What is a Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SHG)?

For many couples trying to conceive, a Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SHG) is a part of the initial evaluation recommended by reproductive medicine specialists. Through this test, doctors can learn more about abnormalities that might be making it hard to achieve or maintain a pregnancy. An SHG is done in-office while the patient is awake. It involves the placement of a small catheter into the uterus…

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Endometriosis and Infertility – What to Know When You’re Trying to Conceive

A common problem, endometriosis makes it difficult for many couples to conceive. Thankfully, surgery and other methods of fertility treatments offer excellent outcomes for couples struggling with endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? When the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) is found outside the uterus, it is called “endometriosis.” To further explain, the cells in the inside lining of the uterus support…

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Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces New Tupelo Location

Satellite office helps new patients in northeast Mississippi Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced the opening of a new satellite office in Tupelo, Miss., offering infertility consultations and new patient visits. Appointments began May 19, 2014. The Tupelo satellite office is located at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Longtown Medical Park, 4381 S. Eason Blvd, Suite 204. Dr. Paul Brezina, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and…

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Progesterone Supplementation

For patients experiencing infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss, progesterone supplementation is thought to help and is widely used among reproductive health specialists. In this blog, we explain what progesterone is and why it’s considered beneficial. What is Progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone that is vital for pregnancy. It helps to prepare the uterine lining for an embryo to implant. So just how does it work?…

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What is involved with an infertility evaluation?

A comprehensive infertility evaluation is oftentimes the first step in overcoming infertility. During this evaluation, your doctor will obtain a detailed history and physical exam, finding important clues as to what may or may not be giving you a hard time achieving pregnancy. Oftentimes, the details from this evaluation will help guide specific tests and even treatment options moving forward. While someone’s medical history may…

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