Fertility Forum : 6th January 2018

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

My next fertility forum is on 6th January 2018 , at KL Fertility .

It starts by 2.30pm .

In this free fertility forum , I’ll be focusing on a questions asked by nearly all couple : “When to start IUI or IVF ? ” .

See you all during the forum .

 

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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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

 

Male Infertility Test Simplified

 

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

 

Have you ever gone through a fertility assessment before? For couples who had done it , you would know that it can sometimes look very complicated with all those internal ultrasound (transvaginal) scans, blood tests, x-ray tests and sperm test for a male partner.

In this article, I will simplify the fertility tests for a male partner. I’ll start with sperm test and go on to other tests required when a man has no sperm (azoospermia).

For a man , the most important test is a semen analysis (sperm test). About a third of couples, the problem lies with the male partner and thus it is very important to do this test.

“A 70 year old man can still reproduce, so this can’t be a major issue right?” . Its a yes and a no. It is true that a man continues to produce sperm but the QUALITY of the sperm deteriorates as he ages. Low sperm quality equals to lower chance to conceive.

What is a sperm test ?

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