Dr. Joseph Hazan, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

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Ovulation Induction

Lack of ovulation is the most common cause of female infertility. By inducing ovulation, a mature follicle can be developed and released. Half of all female infertility cases are related to lack of ovulation or irregular ovulation. Development of a primary follicle which is mature and ready to be released can be verified by a […]

Fertility Treatments

Fertility treatments are directed to the specific problem. If a blockage is preventing an egg or sperm from moving through the tube this can be overcome by either tuboplasty (please see www.tuboplasty.com) or IVF. In cases of Polycystic ovaries there are immature eggs but no ovulation. This can be treated medically.

Polyps, fibroids or a septum […]

Infertility Factors

Here are basic factors influencing fertility:

Weight (underweight or underweight)
Smoking
Alcohol
Drugs
Stress
STI’s (Sexually transmitted infections)
Anovulation
Age over 35
Uterine fibroids and polyps
Inaccurate timing of intercourse

Endometriosis Basics

Endometriosis is a painful condition associated with tissue from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) in other areas of the body, such as ovaries, tubes, behind the uterus, even distant areas as lungs or kidneys. It is likely due to heredity, immune system, lymphatic or vascular system. These areas cause cramps, severe pain, painful intercourse, pelvic and lower back pain, heavy menses, irregular menses, painful bowel movements or pain during […]

Infertility Factors

Most common reasons for infertility are related to the dynamics of ovulation, ovum pick-up, fertilization, transport and implantation. If after one year of unprotected intercourse pregnancy fails to occur, infertility is a concern. The chances of conception during a month of regular intercourse is about 20 %. Infertility could be due to the failure of the egg (ovum) to be released from the ovaries. This is called anovulation […]

Infertility and Lifestyle Factors

Overweight, smoking, alcohol, drugs, caffeine, stress are shown to be related to infertility. While lifestyle factors alone do not entirely explain or account every case of infertility, they are significant nevertheless. Stress reduction for instance has been shown to relate to normalized levels of GnRh, FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone, blood pressure and improved pregnancy rates. Overweight and related increased levels are associated with increased testosterone and lack of ovulation. Also the elevated […]