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Dr. Terence Lee

Fertility Medicine
Ehrenberg, AZ
32 years experience

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Fertility Medicine

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: It depends on how the sperm is, how old the eggs are, how clean the tubes are after the surgery and how suitable the uterus is for implantation.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Never 100% safe: If you're irregular, then you can never safely avoid pregnancy. It's possible, although unlikely, to have a period on one day and then to ovulate 40 d... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Nothing: There is nothing over-the-counter that can universally help couples get pregnant. If you have a specific problems that make sex difficult, such as lub... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Ovluation induction: You specifically need to get help ovulating. Be careful, because many of the ways that are used to help women get regular (birth control plls) actuall... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: If your thyroid activity is already low, you have increased risk of miscarriage. Also, it's important to remember that if you are already on thyroid s... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: Depending on your age, how long you've been trying and whether or not you have suspicions of problems in certain areas (sperm, egg, tubes, uterus), yo... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: Depending on your age, how long you've been trying and whether or not you have suspicions of problems in certain areas (sperm, egg, tubes, uterus), yo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: It's not 100% guaranteed. Really, no form of contraception / sterilization is 100% guaranteed universally.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Consider testing: If you have been infertile with three different partners who later on all went on to have kids, then it might be worthwhile to see if your tubes are o... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Start trying: If you have labeled as having pcos, but have regular periods, you can just start trying naturally. If you are not having periods, you should get help ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Some other way: There are pros and cons to having your tubes reconstructed. In most cases, ivf is better. It depends on your age, your husband's sperm, all your other... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: With ivf and egg donation.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Two main things: Do it at a good center. Do it sooner in life than later.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: There's probably something wrong. However, there's a small chance (less than 5%) that there is nothing wrong and you've just been temporarily unlucky.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Two possibilities: Either one the pregnancy is going to be fine and it's just too early to detect it with that particular ultrasound. In that case, the heartbeat should ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: Depending on your age, how long you've been trying and whether or not you have suspicions of problems in certain areas (sperm, egg, tubes, uterus), yo... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Can avoid girls: It's medically possible to make 100% sure that you do not have any more girls. In other words, your next baby (if you get pregnant again) would be for... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
No benefit: Upside-down positional changes after intercourse are of no appreciable benefit, because it just helps sperm pool in the upper pockets of the vagina. U... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Need more info: If you haven't had a period for six years, it's possible a - you have no eggs left. B - you have good eggs, but you're not stimulating them with the r... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Not exactly: It's possible that you might be advised to take pills eventually, but first you have to start with looking at the big picture. This involves analyzing... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
We're learning: Every year, there are more published reports of pregnancies after ablation. Some go fine. Some are disastrous. Even if you do get pregnant, be warned ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Some possibilities: Could be blocked tubes, bad sperm, problem in the uterus? It might even be an egg problem still, despite the fact that you have regular cycles. For ex... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Red Herring?: The term "autoimmune disorders" cover a broad range of different conditions of varying significance. There is a chance that your disorder is contribut... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Fertility Testing: Two years is long enough to warrant an investigation. We need to know if the sperm is good (semen analysis), we need to know if the tubes are good (hs... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Options: If your heart condition makes it too dangerous for you deliver a baby, you could consider having a gestational carrier carry your baby for you. Of cou... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: Depending on your age, how long you've been trying and whether or not you have suspicions of problems in certain areas (sperm, egg, tubes, uterus), yo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: When Clomid (clomiphene) "doesn't work", it could mean that it didn't result in ovluation. It could also mean that it resulted in ovulation, but no pr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: If you have been trying for over 5 years, for example, there is a chance that you can't have kids without help. However, if it has been less than a ye... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: Depending on your age, how long you've been trying and whether or not you have suspicions of problems in certain areas (sperm, egg, tubes, uterus), yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Almost any: Nowadays, almost every doctor who does ivf is able to offer preconception genetic screening of factors such as gender.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Likely, but still OK: It would likely reduce your sperm count in the short term. But it may actually have some other effects, some good, some bad. There are some re's who ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Variable: Remember this. Millions or women who drink coffee get pregnant. If it's not happening for you, besides exploring other factors, it wouldn't hurt to ch... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: It depends on why you're not having a period. If you have great ovaries but just don't have the proper hormonal stimulation, then it's possible that C... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
IVF: It depends on if you define "best" by what will get you the highest chance of getting pregnant immediately. Technically, ivf is not an alternative to ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: You can have light bleeding and be pregnant. You can have no bleeding and be pregnant. You can have light bleeding and not be pregnant. You can have n... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Multiple ways: If you want to limit yourself to non-medical ways, you can improve your health (ideal body weight, no smoking, healthy lifestyle) and make sure you ha... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
No: After you stop birth control pills, you fertility will return to normal within 1-3 months. If you are sure you don't want to be pregnant for the next ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Good for you: Congratulations on having successfully lost weight. The closer you are to the ideal healthy weight, the higher your chances of conceiving and the lowe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: In fact, tubal ligation patients have higher success rates with ivf than other patients who do ivf.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Best strategy: The best and easiest strategy to keep track of is to just have sex every 1-2 days. Then you will always have the optimal window period covered. For co... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: Depending on your age, how long you've been trying and whether or not you have suspicions of problems in certain areas (sperm, egg, tubes, uterus), yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: Depending on your current body weight, changing your diet may either make no difference or make a huge difference in your fertility.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: Having cysts may affect ovulation and may affect tubal status, but in many cases, pregnancy is possible.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
It depends: There are many women who may test slightly high for prolactin and still have children naturally. I'd begin by exploring what all the other possibiliti... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
Shop around: There should be places willing to do it for a very affordable price. As a crude test, you can buy a child's microscope science kit and look for little... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine 32 years experience
The father: It is randomly determined. In general, men will have an equal chance of producing y-sperm and x-sperm.

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Nov 11, 2012
A very good fertility doctor. I've known him since medical school.
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Feb 2, 2012
Dr. Lee will give you the information you want to here. And will take time to answer your question, makes you understand the problem and the reason
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, so much Dr. Lee. For taking the time to read my question. Me and my fiance have been trying for 3months now, and getting really disappointed. Thank you for sharing your great knowledge and ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1990MD

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