How To Reduce IVF Cost : Sin Chew Jit Poh

by Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

Learn how you can reduce your IVF / ICSI cost.

Apart from finding the right ( and best) fertility clinic and doctor, you can help yourself by preparing your body adequately to improve your IVF success .

You can read the full article here ( in Mandarin) http://easily.sinchew.com.my/node/1021/12%E5%8A%A9%E5%AD%95%E8%B4%B4%E7%A4%BA-%E9%99%8D%E8%AF%95%E7%AE%A1%E5%A9%B4%E6%B2%BB%E7%96%97%E8%B4%B9%E7%94%A8

Read in English herehttp://www.star2.com/family/children/2016/06/12/tips-to-reduce-the-cost-of-ivf/

 

One At a Time

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

Conceiving a child and procreating is a natural human tendency. Many of us  are blessed with children . However, some couples do face obstacles in their journey towards parenthood.

Modern fertility treatment such as an in-vitro fertilisation ( IVF) has helped many couples to conceive. Current IVF technology had seen many advancements , thus achieving a higher pregnancy rate . IVF has also become safer for patients.

Common risks associated with an IVF procedure are ovarian hyperstimulation ( OHSS) and multiple pregnancy.

The risk of OHSS has reduced dramatically with the current IVF protocols. However, the risk of multiple pregnancy varies depending on several factors such as the age of the woman, quality of the embryo and number of embryo transferred into the womb. 

A well established IVF centre have their own medical guidelines pertaining to number of embryos to be transferred into the womb. Some countries have their own national guidelines which advises fertility specialists on number of embryos to be transferred based on patient and embryo factors.

Statistical probability points towards a higher pregnancy rate with increasing number of embryos transferred . In conclusion, the more embryos transferred into the womb, the higher the pregnancy rate.

So, why are IVF doctors concerned about the number of embryos transferred ?

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Fertility Forum : Men’s Health & Fatherhood

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

 

Journey towards parenthood is shared equally by both partners. At times, the problems encountered are not related to the women alone.

This public forum aims to understand and explore common health issues related to men in achieving parenthood.

We will share with you issues related to men’s health and how it can be solved.

We hope this will bring you closer to your dreams of holding your little one in your hands…

See you soon!

Recipe For Successful IVF : Video

by Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

 

Watch the interview video about how to optimise a couple’s IVF success rate . Click here.

Topics discussed are:

a) Pre IVF health optimisation

b) IVF Protocol and monitoring

c) ICSI

d) Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis ( PGS)

e) Frozen embryo transfer and blastocyst stage transfer

f) Uterine scratching

g) Intralipid infusion

 

Who Stole My Fertility ?

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

Published in The Star (Fit For Life ) : http://www.star2.com/health/wellness/2017/07/09/who-stole-my-fertility/

According to medical history, in the periods of Hippocrates in 460-375 BC , fibroid was known as ‘uterine stone’. The first surgery for fibroid was done for the American President Abraham Lincoln’s cousin in 1809. The term fibroid was introduced in 1860.

Many women had been diagnosed with uterine fibroid. For some the fibroid is not medically important but for some women, fibroid can cause infertility.

What is uterine fibroid?

A woman’s womb or uterus is made up of muscles known as ‘myometrium’ . This ‘myometrium’  is composed of many strands of muscle fibres.

Fibroids arise from genetic alteration in a single muscle fibre. This causes the muscles to overgrow and form a fibroid. Circulating female hormone called oestrogen can cause growth of the fibroid.

However, fibroids can also grow in low oestrogen environment , possibly due to conversion of male hormone called androgens into oestrogen. Yes, females have male hormones too!

The problem with fibroid is , it can be a silent killer. Woman may have fibroids without ever knowing about it!  This is because not all the fibroids cause symptoms. Whether the fibroid causes a problem depends on the size and location of the fibroid.

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