Author Archives for Dr. Rahul Sachdev

Metformin Use in Infertile Women with PCOS and DOR

November 9, 2011 11:10 am Published by 1 Comment

Metformin has been used in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) for many years to regulate their menstrual cycle.  It has been thought to work by reducing the body’s sugar levels thereby reducing other related hormones such as insulin and androgens. This then leads to changes in the body that ultimately results in the menstrual... Continue Reading


Endometriosis and Ovarian Reserve

August 4, 2011 4:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue in an abnormal location outside the uterus. It may affect up to 10% of reproductive aged women and is commonly associated with infertility and pelvic pain. The underlying cause is unknown. Ovarian reserve is term describing the capability of a woman’s eggs to yield a healthy pregnancy. It... Continue Reading


Can Low‐Dose Oral Contraceptive Pills Help Menstrual Cramps?

May 5, 2011 10:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Dysmenorrhea is defined as painful menstrual cramps and can afflict up to 50% of reproductive age women. Many of these women have symptoms severe enough to prevent them from carrying on with their daily activities and significantly affect the quality of their daily lives. Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is defined as painful menstruation without any detectable... Continue Reading


Can Ovarian Ultrasound Predict IVF Success?

February 1, 2011 11:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For many years infertility specialists have attempted to find ways that best predict a women’s egg quality and number, and her chances of becoming pregnant with fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF). Commonly used tests include: Antral follicle count (AFC) as detected by ultrasound FSH and estradiol levels Anti‐ müllerian hormone Inhibin B Sometimes,... Continue Reading


First‐Line Fertility Treatment in Women with PCOS

November 9, 2010 11:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder affecting up to 10% of reproductive age women. It is diagnosed in women with irregular menses (infrequent ovulation) along with one or more of the following findings: Signs of androgen hormone excess (facial hair growth, excessively oily skin or acne) Polycystic‐appearing ovaries on ultrasound Increase in blood... Continue Reading