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Pre-implantation Genetic Testing

What is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)?Your embryos can be tested for abnormal chromosomes before they are transferred to the uterus. This is called preimplantation genetic testing, or PGT. It is done in a lab, using In-vitro fertilization (IVF). To learn more about IVF, please see…

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Fertility Options after Vasectomy

Vasectomy is currently one of the most common methods of sterilization in the United States. After your vasectomy, if you change your mind about having children, there are two procedures that can help you have a child with your partner. The two options are: a…

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PCOS and Fertility

POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME PCOS is a common hormonal disorder affecting an increasing number of women between puberty and menopause. The condition can usually be diagnosed based on the following factors: Increased androgens – high levels of male hormones (androgens) in the blood (hyperandrogenism).  Symptoms suggesting…

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Endometriosis occurs when endometrial implants, comprised of tissue normally found within the uterus, are present in other areas of the body. As the tissue continues to thicken, break down, respond to menstrual cycle hormones and bleed during the menstrual cycle, endometriosis forms deep inside the…

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Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

What is a hysterosalpingogram (HSG)?A hysterosalpingogram or HSG is an x-ray procedure used to see whether the fallopian tubes are patent (open) and if the inside of the uterus (uterine cavity) is normal. HSG is an outpatient procedure that usually takes less than 5 minutes…

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that grow from the muscle layers of the womb.  These benign growths of smooth muscle can vary from the size of a bean to being as large as a melon. They are also known as leiomyomas and myomas.  Fibroids affect…

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