How Old is Too Old to Do IVF Using Your Own Eggs?

There is little doubt that age is a very important determinant of IVF outcome.  This is mainly because a woman’s eggs undergo deterioration in quality as her age advances to and beyond her mid 30’s.  Remember, eggs have been in … Read more

IVF: After How Many Tries Should I Give Up?

Because of the emotional, physical, and financial toll exacted by IVF, it is preferable that no one undertake a one‑shot attempt. If a couple can only afford one treatment cycle, IVF is probably not the right course of action.  After … Read more

Mini-IVF: A Blessing or a Curse?

Mini-IVF is a procedure that involves ovarian stimulation using low dosage medications (often oral drugs like clomiphene and letrozole) under the premise that it is a “safer” and less expensive than conventional gonadotropin stimulation regimes while yielding comparable success. Nothing … Read more

Advanced Endometriosis with Endometriotic Cysts

Advanced endometriosis is often associated with ovarian endometriotic cysts, known as endometriomas. The cysts contain decomposed menstrual blood that looks like melted chocolate – hence the name “chocolate cysts.” They are space occupying cystic lesions within the ovarian connective tissue … Read more