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Abha Bhat
Passionate about helping people understand and overcome Infertility
Passionate about helping people understand and overcome Infertility

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IVF: Mild Milder Mildest
IVF in
the initial days was done in the natural cycle, in other words no medicines
were used to boost or prevent ovulation. As a result, the success in getting an egg and achieving a pregnancy was very inefficient. Louise
Brown, world’s first IVF baby was c...

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Poor ovarian response
When ovarian stimulation is commenced the aim is to get 10-12 follicles. As worrying as overstimulation, is the scenario when too few follicles grow in response to stimulation. The cut off that most doctors adhere to is 6 follicles. So when less than 6 foll...

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Infrequent periods: causes and effects
After a long hiatus here I am again talking about a very common problem. Irregular and/or infrequent periods is frequently overlooked even if conception is on the cards! I see too many patients who approach me for fertility advice, sometimes a little too la...

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Fertility in women over 40
Decline in fertility has become a real problem in today's world. Gender differences in terms of ambitions and aspirations are blurring. Nature has been a little unfair with the fairer sex in the department of fertility. The eggs that a woman is born with sl...

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When to call it quits with IUI?
Intrauterine Insemination or IUI in short is often the first line of treatment for infertility. The main advantages when compared to IVF, are that it is cheaper, doesn't involve daily injections and lesser stress levels.  It is possible to get this treatmen...

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All izz well!
As a fertility specialist, I meet many people, singles and couples anxious to conceive. As is well known but barely acknowledged is the fact that the success rates of fertility treatments in most cases are less than 50%! That means, as one of my mentor used...

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Intrauterine Insemination with Donor Sperm
Intrauterine Insemination or simply IUI has already been described in an earlier post . In my practice I come across clients who may benefit from IUI with donated sperms. The reason may be a complete lack of sperms in the husband's semen. Sometimes the seme...

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Tuboplasty: assumptions versus reality
  When there is a block in the tubes, tubal surgery is offered as an alternative to patients for treatment of infertility. The usual assumption is that tuboplasty should be the first option as it "corrects" what is wrong. Unfortunately it is not as simple a...

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Surgical sperm collection
Surgical removal of sperms is done in men with no sperms in the semen (azoospermia). The reasons for azoospermia  may be due to a blockage in the tubes that carry the sperms from the testes (Vas Deferens), due to a vasectomy. Some men may also have a congen...
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