low Amh Before Egg Donation-Ivf

Everything is POSSIBLE in Infertility.  The couple had been trying for pregnancy for EIGHT long years. The woman was diagnosed with Poor Ovarian Reserve (POR), that is low Egg Count as seen by low AMH and Low AFC. She was advised to try for IVF with Self-eggs and also IVF with Donor-eggs. She could not afford IVF. She came to us last week. She is already 38 years old and is not having periods for last nine months. Blood results showed high FSH, meaning that she was having Premature Menopause. We thought she would probably require egg donation and […]