Definitions

A
adhesions

Adhesions in the abdominal cavity that may form after inflammation or surgery

amenorrhoea

At least 6 months‘ absence of menstruation even though there is no pregnancy

anamnesis

History of a patient

androgens

Male hormones (e.g. testosterone), also produced in women in the adrenal gland and ovary

anovulation

Failure to ovulate

assisted hatching

Scoring of the zona pellucida surrounding the embryo to support hatching

asthenozoospermia

Restricted sperm motility

azoospermia

No sperm cells in the seminal fluid

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B
blastomere

Single cell of a multi-cell embryo

blastocyst

Developmental stage of an embryo at the time of implantation into the uterine mucosa

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C
cervix

Cervix, neck of the uterus

chlamydia

Pathogens that can cause inflammation of the fallopian tubes

clomiphene

Synthetic hormone in tablet form for stimulation of the ovaries

corpus luteum

Yellow body; emerges from the follicle after ovulation and produces progesterone

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D
dysmenorrhoea

Painful menstrual bleeding; also occurs in endometriosis

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E
embryo

Name of the early foetus until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy

embryo transfer

Transfer of IVF/ICSI extracorporeally produced embryos into the uterus

endometriosis

Proliferation of scattered endometrial cells in the abdominal cavity; often leads to period symptoms and infertility

endometrium

uterine mucous membrane

extrauterine pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy

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F
foetus

Also fetus. Child in the womb after the third month of pregnancy

follicles

Aging egg follicles in the ovary

folliculometry

Determination of follicle size and number by ultrasound

FSH

Follicle-stimulating hormone; pituitary gland hormone that stimulates the ovaries to mature follicles and form oestrogens

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G
gametes

Germ cells, i.e. sperm cells and oocytes

GnRH

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone; hormone from the hypothalamus, stimulates the pituitary gland to release the hormones FSH and LH

GnRH Analogues

Drugs that suppress the function of the ovaries and thus allow the control of hormonal ovarian stimulation

gonadotropins

LH and FSH, pituitary gland hormones that stimulate the ovaries

gravidity

Pregnancy

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H
hCG

Human chorionic gonadotropin; the pregnancy hormone can be detected in the blood after implantation of the embryo

heterologous insemination

Introducing donor sperm into the uterus in case of male infertility

hMG

Human menopausal gonadotropin; a mixture of the hormones LH and FSH obtained from the urine of menopausal women and used very frequently as a stimulant

hyperstimulation

Overreaction of the ovaries caused by hormonal stimulation

hypothalamus

Part of the midbrain that controls the pituitary gland via certain hormones

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I
ICSI

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection; artificial insemination procedure in which a single sperm cell is injected into an egg cell

implantation

Implantation of an embryo in the lining of the uterus

infertility

infertility

insemination

Introducing sperm into the uterus using a catheter

IVF

In vitro fertilisation; artificial insemination procedure in which ova collected from the ovaries of a woman are brought together with sperm cells of the partner, incubated and, if fertilisation is successful, introduced into the uterus

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L
laparoscopy

Procedure for assessing fallopian tube patency and sterility surgery

LH

Luteinising hormone of the pituitary gland that is released massively in the middle of the cycle and triggers ovulation

LH peak

Massive LH dumping in the middle of the cycle that triggers the ice jump

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M
masturbation

Causing an orgasm. In a fertility treatment, the man thus gains the semen

menopause

Last period before menopause

menstruation

Serves the rejection of the uterine mucosa

MESA

Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration; extraction of sperm cells from the epididymis

micro-injection

See ICSI

mucus

Cervical mucus

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N
nidation

Implantation of the embryo into the lining of the uterus

normozoospermia

Normal semen findings

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O
oestrogens

Female sex hormones produced in the ovary. Control the buildup of the uterine lining

oligomenorrhoea

Rare menstruation with intervals of at least 35 days

oligozoospermia

Limited number of sperm cells in ejaculate (less than 20 million per ml)

oocyte

Ovum

ovary

ovary

ovarian insufficiency

Limited ovarian function

ovulation

Transfer of the ovum from the ovary to the fallopian tube

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P
placenta

During pregnancy, it supplies the foetus with nutrients and produces hormones that help maintain pregnancy

progesterone

Yellow body hormone; prepares the lining of the uterus for the implantation of an embryo and maintains pregnancy

pronucleus stage

The pronuclear stage of the egg cell; can be observed approximately one day after fertilisation

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R
retrograde ejaculation

Ejaculation into the bladder

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S
sonography

Ultrasound examination

spermiogenesis

Also spermatogenesis; formation of sperm cells in the testicles

sperm

Male spermatozoon

spermiogram

Determination of sperm count, mobility and shape

sterilisation

Interruption of the woman's fallopian tubes or the man's spermatic ducts for the purpose of contraception

sterility

Infertility

subfertility

Limited fertility

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T
TESE

Testicular sperm extraction; process for obtaining sperm cells from testicular tissue

testes

Testicles

testosterone

Male sex hormone; promotes the formation and maturation of spermatozoa

teratozoospermia

Abnormally high percentage of malformed sperm cells in the ejaculate

tubes

Fallopian tubes

tubal pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy; implantation of an embryo in the fallopian tube

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U
uterus

uterus

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V
vagina

Woman's vagina

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Z
zygote

fertilised ovum

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Recommendations and assessments

Frauenärzte
in Mönchengladbach auf jameda
01/2018

Very good doctor

We were in treatment from February 2018 to March 2019 with Dr. Döhmen and his team. We found ourselves in very good hands there. The whole team is super friendly. [...] If Dr. Döhmen wasn't there, his replacement Dr. Bender took over, this doctor is also great. So we can only recommend. Result: 35th SSW with twins.

Rating from 30.09.2019

Very good doctor and great practice team!

After several consultations in various fertility centres, we felt that we were in very good hands with Dr. Döhmen. At no time did you feel like you were one of many. This has always disturbed us in the other centres. We spent a total of 7 months with him in treatment and got to know Dr. Bender during this time - just as recommendable. Our wish came true - many thanks to the whole practice team. We will recommend you to others.

Rating from 03.09.2019

Very competent and sensitive doctor

We were treated by Dr. Döhmen for about a year. We felt very well taken care of during the whole time. The entire staff is always friendly and they are all super super sweet there! Unfortunately, the 3 ICSIs were not successful, but this definitely had nothing to do with the treatment method, but was due to my egg yield. It was a very emotional time and the whole team was very hard working and sensitive. Thanks for that!

Rating from 05.08.2019

Highly recommended

A good practice works best in a great team, where doctors and employees work hand in hand. We felt very well looked after and in good hands. Without your professional skills and your necessary empathy, our wish might have remained a wish. We would like to thank you and your entire team for supporting us in fulfilling our dream.

Rating from 10.06.2019

A very competent, nice and experienced doctor

We were super satisfied, both with Dr. Döhmen and with the entire practice team. Very nice staff, always answered our questions well and in detail. Dr. Döhmen is a very nice, experienced and trustful doctor. He knows what he's doing and is very friendly with patients.

Rating from 03.04.2019

Successful fertility treatment

We were treated by Dr. Döhmen from August 2017 to August 2018. He's very straightforward, matter-of-fact and doesn't revolve around anything. You know immediately where you are and what the possibilities are. We personally welcomed the honest and direct way all professional and medical information was understandable. Team also always very dear and endeavoured. [...] We are now in the 32nd SSW and thus in the final spurt and would go again and again to Dr. Döhmen in the practice.

Rating from 04.02.2019

Satisfied all round

On the recommendation of friends we turned to the practice and were treated by Dr. Döhmen. We had an ICSI and we had immediate success with the first attempt. Our healthy daughter was born in December 2018. We felt well taken care of during the treatment and were very satisfied all around.

Rating from 24.01.2019

I will always recommend the practice!

The appointment allocation is quick. Also the discussions, investigations and the further procedure are on the point. The care is very compassionate. My husband and I have always felt this way. The practice is very well organised. We felt very well taken care of there!

Valuation from 06.01.2019

Very friendly and professional service

Whether Dr. Döhmen or the employees, they were always very obliging and very nice. With all my fears and questions I have always felt very well taken care of.

Rating from 24.12.2018

Great time

We have been made aware of this practice by my gynaecologist. During the six months of treatment we felt comfortable and understood our problem. We never felt like we were alone. All doctors and assistants were very happy about our pregnancy. Thanks for a great time!

Rating from 11.10.2018

Successful fertility treatment

Very nice and competent team. Success with first treatment.

Rating from 19.07.2018

Very experienced nice doctor

Top treatment, good experience. After the first time, it was possible to have twins.

Rating from 02.07.2018

Very professional and empathic practice team and excellent physician

I am a doctor and have been recommended the practice by a colleague. It was our third ICSI attempt after unsuccessful attempts outside. The support by Dr. Döhmen was excellent from the very first day, very professional and all our questions were answered. The support by Dr. Döhmen in the treatment cycle but also by the entire team was great and very positive so that we were also very positive. The puncture and embryo transfer were very relaxed and professional. I was doing very well the whole time, all questions were answered. We actually got the wonderful news to be pregnant with twins and I am now in the 13th SSW. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Döhmen/Schalkalk practice and wish all couples who wish to have children every success.

Rating from 09.06.2018

Very competent and friendly

Very good practice throughout. Very experienced doctor. All staff very friendly. You're in good hands here.

Rating from 03.06.2018

Competent and friendly

Competent and friendly, knows what he's doing.

Rating from 26.05.2018

Sensitive and competent

All processes in practice are very well organised. The medical care is absolutely professional, all employees are highly competent and safe in what they do. The personal approach by both the doctors and the practice staff is characterised by goodwill and an emphatic basic attitude.

Rating from 22.02.2018

Competent and very friendly medical specialist

[...] Dr. Döhmen is a trustful doctor who takes care of questions and radiates calm and patience. It is very reassuring to know that you are in good hands, especially when a woman has a long, previously unfulfilled desire to have a child.

Rating from 12.12.2017

Very competent and friendly team

We were in treatment for almost a year. The second cryo seems to have worked. The team was at all times very busy and always nice and friendly. Competence cannot be questioned. The successes speak for themselves. I would recommend this clinic to everyone and would be happy to come back if I wish to have more children.

Rating from 27.10.2017

The best doctor ever

Successfully released from practice. Thanks to God, Dr. Döhmen and the great team, I have been a mother for a year now. After six years of unsuccessful desire to have children, this practice and this doctor were my very last hope. I can't say enough thank you, Dr. Döhmen, and see you next time.

Rating from 08.06.2017

Friendly and competent

A good treatment already takes place in the anteroom, where you are warmly welcomed and stay in the waiting room without long waiting times. Doctor is friendly and competent. I felt very well treated at all times.

Rating from 16.01.2017

Very nice and competent

Nowadays you rarely see doctors who are so friendly/human with you as Dr. Döhmen! Thanks a lot for that!

Rating from 11.01.2017
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