Fertility

Varicocele and Infertility

Varicocele is the swelling of
the veins that drains the blood from the testicles. Incidence in general population is considered to be between 4,4 and 22,6 %. This incidence is higher in males with infertility (30 –
40%) and it’s the most frequent alteration found in these cases.

Its
symptoms are varied:

Testicle veins swelling and twisting.Pain and discomfort […]

2021-01-25T14:15:52+02:005 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Ultrasound scan evaluation for the tubes permeability: Hysterosonography

To evaluate a couple with conception problems, we need to check if there could be some type of obstruction in the fallopian tubes, which are the ducts that connect the uterus with the ovaries, thereby preventing pregnancy.

In the early days of Reproductive Medicine, even insufflations were made through the uterus with the aim of trying […]

2021-01-14T12:24:39+02:001 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Y chromosome microdeletion: Male sterility and genetic material loss diagnostic technique

We all have 46 chromosomes: 23 of them are inherited from our father and 23 are from our mother. The genetic information for our entire body is stored within these chromosomes. Two of the 46 are sex chromosomes and determine whether we are male (XY) or female (XX). Therefore, the Y chromosome contains all the necessary information for differentiating males from females as well as for sperm production.

What is the Y chromosome microdeletion analysis about?

The study of Y chromosome microdeletions consists of checking if chromosome Y is complete and, as such, has all the necessary information for satisfactory sperm production or if, on the contrary, small fragments are missing. The loss of such fragments leads to altered spermiogramme which can mean poor sperm production (oligozoospermia) or even no production at all (azoospermia).

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2020-12-15T11:27:22+02:003 de December de 2020|0 Comments

Fertility false myths

Does taking birth control effect my future fertility?

Oral contraceptives (OCP’s) are using by at least 35% of women of reproductive age, (1), making it the most frequently used contraceptive method after condoms. There are many myths surrounding OCP’s but we are going to focus on their effect on fertility once we stop using them. […]

2020-11-16T17:38:51+02:0016 de November de 2020|0 Comments

Assisted Reproduction legislation for women without a male partner

In modern society, the increasing demand for assisted reproduction techniques from single women and same-sex couples has become a reality. From the perspective of reproduction, women only need to receive the male gamete (sperm). For years, these couples have solved the problem in ways that have not always been medically or legally safe and have […]

2020-11-25T10:00:45+02:007 de November de 2020|0 Comments

Endometrial hyperplasia; symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

What
is Endometrial Hyperplasia?

Endometrial hyperplasia is nothing more than an excessive growth of endometrial cells, especially glandular cells, usually in response to excessive estrogen exposure and poor progesterone function.

This growth can be either controlled or uncontrolled,
in such a way that the entire architecture of the endometrium can be
compromised.

What types of Endometrial Hyperplasia are there?

Non-atypical
/ benign […]

2020-11-02T17:55:53+02:002 de November de 2020|0 Comments

Genetic Incompatibility between the couple, does this exist?

It
is thought that about 20% of the reproductive problems are genetic or chromosomal.
That is why the genetic testing is
now an essential part of the fertility study carried
out on couples who come to our centre for help to have children. Karyotype,
chromosome Y microdeletions or the fragile X chromosome syndrome are tests
usually recommended in the fertility consultation. A positive result in any of
them […]

2020-11-11T13:56:14+02:009 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Flu vaccinations during fertility treatment

Vaccinations are essential for good health at all times, but they are particularly important during conception and pregnancy, both from the point of view of protecting the mother and from the point of view of protecting the foetus and newborn child since immunity can be achieved through the placenta.

Women are at a heightened risk of infections […]

2020-10-26T15:21:26+02:007 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Breast cancer and fertility

Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour found in women and it is the main cause of death in women due to cancer in the world.

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in this pathology in younger women and, at the same time, treatment has taken breast cancer survival rates to almost 85%. These […]

2020-10-16T13:10:08+02:002 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Treatment of Klinefelter´s Syndrome and fertility

Klinefelter’s Syndrome is considered the most common chromosomal abnormality  in humans, with an incidence of 1 out of every 500 newborn males. Those affected by this syndrome have an extra X chromosome, which leads to primary testicular failure and therefore infertility and hypoandrogenism.

It is a chromosomal abnormality that only affects men and mainly causes hypogonadism. […]

2020-12-03T10:53:25+02:001 de October de 2020|0 Comments
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