Category: Infertility

What tests for Infertility and Sterility diagnosis?

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Infertility and sterility issue are closely linked. The first is considered a difficulty in having a reproductive success while the other is a condition of impossibility and it can also happen that one of the two diagnoses may migrae during the investigations towards each other. It is also true that very often now Infertility and…

Miscarriage, Repeated Abortions and Threatened Abortion

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Miscarriage is unfortunately a very common pregnancy complication, probably more frequent than thought: in fact very often it happens so early that is mistaken for a simple menstruation delay. A miscarriage experience is common to many women and usually for a single episode are not required special gynecological controls. But when abort episodes are two…

Embryos mix-up and Mothers’ rights: Who is the Mother?

When we speak of “mother” in relation to offspring (wordreference.com), we outline the concept of a “woman who has conceived and given birth.” The status of the mother and then the right and duty to raise their children (except for special situations of inability identified by the Law) has never been disputed. An ancient Latin…

Varicocele

Few topics in medicine are as controversial and  discussed as varicocele and its significance in human pathology . But first of all, what is varicocele ? It is actually a varicose dilatation of the testicular reflue veins (pampiniform plexus, to the involvement of the internal spermatic veins), which has its highest incidence between the ages…

SEMEN ANALYSIS

Seminal fluid analysis (spermiogram) is the cornerstone of diagnostic procedure which evaluates male fertility.  It determines whether the male partner of a couple is actually infertile, if the infertility level is sufficient to consider a procedure of assisted reproduction and eventually which assisted reproduction technique is the most appropriate. It is also the main guide…

MALE INFERTILITY

Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after 12 months of unprotected and sufficiently frequent intercourse. In the past it was generally believed that this situation was mainly due to female causes, but it has now been demonstrated that the male factor is present in at least 50% of cases (male factor alone or…

Post Coital Test: which role in Infertility Evaluation.

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Used for many years in diagnosing of couple fertility, Post Coital Test (PCT) or Sims Huhner Test is not free from controversies but still remains an useful and indispensable test in infertility evaluation. The purpose of the Post Coital Test is to evaluate characteristics (quantity and motility) of sperm in cervical mucus after the sexual…

Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain and Infertility

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Introduction: as you will see in this article endometriosis must be identified before it becomes manifest. An early diagnosis is possible and can prevent the serious complications of this disease. ENDOMETRIOSIS is without any doubt one of the greatest chapters of gynecology. It’s a disease that has unfortunately changed negatively the lives of many women,…