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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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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

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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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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Infertility (Tip)

Try to relax. Getting obsessive can work against you. With irregular periods, see your doctor soon. ...See more

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Managing Infertility (Checklist)

Take antioxidants via supplements or foods
Daily
Get help with support groups
Weekly
Sleep 6-8 hours
daily
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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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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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Infertility (Tip)

25% chance of pregnancy is the best anyone can hope for in any given month, everything being perfect. ...See 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

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Infertility (Tip)

Sometimes a simple thing such as cessation of smoking, can lead to fertility. ...See 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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Infertility (Tip)

Do have both partners checked out for causes, not just the woman. ...See 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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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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Infertility (Tip)

When it comes to infertility, a male can be just as likely to be the source as the female. ...See 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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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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Infertility (Tip)

Endometriosis is a female health disorder that can lead to infertility. ...See 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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Infertility (Tip)

Infertility is a disease. 15% of all couples are estimated to be infertile, so you are not alone! ...See 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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Infertility (Tip)

Trying to conceive? Failure to ovulate is the #1 cause of infertility in women. ...See 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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Any good secret remedies that could be a good use to get rid of infertility?

No: If there were "good secret remedies" someone would have made a fortune by now! ...Read more

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Can I use asparagus tablets for unknown infertility?

Can I use asparagus tablets for unknown infertility?

Well, ...: You can, but it will not help at all, sorry. There is no medical/therapeutic effect on fertility from asparagus at all. ...Read more

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Was I born with a genetic predisposition to infertility? 46xx

Was I born with a genetic predisposition to infertility? 46xx

46XX = normal female: 46, xx = normal female chromosome pattern. If you're 46, xx & male (very rare) you need to see a specialist. If you're a woman there is usually no identifiable genetic cause of your infertility. Fragile x syndrome is a rare cause of ovarian insufficiency/ early menopause. Some women whose mom had early menopause are increased risk of low ovarian reserve themselves. Chromosome translocations are rare. ...Read more

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What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

Age, STDs, smoking: Women's ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality) starts to decline from mid 20's on average, and fastest by the 40's. Smoking, STDs like chlamydia, endometriosis, surgery on the ovaries, and cancer chemo or radiotherapy reduce ovarian reserve faster. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block the fallopian tubes or cause scarring around ovaries. Overweight or underweight reduces fertility. ...Read more

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How can I maintain sexual health? Mean what diet and physical exercises should be practiced to prevent infertility and erectile dysfunction?

How can I maintain sexual health? Mean what diet and physical exercises should be practiced to prevent infertility and erectile dysfunction?

Avoid the causes...: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more

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Many males avoid topic of infertility. What is something that they can talk about without embarassment?

Many males avoid topic of infertility. What is something that they can talk about without embarassment?

Depends on them: Men cause 40-50% of infertility problems. We cannot adequately treat the men without a full and candid conversation. Men should know that they have the support of a fertility specialist who is trained to understand their problems. Both rei and urology docs are sensitive to the needs of men. The repro system is part of our bodies and deserves to be viewed as such by everyone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I be infertile?

Infertility: If you have been having sex for one year and not doing anything to prevent pregnancy, then you are considered infertile.
Some couples just take longer to get pregnant, it doesn't mean there is any problem.
If the woman is over 35, we recommend testing after 6 month, you don't have to wait a full year. ...Read more

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What causes Infertility?

Basic Infertility: Many different causes contribute to infertility. There are male factors (sperm), ovary factors (the making and releasing of eggs), and factors that interfere with the sperm and egg joining (endometriosis, blockage in the tubes or uterus, etc). There are also less common and unknown factors. A careful evaluation by a GYN specialist can help most couples. ...Read more

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What does infertile mean?

Infertility: Inability to conceive within a year (or 6 months if over 35) after unprotected intercourse. See a fertility specialist if it is taking longer! ...Read more

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Is infertility hereditary?

Possibly: Some forms of infertility are hereditary. For instance some forms of male infertility have genetic components that are automatically passed to male children (y chromosome microdeletions). Endometriosis definitely has a hereditary component. Pcos also runs in families. And fragile x which can affect egg production is hereditary as well. The vast majority of time infertility is not hereditary. ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

Multiple: At age 44 many women are infertile due to having higher rates of chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs. This is a normal aging process in women. Males over 40 also have slightly higher rates of infertility due to age but age affects females much more. Other causes are blocked tubes, pcos, endometriosis and medical issues such as obesity and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What does infertility mean?

What does infertility mean?

It depends: For younger women (younger than 35), we can use the traditional definition of 1 year or trying to conceive. For women 35-40, 6 months is enough time to consider seeing a specialist for an evaluation. And for women older than 40, it is important to seek help as soon as you are ready! ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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