Ivf

IVF (in vitro fertilization) is a type of assisted reproductive technology, which is used to treat infertility. During IVF, mature eggs and sperm are retrieved, and fertilization takes place in a petri dish in a lab. IVF is indicated if the fallopian tube is blocked or damaged, endometriosis, uterine fibroid, low sperm count and motility, and genetic disorders.

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Is it acceptable to have mitochondrial embryo donation above 40 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am considering mitochondrial embryo donation. However, prior to doing so, I am wondering about a home hormonal balancing option as I found online. Which do you suggest for attempting first? I am 44 years old with an AMH of .5 ng/mL, six follicles located in the ultrasound, an FSH level...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your case, medical treatment for raising AMH (anti-mullerian hormone test) levels can be offered before opting for an IVF (in-vitro fertilization) or ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) procedure. Also please share the online hormonal balancing option whic...  Read Full »

Does an ovarian cyst removal surgery open up the tied fallopian tubes automatically?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my tubes tied eight years ago, but I strongly regret doing that. Within a week, I was diagnosed with a cyst of size 5 cm in my left ovary and had surgery to remove the cyst. My question is, what is the chance of pregnancy after my surgery? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Removal of the ovarian cyst will not make your tube reopen. On removing the cyst, all connections with our uterus will be tied and secured before they cut and take the cyst away. So chances of getting the tube to reopen automatically after this surgery are highly remote....  Read Full »

Are Gonal-F and Menopur 150 IU good for IVF?

Query: Hello doctor,I have two children already, and thankfully both conceived easily. My older son has a chromosomal anomaly. Although we are not sure that this was a hereditary problem, we wanted to do IVF with genetic testing to grow our family further, as it would be tough for us to have two children w...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for writing. I have gone through your history in detail, and I fully understand your concerns. It is better to go for IVF (in-vitro fertilization) with your whole history as it has a higher chance of healthy pregnancy. Kindly give some breaks and go for another cy...  Read Full »

Are IVF and ICSI needed to get pregnant with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female, and I weigh 57 kg. I am work in a bank, which keeps me out of home from 9 AM to 7 PM. I was diagnosed with PCOS, and I have a 1.5 mm intramural fibroid on the posterior wall of the uterus since two years. I am taking Glyciphage SR 500 since then, and it has kep...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not necessary to go for IVF (in vitro fertilization). IVF has more success rate than IUI (intrauterine insemination) during infertility. I suggest trying IUI few more times, but chances of success are less. So, you have to take the decision. Nowadays with advance...  Read Full »

Can a higher level of FSH indicate early menopause at the age of 30 years?

Query: Hi doctor, My 30 year old sister recently tested her FSH levels, and the test result showed that she is going through early menopause. So, the doctor gave her Progyluton. Please give us your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The following history will be helpful to give a proper opinion: What is her FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) level? Is she trying to conceive? Is she having any menopausal symptoms? Progyluton is just the combination of estrogen and prog...  Read Full »

My HSG report says I have bilateral hydrosalpinx. Will this cause trouble for conceiving?

Query: Hi doctor, My HSG report says bilateral hydrosalpinx noted with a free peritoneal spill on the left side. What does this mean? Can I conceive normally? If yes, then how? I have hypothyroidism, which is under control. I take Eltroxin 100 mcg and 75 mcg on alternate days. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I have seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In HSG (hysterosalpingogram), only the right tube looks dilated showing no spill of dye. But the left tube is tortuous and shows the spill of dye very well. Let me explain, the t...  Read Full »

Does Ferpill F cause delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying for a baby since one year, and we are under treatment for that. Our consulting doctor has told us to undergo IVF, and we are in that process. From this month we are supposed to start the final lap for IVF, and for that, we met the doctor on the seventeenth day of my wife's ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ferpill F is a medicine to help the process of ovulation, fertilization as well as the development of the embryo. It is not related to Clomifene, and there is no harm if she has started it in the middle of the cycle or continues it afterward. The point is now she has m...  Read Full »

Is it safe to do tubal ligation reverse surgery now?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had tubes tied for about seven years now and had a tummy tuck before four years. Now, I would like to get tubal ligation reverse surgery done. I was wondering is it safe to have the procedure done. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is no problem in going for tubal recanalization. But as in any surgery, reversal of tubal integrity will not be 100%.The tube may look open and normal, but once damaged by previous surgery, the inner lining of the tube will not be perfect. Just like a patchworkwas don...  Read Full »

Can hydrosalpinx be treated without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with bilateral hydrosalpinx, and the doctor suggested a bilateral salpingectomy as a treatment option. I just wanted to know the treatment option other than the mentioned one. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nikitha Murthy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Your hysterosalpingogram (HSG) shows dilatation on both sides of the tube with fluid-filled in it. This is called hydrosalpinx. Both the tubes are therefore blocked. ...  Read Full »

Can IVF help an overweight patient with PCOS conceive?

Query: Hi doctor,I have PCOS. I have a weight of 100 kilograms. I do not have any other health issues. Can I have the possibility to become pregnant through IVF?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Weight is not a concern. While having PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) it is difficult to have normal ovulation. In this condition, the ovaries get filled with water or fluid. If both ovaries are completely filled with fluid, then there is an absence of ovulation. If they ...  Read Full »

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