As doctors, we often consult closely with colleagues regarding treatment and diagnosis. However, for a reproductive endocrinologist like myself, sometimes the most important colleague is one who does not have an office down the hall. Ob/gyns are likely the first specialists to field patient questions about fertility, and patients rely on ob/gyns to alert them when they need to see a fertility specialist.
In this article month’s blog I’ll discuss one of the various uterine causes of infertility, focusing specifically on a condition in which the uterus is congenitally very small in size—the hypoplastic uterus.
Myomectomy is the only surgical treatment of myomas that preserves fertility. The safety of pregnancy after uterine artery embolization has not been established, and pregnancy is impossible after hysterectomy. The average reduction in volume of fibroids after a UAE is 50%, where fibroids that have removed are completely gone.
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Three-dimensional ultrasound (3D US) is a new imaging modality, which is being introduced into clinical practice. Although this technique will not probably replace two-dimensional ultrasound, it is being increasingly used.
Advances in successful assisted reproductive technologies have enabled clinicians to further aid their patients who would otherwise be unable to conceive. However, little is known about this trend and its continued future growth.
Infertility is the inability to conceive despite frequent and unprotected intercourse between a man and his female partner for at least 1 year.
With more than 7 million infertile women in the United States, the need and demand for effective IVF treatment remains high. Unfortunately for these women/couples, the cost for such treatment is also relatively high.