What You Need To Find Out In Becoming A Mother Surrogate

By Rachel Lee Reynolds

Looking back, we can say how much we are blessed by high technology offering advantages in the way we live and deal with each other. Aside from making work far easier, technology also changes the way we see the world. It compels us to find other methods of executing processes such as the reproduction of the human race. The process of child bearing has developed another method called surrogacy. Take a moment to read on and find out what it is all about.

Simply put, a mother surrogate is a woman who gives birth to a child whose intended parents are not the surrogate. Infertility is the usual reason why there are couples who choose to hire a mother surrogate. However, aside from heterosexual infertile couples, surrogacy is usually resorted to by independent single women who want to have their own children and couples who are of the same sex. Rich infertile persons who are able to financially support a mother surrogate during pregnancy may take this path and is called commercial surrogacy.

There are two general kinds of surrogacy. The first one is traditional because the mother surrogate is the biological mother of the child. The other is called gestational surrogacy as the mother surrogate's womb serves as a host of the embryo being implanted until it becomes a fully developed fetus. In traditional surrogacy, the sperm needed to make fertilization happen can be taken from the male parent who requests a child or can be from a donor. In the gestational surrogacy, the mother surrogate cannot be called the child's biological mother since she is only a host of the developing embryo.

The controversies surrounding surrogacy have been sparked by its legality and the legitimacy of the child. Since it has become a popular practice in various parts of the world, many countries and US states have legislated laws which allow for the legality of surrogacy, settle the legitimacy of the child and the intended parents. In some states, pre-birth orders are issued in order to decide who should be the intended or legitimate parents of the child. This is a provisional order to avoid any legal lawsuits that might arise.

Much more controversy regarding surrogacy is fueled by the feminists who think surrogacy is no different from prostitution. They believe that it makes mother surrogates "commodities" in a patriarchal society and thereby disrespecting the bodies of women as well the children. No matter how strong the argument is, many people do not seem to buy it because they believe children, even those who are not biological, play a crucial part in the formation of the basic unit of society which is the family. There are also scientific studies made by social scientists who observe that children born through surrogacy do not form emotional closeness with their surrogates but rather tend to be attached to their intended parents. This observation is a refutation of the expectation that children are more attached to the women who gave birth to them.

Whether morally good or bad, the source of the controversy is the fact that surrogacy is a non-traditional method of child bearing. Despite the different views regarding surrogacy, the most important thing is that the children born out of mother surrogates are given all the rights, respect and love which they rightfully deserve to have in order to live harmoniously in the world. - 29962

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Tests For Infertility - Go With Ultrasound First

By Katrina Glasse

Signs of infertility are really straightforward: Either a couple conceives or they don't - and if they don't for over a year - this is a sign of infertility.

Several reasons for women's diminished fertility with advancing age include a reduced health of their eggs and a reduced ability of their ovaries to release them. There's also an increased risk of fertility-reducing health issues and miscarriage risks with age.

Of course, the years of highest fertility are in a woman's twenties, followed by increasing difficulties conceiving in her mid-thirties. By her late thirties her ovaries aren't making eggs like they used to and miscarriage risks become significant. Infertility is a common problem for women who drink or smoke very much. Today, age-related infertility is the number one reason for difficulty in conceiving for women as more women are choosing to put off having their first child until they are at least thirty-five.

When women fail to conceive after a whole year of intercourse, they are considered to fall in the Primary Infertility category. If they have conceived once before but have gone a year without conceiving (while trying the whole year), they are considered to be in the Secondary Infertility category.

Infertility runs at a fifty-fifty ratio between males and females, according to some experts. Others say that females have sixty percent of infertility issues. Statistically, ten percent of couples who are trying to conceive will have trouble, and four out of five will succeed within one year. A normal amount of time to conceive is up to two years.

Often, couples must each submit to thorough physical examinations to determine their fertility factors. There is a general misunderstanding by many couples that it's only the female who could possibly have the fertility issue. Males, however, account for a large percentage, which is why it's important that they get a medical exam as well.

The first tests normally done by a fertility specialist are for a woman's levels of FSH and her LH. (These abbreviations stand for Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone.) These tests are usually done on a woman's first and her third visits to her doctor. It should be noted that the tests for these two hormones - Luteinzing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone - can be done on the male partner, as well. LH and FSH are both important for male fertility too.

Some of the other tests routinely done (female) include ultrasound tests, a cervical mucus test, and additional hormone testing. A post-intercourse test that's not done as much today, the cervical mucus test looks for active sperm from a sampling of the vaginal mucus. Two to eight hours following intercourse, the female is examined by the fertility specialist. Sometimes a bacterial test is done at the same time.

A pelvic ultrasound test will take from 20 to 30 minutes, and is a great way for a doctor to assess the overall condition of the female's uterus and ovaries, and the follicle development on the ovaries. It is also used to see if an egg has been released from an ovary.

There are many other tests for reproductive-related hormones available to the reproductive endocrinologist: They include tests for total testosterone, progesterone, estradiol, prolactin, free T3, free testosterone, androstenedione, and DHEAS.

Treating infertility is a subject for an entire series of articles, but in a nutshell, infertility treatments run the gamut from simple drugs to surgery. Infertility treatments can get very expensive and time-consuming - and rarely covered by insurance, so it boils down to how bad a couple wants to conceive. Certain treatable infertility problems include Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS, which is treated with the drugs clomiphene and metformin together.

Another drug treatment for infertility (for the female again) is clomiphene for ovulation problems - inability to ovulate. Hormone shots are the next thing that a woman can try, although these can have unpleasant side effects such as bloating and feeling sick. But one of the most significant side effects of hormone therapy is having triplets or more babies.

There are other infertility treatments, but one of the most intense and expensive is IVF, or in vitro fertilization. If you decide to go this route, you should know that acupuncture (by professionals trained specifically in acupuncture fertility therapy) has proven to increase the success rate of IVF pregnancies. Be aware, however, that IVF also increases the chance of multiple births: 1 in 3 IVF couples will be parents of twins. - 29962

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4 Easy Steps To Become A Surrogate

By Rachel Lee Reynolds

Children are the dream of any couple to complete their family. This dream may be hard to fulfill if the couples suffer from infertility. The couple can be truly anxious about it at first until they are able to accept it. They could find hope in a nurturing and kind soul who would like to become a surrogate. Since it can be a daunting task to become a surrogate mother or couple as well, proper steps should be taken to have a successful surrogacy procedure. Here they are:

Screening the Application

To become a surrogate, the individual who wants to become a surrogate mother or couple would have to apply to a surrogacy agency. A representative from the surrogacy agency would contact the applicant once the application is received. A permanent counselor will be assigned and will provide guidance during the whole process after the applicant has asked their questions. The applicant will be screened thoroughly at the first meeting with the agency. The applicant will possibly undergo other processes such as receiving an invitation to attend a group support meeting that may be available and a background check. There will be a meeting with a representative of the agency to ensure that pregnancy medical expenses will be covered by the applicant's insurance policy. The applicant will have a medical screening by a fertility specialist whose expertise is working with surrogate mothers once the applicant passes the screening.

Match-Making Process

The agency will present profiles of prospective couples to the would-be surrogate, previously matched based on the information gathered during the application screening. The would-be surrogate has the opportunity to choose the couple to work with. The would-be surrogate's profile will be sent to the prospective couple and an initial meeting with a counselor will be set once both parties agree. After both parties have decided to work together, an agency attorney will be assigned to draft a contract and send it out to be signed. Once both parties sign the contract, the couple will be required to deposit the surrogacy fee and other possible expenses held in trust by the agency.

Medical Care

The procedures will be explained to you by a fertility specialist associated with the agency, whether artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization. Any further questions will be answered about the process. You will be monitored throughout the medical process.

Periods of Pregnancy and Childbirth

You will have the freedom of informing the couple of the exciting news as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed. You should choose an obstetrician that is approved by your medical insurance or continue working with an obstetrician you already have an existing working relationship with during the pregnancy. You may start doing doctor's visits at least eight (8) weeks during your pregnancy. It may be suggested by the agency that you keep in touch with the couple at least once every two (2) weeks since most couples would want to take part during the pregnancy.

The couple will be completely responsible for the caring of the child as soon as the baby is born. While in the hospital, both surrogate mother and couple who may have established a bond would take turns with the baby. It could become emotional for the surrogate mother because she would have to part ways with the couple and the baby once the child is released from the hospital. The joy she has given to the new parents of the baby she selflessly carried is beyond compare. Inspiration, support and lasting friendships may be established with other surrogate mothers once the amazing story on how to become a surrogate is shared in the group support meeting. - 29962

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Signs of Infertility And How To Deal With It

By Cindi Finnegan

Both males and females have decreased fertility as they get older, but one of the signs of infertility is not getting pregnant after a full year of a couple trying.

And two reasons that aging reduces a woman's fertility are diminished health of her eggs and a reduced ability of the ovaries to release them. They also have a higher risk for miscarriage and other health problems that affect their fertility.

A woman's highest fertility is in her 20's, with her 30's being a time when she is still relatively fertile. She will start having difficulty conceiving as she gets into her mid to upper 30's. Miscarriage risks start to come into play in her late 30's. Fertility decreases appreciably in smokers and drinkers. With more women choosing careers today that put off child-rearing, aging has become the primary reason for infertility.

When women fail to conceive after a whole year of intercourse, they are considered to fall in the Primary Infertility category. If they have conceived once before but have gone a year without conceiving (while trying the whole year), they are considered to be in the Secondary Infertility category.

Infertility issues plague both men and women equally, according to some experts, while others say women comprise sixty percent. Statistics show that ten percent of actively trying couples have trouble conceiving, with four of five conceiving within a year. A "normal" amount of time to conceive is considered to be up to two years.

Complete physical exams are necessary for many couples, in order to assess their fertility levels. Since males have a large percentage of the fertility issues (even if it is less than fifty percent), it is important that both partners be tested.

The first tests normally done by a fertility specialist are for a woman's levels of FSH and her LH. (These abbreviations stand for Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone.) These tests are usually done on a woman's first and her third visits to her doctor. It should be noted that the tests for these two hormones - Luteinzing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone - can be done on the male partner, as well. LH and FSH are both important for male fertility too.

Routine tests done later on the female include ultrasound tests, additional hormone tests, and a cervical mucus test. Not done very much nowadays, the cervical mucus test involves testing the post-coital mucus lining the vagina for healthy sperm. One reason for the test is if the male partner does not want to be tested.

Ultrasound testing can be done as part of your initial consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist. Ultrasound testing is done to get an overall picture of the health of all the female reproductive organs. Ultrasound imaging is also done to see if an egg has been released from ovulation.

Reproductive Endocrinologists can test for many other important hormones, other than just the luteinizing hormone and the follicle stimulating hormone. The primary ones are: androstenedione, DHEAS, total testosterone, progesterone, estradiol, prolactin, free T3, and free testosterone.

Treating infertility is a subject for an entire series of articles, but in a nutshell, infertility treatments run the gamut from simple drugs to surgery. Infertility treatments can get very expensive and time-consuming - and rarely covered by insurance, so it boils down to how bad a couple wants to conceive. Certain treatable infertility problems include Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS, which is treated with the drugs clomiphene and metformin together.

Failure to ovulate can be treated by clomiphene, with the next level of treatment being hormone therapy. One of the more undesirable side-effects of hormone therapy is the increased likelihood of having 3 or 4 babies all at once.

In Vitro Fertilization (a.k.a. "IVF") is at the top of the most extreme measures that a couple can take in their effort to conceive. Expensive, emotionally and physically taxing, it requires daily hormone injections (can be painful), daily monitoring by a doctor, and regular blood testing. With acupuncture by fertility acupuncture specialists in combination with IVF, however, the success rate is very high indeed - one in three couples are parents. This can come with the 'cost,' however, of having to raise twins (one-third of couples who use IVF and get pregnant have twins). - 29962

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Maybe Baby? More Help with Conception

By Keith Woolley

Magazines have been writing a lot about fertility and the incontrovertible fact that more and more women are choosing to start a family in their 30's or forty's. Ladies nowadays are highly likely to have a high flying career and be considering city trips, shoe shopping and sports cars, and a lot less about Mothercare, changing diapers, and pushing buggies.

The average age for giving birth in the United Kingdom is going up about 2 months annually. The average age in 2007 was 29.3 years compared with 28.6 years in 2001. Statistics prove the average woman under thirty will get pregnant within the first 6 months and those in their early thirty's may take up to and longer than 9 months. From 35 onwards it might take one year.

Some girls are spending plenty of cash attempting to increase their possibilities of conceiving naturally, but this may be a needless cost. Lord Robert Winston, pioneer of IVF treatment, told the Daily Mail that ladies who freeze their eggs to obstruct parenthood are being given false hopes by fertility clinics. He is going on to say that this does not in any way guarantee that a women will become pregnant or go on to have a healthy baby.

So without ditching the thrilling way of life what can you do to help boost your fitness for that 'maybe baby' stage? Being healthy is way easier than you'd think. Here are some tips

For her :


Most ladies recognize iron as a very important mineral for good health. Despite this data, iron deficiency is regarded the commonest nutritive deficiency and the most affected group are ladies of child bearing age. Studies have shown that even delicate deficiencies of iron are linked to reduced fertility. It would seem that a deficiency of iron may play a part in ovulatory dysfunction. Take daily Iron supplements ( look for non-constipating form )

Essential trans acids

The force on girls to stay slim has lead to many women adopting awfully fat free diets. Sadly, this pattern of eating is related to a decline in fertility. The necessary trans acids ( found in nuts, seeds and oily fish ) have many functions across the body, including balancing the hormones concerned in fertility. Try Omega 3-6-9 capsules with a mix of prime quality fish, flax and borage oil.

Multivitamin and mineral formula

A multivitamin and mineral formula has for some time been regarded as a measure for general wellness and as health insurance. Studies now suggest that a multivitamin formula may also be beneficial for maintaining fertility in ladies. Studies in the latter 90s proved that girls who frequently took a multivitamin formula, were less sure to be infertile due to ovulatory failure than those who did not. Similarly, the more frequent and regular the supplements were taken, the better the results .

Try Solgar's Female Multivitamin & Mineral complex

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 ( AKA the sunshine vitamin ) could help the fertility of women afflicted with ovulation Problems. One in 5 girls suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ( PCOS ) and can have a lesser chance of conception at a later age. Researchers at Yale school college of medicine ( 2008 ) concluded girls with ovulation problems or PCOS were far more likely to be low in vitamin D.

Try 1000iu D3 supplement

For him :

Your better half should be thinking along the same lines as you when it comes to living healthily. Sperm count and motility plays a particularly significant part in the act of making an attempt to become pregnant. Why do all of the hard work when your other half plays an equal part in the middle of conception? current figures ( from Norwich Union Healthcare in 2005 ) show that 2.5 million men suffer from sterility in the UK. Male infertility may account for as much as a 3rd of Problems with conception so it is important that your man takes similar steps to you to keep himself and his sperm in tip top health.


Zinc is clearly one of the most vital nutrients needed for fertility, particularly for men. Studies show that a low zinc intake corresponds with a low sperm count and poor sperm motility.

Vitamin C

As an antioxidant, vitamin C is essential for good health. For men, this nutrient plays a particular role in augmenting fertility. Research has shown that vitamin C may help to reduce the clumping together of sperm and thus reinforces sperm motility. Additionally, vitamin C usually reinforces sperm quality and protects the DNA contained within it from damage.

Visit www.solgar.co.uk for more information on vitamin & mineral supplements

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How To Have A Baby Boy - Follow Some Of These tips For A Boy

By Olivia Campbell-Price

Have you been trying for awhile to have a little boy to be a baby brother in your family? You might be ready to give up thinking about how to have a baby boy and don't want to be disappointed even though you love your daughters. But don't give up just yet, even if you think your chances are zero to none.

Did you know that the father's sperm is what determines if the baby is going to be a boy or girl? Many people do not realize this and many women feel like failures for not producing a fine baby boy for their husbands. Gender is a at best a 50/50 proposition if left to its own devices, but you can actually help it along.

Male sperm is known for moving faster than the female sperm but is by and large weaker. Not only that female sperm can live much longer than the male sperm. Given these factors, it's interesting to note that there are still more boys born than there are girls. In about 100 births, boys outnumber girls 51 to 49.

Male sperm will die off before the X sperm. For this reason, if you have sexual intercourse between four to two days before ovulation, then the chances of any Y sperm surviving is considerably reduced. The X or female sperm can live longer, up to seven days in the reproductive tract, and have the ability to fertilize the egg upon ovulation.

If you are able to track your ovulation cycle, you can time intercourse to coincide with the release of an egg into the fallopian tube. There are various ways to monitor ovulation, including rising basal temperature or even better, ovulation testing kits which can detect changes in luteinizing hormone (LH) levels in the urine which in turn indicates ovulation is about to occur.

The future dad can do a few things to increase the possibility of conceiving a boy. Y sperm are known to be less resilient and don't do well under hostile conditions. Some things that can help create a more friendly environment for sperm to develop are to wear loose underwear and clothes that don't trap body heat. You may need to avoid heavy activity for a while as well. Smoking and drinking can also impact sperm count, so eliminating these habits can help.

Believe it or not, what you eat or do before you get pregnant can help with the sex of the baby. Your doctor can let you know what your vaginal pH levels are and make recommendations with respect to creating Y sperm friendly conditions. How to have a baby boy is not as hard as you think it is and is possible if you're willing to follow the tips in this article. - 29962

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How To Take Advantage Of Some Infertility Solutions

By Karol Cardinson

In'78, the world's first "test-tube baby" Louise Brown, was born, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Drs. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. Not surprisingly, Louise's birth revolutionized reproductive medicine and offered new hope to countless infertile couples. Since her birth, tens of thousands infants have been delivered as a result of in vitro fertilization, more commonly known as IVF. IVF techniques are more sophisticated, more available, and are now considered standard fertility solutions.

Medically, ART does not represent a quantum leap from the treatment you already may be trying. But psychologically, ART does represent a major step for infertile couple; the last hope solution of producing a child who is theirs genetically.

For some couple ART is explored only after low-tech procedures have failed. Others wanting to maximize their odds of success despite the increased cost, may go directly to ART without trying any of the low-tech procedures. Nevertheless, ART may still be a couples last shot at parenthood because of its drain on their pocketbook as well as on their emotional life.

Medically ART embraces many of the low-tech procedures and regimens covered in other treatments. Humegon injections, blood monitoring, ultrasound scans, semen samples, and maybe even a laparoscopy. What's different is that eggs are physically removed from the women's body. Once removed, the eggs are mixed with sperm in a Petri dish and allowed to fertilize, either on their own or with some specialized assistance, before being transferred into the womb.

Psychologically, people who attempt these procedures must come to grips with the fact that ART is a further cry from lovemaking than is artificial insemination. At least during an insemination sperm is introduced through your vagina, albeit via a tube and syringe. With ART, eggs and sperm disappear behind closed doors, hopefully returning as embryos several days later.

Assisted reproductive technologies make use of laboratory procedures to examine eggs and sperm and enhance their likelihood of being fertilized. Although there are several variations on ART, they tend to be referred to as in vitro fertilization (IVF). In vitro means "in glass"-to refer to glass laboratory dishes in which fertilization takes place. Like tissues that are called "Kleenex" and photocopying procedures referred to as "Xeroxing", assisted reproductive techniques are often referred to as IVF.

There are approximately 350 IVF clinics operating nationwide, some freestanding, some hospital-based. Almost all of these clinics use the same techniques.
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Begin A Family With Surrogate Parents

By Calli Kuzon

If you are having little success trying to get pregnant you could try another option, surrogate parenting. You can use a surrogate mom and achieve your dream of becoming parents if nature has rendered you unable to bear a child. There is even the option of going through anonymous in-vitro fertilization and the actual sperm donor will never know his sperm was used.

You will of course have to sign a legal document before any of this proceeds. Here the agreements of the donor relating to the child will be dealt with. Each state has its own rules and regulating the way hiring a surrogate parent works. All the legalities have to be considered before agreeing to this type of arrangement.

There are a number of different ways that surrogacy can take place in. Some surrogate moms do not want to develop a close relationship with the recipient of the surrogate, and give up all rights to the baby. The opposite is also true. On the flip side other surrogates may retain the option of changing their mind and keep the baby, or have access to the childs life depending on what the law states and what was in the actual contract.

Most trains of thought in this field adhere to the concept that when hiring a surrogate mother, surrogate parenting works better with women who have already have their own children. In other words they want a woman who has experience of pregnancy so that she will not get over attached to the new child, especially if she considers her family complete.

So why would any women actually want to become surrogate moms? Well it can pay pretty well for one. They won't naturally have to pay for any medical bills relating to the pregnancy and the birth of the baby. Some surrogates are actually friends or family members. By becoming surrogates they are offering a couple who cannot do it themselves, the gift of becoming parents. - 29962

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Ever Considered Surrogacy?

By Calli Kuzon

Many people are unable to conceive children through natural methods. If you have rejected adoption there is another route open to you, surrogate parenting. This is an legal agreement between the retrospective parties. One of the parties, a woman, goes through in vitro fertilization and becomes pregnant with another woman's baby. After the birth she will not have any legal rights to the child. Depending on what was signed in the legal contract, the surrogate may not be allowed to get involved in the child's life.

If you are considering becoming a surrogate, or if you want to hire a surrogate mom, you should give the matter some serious thought. A surrogate mom is paid for her services and any bills relating to the pregnancy and birth of the child will also be paid for.

So basically the surrogate goes through the pregnancy and childbirth then gives up the baby. If the surrogate is close to the parents, maybe a friend or a sibling of them, it can make the process easier on them. At other times the surrogate is unknown to the couple and it is more of a business transaction, or perhaps they see themselves as a good benefactor.

In short if you are considering being a surrogate, it is vitally important that you understand the legalities and specifics of what you are agreeing to. It is agreed that the ideal circumstances a woman should become a surrogate in, is if she already has children, and does not want any more of her own. This is why the complex legal document has to be set up in the first place.

If you want to undertake the surrogacy route you should research the following. Have a look at surrogate parenting websites. Try and find some in your own state, as the laws vary in different counties. Try and find some surrogacy forums as you may find people who have went through the procedure before. There are also many books on the subject that can help you make up your mind on whether to proceed. - 29962

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Oral Contraceptives Can Be Used To Prevent Ovarian Cysts Painful.

By Amanda Clark

Ovarian cysts painful symptoms are cause for seeking you doctor's advice. You need more information about this condition as it causes pain and in some cases can lead to ovarian cancer. It is important to understand ovarian cysts; here are some things you need to know.

The three things you should know about ovarian cysts, is when you are at risk, what causes them, and how to prevent them. Painful cysts are preventable and you will not always have to worry about these complications. Here are the things you should know about ovarian cysts.

Between the ages of puberty and menopause, women may experience problems with ovarian cysts. This is because the condition is caused by the follicle failing to release the egg, causing the fluid to remain in the follicle and form a cyst instead. Cysts are rarely noticed unless they cause bleeding or pain.

Increased bleeding or pain will need to be evaluated by your doctor, who may use an ultrasound or pelvic exam to determine if you are suffering from complications with ovarian cysts. Complications occur from the painful ovarian cysts that press against other organs, twist the fallopian tube, or begin bleeding.

A doctor should always diagnose pain from ovarian cysts, this is because there may be complications that only a doctor can evaluate and treat. However, it is also true that most problems with ovarian cysts can be avoided simply by the use of oral contraceptives or other hormone medications.

It is common to get ovarian cysts. Painful ovarian cysts are the result of complications with the cysts that your doctor can easily investigate for you. If you experience unusual pain or bleeding, you should consult your doctor to determine if you have ovarian cysts. Painful ovarian cysts are easily preventable through use of oral contraceptives. - 29962

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Types Of Cysts That Can Occur.

By Amanda Clark

There are many types of cysts that can occur within the pelvic cavity. The vast majority of them are benign (harmless). They can affect a woman at any age but generally occur during child bearing years most commonly. All types of cysts can cause pain and bleeding, but some cause no symptoms at all.

The main types of cysts can be broken down into categories;

Functional Cysts - Also known as simple cysts. These are easily treatable and happen during the ovulation phase of your menstrual cycle. Fluid builds up when the egg is not released each month. They resolve by their own accord.

Graafian Follicle Cyst - Also known as a follicular cyst. It is one of many cysts classed as simple cysts.

Corpus Luteum Cyst - These can rupture at the time of menstruation and slowly disappear over the course of around twelve weeks.

Hemorrhagic cyst - Blood fills the cyst when blood vessels burst and seep into the cyst. This can cause immense one sided pain, generally on the right hand side of the abdomen. The pain occurs when the cyst swells. In a few cases the cyst will rupture sending blood into the abdomen causing extreme pain to the patient. Surgery is not always required and after a short period of time the patient will start to feel better following a period of rest. Antibiotics have not been found to be beneficial if the cyst ruptures as infection does not always follow.

Endometrioid Cyst - or Chocolate cysts, as they are commonly known as, are caused when endometrial tissue flows out of the uterus and attaches itself to other vessels and organs within the pelvic cavity. These patches of tissue bleed during the women's perio - 29962

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Ovarian Cyst Remedy Without Doctors

By Amanda Clark

Women everywhere are suffering from ovarian cysts each day. They all want the same thing, an ovarian cyst remedy that will work long term. Almost every woman will encounter problems with these cysts at some point during their lifetime. The causes behind this problem are very complicated and do vary, even despite this, the same treatment is often used in ever case, most of the time not being very effective.

There are only a hand full of treatments that are currently used to treat this conditions symptoms. Some of the symptoms that women suffer from are fertility, abdominal pain, spotting and irregular period. The methods used to treat them are generally just simple medications and occasionally surgery.

By going with a holistic approach for finding a remedy to this problem you are taking a very different action as compared to standard medical treatment. A holistic doctor will want to begin this process by finding the exact cause behind the cyst you suffer from.

Increased levels of testosterone are usually found in women who suffer from these cysts. What this does is start a chain reaction of things that prevent the egg from being flushed from the body. This is what causes the cyst. Birth control is the usual course of action by most doctors for treatment, by holistic doctors don't choose this route.

Vitamin deficiency is usually the main problem that began all the issues. By identifying which vitamins your body is lacking you can take steps to bring that low level to normal by changes in diet and supplements. Many women have seen success with this method at home and never needed to visit a doctor.

If you are looking for a new treatment because the old ones aren't working you should look in to this type of natural remedy. Supplements don't cause any side effects so it is completely risk free and very easy to try them yourself. If you don't end up needing a doctor you can also save yourself a lot of money you would have been spent on medical bills. - 29962

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Positive Effects Of Ovarian Cyst Treatment

By Amanda Clark

Anything that occurs in our female bodies out of the norm is frightful and for good reason. People fear the worst, but when it comes to Ovarian Cyst treatment, there are positive ways to diminish not only the fear but the cyst itself. Here is a bit of reassuring news to help you relax.

The ovarian cyst is generally a sac that contains fluid. Sometimes retaining more fluid than usual can cause the cyst to increase in size causing pain. Tissues from the uterus can also come into contact with the cyst and form an unusual growth.

Another instance of an ovarian cyst development is when an egg is in a mature stage and hasn't been released from the follicle. This can cause the need for ovarian cyst treatment.

A cyst can be found in women regardless of their age. Some may experience a cyst during early and adolescent years, and some women may have a discovery of a cyst in their senior years. It could be found during child bearing cycles or menopause stages. It primarily depends on the woman's body.

Ovarian cyst treatment would depend on the type of cyst you have. The size and its position can also be a factor in how it is treated. Healthcare providers will generally perform an Ultrasound to view the cyst. This will tell them the condition and how it can be treated.

The good news is, when the ovarian cysts are diagnosed, they are traditionally not harmful to the body. The ovarian cyst treatment in the minor cases may result in simple observation and medication to relieve any discomfort.

Signs to watch are pain in your abdomen, frequent bleeding and cramping, and problems conceiving a child. If you notice anything unusual, it is always a good rule of thumb to get an exam. - 29962

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Learn About Ruptured Cyst Treatment

By Amanda Clark

A common issue for menstruating women is the development of ovarian cysts. Caused by complications in the egg production and expulsion process, these are most often dissolved or absorbed within the body. However, in some instances further complications may arise and they can rupture. Ruptured cyst treatment varies, depending very much on the severity of the issue.

Having stabilized the patient, a thorough examination will be necessary in order to determine the extent of the problem, and assess the risk.

In all cases, the first course of action for ruptured cyst treatment will be antibiotics. The drug prescribed will again vary on severity of the problem, and on the how each individual responds. Short term drugs will be tried as a first measure, though longer courses may be prescribed if felt necessary.

In almost all cases the pain experienced through a cyst rupture can be extremely painful; and pain management drugs will be prescribed. Again, the drugs prescribed will depend very much on the individual, and will be carefully managed according to other medications being taken.

The pain medicines given will also need to be closely introduced regards the antibiotics course that has been prescribed. What analgesic medicines will most likely be prescribed as a first form of attack; these will gradually be reduced. As pain lessens, such common meds as Tylenol are likely to be prescribed, though the situation will remain closely monitored.

This supervision will continue throughout treatment, and may need to change quickly depending upon how the situation improves or deteriorates. Whatever happens, supervision will remain tight, with regular scans and abdominal examinations. Depending on the outcome of these, laparoscopic surgery may be scheduled

More invasive surgery may be necessary to completely remove the cyst, though this will be only once the infection has abated, and presents no further risks, though all options will be thoroughly discussed before any decisions are taken. - 29962

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How To Know When You Have An Ovarian Cyst Rupture

By Amanda Clark

What is an ovarian cyst? The ovarian lining can develop a sac that becomes filled with fluid either on the inside or the outside of the lining. A lot of women never experience ovarian cyst rupture symptoms and have no idea there is a problem until it ruptures because it grew bigger. This could be a life threatening situation so medical attention is a must. Surgical removal is often the best treatment for removal.

The woman's menstrual cycle is altered when an ovarian cyst is present. The cycles may become shorter or longer when the ruptured ovarian cyst is present. The pelvic area becomes painful both prior to the period and afterward. The blood flow of the period changes and can become either heavier or lighter than the usual cycle produces.

The abdomen may be subject to sharp pains when the cyst has ruptured. There is usually tenderness in the abdomen area and sometimes even painful when touched. The sensitive area will be close to the pelvis area and in the lower part of the abdomen. The abdomen will begin to bloat and the pain will be accompanied by a feeling of fullness.

Digestion may become a problem with the ruptured ovarian cyst with a lot of gas and either constipation or diarrhea. The feeling of constantly being too full no matter if you have eaten or not can develop. Because of this there is no appetite and this is can also result in weight loss. Nausea and vomiting can follow.

Extreme tiredness and make the person feel very sleepy most of the time as one of the symptoms problem with the ovary. In fact, the whole body becomes weak and some lightheaded feelings set in. Disorientation can be a problem at times as well as feeling dizzy.

Feeling stress on this area of the cyst being ruptured and it will affect the bowels and the bladder. The urine flow becomes thin and emptying the bladder gets to be difficult as well. Running to the bathroom often is also part of the symptoms. - 29962

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Get Help Right Away For Painful Endometriosis Cysts

By Amanda Clark

Nearly five million American women suffer from a condition known as endometriosis. This disease results when uterine tissue, which usually is sloughed off during the menstrual period, instead migrates to other parts of the reproductive system, often causing extreme pain and developing into endometriosis cysts.

The causes of endometriosis are not well understood, although the most recent research seems to indicate that genetics plays a big role in the condition. Women whose mothers, sisters, or other close female relatives have endometriosis are seven times more likely to develop the condition themselves. Other signs of susceptibility to endometriosis include starting periods at an early age and having heavy periods or periods longer than seven days.

Though its causes may not be known yet, the effects of endometriosis are felt every month by millions of women. The primary symptom of endometriosis is severe pain. The pain results from the migrated uterine tissue acting like the lining of the uterus. Each month, the uterus prepares itself for the possibility of receiving a fertilized ovum. When no ovum implants itself in the blood-rich uterine lining, the tissue is discharged through menstruation. Endometriosis tissue behaves in this same way, except that the tissue has nowhere to go. Thus it builds up, swells and often forms painful endometriosis cysts.

Fortunately, endometriosis cysts are typically benign or non-cancerous and usually are confined to parts of the female reproductive system. Sometimes they can be found on a woman's bladder or bowels, since the reproductive system lies so close to the excretion organs. Unfortunately, there is no medical cure for endometriosis, only treatments. Choices of treatment for endometriosis typically depend on whether a woman intends to give birth to more children. Sometimes taking certain hormones reduces the tissue growth associated with endometriosis, and analgesic medications can relieve the pain.

Sometimes endometriosis will respond to treatment with certain hormones. Women also can take over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications to deal with monthly pain. However, there is no medical way to eliminate endometriosis; it has no cure.

If you believe you are suffering from endometriosis, see your gynecologist as soon as possible. - 29962

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Bleeding Ovarian Cyst Requires Immediate Care

By Amanda Clark

Most women experience ovarian cysts but many never know them have them. When a bleeding ovarian cyst occurs, however, immediate treatment is required.

In order to understand the treatment, it's helpful to understand how ovarian cysts can form.

A woman's ovaries are two organs about the size of walnuts, located on each side of the uterus. Each month, an egg grows in a sac called a follicle inside the ovary. When levels of estrogen rise in the normal menstrual cycle, the egg ripens and is released from the ovary. At the same time the uterus lining thickens to prepare itself for the possibility of a pregnancy. When the egg isn't fertilized, the uterine contents are discharged in the menstrual period.

Sometimes, an ovary - one of the two walnut-sized organs on either side of the uterus where eggs ripen - fails to release an ovum. The small sac that holds the egg, called a follicle, can close itself off around the unreleased ovum and fill with fluid. Doctors call this kind a "functional cyst."

Another type of ovarian cyst forms when the follicle doesn't dissolve normally after releasing an egg. A cyst that results from this condition is called a "corpus luteum cyst."

Unfortunately, ovarian cysts of any type can rupture and bleed, causing both pain and inflammation in the pelvic area. Bleeding ovarian cysts can occur at any time, resulting in spotting or bleeding between periods and severe pain.

Ovarian cysts can be detected during an examination involving an ultrasound test. The cysts look like bubbles in the ovaries. Most ovarian cysts are not to related to an illness, are not cancerous, and usually dissolve on their own within a few weeks. However, any time a bleeding ovarian cyst occurs, pain and pelvic inflammation result. A woman who suspects she may have a bleeding ovarian cyst should see her doctor right away, or go to an emergency room for treatment if the pain is severe. - 29962

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Treatment For Ovarian Cysts - How Aggressive Should You Be

By Amanda Clark

The type of treatment for ovarion cysts as recommended by your doctor will has lot to do with how much pain you are experiencing, and whether you are interested in holistic remedies. Different doctors believe in different therapies.

Treatment largely is nothing more than prophylactic approach to the pain as long as the cyst appears to exist without complications. If the location or status is decided to cause further jeopardy, a more aggressive treatment plan is advised.

Cysts that are located near the Fallopian tubes, or are causing the tubes to be blocked or twisted, need to be surgically removed before they burst and cause infection or further complications such as ruptured Fallopian tubes or severe internal and uncontrollable bleeding.

Usually it's the pain that brings a cyst to everyone's attention, although some cysts can reach dangerous proportions without any discomfort at all. Others are found during a routine GYN exam and the patient is sometimes surprised to eve hear she has a cyst. For patients who are experiencing pain, the doctor usually prescribes over the counter pain killers to start with. Most will disappear by themselves.

In situations where the pain, and/ or bleeding, is causing severe disruptions in someone's personal or work life, birth control pills with the right hormonal mix will be prescribed. The assumption is that the hormones will help reduce the size of the cyst, but this is frequently ineffective.

If you reach the point where you can barely get out of bed, and you are missing work, and perhaps bleeding almost constantly, it's time to consider surgery. This is always done as day surgery and under a local anesthetic.

Complications are rare and recovery is rapid. Many patients are back to normal within 48 hours. Recurrence is virtually unheard o - 29962

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How Are Endometrial Cysts Treated

By Amanda Clark

All women who have been told by their doctors that they have cysts, often look at them with disbelief and fear. Their first question is often what can be done about endometrial cysts, because they often lack the knowledge involved with how the body functions.

To begin with, this tissue forms normally, every month. It happens in all women of childbearing age, as a preparation for the possibility of a pregnancy. However, when this occurs on the ovaries, and not in the uterus, complications begin.

This is how cysts are born. They cysts in particular are brown in color, because of the blood that has amassed. They are commonly called chocolate cysts. Typically, they do not pose any serious problems in women, however they may be associated with pain.

But, they are known to cause infertility in some cases. One painful side effect that is associated with these cysts is that they can rupture. Once this occurs, the bloody sack spills its substances over onto the organs that surround the area, which can cause further complications. So, when a woman experiences any type of pelvic and even abdominal pain, it is highly recommended that she sees or contacts her doctor immediately.

In severe cases, surgery is the treatment that is usually recommended. Depending on the size of the system, it may even be necessary to remove the ovary. Doctors may also recommend the use of the birth control pill in order to prevent further cysts from developing.

It is believed that hormones are the direct cause of the development of chocolate cysts. Therefore, prevention is probably the best type of treatment. Thankfully, there are natural remedies to control the hormones, thereby controlling the growth, or lack, of cysts. The advantage to treating these symptoms in this way, is that there are no side effects with natural treatments. - 29962

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My Family's Story Of Ovarian Cysts Infertility Risks.

By Amanda Clark

My mother has three daughters, and all but one of us has suffered ovarian cysts at some point in our lives, including our mother. Additionally, each of us has our own children. While ovarian cysts can cause infertility, most ovarian cysts will not unless complications occur. Here are some things you should know about ovarian cysts infertility.

Ovarian cysts can cause complications if not treated or diagnosed by a doctor. You can even prevent cysts by using oral contraceptives or hormone medications. Many women, including most of the women in our family have suffered from ovarian cysts and we have not become infertile.

Both my mother and my sister had the ovarian cysts. My mother had ovarian cysts primarily near menopause, during which time she also had miscarriages. These were some of the complications she experienced related to menopause. My sister had a number of ovarian cysts in her late teens; however, after having children she rarely has had any other problems with ovarian cysts.

In all of my 39 years, I have only had one cyst; it was easily removed as an outpatient procedure. Through regular checkups, the doctor can check to make sure that you are staying healthy, particularly if you plan to have children. If you are not planning to have children, make regular checkups and plan to use an oral contraceptive.

If you use an oral contraceptive, you reduce your chances of getting pregnant, but also of getting ovarian cysts. My youngest sister has always used birth control pills. She has never had a single ovarian cyst. This may work for you as well.

While many families may have ovarian cysts as a family heritage, it is important to understand that they do not always cause infertility unless left unchecked and uncared for by the doctor. You can prevent your ovarian cysts inferility can be avoided by keeping your doctor's appointments. - 29962

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Ovarian Cyst And Pregnancy : The Facts

By Amanda Clark

Did you that it is common for an ovarian cyst and pregnancy to coexist? Cysts, although technically abnormal, are relatively normal during pregnancy. An ovarian cyst is a closed sac that develops in the ovary. These sacs can be filled with fluid, blood or tissue. During pregnancy, they are normally filled with fluid.

There are different types of ovarian cysts. Most cysts during a pregnancy are functional. This means that they occur because of normal functions in the ovaries. Luteum and follicular cysts are the two types of functional cysts. Some women choose to use birth control to prevent this normal function.

The corpus luteum is responsible for making progesterone and helps begin pregnancy. It is a small sac that ranges in size from 2 cm to 6cm. It leaves the ovaries following the egg and remains in the body for early pregnancy. When it remains longer than it should it can form a luteum cyst. Most of the time there are no symptoms, but if there are they typically go away by the second trimester.

The follicle holding the unfertilized egg can also develop into a cyst. This type of functional cyst is called follicular. During a pregnancy, the follicle dissolves and the egg is released and fertilized. When there are more than one egg, the extra eggs are not always released. This follicle may not dissolve and rather form into a cyst and grow. Most follicular cysts also go away by the second trimester.

Even though these functional cysts are rather normal, they can case pain. Cysts that grow to large are able to rupture. Ruptured cysts can cause several hours of pain. Cysts can also attach to other surfaces and twist. Twisting cuts of blood supply causing nausea and pain.

Many women worry about developing ovarian cancer from ovarian cyst. This is very rare. Ovarian cancer typically affects menopausal women. Any ovarian cyst can become cancerous; the cysts that occur during pregnancy typically do not. Having an ovarian cyst during your pregnancy is nothing to fear. A doctor is able to diagnose and remove them if they become a serious concern. However, many will just go away on their own - 29962

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