Women’s health

Studies of the cortex and ovarian tissue. Progress in fertility

Although the technique is relatively new (it has evolved significantly over the last 20 years), preservation of the ovarian cortex and posterior transplant in order to recuperate fertility and ovarian function in cancer patients is still an experimental procedure. There is increasingly more evidence regarding the safety of the technique and its evident benefits for […]

2021-04-12T13:02:45+02:0012 de April de 2021|0 Comments

Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) in patients who require assisted reproduction: is there sufficient evidence?

The ‘implantation window’ defines the period of time during
which the endometrium in the mother’s uterus is in suitable condition for embryo
implantation. Determining when this implantation window occurs is an intense
field of study within the framework of modern assisted reproduction techniques
(ART) and it aims to improve the results our patients obtain.

Endometrial receptivity test

The endometrial receptivity test or […]

2021-04-16T08:27:42+02:001 de April de 2021|0 Comments

Dysmenorrhea “period pain”: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Dysmenorrhea is a problem that can significantly
affect women’s quality of life. It affects about 60% of women in childbearing
age, to a greater or lesser degree, and is one of the most frequent reasons for
consultation gynaecologists may find in our daily clinical practice. In this
post we are going to detail what it consists of and what […]

2021-03-12T15:39:08+02:0012 de March de 2021|0 Comments

Use of platelet-rich growth factor (PRP) in implantation failure and thin endometriums

Despite advances in the treatment of reproductive disorders, the embryo implantation is still far from being fully understood and, therefore, an effective treatment is not always at reach.

At Instituto Bernabeu we are fully aware of repeated implantation failures after the transfer of embryos morphologically classified as good quality and chromosomally normal, constitute a frustrating situation […]

2021-02-15T19:58:12+02:0015 de February de 2021|0 Comments

What is ovarian drilling?

Ovarian drilling is treatment that is given to patients with polycystic ovary syndrome in order to encourage spontaneous ovulation.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder and the women who have it can have a number of signs and symptoms. One of the most significant characteristics is that, in 50% of patients, there is a decrease […]

2021-02-01T14:45:56+02:001 de February de 2021|0 Comments

Menstrual pain, is it normal?

Menstruation
is part of a woman’s life and, as such, we have to deal with it whilst carrying
on with the rest of our daily activities. However, in many cases this becomes a
major limitation because of the pain it causes, then it is advisable to start
treatment.

What is the menstrual cycle? And menstrual pain?

Menstruation
is a cyclin bleeding […]

2020-12-07T15:43:50+02:007 de December de 2020|0 Comments

Gestagens: progesterone and derivates

What are gestagens?

The gestagens hormones (also known as progestagens) main function, is to
maintain pregnancy (they are pro-gestational), and play a key role in the
menstrual cycle regulation.  

Gestagens are a class of steroid hormones, along estrogens, androgens,
minearlocorticoids and glucocorticoids. This big steroid hormones family is characterized by their basic 21-carbon
skeleton, called a pregnane skeleton
(C21). In similar manner, the […]

2021-01-08T15:38:22+02:002 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

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

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
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