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Uterus (Womb) Transplantation: When Should You Go For It?

I am Dr Rita Bakshi, chairperson of international fertility centre situated in Green Park, New Delhi. I have been in this field of fertility of for last 18 years and I have look at couples from all over the world. Let me tell you couples from Africa, Ethiopia ,Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, America, UK, Canada, Brazil name it and I seen it all. The important part is that today I am going to talk on Donor services, yes if somebody decides to have a baby there is no way one cannot have because there are only 3 big players in the field of fertility. The sperms from a man, egg from a woman and a uterus of where the pregnancy will thrive. In case a man does not have sperm at all, even after doing a PISA or a TISA then donors sperm is available. A frozen sperm which has been frozen for at least minimum 3 months tested for HIV, VDRL, HCV, hbs antigen, his height, weight, colour, physical characteristics educational statics all known sperm is available. In case the egg of a women, a women of 43, 44, 45 and has finished her egg cycle, that means there are no viable eggs left or in cases of premature ovarian failure or in cases of ovarian cyst removal or you know, whichever way even in a defective egg, egg donors are available. When they are young girls who from 21 years onwards who donate eggs again there educational status, the physical characteristics are known and the eggs can be matched to the woman who is going to receive the egg. So in case the man sperm is good but its wife eggs are not good they can take help of a donor egg, fertilized make the embryo the baby of outside and then put it inside his wife, for the pregnancy to thrive in the women's belly. In case the uterus has been destroyed because of multiple fibroids, tuberculosis, asherman's syndrome or she born without a uterus as in Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. Then her answer is to have a uterus replacement, a uterus replacement means a surrogate woman who can harbour the pregnancy. Now the men and women egg and sperms are good then it is there genetic baby created outside and put inside the surrogate woman, surrogate women who are ready to do this process either because of altruistic reason or because of commercial reason but they are willing to harbour the pregnancy for 9,10 months and then give them the baby. The advantage in cases of surrogacy in their lower at the moment is that the birth certificate is in the name of the parents of the commissioning parents, of the intending parents and do not have the name of the surrogate anywhere. Therefore there is birth certificate which is in the name of parents and the baby is given as soon as it is born to the parents, so they get a zero day baby in their arms. These are the services the donor egg, the donor sperm or the donor uterus of surrogate as it is called which are freely available. Therefore I believe anybody who like to get pregnant or would like to have a baby, there are so many options available who would like everybody to make good use of it. Thank you so much.

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Semen Without Sperm: How Does It Affect Your Fertility?

I am Dr Rita Bakshi chairperson of international fertility centre situated in Green Park Delhi. I have been in this field of fertility for last 18 years, I have to deal with men women who want to conceive. Let me talk of Semen analysis today, yes whether couple wants to conceive I have always asked both the men and the women to come to the OPD and I always tell that for men it is very easy because they have only one single test to do and which is Semen analysis, come to the think of it, it's not surprising for many men not to want to get the test done. They think that they are producing semen and it is put in the predictor of fertility, but to tell you the truth there are many many men who have semen but they may not have any sperms or in other words what we call is azoospermia, no sperms in the ejaculate. So I will request all men to have this test, their role in the field of fertility for example how the test should can be done is that they have abstenin or they do not consummate or masturbate for 3 to 5 days, minimum 3 and maximum 5 days. when they do not masturbate, do not have sex then they should take a clean container with a wide mouth in which they can ejaculate the masturbation. It is important that the semen should reach the lab within the 1 hour of ejaculation. When the ejaculation happens it is mandatory that it has done your baby possibly by masturbation in the lab itself goes to the lab or if it is direct home it would not to be kept in the refrigerator or heated it should be close to the body, at body temperature and it should reach the lab in the one hour, once it is there the semen is left for coagulation and the coaglatim to liquify within an hour to 45 minutes it liquefied and then it is tested for three parameters concentration, motility and morphology. Now the concentration the WHO parameter has now changed and now anything more than 15 million is Good enough found and the motility more than 30% is good enough and morphology of 4% is good enough. So but it is very important that these parameters are meant, in case they are not then one does suspect either infection which one treated with antibiotics and then retest. It is about 3 months for another sperm cycle to start, so give a gap of 3 months repeat sperm semen analysis and check for this sperm or the semen quality. for that man who has used azoospermia and no sperm at all in those cases, we have to find out whether it is because of some obstruction that there is no sperm or it is non-obstructive azoospermia.In case there is an obstruction then one can work out all the obstructions or one can put legally in the testis or the epidemic and take out the sperms from there. In case it is non-obstructive azoospermia one has to see whether the test is atrophy, however, the testosterone amount and look at they just one last word on testosterone injection which many people in the gym and gym trainers give the testosterone injection and steroids injections cause a severe depression in the sperm count and there are many many very good looking study boys who have no sperms just because they have them on the injectables for a long time. So only advice is that stay away from these injections look at the semen analysis and work on it. Thank you so much.

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AMH Test to Determine Fertility

I am Dr Rita Bakshi, chairperson of international fertility centre situated in the Green Park, Delhi. I have been in the field of fertility for last nearly 18 years and I have found people very anxious for fertility, let me just tell then there is no way one cannot get pregnant nowadays if one decides to get pregnant because, so many donor services are available. So you can have donor sperm, you can have donor egg and you can have surrogacy and the replacement of sperm, egg or uterus. Let me talk of my topic and that my topic is AMH yes Anti Mullerian Hormone as a test of fertility for females the only important test that I look at in a couple is first and foremost is serum AMH that been serum Anti Mullerian Hormone. Now this test can be done on any day of the cycle, it is not important that one should be on day 2 or day 3 it can be done on any day of the cycle. Secondly, it is a blood test now this test tell us the number, the quantity of eggs a women has for example all females are born with a finite number of eggs unlike men who have sperms been produced all throughout their life. Women are born with a certain number of eggs which are fixed, so some are born with less eggs some are born with more eggs but why is it important, it is important to know because if you decide not to get married at 30 or 31 and you decide that ok I have children do I have how many years do I have before I can plan a marriage or the pregnancy. Then by doing this test I can say that yes your AMH is good you can wait or it is not that good please don't wait at all. It also indicate that of people who wants to postpone their pregnancy they are married, they are working, career are important, so they don't know how many years they can postpone. So by doing this test I can say that yes you can wait for may be a year, 2 years or no not do not wait at all. I can also say when people come for fertility whether they would require donor eggs or is there own fertile potential, the eggs good enough them or not by just looking at AMH. AMH normally is between 3 to 5 nanogram per ml. So if it is say very less .5, .4, .3 then you know it is very low she does not have a good quantity of eggs at all. She may require the help of a donor egg and if the AMH is just very high safe if it is 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 that means she probably is suffering from PCOS polycystic ovary. In these cases, it will be very important when I do IVF that she could hyper stimulate and therefore AMH is a very good indicator letting me know how much drug to use and how much not to use. So in a way, especially if ovarian cancers are there, there fertility preservation is there, the women who do not want to you know want to freeze their eggs. So we can make out that the eggs can be frozen for a limited number of time by looking at AMH. So in all to submit all AMH is very- very important fertility predictor of a woman of the number egg, quantity of an eggs a woman possesses and she can plan her fertility according to the AMH level. Thank you.

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I am Dr Rita Bakshi, the consultant physician in Gynaecologist and IVF specialist at Internationa...

I am Dr Rita Bakshi, the consultant physician in Gynaecologist and IVF specialist at International Fertility Centre. Today, let us talk about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which is commonly heard by every single person. Every young girl now has a diagnosis of PCOS.

Now, what is PCOS?

This is a syndrome in which the girls have abnormal cycles. Abnormal cycles mean prolonged cycles, they bleed frequently and also they have symptoms of excessive androgens i.e, an excessive male hormone. So may see these girls have lot of hormones on their chin, neck, on their breast, on their arms. And also they have Acanthosis nigricans that mean they have darkness in their neck and they have small cysts in the ovary. This is just due to the hormonal pattern disturbance in girls and instead of having one egg every month, they have a number of eggs start developing but not even one good egg. So these girls not only have abnormal cycles, hair growth, loss of hair from the head, but also they may have some difficulty in getting pregnant.

Now, if I speak about the long term problems of PCOS is that there are most chances of Diabetes. And not only in them, but the chances of Diabetes in their siblings are also higher. Also, if you go in even longer term then the chances of endometrial cancer is also higher. So it is important to recognize this when it exists and how to treat it. 

Now these girls are taking a lot of stress. So you have to teach them to stay stress-free by doing yoga, change their lifestyle, getting rid of junk food and do some exercises every day. 45 minutes of exercise every single day is going to work a long way to help them normalise the hormonal patterns. Besides that, these girls sometimes put on over contraceptive pills to regularise their cycles. There are some drugs like metformin and myo inositol which have come in a big way, which are changing the pattern. So there are some girls which are in slim PCOS and there are some under obese PCOS. So in obese PCOS, we have alfacalcidol and comunicacion which help these girls to lose weight and also develop the normal hormonal pattern. So we have to treat two patterns differently, a lean PCOS and an obese PCOS. 

The girls should understand that this is not something for which they should be worried about. Yet it is a known entity so they should keep it under control and take help whenever required. It is important when we are trying to become fertile or trying to become pregnant that they can go to a specialist who is dealing with this problem and take some help. Because some help may be required to develop their eggs and help try to conceive.

One should know that their sister or mother or anyone is suffering from the same pattern. It is not something to worry much. My only emphasize is please do not get tensed, just change your lifestyle, do some exercise, take some help from doctors. And that is all you require to get overcome from PCOS.

Thank you.

If you require any help, you can consult me through Lybrate or can directly visit International Fertility Centre.

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Symptoms of Menopause and its adverse effects and preventions<br/><br/>I am Dr Rita Bakshi. Chair...

Symptoms of Menopause and its adverse effects and preventions

I am Dr Rita Bakshi. Chairman of National Infertility Centre, Gynecologist and obstetrician. Today I will talk about menopause.

The word itself means meno and pause means pause of menses. And that means stoppage of menstrual cycle of a woman. Now all of us women are in doubt with a certain quantity of eggs at beginning. At puberty we start our menses you know which is usually around 11-12 years. And this menses continues every month the cycle happens for three to five days every 28 to 35 days for everybody. It could be 28 days for some it could be 35 for the other. It could be 3 days for some and 5 days for other. So this is how the cycle happens every single month day in day out every month till we reach around age of 45 to 52 you know which is the usual age of menopause. That means the menses stop completely. Now the period before the menopause also called the perimenopause When your cycle start going a little long you know and there is a long period of gap with the cycles are about to stop. This is called the period of perimenopause.

Lot of changes one starts expecting at perimenopause. Now it is normal for women at this time to feel fatigued, to feel urinary symptoms. They do have you know pain during sex because of excessive dryness in vagina. You start losing your hair, losing your eyebrows and there are skin changes as the wrinkles and hot flushes. Hot flushes in something which many women have. Suddenly will get up at night. They are drenched in sweat. And even in winters their time to have the AC on. This what is hot flashes which happen? Some people have and some people don't have. You will have heard some of the people would just say that I just went into menopause I didn't even realize. There was not even a single change. While some women have very painful end to menses that means they have a huge heavy periods and they have all these symptoms and they have severe mood changes. One is so irritable one doesn't want to talk. And you are fighting you are frustrated. So all the things have to be taken in your stride. Because menopause is a very natural normal phenomena. And what do you do so, that your hormone estrogen is the one which is the problem. Because there are no eggs anymore so there is no estrogen that is why all these changes are happening.

One way is to have hormone replacement therapy. So if the symptoms are so strong that means hot flashing and this is really so disturbing then one can take hormones that is estrogen Progesterone replacement therapy or the HRT as it is called. Now if a person is on HRT one should keep getting investigated and see you know it doesn't cause cancer.

What are the things that should know in Menopause and after Menopause? In Menopause after Menopause male female nearly become equal. You know you are prone to heart disease Lipid profile changes So it is important when you are going into Menopause to get your lipid profile done to get your ECG done, to get your ultrasound done, to get your Pap smear done and get your mammo graphy done. All these tests should be done so that you know you are normal and there is nothing wrong in all that. Keep a good Lifestyle, must exercise. You know 40 minutes of exercise and especially weight bearing exercises are important. Be stress free, exercise, go out in the sun, enjoy your life, and if required take the help of hormones otherwise lot of tender loving care with lot of people around will just bite you through that period.

Dr. Rita Bakshi I am available either through lybrate or you can contact me at International Fertility Center H-6 Green Park, New Delhi-16. Thank you.

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Here are some causes and treatments of infertility<br/><br/>Hello I am Dr. Rita Bakshi a fertilit...

Here are some causes and treatments of infertility

Hello I am Dr. Rita Bakshi a fertility consultant. To make a baby it required a male and a female . A male sperm and female egg. Its very easy to blame a female for not having a baby but really speaking 50% of the cause lies with the male Or the sperm.

Today I would like to tell you that male that means the sperm produced in the factory called the testis they carry through the tubes and then they come out and ejaculate. Now the problem can be in factory itself that means there are no sperm being made it could be in the tubes that means obstructive where you know tubes are blocked and sperms are being produced but they are not coming out in ejaculate or the problem could be in the structure or the function of the sperm. That means the numbers and the motility its very common you know we have seen patients from Afghanistan, Iraq who are and if you see the number of sperm they have a very few or none it does not appear. Otherwise but single one sperm test done three days of abstinence when the male does not had any ejaculation for three days if he gives us sperm sample its very easy to see the number the motility the fallacy of the sperm weather to see its normally or not now people with obstructive so you know if you there is an obstruction and the sperm production is normal.

Then we either open the tube, the carrying tube or we can take out the sperm directly from testis by putting a needle and then doing an IVF procedure. I really like to give hope to all the males who are carrying this guilt of not having a baby because of the problem with them. But today it is possible, it is very much possible to have a baby of your own by the process of IVF, XE, IMC and carry your own genetic material forward. Of course lifestyle modifications like you know controlling alcohol controlling smoking drugs going for exercise you know keeping the diabetes under control not taking you know. People are taking a lot of strain so they have an ejaculation problem or they have impotence.

So all these causes can be easily dealt with in the process of IVF. it really doesn't matter because of you are able to give sperms or we are able to take out the sperm from testis sperm do. The process of IVF XE and give you your own baby now. That is so important so male do not lose hope their is so much hope in the proved of IVF XE. Keeping a good lifestyle is very important please maybe you don't realise that smoking has a huge territial effect on activity of the sperm. Taking lot if antioxidant is very important so keep a good lifestyle go to the Doctor there is enough health going for the procedure which can give you your own baby so. My motto in life is to have at least one child per couple. 

OCPC is what I really believe in and for that I would like all of you who would like to contact me I am available at Lybrate. I am also available on my consult me online.

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Dr. Rita Bakshi is a renowned Gynaecologist in Green Park, Delhi. She has helped numerous patients in her 33 years of experience as a Gynaecologist. She has completed Fellowship in Gynae Oncology, MD, DGO, MBBS. You can meet Dr. Rita Bakshi personally at -International Fertility Centre Delhi in Green Park, Delhi. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rita Bakshi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Delhi University - 1983
DGO - St.Stephen's Hospital - 1985
MD - Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi - 1987
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Fellowship in Gynae Oncology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2002
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Attended CME on genital reconstruction, aesthetic & aesthetic & microsurgery of India
Attended international conference live operative workshop in Urogynacology & Reconstructive pelvic surgery ‘URPS’ at Govt Kasturba Gandhi Hospital, Chennai
Trained in diagnoses of Genetic Disorders using cytogenetics & molecular Genetic methods at AIIMS, New Delhi, sponsored by Deptt of Biotechnology Govt of India
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Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
National Association for Reproductive & Child Health of India (NARCHI)

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Blocked Fallopian Tubes - How To Know If You Are Suffering From It?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Blocked Fallopian Tubes - How To Know If You Are Suffering From It?

The fallopian tubes are two thin tubes, one on each side of the uterus, which lead to developed ovaries in the uterus. At the point when a hindrance keeps the egg from going down the tube, the woman has a blocked fallopian tube. It can happen on one or both sides. 

The most widely recognized reason for blocked fallopian tubes is a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is the after effect of a sexually transmitted disease, however, not every pelvic disease is identified with STDs. Likewise, regardless of the possibility that PID is not present anymore, a past filled with PID or pelvic contamination builds the danger of blocked tubes.

Other potential reasons for blocked fallopian tubes are:

The most effective methods to discover whether your fallopian tubes are blocked, are as follows:
To figure out if your fallopian tubes are hindered, your specialist may recommend a laparoscopy or a hysterosalpingogram (HSG).

  • In an HSG test, a catheter, through the vagina (cervix), embeds fluid color into the uterus. At that point, X-rays are taken to check whether there is a blockage or if the color streams into the stomach area. Another technique called sonosalpingography for HSG, utilizes saline water and air as opposed to color and ultrasound during an X-ray. In case that you have issues with your fallopian tubes, your specialist may prescribe surgery to redress the harm or unblock the tubes.
  • In case you are ovulating ordinarily, your specialist may likewise consider helped proliferation procedure that ignores the fallopian tubes altogether. These can incorporate intracytoplasmic sperm infusion (ICSI), manual sperm injection specifically into the uterus (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). IUI cannot be done if tubes are blocked.
  • In case that you have one open and one blocked tube, you may have the capacity to get pregnant without an excess of assistance. Your specialist may give you fertility medications to increase the odds of. This is impossible when both tubes are blocked.
  • Now and again, laparoscopic surgery can open blocked tubes or evacuate scar tissue that is bringing on issues. Tragically, this treatment often does not generally work. The shot of achievement depends upon how old you are (the more youthful, the better), how severe and where the blockage is, and the reason for the blockage.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Choosing a Donor for Uterus Transplant: How Does The Process Work?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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I am Dr Rita Bakshi, chairperson of international fertility centre situated in Green Park, New Delhi. I have been in this field of fertility of for last 18 years and I have look at couples from all over the world. Let me tell you couples from Africa, Ethiopia ,Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, America, UK, Canada, Brazil name it and I seen it all. The important part is that today I am going to talk on Donor services, yes if somebody decides to have a baby there is no way one cannot have because there are only 3 big players in the field of fertility. The sperms from a man, egg from a woman and a uterus of where the pregnancy will thrive. In case a man does not have sperm at all, even after doing a PISA or a TISA then donors sperm is available. A frozen sperm which has been frozen for at least minimum 3 months tested for HIV, VDRL, HCV, hbs antigen, his height, weight, colour, physical characteristics educational statics all known sperm is available. In case the egg of a women, a women of 43, 44, 45 and has finished her egg cycle, that means there are no viable eggs left or in cases of premature ovarian failure or in cases of ovarian cyst removal or you know, whichever way even in a defective egg, egg donors are available. When they are young girls who from 21 years onwards who donate eggs again there educational status, the physical characteristics are known and the eggs can be matched to the woman who is going to receive the egg. So in case the man sperm is good but its wife eggs are not good they can take help of a donor egg, fertilized make the embryo the baby of outside and then put it inside his wife, for the pregnancy to thrive in the women's belly. In case the uterus has been destroyed because of multiple fibroids, tuberculosis, asherman's syndrome or she born without a uterus as in Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. Then her answer is to have a uterus replacement, a uterus replacement means a surrogate woman who can harbour the pregnancy. Now the men and women egg and sperms are good then it is there genetic baby created outside and put inside the surrogate woman, surrogate women who are ready to do this process either because of altruistic reason or because of commercial reason but they are willing to harbour the pregnancy for 9,10 months and then give them the baby. The advantage in cases of surrogacy in their lower at the moment is that the birth certificate is in the name of the parents of the commissioning parents, of the intending parents and do not have the name of the surrogate anywhere. Therefore there is birth certificate which is in the name of parents and the baby is given as soon as it is born to the parents, so they get a zero day baby in their arms. These are the services the donor egg, the donor sperm or the donor uterus of surrogate as it is called which are freely available. Therefore I believe anybody who like to get pregnant or would like to have a baby, there are so many options available who would like everybody to make good use of it. Thank you so much.

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Azoospermia Treatment

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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I am Dr Rita Bakshi chairperson of international fertility centre situated in Green Park Delhi. I have been in this field of fertility for last 18 years, I have to deal with men women who want to conceive. Let me talk of Semen analysis today, yes whether couple wants to conceive I have always asked both the men and the women to come to the OPD and I always tell that for men it is very easy because they have only one single test to do and which is Semen analysis, come to the think of it, it's not surprising for many men not to want to get the test done. They think that they are producing semen and it is put in the predictor of fertility, but to tell you the truth there are many many men who have semen but they may not have any sperms or in other words what we call is azoospermia, no sperms in the ejaculate. So I will request all men to have this test, their role in the field of fertility for example how the test should can be done is that they have abstenin or they do not consummate or masturbate for 3 to 5 days, minimum 3 and maximum 5 days. when they do not masturbate, do not have sex then they should take a clean container with a wide mouth in which they can ejaculate the masturbation. It is important that the semen should reach the lab within the 1 hour of ejaculation. When the ejaculation happens it is mandatory that it has done your baby possibly by masturbation in the lab itself goes to the lab or if it is direct home it would not to be kept in the refrigerator or heated it should be close to the body, at body temperature and it should reach the lab in the one hour, once it is there the semen is left for coagulation and the coaglatim to liquify within an hour to 45 minutes it liquefied and then it is tested for three parameters concentration, motility and morphology. Now the concentration the WHO parameter has now changed and now anything more than 15 million is Good enough found and the motility more than 30% is good enough and morphology of 4% is good enough. So but it is very important that these parameters are meant, in case they are not then one does suspect either infection which one treated with antibiotics and then retest. It is about 3 months for another sperm cycle to start, so give a gap of 3 months repeat sperm semen analysis and check for this sperm or the semen quality. for that man who has used azoospermia and no sperm at all in those cases, we have to find out whether it is because of some obstruction that there is no sperm or it is non-obstructive azoospermia.In case there is an obstruction then one can work out all the obstructions or one can put legally in the testis or the epidemic and take out the sperms from there. In case it is non-obstructive azoospermia one has to see whether the test is atrophy, however, the testosterone amount and look at they just one last word on testosterone injection which many people in the gym and gym trainers give the testosterone injection and steroids injections cause a severe depression in the sperm count and there are many many very good looking study boys who have no sperms just because they have them on the injectables for a long time. So only advice is that stay away from these injections look at the semen analysis and work on it. Thank you so much.

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Infertility

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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I am Dr Rita Bakshi, chairperson of international fertility centre situated in the Green Park, Delhi. I have been in the field of fertility for last nearly 18 years and I have found people very anxious for fertility, let me just tell then there is no way one cannot get pregnant nowadays if one decides to get pregnant because, so many donor services are available. So you can have donor sperm, you can have donor egg and you can have surrogacy and the replacement of sperm, egg or uterus. Let me talk of my topic and that my topic is AMH yes Anti Mullerian Hormone as a test of fertility for females the only important test that I look at in a couple is first and foremost is serum AMH that been serum Anti Mullerian Hormone. Now this test can be done on any day of the cycle, it is not important that one should be on day 2 or day 3 it can be done on any day of the cycle. Secondly, it is a blood test now this test tell us the number, the quantity of eggs a women has for example all females are born with a finite number of eggs unlike men who have sperms been produced all throughout their life. Women are born with a certain number of eggs which are fixed, so some are born with less eggs some are born with more eggs but why is it important, it is important to know because if you decide not to get married at 30 or 31 and you decide that ok I have children do I have how many years do I have before I can plan a marriage or the pregnancy. Then by doing this test I can say that yes your AMH is good you can wait or it is not that good please don't wait at all. It also indicate that of people who wants to postpone their pregnancy they are married, they are working, career are important, so they don't know how many years they can postpone. So by doing this test I can say that yes you can wait for may be a year, 2 years or no not do not wait at all. I can also say when people come for fertility whether they would require donor eggs or is there own fertile potential, the eggs good enough them or not by just looking at AMH. AMH normally is between 3 to 5 nanogram per ml. So if it is say very less .5, .4, .3 then you know it is very low she does not have a good quantity of eggs at all. She may require the help of a donor egg and if the AMH is just very high safe if it is 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 that means she probably is suffering from PCOS polycystic ovary. In these cases, it will be very important when I do IVF that she could hyper stimulate and therefore AMH is a very good indicator letting me know how much drug to use and how much not to use. So in a way, especially if ovarian cancers are there, there fertility preservation is there, the women who do not want to you know want to freeze their eggs. So we can make out that the eggs can be frozen for a limited number of time by looking at AMH. So in all to submit all AMH is very- very important fertility predictor of a woman of the number egg, quantity of an eggs a woman possesses and she can plan her fertility according to the AMH level. Thank you.

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Did You Just Have Failed IVF Cycle?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Did You Just Have Failed IVF Cycle?

Wondering what went so wrong? Why did you have to go through failed IVF cycle? After failed IVF treatment, your mind is bombarded with so many questions. Failed IVF treatment is not the end of the world, there is still a hope. You could still be pregnant with a child; it’s a matter of time and patience. International Fertility Centre (IVF) is the hope and blessing for so many infertile couple, globally, with the highest success rate for IVF treatment.

International Fertility Centre and Dr. Rita Bakshi

Failure of IVF treatment is not something that cannot be treated. International Fertility Centre offers successful IVF treatment even after failure of earlier IVF cycles. We make sure our team provides you the best possible outcome as per your satisfaction. IFC is equipped with the modernized technology for IVF treatment to produce desired outcome. Dr. Rita Bakshi is the reputed IVF specialist and is worldly renowned for her excellence record in the field of ARTs. She offers the best guidance, consultation and never lets the patient to breakdown emotionally, mentally or physically.

Reasons behind failed IVF cycle

Failed IVF cycle is not unusual and it’s not just you. It is a very common problem and generally, for some couples it takes 2-3 IVF cycles to get pregnant with a child. There are many factors that result in IVF failure.

Age

Age of a woman and her partner plays a significant role for successful IVF treatment. Probability of failed IVF cycle for the woman below 35 years of age is lower than the woman above 35 – 40 years of age. Age of the egg matters if used a donor egg as the egg quality weakens as the age increases.

Chromosomal Abnormalities

With the increased age, chromosomal abnormalities also increases that leads to greater chances of miscarriage and failure of pregnancy. Embryo formed after fertilization starts showing abnormal behavior resulting in IVF failure.

Sperm quality

Sperm used during IVF treatment should be of good quality. Low sperm quality is the very common factor for miscarriage and improper fertilization of embryo to result in pregnancy.

Problems with egg retrieval

Sometimes the stimulation of ovaries is not proper even after IVF medications which results in production of lower than expected eggs and of worse quality. This makes it difficult to retrieve good quality eggs for fertilization.

Imperfect embryo implantation

After fertilization, right positioning of embryo into the uterus is required to result in pregnancy. When an embryo is not placed at required place, it hinders the growth and development of an embryo and results in failed IVF cycle.

At International Fertility Centre, our gynecologists use the best medication for best ovarian response and embryo selection technique used at our fertility centre is also promising. Implantation of embryo is undertaken with great care and attention so as to drive positive results.

Baby Stress During Pregnancy - Tips To Help You Reduce It!

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Baby Stress During Pregnancy - Tips To Help You Reduce It!

In case you are focused and happy during your pregnancy, you will, in all probability, have a sound and healthy baby. It is normal to be somewhat worried about the complications that are going on in your life and in your body.

However, in case you are not resting and are on edge without stopping for even a minute, in such a case you must approach your maternity specialist or doctor for assistance. Regardless, increased amount of tension may affect your child. That is on account of the anxiety hormone cortisol that can cross the placenta and affect the building squares of your child's growth and advancement.

Here are some tips to reduce the baby stress:

  1. Rest and concentrate on your child: Resting is beneficial for you and your child, so do not feel regretful about it. Invest significant energy to concentrate on your baby. Listen to your body. In case you are feeling tired, go to bed early. Your body is striving to feed your developing baby and you require all the rest you can get.
  2. Discuss it: In case you are stressing over your infant's growth, or an individual matter, you can simply go to your birthing specialist for discussion. Try not to be scared to express how you are genuinely feeling. If you are straightforward, you will probably get the boost you require.
  3. Eat well: Eating healthy is useful for your brain and your body. A sound eating diet of omega-3 unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals can lift your energy levels. The omega-3 unsaturated fats found in slick fish and fish may decrease the stress. Try to have salmon, fish, mackerel, sardines, pilchards and trout.
  4. Work out: Exercise can improve your health. It is usually recommended to exercise during pregnancy. In case you did not exercise before you were pregnant, now may be a decent time to begin. Make it delicate work out, however. Swimming is perfect, as it keeps you conditioned, without being too hard on your joints.
  5. Plan for birth: You can likewise take free online antenatal classes. In case you are having an arranged cesarean, speak with your birthing assistant or obstetrician about what will occur on the day. Drawing up a cesarean birth plan can help you feel more sure, confident and in control.
  6. Adapting to driving: Driving can be a noteworthy source of stress, and it tires you all the more intensely. Inquire as to whether you can keep away from peak hours, maybe beginning and completing work sooner than .usual. This should not be too difficult since your boss and your company are mostly obligated to grant you with such demands.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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All About Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Women

MRCOG, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
All About Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Women

Sexually transmitted disease is an umbrella term consisting of diseases which you contract while having sex with someone who suffers from those diseases in the first place. There are various sexually transmitted diseases, some of them include-


1. HIV/AIDS
2. HPV or Human Papillomavirus
3. Syphilis
4. Gonorrhea


Various symptoms which indicate the onset of sexually transmitted diseases in women are-
1. Itching in the vagina

Sexually transmitted diseases, as the name indicates, are transmitted through sexual or anal contact. Therefore one of the primary symptoms of their onset in women is an uncomfortable continuous itching in the vagina.

2. Unusual and excessive discharge 
Discharge in women is natural and an accepted fact. However, in case you are suffering from a sexually transmitted disease, there are chances that there would be unusual and excessive discharge.

3. Pain
Experiencing pain near the pelvic area and the abdomen are common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. The pain ranges from being mild to sometimes excruciating.

However there are several preventive measures which you can undertake to diminish the chances of suffering from sexually transmitted diseases. Some of them are-

1. Daily check up
In case you are sexually active, make it a point to visit a doctor and undertake tests which determine the onset of sexually transmitted diseases. It is highly recommended for women to get a pap test regularly and in case it is required, go for a human papillomavirus vaccination

2. Make sure your partner wears a condom
No matter how much you are in love with your partner, make sure that he wears a condom while having sex. A condom protects you not only from vaginal sex but also from the potential repercussions of oral sex. 

3. Communicate with your partner
It is imperative that you communicate with your partner regarding your concerns. At the same time be honest with your doctor while visiting him or her. Tell the doctor, honestly and earnestly what you fear if you want to be treated properly.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

MRCOG, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
5 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

While you cannot cure breast diseases, family history and maturing, but there are some hazards or risks that you can control. Keeping in mind the fact that there is no certain approach to forestall breast cancer, there are things you can do that may bring down the hazard. Here are five approaches to ensure your breast's well-being:

  1. Watch your weight: Being overweight or hefty expands breast cancer chances. This is particularly true after menopause and for women who have put on weight as grown-ups. After menopause, the vast majority of your estrogen originates from fat tissue. Having more fat tissue can heighten your chances of getting breast cancer by raising the estrogen levels. Additionally, women who are overweight have a tendency to have more elevated amounts of insulin, than other hormones. Higher insulin levels have been associated with a few tumors, including breast cancer.
  2. Exercise routinely: Many reviews have found that exercise is the sign of having a healthy breast. Studies show that one to two hours of energetic walking each week, lessened a woman’s cancer risk by eighteen percent. Walking ten hours seven days decreased the hazard all the more.
  3. Constrain liquor: Women who have two to five mixed beverages every day have a higher danger of breast cancer than women who have just one drink a day or none . As much as three to six glasses of wine seven days have been found to somewhat increase breast cancer chances. It is not clear how or why liquor raises the hazard. In any case, constraining liquor is particularly essential for women who have other hazard variables for breast cancer, like, breast cancer running in their families.
  4. Restrain time spent sitting: Research has shown that sitting time, regardless of how much exercise you get when you are not sitting, increases the probability of growing cancer, particularly for women. Women who sit six hours or more a day outside of work have a ten percent more serious risk for breast cancer compared to the ladies who sit under three hours a day, and an increased hazard for other cancer types as well.
  5. Stay away from or confine hormone substitution treatment: Hormone Replacement Treatment (HRT) was utilized frequently in the past to control night sweats, hot flashes, and other troublesome manifestations of menopause. In any case, specialists now realize that postmenopausal ladies who take a blend of estrogen and progestin might probably create breast tumors or cancer. Breast cancer disease seems to come back within five years in the wake of ceasing the blend of hormones. Therefore, get a breast cancer test even if you feel a small lump.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What is PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

MRCOG, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
What is PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

A collection of symptoms typically occurring between ovulation and menses (discharge of blood and from the uterus) is defined as premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Premenstrual syndrome symptoms can either be physical or emotional.

Physical symptoms and signs include:

  1. Muscle or joint pain
  2. Headache
  3. Fatigue
  4. Weight gain due to fluid retention
  5. Bloated abdomen
  6. Breast tenderness
  7. Acne breakouts
  8. Diarrhoea or constipation

While other behavioural and emotional symptoms include:

  1. Anxiety or tension
  2. Depressed mood
  3. Crying spells
  4. Anger or irritability and mood swings
  5. Food cravings and appetite changes
  6. Insomnia
  7. Social withdrawal
  8. Poor concentration

Causes: The exact cause of PMS is unknown. But there are several contributing factors, such as:

  1. Cyclic hormonal changes: The hormones oestrogen and progesterone fluctuate a lot while preparing for a normal menstrual cycle. This fluctuation causes some of the symptoms of PMS.
  2. Chemical changes: The fluctuation of serotonin, a kind of neurotransmitter (brain chemical), affects the mood, which causes some of the emotional symptoms of PMS. For instance, insufficient serotonin triggers premenstrual depression, insomnia, food cravings and fatigue.
  3. Depression: If the PMS symptoms are severe, depression could be the underlying cause, though it doesn't usually trigger all of the symptoms.

Treatment: There is no permanent cure for PMS, but a few lifestyle changes and home remedies can work very well for you. Some treatment options include:

  1. To ease abdominal bloating, drink lots of fluids
  2. Eat a balanced diet comprised of plenty of vegetables and fruits. Reduce your alcohol, caffeine, salt and sugar intake.
  3. You can take supplements such as magnesium, calcium, vitamin B-6 and folic acid to reduce mood swings and cramps.
  4. Take vitamin D supplements to relieve symptoms
  5. Sleep for at least eight hours in the night to counter fatigue
  6. Exercise to improve your emotional health and reduce bloating
  7. Try to reduce your stress as much as you can; read a book or walk to relieve some stress.

Besides, these lifestyle changes, you can take over-the-counter medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen to reduce stomach cramps, muscles aches and headaches. Diuretics (drugs that increase urination) are excellent treatments for bloating and fluid retention. However, consult your doctor before consuming any medication or supplement.

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