Low-Lying Placenta and Placenta Previa

lying placenta

The Placenta is the organ through which nutritional and metabolic exchange takes place between the mother and the fetus; it is a very complex structure, adhering to the inner wall of the uterus and which after being detached from this will be ejected in the terminal phase of childbirth call afterbirth (phase immediately subsequent to…

Women and Men Linked by Diseases

men's issues

You may have noticed that this month we begin to talk about some medical issues in men. At first glance this might seem strange; but in fact there is an explanation. Women and the men are destined to live together on Earth and also to share some diseases…. This is true in general, but particularly in…

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…

PREMATURE EJACULATION

Premature ejaculation is probably the most common sexual problem that afflicts men, affecting approximately 20% of the adult male population. If it is true that in daily clinical practice, requests for andrology consultation for erectile dysfunction or fertility problems predominate, an accurate examination by the andrologist of the case history on ejaculatory problems can identify…

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…