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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can u still be infertile if an ultrasound (the one they use to see babies when u are pregnant) u take says everything is fine?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The ultrasound looks for the presence of the female reproductive parts and their "appearance of normality". However, Fallopian tubes can be blocked internally, endometriosis can be present & not "seen" by the ultrasound. It also doesn't include the "male factor", that is the ability of the contributing male sperm to be present, normal and enough numbers to impregnate. Infertility is multifactorial

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Last updated Apr 6, 2016

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