How does a man's age influence fertility and pregnancy?
The effects of age on male fertility are less well known than the effects on female fertility. Nevertheless, male age can affect seminal quality and certain results of assisted reproductive techniques. However, the conclusions of some studies are contradictory. Read more
What is endometrial hyperplasia and why does it occur?
Endometrial hyperplasia is the excessive proliferation of cells in the endometrium, the layer that surrounds the uterus. This thickening of the endometrium is a benign condition, but it can progress to cancer. Therefore, a correct diagnosis, as well as adequate treatment, is essential to avoid problems. Read more
Molar pregnancy or hydatidiform mole: types, symptoms and diagnosis
A molar pregnancy, also known as hydatidiform mole, is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). This type of pregnancy complication is characterized by a growth of a benign mass or tumor inside the uterus. When a molar pregnancy is detected, it should be treated immediately. Read more
What to do while waiting for the IVF or two week wait result?
The two weeks of waiting (known as two week wait) from the embryo transfer to the result of the pregnancy test are very difficult and distressing for couples. However, the couple has to try to live a normal life and avoid stress, attending psychological therapy if necessary. Read more
Success rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF)
The probability of achieving a pregnancy with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment depends on many factors, the most important of which is the woman's age. According to the latest data published by the SEF, the rate of delivery by embryo transfer is 25.8% when the woman's own eggs are used. Read more
Uterine Factor Infertility - Diagnosis, Characteristics & Treatment
Uterine factor infertility or UFI refers to the set of causes of female infertility due to uterine causes, including Müllerian duct or uterine anomalies, alterations in the uterine lining, tumors, etc. Click here to read more. Read more
Uterine curettage - procedure, recovery and complications
Curettage is a gynecological technique that consists of scraping the tissue lining the inside of the uterus, that is, the endometrium, with the main purpose of removing the remains of an abortion or to obtain an endometrial sample for analysis. It is a simple procedure, which only takes about 15 minutes. Read more