FERTILITYINFO – Fertility Treatments

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PGT-A: State-of-the-Art Technology that gives Patients a Better Chance of Success

October 25, 2019

PGT-A, formerly known as PGS, allows us to test the chromosomes of embryos before they are transferred into the uterus. Why is this important? Because at least half, if not more, of the embryos produced in any IVF cycle have a chromosomal abnormality. PGT-A technology insures only chromosomally normal embryos will be transferred. Without the…

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Cycle Monitoring Understanding the process, its advantages, and limitations.

By: Dr. Kaajal Abrol, MD, FRCSC, REI

October 24, 2019

Cycle monitoring is a process of observing a woman throughout her menstrual cycle to observe a range of factors, such as how a follicle in the ovary develops during the cycle; to measure blood hormone levels throughout this process; and to determine whether and when ovulation is occurring. Timing is Everything Timing is very important…

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What is Polycystic ovarian syndrome and how is it treated?

By: Dr. Sony Sierra, MD, FRCSC, REI

August 26, 2019

PCOS or Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects about 5-7% of women. PCOS involves both anatomical or structural changes in the ovaries as well as hormonal changes.  In the following videos Dr. Sony Sierra explains what PCOS is, how it affects fertility, and how it can be treated.

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What is PCOS and What Are the Options for Fertility Treatment?

By: Dr. Sony Sierra, MD, FRCSC, REI

July 3, 2019

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a fairly common condition that affects about five to seven percent of people with ovaries. Essentially, PCOS involves both a structural and a hormonal change in the function of the ovary. Ovaries in those with PCOS are bigger in volume, they’re denser in tissue and they are hormonally active in different…

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What is Unexplained Infertility and How is it Treated?

By: Dr. Dan Nayot, MD, M.Sc., FRCSC, REI

July 3, 2019

 As the name implies, ’unexplained’ infertility means according to everything we’ve checked, we haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason you have not been able to get pregnant. Whether you’ve never been pregnant (primary unexplained), or if you’ve achieved a pregnancy before but are having difficulty now (secondary unexplained), this is a frustrating and upsetting…

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Endometriosis: Medical Vs. Surgical Management

By Dr. Dan Nayot

March 20, 2019

Although endometriosis can’t “definitively” be diagnosed unless it’s visualized during laparoscopic surgery (and then confirmed on the pathology report), this doesn’t mean that all patients suggestive of endometriosis: eg. pelvic pain; painful periods; or pain with intercourse require surgery. A large proportion of patients can be confidently diagnosed with endometriosis based on their symptoms and even…

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