What Tests are Used to Diagnose Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. Your doctor will take a medical history, perform a physical exam - possibly including an ultrasound, check your hormone levels, and measure glucose, or sugar levels, in the blood. ... read more »

Roll of Progesterone in Fertility, Pregnancy and Corpus Luteum

Progesterone is a steroid hormone initially secreted by the corpus luteum, an area in the ovary which develops after ovulation. ... read more »

Does PCOS Put Women at Risk for Other Conditions?

Women with PCOS can be at an increased risk for developing several other conditions. Irregular menstrual periods and the absence of ovulation causes women to produce the hormone estrogen, but not the hormone progesterone. ... read more »

The Choosy Uterus: Why Not All Embryos Implant

The uterus may perform quality control tests on a fertilized egg before determining if it wants to accept the embryo, according to new research. ... read more »

Why Is An Endometrial Biopsy Done?

Why is an endometrial biopsy performed? ... read more »

Endometrial Injury to Improve Embryo Implantation

In some medical cases, embryo implantation may be improved by injuring the endometrial lining. Injury is defined as scratching the lining of the uterus though researchers in Leichester UK are not sure how effective the treatment really is. ... read more »

Progesterone-Induced Endometrial Withdrawal and IUI Outcome

According to a study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, progesterone-induced menses may have a negative effect on intra-uterine insemination (IUI) success. ... read more »

Endometrial Development During Intrauterine Insemination

According to a study of more than 2,900 patients, endometrium development may plan a more important part in the success of intrauterine insemination than doctors think. ... read more »

Adenomyosis and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Adenomyosis is the thickening of the uterine lining caused by abnormal growth of endometrial tissue. ... read more »

Endometrium: How Thick Should My Uterine Lining Be?

How thick should the uterine lining be? The lining of the inside of the uterus is also called 'endometrium.' A normal uterine lining is necessary in order to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. ... read more »

The Lining Of My Uterus Is Thin: What Can I Do?

The endometrium, the lining of the uterus, is needed for implantation of the embryo. Lining problems are usually not a major cause of infertility, but what can be done about thin uterine lining? ... read more »

Endometrium - Quality And Thickness And Implantation

Endometrial thickness is an important aspect to assess (via ultrasound) to determine whether it's ready for implantation. ... read more »

Cycles Too Short

Are short menstrual cycles a problem? ... read more »

Clomiphene Increase

Should Clomiphene be increased to improve fertility? ... read more »

Early Ovulation

Is early ovulation a problem? ... read more »

Endometrial Cancer Symptoms

The most common symptom caused by endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. This bleeding may at first look watery and slightly bloody and could soon develop into heavier vaginal bleeding. ... read more »

Endometrial Biopsy - Timing

The endometrial biopsy specimen is examined under a microscope and the appearance of the endometrium is correlated with the cycle day. ... read more »

Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

If you have any symptoms related to endometrial cancer, with the most common being abnormal vaginal bleeding, it is important to visit your doctor right away and undergo the appropriate testing. ... read more »

Introduction to Endometrial Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus, also called the endometrium. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer. ... read more »

Endometrial Lining Not OK - Causes

What are the causes of an abnormal endometrial lining? ... read more »