Author Archive for: anthony.woods@imperial.ac.uk

Laparoscopy before IVF?

Dear Robert, I’ve just read your Essential Fertility Guide book, and caught the tail end of your discussion with Vanessa Feltz during one of her recent BBC Radio London shows. I’m 34 years old, trying to conceive for 2 years. Recently diagnosed with 2 endometriomas on right and left ovaries (15x29x27mm), HSG show tubes are clear, thyroid and hormone tests

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IVF and embryo grade

Dear Professor Winston, Firstly, thank-you for the opportunity to raise these questions, it is an incredibly valuable and kind service to people who often find themselves in isolating circumstances. I am a healthy 44 year old women with a 50 year old, similarly healthy, partner, and we are currently in the midst of our first IVF cycle. We met later

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Is my weight affecting my fertility?

Dear Professor Winston My husband and I have been trying to conceive naturally for exactly a year, generally we are both in good health however I weigh 15 and a half stone and am5ft 7in. I have tested for ovulation every month for the last 8 months and have always tested positive – around day 15/16. My cycles are regular

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Irregular cycle & incomplete investigation

Dear Lord Winston, Thank you for looking at my question. I am 29 and have been trying to conceive with my husband (31) for nearly 2 years. I have my next appointment with my consultant next week and I want to meet him knowing if there is anything I should be asking for, rather than just accepting what he tells

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Fertility and Turner’s syndrome

Dear Professor Winston, My query concerns ovary transplants. My daughter, aged 26, has Turner’s Syndrome. She has a uterus, was born with small ovaries and now takes HRT as she effectively has no eggs remaining, but has been told she could have IVF. I hear reports of ovary transplants in women who have had cancer treatment, resulting in recommencing periods

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How can I increase my chances of having a healthy baby?

Dear Professor Winston I am considering IVF treatment but I am greatly worried about possible abnormality of my baby as I am 39 and my husband is much older than me. Could you tell me what tests or things I should/ should not do to ensure the best chances of having a healthy baby. All advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Persistent thrush and fertility….finally pregnant!

Dear Lord Winston, I just wanted to say a very big genuine –from the bottom of my heart- thank you. I followed your advice and asked my GP to have a look at my immune system, which he did. One of the tests he did came back as positive. I won’t bore you with what happened after but long story

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Ectopic pregnancy, 3 miscarriages and unexplained infertility

Dear Professor Winston, I am 36 and my husband is 29 (both fit and healthy, non-smokers); we have been trying for a baby for the past 3 years. In 2007 (with a previous partner) I had an ectopic pregnancy, which was treated conservatively in hospital, and to my knowledge did not leave any residual issues/changes. Later that year I fell

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