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Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,660 doctors shared insights

Fertility (Overview)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to produce enough normal sperm.


Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,660 doctors shared insights

Fertility (Overview)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to produce enough normal sperm.


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Does endometriosis affect fertility?

Does endometriosis affect fertility?

YES!: Endometriosis affects many aspects of fertility. In many women endometriosis causes ovarian cysts, causes damage to fallopian tubes, causes inflammation of the uterus, and may decrease the ability of the sperm to get inside the egg (fertilization). Even with fertility treatments women with endometriosis have lower pregnancy rates so it is something to see a fertility specialist about sooner. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele affect sperm fertility?

Can a spermatocele affect sperm fertility?

Generally not: Spermatoceles, sometimes called spermatic cysts, are common. They typically don't reduce fertility or require treatment. If a spermatocele grows large enough to cause discomfort, your doctor may suggest surgery. ...Read more

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Increase male fertility?

Increase male fertility?

See urologist : Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more

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Does the HSG improve fertility?

Does the HSG improve fertility?

Possible: There are reports that after the hsg there may be improved fertility for two months. It is not known exactly why that is, but may be related to "flushing of the tubes". I have personally run across this improved fertility with my patients. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen affect fertility?

Does tamoxifen affect fertility?

Yes: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of hormone (+) breast cancer. While tamoxifen may cause birth defects during pregnancy, it actually can increase ovulation, thus increasing fertility. Accordingly, premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment must use (nonhormonal forms of) birth control. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) delay ovulation?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) delay ovulation?

It's just the: Opposite. Clomid (clomiphene) will enhance ovulation by stimulating the brain to produce fertility hormone (gnrh) subsequently inducing the production of ovarian hormones fsh & lh. It's the latter causing ovulation. And the rest is history. God bless you! http://www.Ovulation-calculator.Com/clomid.Htm. ...Read more

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Does testosterone therapy improve male fertility?

Does testosterone therapy improve male fertility?

No!: Testosterone replacement decreases sperm counts. It is essentially male birth control because testosterone therapy shuts down the pituitary gland so the testicles stop making sperm. ...Read more

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What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

Reproduction: All the terms are related to reproduction, especially female reproduction. A reproductive endocrinologist (rei) is an obstetrician gynecologist that has had sub specialty training in infertility and female hormonal management. ...Read more

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Does masturbation affect fertility in men?

Does masturbation affect fertility in men?

It does not: I'm very sorry that somebody told you this. The "scientific basis" is the discovery that sperm counts per unit volume of semen are lower if a man ejaculates frequently. The reason is that more fluid is reabsorbed during abstinence. There is nothing "spiritual" about telling or believing untruths about your body; growing up is difficult enough as it is. Think about the girl you'll marry. Cheers. ...Read more

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What is IVF fertility treatment?

What is IVF fertility treatment?

Outside body: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means that fertilization occurs "outside the body" (in vitro). We stimulate the woman's ovaries to mature multiple eggs. We retrieve them in the office with the woman under anesthesia to allow us to suction the eggs with a needle. We combine the sperm with the eggs and culture the embryos. We transfer 1-3 embryos based on woman's age and embryo quality. ...Read more

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Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Not overly useful: Not controlled by the fda so ? What is in a supplement. With good vitamin supplementation and a solid high fat moderate protein diet, there's no real room for improvement. ...Read more

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Does natural testosterone booster affect fertility?

Does natural testosterone booster affect fertility?

Don't exist: The are no natural testosterone boosters! this is an internet scam. Don't waste your money. They don't do anything good for your body. Be satisfied with what you've got. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Yes: Abnormal thyroid function, either high or low, can affect fertility. It can also affect the development of the fetus, so you want to make sure thyroid levels are normal during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does prostatitis affect male fertility?

Does prostatitis affect male fertility?

Prostatitis: Generally no effect on fertility since sperm are made in the testes. It is remotely possible if the storage site for semen (seminal vesicles) are scarred from inflammation. ...Read more

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Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Yes!: These procedures should only be performed for women who are done having kids or are sure they don't want kids in the future. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) and uterine artery embolization (uae) block off blood vessels that supply fibroids - fibroids shrink but don't go away 100%. Some of the vessel-blocking material reduces blood flow to your ovaries, lowering egg supply (ovarian reserve). ...Read more

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Can male fertility decline with age?

Can male fertility decline with age?

Recent evidence, yes: Recent genome and population studies associate paternal age with autism, schizophrenia, and possibly cancer. Mice studies show decreased fertility with middle age and altered sperm genes. An english study showed that men>45 years needed 5x longer to achieve pregnancy with partner. Male age particularly becomes a factor when women are in late 30's. With ivf, pregnancy rates are less for men >50. ...Read more

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