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Woman With Chronic Pelvic Pain From Endometriosis

Posted On: January 23, 2013 7:17 pm

Dear Dr. Ramirez, I am writing from Saint Louis, Missouri. Thank you for taking time out to answer my questions. I will try to be as brief as possible. I am 31 years old and I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 19. I have had 8 laparoscopies to remove endometriosis, along with many ovarian cysts, one which was an endometrioma the size of a baseball in which they had to remove most of my ovary along with it. I have had many rounds of the Lupron injection to put my body into temporary menopause (4 rounds for 6 months [...]

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Eight Tips On How To Boost Your Fertility

Posted On: January 11, 2013 6:33 pm

I often get the question: “What can I do to get pregnant?” or “What can we do to boost our fertility?”.  As an obstetrician/gynecologist who has been specializing in the field of assisted reproduction for over 17 years, I would like to share some tips I have shared with my patients on how to improve fertility. This issue affects some 7.3 million women and men in the United States, representing 15% of couples in their prime reproductive years. AGE I want to start with age, because it is one of the biggies. Women are born with 1-2 million eggs and by the age [...]

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Woman With Asherman’s Syndrome May Need Surrogate

Posted On: January 7, 2013 6:15 pm

Dear Dr Edward, I am writing you from Nigeria. I am 28 years old. In 2009, I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks of pregnancy. The doctor performed a D&C (dilatation & curretage) to evacuate the residue from the pregnancy. Since that day till today, I have been having extremely scanty and extremely irregular period. Before that day, my period is usually very full and lasts for 6 to 7 days. But now, my period doesn’t even come for months. When it eventually comes after taking progesterone and estrogen, it lasts 2 to 3 days and is very light. I [...]

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