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Archive for September, 2019

Parts of the Fallopian Tubes

The fallopian tubes are a pair of long, narrow ducts that transport male sperm cells to the egg, provide a suitable environment for fertilization, and transport the egg from the ovary to the central channel of the uterus. The fallopian tube has four parts, lateral to medial, including: Fimbriae: finger-like structures located at the ends…. read more

How Fertility Medications Work

If you have been struggling with infertility issues, your doctor may prescribe medicine to help you get pregnant. These fertility medications cause your body to release hormones that trigger ovulation, in which an egg is released from your ovary. Even if you are using another method, such as IVF, fertility medications are still an important…. read more

What to Expect: Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation is a type of permanent birth control in which the fallopian tubes are cut, tied, or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy. Eggs are prevented from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes, and sperm is blocked from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. The procedure can be done at any…. read more

Long-Term Side Effects of Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation is a surgery that is performed to block a woman’s Fallopian tubes. This procedure prevents a woman’s eggs from moving from the ovary through the tubes and to the uterus. Sperm is unable to reach the egg in the Fallopian tube after ovulation, so pregnancy is prevented. Some women may experience long-term side…. read more

Post-Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS)

Post-Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS) consists of a variety of symptoms that may include heavy or missing menstrual periods, hormonal problems, or problems that mimic menopause. These symptoms are reported by some women after receiving a tubal ligation procedure. Symptoms may also include mood swings, hot flashes, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, and vaginal dryness, among…. read more

Should I Have an Essure Removal?

The Essure device is a set of metallic coils used for female sterilization. After the Essure device is placed, the fallopian tubes cause scarring around the coils, which block the tubes. It is an effective form of contraception, but some patients may experience issues with the device and experience symptoms attributed to the Essure coils.…. read more

Everything You Need to Know About IVF Gender Selection

NCCRM offers pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) for the purpose of family balancing or sex selection by testing for the chromosome content of an embryo. Once embryos are created in vitro, they are sometimes screened to choose the healthiest ones to implant into the mother’s womb. PGD is the most accurate…. read more

Essure Migration Symptoms

Essure migration is a long-term side effect of the procedure in which the device migrates from the fallopian tube. This can cause perforation of the uterus and possible damage to other internal organs. It can be life-changing if not treated immediately, so it is important to be aware of the signs: Pelvic Pain If not…. read more

Coping With Infertility

Infertility can touch every aspect of your life, impacting your relationship with your partner, the way you feel about yourself, and your overall life perspective. It may seem overwhelming at times, but there are ways to reduce your anxiety and bring a calmer perspective to your life. Acknowledge Your Feelings The first step in reducing…. read more

Is a Perineoplasty Right For Me?

The perineum is the area of tissue between the vagina and rectum. Childbirth can cause tearing and scarring of the perineal tissue, and the healing process of these tears can lead to uneven scarring and disfiguration of the perineum. This often results in vaginal looseness. A perineoplasty repairs the area where episiotomies occur after childbirth,…. read more


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