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Failed IVF: Empty Follicle…Should I Try Again?

Posted On: August 22, 2014 12:51 pm

QUESTION: Hi Dr. Ramirez,  I had an failed IVF attempt last week. It was my first attempt. I am 41 yoa. My estrodial was 1950 and I had 5 follicles (14, 16, 20, 20, and 25). No eggs retrieved. My injections included Lupron 20, menopur 250, and Gonal 250. My dr. flushed my follicles 3 times. My FSH is 6 with low AMH and endometriosis. My dr. is perplexed and has told me to move to DE. I on the other hand believe we just need more HCG or I probably should have come back the next day for another [...]

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Woman From India TTC Has Blighted Ovum and Recurrant Pregnancy Loss

Posted On: December 27, 2013 11:11 pm

Hello Doctor, I am from India and have been TTC (trying to conceive) for last 5 years. I am 29 years old right now. My first miscarriage was when I was 24 years old. It was blighted ovum and was detected on first ultrasound at 8 weeks and d&c (dilatation and curettage) was done. 2nd miscarriage was one year later and same things happened and d&c was done. All investigations were done but nothing came up. After that i had trouble conceiving and conceived through IUI after 2 and half years. My periods were irregular and doctor told me i have [...]

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Secondary Infertility: Six Chemical Pregnancies…How to Proceed?

Posted On: October 24, 2013 7:10 pm

Hi Dr Ramirez, I have found this site all the way from New Zealand and am hoping you could provide me with some other answers? I already have a daughter who was conceived, carried and delivered easily with no problems at all (that I know of). For the past two years I have been trying to add to my family, and have suffered 6 chemical pregnancies. I recently saw a specialist but after 3 of my chemical’s being with him, I am unsure how concerned he is with my problem as he only books me in for actual appointments every [...]

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Trying To Conceive After Stopping The Birth Control Pill

Posted On: September 20, 2013 4:47 pm

Hello Dr. Ramirez, I’m a 30-year-old active, healthy female from Texas trying to conceive my first child.  I have been on the birth control pill for 15 years and just stopped taking it two cycles ago in late June.  Based off charting my last two, I have a standard 28-day cycle with a 4-day period.  So, I should be ovulating on day 14, which is August 5th (today).  Since I haven’t noticed much (if any) cervical mucus, I bought a Clear Blue ovulation predictor kit.  It showed “low” or not ovulating. Could it be that I’m not ovulating?  Or did [...]

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Recent D&C After Miscarriage, Bleeding Abnormally…Can I Still Conceive?

Posted On: March 21, 2013 4:17 pm

Question: Dear Doctor Ramirez, I’m 35 with two beautiful kids. On 2/6/13, I underwent a D&C, dilatation and curettage, (approx.  8wks in-missed miscarriage). Bled on and off for two weeks. Approx. 3 days after the bleeding stopped, AF  (menstrual cycle) came for 5 days. I’m now TTC (trying to conceive), but I am now having mid cycle bleeding. So far I have bled for 3 days. I am at a loss. Can mid-cycle bleeding keep me from getting pregnant? Or is this just a sign of something else? Should I go see my obgyn? Thank you.  A. from California Answer: [...]

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Taiwanese Couple TTC Second Child: Three Clomid Cycles So Far

Posted On: December 23, 2012 1:44 am

Dear Dr. Ramirez, My wife and I have been trying to conceive (TTC) our second child unsuccessfully for the past 3 months now. She is 32 while I am 33. We are both of Asian descent.  She has been to an infertility specialist here in Taipei, Taiwan who prescribed Clomid (50 mg). He also explained to her some of the possible side effects such as the thinning of the uterus lining. I noticed on your blog that you touched on this in a recent response where you said, “a side effect of the medication is that it can block the estrogen [...]

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Off Of Birth Control After 5 Years: Period Has Not Returned, Why?

Posted On: December 20, 2012 3:37 pm

Hi, I have been on the birth control, known as Sprintec 28, the oral pill for 5 years, and as of this April, I have not taken it. Since I have been off, I have had only one normal period and that was in July. I have had some spotting in October, but that is it. Before I started the pill and while on it I have always had a normal period. The only thing that is happening is that I’m getting a lot more discharge than normal. My fear is that since I’m not menstruating, I may not be [...]

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Woman Has Salpingectomy Of Left Tube: Trying To Conceive Again

Posted On: November 29, 2012 5:51 pm

Question: Hi, My name is Lindsay; I’m from Atlanta, Ga. I recently underwent emergency surgery to remove my left Fallopian tube that had ruptured due to an ectopic pregnancy. I lost a severe amount of blood, resulting in receiving 5 blood transfusions. My husband and I have a 20 month old daughter, and we are/were trying to conceive again. My question is: The doctor that performed the surgery stated that my right ( intact) tube ” looks great”. I explained this to my normal doctor (works in same practice) and I was told that we really don’t know what the [...]

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