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causes of female infertility

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Fertility in 19th C: I don't believe there's much real data to answer , but case reports in lancet as far back as civil war support that causes were probably similar to n ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor fr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Age, Obesity: There can be multiple causes for female infertility. Two of the most common in the usa today are age and obesity. Other common causes are pcos, endome ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Cortisone injections do not cause infertility, but they can cause a variety of other effects that have negative health consequences, including bone lo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Unexplained: If a full infertility evaluation is performed (semen analysis, tubal evaluation, ovarian testing), and all is normal, then unexplained diagnosis is gi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Does exist: This answer is dependent where the patients live.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Causes include:: Not ovulating regularly, endometriosis, and sexually transmitted infections (affecting the fallopian tubes).
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
No: Absolutely not....There is no known risk of malignancy associated with masturbation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprot ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Pregnancy occurs when the egg from the ovary is invaded by sperm. The egg travels through the fallopian tube and into the uterus where the egg and sp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor fr ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Sperm: Sorry but I don't fully understand your problem. For example, what do you mean by "sperm infertility". A consult with an Endocrinologist would be in o ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Age,anatomy,hormones: Reasons for female infertility include age. Fertility declines significantly after age 40. Chromosomal or genetic conditions like turner's syndrome a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many causes: Infertility causes include lack of ovulation, tubes being blocked, not having intercourse at the fertile time, low or abnormal sperm counts and hormon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
There are many!: Hormonal, mood disorder, feeling unappreciated, anger, medications (aka Prozac (fluoxetine) type drugs). In men, metabolic sundrome related problems ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Per ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
No, but...: Generally, hpv alone carries no risk to infertility, but it oftentimes comes along with other stds such as chlamydia, herpes, etc. Leading to pid and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kuan
21 years experience in Urology
Too many thing: The causes of male infertility are vast and include really non-specific things related to lifestyle, drug / alcohol use, general health. More complic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends on the cause: Infertility is a symptoms by itself and other symptoms depend on the cause. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually Infection: Pid, or pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. Left untreated, the infection can cause permanent damage. If treated early and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infertility: Age is the most natural cause of infertility as your chance for getting pregnant and delivering is much harder after age 40. You are also at much hig ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naveed Naeem
13 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Multiple reasons: see your family doctor and determine the underlying cause for male infertility. A full medical history and examination including labs (FSH. LH, Prola ... Read More

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