Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

Hydrosalpinx – How Blocked Fallopian Tubes affect Female Fertility

You may have heard people talking about ‘blocked tubes’ when they explain their female fertility problems. If a fallopian tube blockage is located at the distal end of the fallopian tube, which is located furthest from the uterus, and if the fallopian tube is distended by fluid that has accumulated within the tube as […]

The impact of testicular torsion on a man’s future fertility

Testicular torsion is an abnormal twisting of the testicle and spermatic cord resulting in severe pain and a lack of blood flow to the testicle.  Although testicular torsion can occur at any age, the peak incidence is between 12 and 18 years of age.  One out of every 4,000 men below the age of […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on medications to treat low T in a fertility preserving manner presented at AUA.

There are over 13 million men who are newly diagnosed with low testosterone annually in the United States.  A big challenge in treating these men, is that giving men traditional testosterone replacement therapy such as topical gels or injections suppresses sperm production and can impact a man’s fertility.  A commonly used off label medication […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents AFRM’s research on factors impacting couple’s decision making between vasectomy reversal and sperm retrieval/IVF at the AUA meeting.

The American Urological Association national meeting was held in San Francisco this year and there were over 16,000 urologists who attended it from all over the world.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi had the opportunity to present AFRM’s work on evaluating the factors that impact couple’s decision making when the male partner has previously had a […]

Norwegian study suggests that maternal use of acetaminophen during pregnancy may be associated with ADHD risk in offspring

A recent study in the journal Pediatrics showed a twofold higher rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among offspring that were exposed to 29 days or more of maternal acetaminophen use during pregnancy. If maternal acetaminophen use was less than 8 days there was a lower rate of ADHD. Although maternal preconceptional acetaminophen […]

Austin Fertility Researched the Factors Impacting Couples’ Decision to Choose Vasectomy Reversal Vs. Sperm Retrieval/IVF

Approximately half a million men in the United States undergo vasectomy annually.  An estimated 6% of these men will change their minds about their choice of having undergone vasectomy and seek options to reestablish fertility potential.  The two options available are vasectomy reversal (VR) or sperm retrieval (SR) with in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection […]

Low Testosterone Management and Fertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was an invited lecturer at the Primed southwest annual conference in Houston. He was invited to speak on low testosterone including the appropriate management of men who are infertile or men who want to maintain fertility potential.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It was a privilege to have the opportunity to speak to […]

How Exercise Can Enhance Male Fertility

According to research published in the scholarly journal Fertility and Sterility in September 2013, certain types of exercise can significantly enhance the concentration of sperm in semen. This can boost male fertility and increase the odds of conception for couples interested in starting a family. Austin male infertility specialist Dr. Parviz Kavoussi offers added insights into […]

Fertility Myth Busters

With so much information about fertility it can be difficult to determine what is true or false. Here are a few misconceptions explained.

 

Myth 1:  Lie in bed with your feet in the air to increase chance of getting pregnant. 

While this potential routine after intercourse may be ritualized for some couple who are trying […]

Do Antihistamines Affect Male Fertility?

A recent study raised the question on whether antihistamines may have an adverse impact on male fertility.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on ABC News on the implications of this study.  Dr. Kavoussi states,“This study was a review article which looked at previous studies on antihistamine effect on testicular function. All the studies included […]