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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Overview)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for 6 months.


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Can endometriosis cause infertility?

Can endometriosis cause infertility?

SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,244 doctors shared insights

Infertility (Overview)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for 6 months.


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Does varicocele cause infertility?

Does varicocele cause infertility?

Sometimes: A varicocele is a mass in the scrotum caused by defective valves in the testicular veins, which cause blood to pool, and the veins to expand. The pooling blood raises testicular temperature and affects testosterone and sperm production, which can affect fertility. Men can still have babies w/ this, but the odds are lower. Tx safely w/ varicocelectomy, ligation, or embolization. ...Read more

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Managing Infertility (Checklist)

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How long does the infertility treatment for women takes?

How long does the infertility treatment for women takes?

Variable: The doctor who can accurate predict the answer to this question will quickly become famous and wealthy :). This is because the answer depends on the type of treatment used and a host of factors specific to each individual woman. ...Read more

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Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

No: No, light flow is not unusual; although skipped periods suggest an ovulatory problem. ...Read more

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Does abortion cause infertility?

Does abortion cause infertility?

Rarely: Abortion will only cause infertility if there are complications like bleeding, infection or retained tissue. Those can cause scarring. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infertility in men?

What are the symptoms of infertility in men?

Not fathering kids: The only symptom of infertility is not being able to successfully sire children. However, there are a host of medical conditions associated with male factor infertility that may present wiith symptoms in other organ systems. ...Read more

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Does abortion causes infertility?

Does abortion causes infertility?

Absolutely NO: The idea that suction abortion causes uterine scarring has long been found to be false. Uterine scarring has happeded in postpartum (after delivery) curretting especially in the presence of infection. Should a patient have a pre-existing bacterial infection does increase concern but all patients are pre-treated with antibiotics prior to surgery minimizing infection to nearly zero. ...Read more

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Are there signs for infertility?

Are there signs for infertility?

Pelvic pain: There are many signs that might hint that you have an infertility problem these include pelvic pain (seen with fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions) history of irregular or absent cycles (not ovulating), heavy periods (polyps, fibroids), history of pelvic infections or ectopic pregnancy, excessive hair growth, breast discharge, age greater than 35, obesity, and poor diet. ...Read more

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Can hematospermia cause infertility?

Probably not: As usual , it depends on the cause but a little bloody sperm is usually not a symptom of infertility. ...Read more

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If my wife and I end up with an unexplained infertility diagnosis, will it be more difficult for us to get pregnant? Test results have all been normal.

If my wife and I end up with an unexplained infertility diagnosis, will it be more difficult for us to get pregnant?  Test results have all been normal.

Depends: The diagnosis of unexplained infertility has become less and less in recent years. With the advent of laparoscopy to evaluate pelvic endometriosis and pelvic adhesions and also ovarian reserve testing more abnormalities are found and able to be corrected. Even with the diagnosis of unexplained infertility the present-day technology will still give you a very good chance of conceiving. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose infertility?

How do you diagnose infertility?

It depends: The primary test for men is the semen analysis, best done by a fertility specialist. For women, you can do your own ovulation predictor kit and see if you are ovulating. There is an office test called femvue to see if your fallopian tubes are open. There are also blood tests to evaluate your hormones. You may enjoy my book tick tock www.Ticktock.Ws, about my own infertility journey. ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause infertility?

Yes: Particularly mumps orchitis has been associated with sub-normal male fertility, but it is not all-or-nothing. Semen analysis is a very reliable measure for assesing whether harm has been doen. ...Read more

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Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Maybe.: There are many theories why varicocele may cause reduction in count, motility and normal shaped sperm. Although surgical repair of varcocele may improve sperm parameters there is no evidence that it increase the chance of pregnancy in female partners. The decision to repair varicocele to enhance fertility in men is not supported by strong scientific evidence. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes.: Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining. Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility. ...Read more

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What causes infertily?

What causes infertily?

3 main causes : Infertility is complicated but there are three main causes. 1. Ovulation problems. You have to release an egg to be able to get pregnant 2. Sperm problems - you have to have available sperm to fertilize the egg. 3. Anatomy problems - there has to be a clear path for the sperm to be able to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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What are the basic female infertility test ?

What are the basic  female  infertility test ?

Fertility eval: After considering your menstrual and general medical history, blood tests for endocrine/hormonal problems, hsg to evaluate tubes, often ultrasound for anatomical evaluation. Not female, but sperm count for male partner is just as important. ...Read more

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Does amenorrhea cause infertility?

Does amenorrhea cause infertility?

They are related: Amenorrhea is frequently caused by anovulation (not producing an egg each month). Anovulation causes both amenorrhea and infertility. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can ngu cauae infertility?

Can ngu cauae infertility?

Yes possibly: Ngu can be caused by chlamydia, which is an infection that is very damaging to the female reproductives organs particularly. Chlamydia can also be silent in women, so they do not realize that they have an infection. The more infections then the larger the risk of infertility. Get prompt treatment and try to avoid any additional infections. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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Does medical abortion causes infertility?

Does medical abortion causes infertility?

Not usually: Medical abortion can cause infertility only if there is an infection of the uterus at the time of the abortion. A pelvic infection associated with a pregnancy can cause scarring of both the uterine lining and of the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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How can you know if you are infertile?

How can you know if you are infertile?

Consult an MD: Basic testing can be performed by your obgyn, more advanced testing/treatment is usually done by a reproductive endocrinologist. If there is male factor, usually urologists will work-up the male. ...Read more

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Can varicocele cause adult infertility?

Can varicocele cause adult infertility?

Yes sometimes: Varicocele which is a collection of veins in the scrotum as a result of incompetent valves of the veins may sometimes be associated with infertility. ...Read more

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Do laptops cause male infertility?

Do laptops cause male infertility?

Possibly : Laptops when used excessively on the lap and over the scrotum can lead to increased heat and electromagnetic frequency radiation around the scrotum and testes. Also, wifi devices could have an effect see this link for an article on the topic of electronic/mobile devices and male fertility. http://www.healthymerlin.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/the-daily-reception-vs.-conception.pdf. ...Read more

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Can IVF cause endometriosis?

Can IVF cause endometriosis?

No: Ivf does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require ivf and can make ivf less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause. ...Read more

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I bleed everyday of the year if not on bcp. Does that mean infertility? Also I have pcos

I bleed everyday of the year if not on bcp. Does that mean infertility? Also I have pcos

Not necessarily: You may just be experiencing anovulatory bleeding, i.e. You don't ovulate. This is common with pcos. You can't get pregnant if you don't ovulate, however this can be achieved with the help of your gynecologist or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Can abortifacients cause infertility?

Depends: If prescribed and suppervised by a trained medical practitioner, the risks are minimal. The risks increase in other circumstances. ...Read more

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What medicines treat infertility in women?

What medicines treat infertility in women?

Wide range: Different medications are utilized in the treatment of infertility. It depends on the diagnosis and infertility treatment. They range from ovulation induction agents (clomid, letrozole), ovarian stimulation meds (fsh, hmg), Insulin sensitizing agents (metformin), adjunctive meds combined with the previous (dexamethasone, hcg, baby aspirin), etc. ...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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I have chylamedia for 13years untreated if get treated now is it possible I can pregnant r I probably infertile by now because I got for so long can still have kids or no plese I need a anwers?

I have chylamedia for 13years untreated if get treated now is it possible I can pregnant r I probably infertile by now because I got for so long can still have kids or no plese I need a anwers?

Need to get checked: Chlamydia infections are very common (3 million infections a year in us) and may cause infertility due to blocked tubes, scarring around the tubes or ovaries or low egg supply. Not all women with chlamydia have fertility issues - an infection in your cervix doesn't always damage the tubes. A hysterosalpingogram or hsg test checks your tubes; a fertility specialist can check you for low egg supply. ...Read more

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Metformin and hyponid, which is very effective for treating infertility in women?

Maybe: If you are having ovulatory dysfunction and not ovulating on a regular basis and you have an abnormal glucose to Insulin ratio, then the addition of metformin may help to improve response rates with ovulation induction meds and maybe could cause ovulation without any meds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for infertility in couples?

What is the most common treatment for infertility in couples?

Varies: There really isn't a most common treatment for infertility in couples. Many women though will take an ovulation induction agents such as Clomid (clomiphene) to regulator ovulation or to produce multiple eggs to improve chances combined with intrauterine insemination. ...Read more

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If you and your husband are open to adoption, should you go through infertility treatments?

If you and your husband are open to adoption, should you go through infertility treatments?

Yes: At least get a good evaluation of male and female as there are many easy treatments to improve fertility. Adoption is also a wonderful way to have a family. ...Read more

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What tablets should be taken to cure male infertility?

What tablets should be taken to cure male infertility?

Reframe question: Only a small number of men benefit from medication to improve fertility. If the man does not have reproductive hormones, then replacement (injections) can allow him to produce sperm. Some men who take steroids have few or no sperm - stop hormones and sperm return. Usually poor quality sperm do not benefit from tablets. See a specialist for more details. Best wishes. ...Read more

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