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Hyacinth Nicole Browne, MD is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. She majored in Chemistry at Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude. She graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 2002, and she completed her reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Browne specializes in compassionate and personalized infertility care and she is devoted to helping couples achieve their dreams of having a family. She has authored numerous publications and is the recipient of various awards in medicine, research, and academics.

Hospital Affiliation

Stamford Hospital Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Board Certifications

Reproductive endocrinologist

Education and Training

Medical School - Yale University Residency - Yale University Fellowship - National Institute of Health

What Makes Me Stand Out

I work hard each and every day to give others hope.

My Quote

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs

If I Wasn’t a Doctor I Would Be

An elementary school teacher. I love making a difference in people's lives, and as the saying goes "a good teacher can change everything!"

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Frequently Asked Question

Fertility - Or rather, infertility

Not getting pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year or longer is a potential indicator of infertility in one or both partners.

In one third of infertility cases, there is an issue with the man. In one third of infertility cases, there is an issue with the woman, and in the remaining cases, there is either an issue with both the man and the woman, or no cause can be found. Fifteen percent of all couples are unable to get pregnant.

While the specific cause of infertility may be difficult to determine in the man or the woman, primary factors often include inadequate levels of certain hormones. Some women with infertility may have irregular or absent menstrual periods. In some cases, men with infertility may exhibit some signs of hormonal problems, such as changes in hair growth or sexual function.

There are many treatments available today that significantly improve the chances of starting a family, or planning for a family in the future when the timing may be better for you. They include hormone treatments, fertility drugs, IVF, egg freezing, frozen embryo transfer and surrogacy.

Fertility treatments and services for Women

  • Fertility Assessment
  • Ovulation stimulation with fertility drugs
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Fertility preservation – Egg freezing
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hysteroscopy Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • IVF - In vitro fertilization
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Embryo Implantation
  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)

Fertility treatments and services for Men

  • Medication
  • Genetic Testing
  • Surgery
  • Sperm retrieval
  • Lifestyle improvement

Options for Couples

  • Donor Eggs
  • Gestational Surrogate

Services for LGBTQ+

  • Egg Freezing
  • Sperm Freezing
  • Donor Sperm
  • Donor Sperm Insemination
  • Frozen Donor Eggs
  • Fresh Donor Eggs
  • IVF
  • Reciprocal IVF (Co-Maternity)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Embryo Cryopreservation
  • Surrogacy & Gestational Carriers
  • Frozen Embryo Transfer
  • Donor Egg

When should a woman who is trying to conceive see a Doctor?

  • 35 or older, and failing to conceive for more than six months
  • Over age 40
  • Has irregular or absent periods
  • Has very painful periods
  • Was previously diagnosed with fertility problems
  • Was previously diagnosed with endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Has had multiple miscarriages
  • Has undergone treatment for cancer

When should a man see a Doctor?

  • Has a low sperm count or other problems with sperm
  • Has a history of testicular, prostate or sexual problems
  • Has undergone treatment for cancer
  • Has small testicles or swelling in the scrotum
  • Infertility problems in family of origin

Common causes of female infertility

  • Ovulation disorders
  • Uterine abnormality
  • Cervical abnormality
  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage
  • Endometriosis
  • Early menopause
  • Extreme sport training
  • Pelvic adhesions/scar tissue
  • Radiation and chemotherapy treatments
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Tumor or cyst
  • Obesity
  • Excessive thinness

Common causes of male infertility

  • Abnormal sperm production
  • Abnormal sperm function
  • Problems with sperm delivery
  • Damage related to cancer treatment
  • Damage related to toxic substance exposure
  • Obesity
  • Substance abuse

Infertility Diagnostic tests for women:

  • Ovulation testing
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Ovarian reserve testing
  • Hormone testing
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy

Infertility Diagnostic tests for men:

  • Semen analysis
  • Hormone testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Imaging
  • Tests for DNA abnormalities

Reproductive Endocrinologists - Andrologists

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Andrologists are urologists who have completed additional training in male fertility.

Be prepared for your initial visit

  • Provide details about your attempts to get pregnant: when you started trying to conceive, how often, and if you timed intercourse around the midpoint of the menstrual cycle.
  • Bring your key medical information, including other medical conditions you or your partner may have, and records of any previous infertility evaluations or treatments.
  • Bring a list of any medications, supplements you take, and the dosing/frequency details.
  • Bring a list of questions, prioritizing the most important questions first in case time runs short.
  • Be ready to answer your Doctor’s questions.

Board Certification by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

To become Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility a Medical Doctor must first pass board exams for obstetrics and gynecology (oral and written) and be board certified in OB/GYN. Then she/he must complete a three year REI fellowship. The final step is board certification in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, requiring oral, written and thesis exams.

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Read More

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infertility/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354322

https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/infertility/index.htm

https://www.acog.org/

https://www.ivfauthority.com/

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