Insulin Resistance and How It Can Affect Fertility

Insulin resistance is a relatively common cause of female infertility, particularly among people who are overweight. Treating insulin resistance can often make it possible for a woman to get pregnant, although sometimes additional fertility treatments are necessary. Below, we will take a look at the link between insulin resistance and infertility. Insulin Resistance Basics Insulin is…

How Does a Hysterosonogram Diagnose Infertility Issues?

Hysterosonogram is one of the most common procedures used to diagnose female infertility problems. It can be performed in the doctor’s office, and has a very low risk of side effects. Below, we will take a look at how hysterosonogram can be used to diagnose fertility issues, as well as what treatments might be appropriate…

Common Schedule For Frozen Embryo Transfers

Embryos are sometimes frozen after IVF cycles or as a form of fertility preservation. If you are freezing your embryos, understanding the typical frozen embryo transfer timeline can help you understand what to expect. Below, we will take a look at the timeline for the different aspects of a frozen embryo transfer. Frozen Embryo Transfer Timeline Pretesting…

Can Adenomyosis Cause Infertility?

Adenomyosis is a relatively common condition affecting the uterus. Although there are some studies that indicate a link between adenomyosis and infertility, the evidence is inconclusive. Below, we will take a look at the basics about adenomyosis and its treatment, as well as the link between adenomyosis and fertility. About Adenomyosis The uterus is composed of…

How Does Lupron Work?

Lupron is a GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) agonist often used during assisted reproduction, along with injectable gonadotropin hormones like FSH and LH. Below, we will take a look at how Lupron works, and how the medication can be used in IVF cycles. How Lupron Works Lupron first stimulates and then suppresses the pituitary gland. First, Lupron briefly…

How Does The IUI Process Work and is it Expensive?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the most cost-effective and commonly used treatments for infertility. The procedure can be used to address a variety of both male and female fertility problems. Below, we will take a closer look at the IUI process, as well as how much the procedure might cost. IUI Process IUI is a…

Are There Pain Free Fertility Treatments Available?

It is reasonable to be concerned about the possibility of pain with any medical treatment, including fertility treatments. Although this is understandable, pain free fertility treatments are the norm. Below, we will take a look at what has the potential to cause pain during fertility treatments, as well as what steps doctors take to keep…

How Much Does a Visit to an Infertility Specialist Cost in Plainfield, IL?

If you are struggling with infertility, visiting an infertility specialist is one of the most important steps towards getting treatment and starting your family. In Illinois, your initial visit to a fertility doctor should be covered by insurance, and the majority of fertility treatments should also be covered. Insurance Coverage Under Illinois law, most employers must offer insurance…

How Reliable is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Testing?

Couples who have a history of infertility or a family history of an inheritable genetic defect may choose to undergo preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) testing as a part of the IVF process. During PGD testing, the embryologist removes one or two cells from the developing embryo, then examines them for genetic abnormalities. PGD is very reliable,…

Breakdown the Costs of IVF Treatment in Chicago

If you are considering in-vitro fertilization (IVF), consideration of the potential cost of IVF goes hand in hand with consideration of the treatment. In Illinois, many patients are able to get insurance coverage for at least some of the costs. Below, we will take a look at the factors that contribute to the Chicago IVF cost,…

How Much Will the Egg Retrieval Procedure Cost?

Egg retrieval is used during IVF, egg donation, and egg freezing to collect eggs from the ovaries and use them in assisted reproductive procedures. Egg retrieval cost can vary, but should be covered by your insurance if you have insurance that covers IVF. How Egg Retrieval Works Before egg retrieval, the woman will usually receive fertility medications,…

What Do Fertility Drugs Usually Cost?

Fertility drugs are used to boost ovulation in women receiving treatment for infertility. They may be used on their own or with assisted reproductive treatments like IVF or IUI. Depending on the medication, fertility drugs can be expensive. However, insurance often covers patients’ fertility drug cost. Oral Fertility Drugs Oral fertility drugs are often the first course…

Minimal Stimulation IVF vs. Conventional IVF Treatments

In most cases, fertility medications are used during IVF, in order to stimulate the woman’s ovaries to produce more eggs than usual. Some women are good candidates for minimal stimulation IVF, a procedure in which only a small amount of fertility medication, or none at all, is used. Below, we will take a look at the…

How Much Will a Hysterosonogram Cost?

Hysterosonogram, also known as sonohysterogram, is a diagnostic procedure used to produce an image of the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes. This procedure is commonly used to diagnose female infertility, especially if the woman has signs of problems affecting the uterus or fallopian tubes. Below, we will take a look at how sonohysterogram works, as…

Fertility Drugs vs. All Natural IVF Cycles

Fertility drugs are usually used during IVF, but sometimes doctors may recommend natural cycles in a limited number of situations. In most cases, the use of fertility medication is the best choice. Below, we will take a look at how cycles proceed in each of these situations. About Fertility Drugs Injectable gonadotropins, including follicle-stimulating hormone (FHS) and human…

Sonohysterogram vs Hysterosalpingogram

Sonohysterogram (also known as sonohysterogram or saline ultrasound) is a procedure used primarily to visualize the uterus. Hysterosalpinogram is a procedure to used to visualize the uterus and fallopian tubes. Depending on your condition, your doctor may use one or both of these procedures to diagnose your infertility. About Sonohysterogram During a sonohysterogram, a catheter is inserted…

What is the Difference Between IVF and In-Vitro Maturation

Traditional in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is performed using mature egg follicles, the production of which is stimulated with the use of injectable gonadotropins at the beginning of the woman’s menstrual cycle. Recently, techniques for maturing eggs in the laboratory have improved, and it is sometimes possible to use in-vitro maturation (IVM), in which immature egg follicles are collected and matured…