Fertility medications side effects are usually mild, with only a small percentage of women experiencing more significant side effects. Most of the side effects are a result of the hormones in the medication. The most common side effects are:
• Breast tenderness
• Mood swings
• Difficulty sleeping
• Increased appetite
• Weight gain
• Vaginal discharge
Rare but more serious side effects include:
• Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) – a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the overstimulation of the ovaries. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and rapid weight gain.
• Thromboembolism – a blood clot that forms in a vein, often in the leg. If the clot breaks free and travels to the lungs, it can cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
• Abnormal uterine bleeding – spotting or bleeding between periods, heavier or longer periods than usual, or bleeding after sex.
• Liver problems – such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), or liver failure.
• Seizures – usually associated with high doses of fertility medications.
• Heart problems – such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeats.
• Diabetes – can be worsened by some fertility medications.
If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
R Chop Fertility
is a full-service reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinic located in the heart of Houston, Texas. We offer a wide range of fertility services, from basic fertility evaluation to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and beyond. Our physicians have years of experience in the field of reproductive medicine and are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.
Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology in fertility treatment, including advanced ultrasound and imaging systems, and our laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. We are also one of the few clinics in Houston to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted hatching (AH).
We understand that infertility can be a difficult condition to deal with, both emotionally and financially. That’s why we offer a variety of financing options, including interest-free payment plans and discounts for military families.
If you are struggling with infertility, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to discuss your individual situation and recommend the best course of treatment.
Anteflexed Uterus And Fertility
An anteflexed uterus is a type of tipped uterus, in which the uterus is tilted forward instead of being in a horizontal position. This condition may occur in up to 10 percent of women and is generally not a cause for concern. However, in some cases, an anteflexed uterus can lead to fertility problems.
The main reason an anteflexed uterus can impact fertility is because the position of the uterus can interfere with the placement of the sperm and the egg. In particular, the uterus may block the fallopian tubes, making it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. Additionally, the anteflexed uterus may make it difficult for the embryo to implant in the uterus.
If you are trying to conceive and you have an anteflexed uterus, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of success. First, you can try to position your body in a way that will help the sperm reach the egg. You can also use fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), to help bypass the blocked fallopian tubes.
If you are struggling to conceive and you have an anteflexed uterus, it is important to talk to your doctor. He or she can help you determine the best course of action to take to improve your fertility.
is a full-service reproductive center providing comprehensive care to patients seeking to build their families. We offer a wide range of fertility treatments, from basic services like intrauterine insemination (IUI) to more advanced options like in vitro fertilization (IVF). Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing each patient with the highest quality care and support possible.
Our fertility treatments are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. We work with each patient to create a treatment plan that is tailored to his or her specific needs and goals. We offer a variety of fertility treatments, including:
IUI: This is a basic fertility treatment in which a sperm is injected into the uterus. This treatment is often used in cases of mild male infertility or when the woman has irregular periods.
IVF: This is a more advanced fertility treatment in which eggs are removed from the woman’s ovaries and fertilized in a lab. The embryos are then placed back into the woman’s uterus.
ICSI: This is a fertility treatment in which a single sperm is injected into an egg. This treatment is often used in cases of male infertility.
PGD: This is a fertility treatment in which embryos are screened for genetic conditions before they are implanted into the woman’s uterus.
We also offer a variety of support services to our patients, including:
Counseling: We offer counseling to our patients to help them deal with the emotional stress of infertility.
Financial Assistance: We offer financial assistance to our patients who need it.
Community Resources: We provide our patients with information on community resources that can help them build their families.
Our goal is to help each patient build his or her family. We offer a wide range of fertility treatments and support services to help our patients achieve their goals. We are dedicated to providing each patient with the highest quality care and support possible.
Fertility Clinics Destroy Embryos
to Avoid Procreation
As fertility clinics become more and more common, the number of embryos created in vitro and subsequently destroyed is on the rise. In the United States, it is estimated that over 1 million embryos are currently in storage, and the majority will never be used. This practice is often referred to as “embryo destruction” or “embryo disposal”, and it is a topic of considerable ethical debate.
There are a number of reasons why a clinic might choose to destroy an embryo. One common reason is that the clinic has too many embryos on hand and does not have the space to store them all. Another reason is that the clinic may be concerned about the potential for multiple births if the embryos are implanted in a woman’s uterus. Too many births can be dangerous for both the mother and the babies, and can also be very expensive for the parents.
Some people argue that embryo destruction is wrong because it amounts to killing innocent human beings. Others argue that embryos are not yet human beings, and that they should be destroyed if they are not going to be used. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and it is likely to continue to be a source of debate for many years to come.
Welcome to my fertility blog. This is a space where I will be sharing my experiences as I navigate through the world of fertility treatments, as well as provide information and resources about fertility and pregnancy.