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Can i be infertile?

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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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is infertility hereditary?

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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Dr. Collin Smikle Dr. Smikle
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Managing Infertility (Checklist)

Take antioxidants via supplements or foods
Daily
Get help with support groups
Weekly
Sleep 6-8 hours
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How to know you are infertile?

How to know you are infertile?

Infertile: If you are concerned regarding fertility, quite simply, see a Board Certified Gynecologist. The workup will involve Semen Analysis, Blood Hormone profiles, an ultrasound, an XRAY to view the uterine cavity and to see if your tubes are open. In addition, a full history and physical exam will be performed including a pap smear and screening for sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Bursitis (Checklist)

Discuss NSAIDs with your physician
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Ice affected areas
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Consider physical therapy to correct your posture or to modify the behavior to end the root cause
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If treatment does not work, consider steroid injections or Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment
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Might infertility be hereditary?

Might infertility be hereditary?

Sometimes: Some causes of infertility (ovulatory disorders, uterine abnormalities, "possibly" endometriosis) can be inherited; some not. "infertility" is not inherited, it's too general a term. ...Read more

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What causes men to be infertile?

What causes men to be infertile?

Many things can.: Things that can cause infertility in men include overall health, sexually transmitted infections, lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol and drug use, obesity, testicular injury, exposure to chronic high heat, and reproductive toxins in the workplace such as heavy metal exposure, radiation, and pesticides. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Wagner Dr. Wagner
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Managing Atherosclerosis (Checklist)

Consider taking a statin
daily
Take a baby aspirin
daily
Engage in any activity daily
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Incredibly fearful of infertility?

Seek Support: It sounds like now might be a good time for you to seek some support. If you have been struggling with infertility, http://www.resolve.org list providers and support groups. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Infertility?

What are the tests for Infertility?

Infertility testing: 1. hormones - AMH, FSH, Estrogen, TSH, Prolactin 2. check uterus and tubes -- HSG test 3. ovulation -- progesterone test 4. semen analysis ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Managing Glaucoma (Checklist)

Reduce doctor visits if your glaucoma is stable
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Use eye drops
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Take a visual field test
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What are the symptoms of Infertility?

Often no symptoms: other than inability to get pregnant after a year of trying. Or, if your are over 35, 6 months of trying. Irregular periods often means not ovulating. Age is a big factor -- success rates drop significantly after age 35. See a fertility doctor early! ...Read more

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What are the remedies for infertility?

What are the remedies for infertility?

Many causes: It can take 6 months to 2 years to conceive. Remedies depend on the cause. Common problems include: insufficient sperm, lack of ovulation, obstruction to the passage of the egg through the fallopian tubes into the uterus, problems with the lining of the uterus. 1st steps: track ovulation (home ovulation predictor urine test, basal body temperature), semen analysis, see fertility specialist ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Managing Migraines (Checklist)

Keep a diary of when you get migraines
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Keep track of the duration and severity of each migraine, noting other symptoms
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Do not clench or grind (known as bruxism) your teeth during the day
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Talk to your doctor about your migraines
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What causes infertility to occur in men?

Defective Sperm: Either the sperm produced are ineffective, not fully mature, have poor mobility or there are no sperm due to injury or development. Even a low number of sperm makes it hard to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Infertility?

What are the complications of Infertility?

Associations only: associations not complications. For males, low testosterone associated with reproductive dysfunction can cause metabolic syndrome with its own complications. For women, a host of factors are involved in hormone dysfunction that also result in metabolic syndrome longterm. These hormonal changes cause complications in virtually every body system. Breast cancer has also been associated. ...Read more

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Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

See an endometriosis surgeon who performs complete excision
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Ask your doctor about estrogen replacement, as it decreases in your mid thirties
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Tell your doctor if you have increased period pain
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If you experience severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
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What are some signs of infertility starting?

Time: If you have tried to get pregnant for two years without success, you have fertility issues and if you want to get pregnant now is the time to seek help. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Managing Anger (Checklist)

Be aware of internal stress and anxiety and count to 10
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Identify the source of stress; that is 90% of the solution
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Join a support group to help you cope
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I have a problem of infertility for 12years.

I have a problem of infertility for 12years.

Get help: You should consider going directly to a specialist if you have been trying for 12 years. They will start a work up to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a man to be infertile?

Many Things: Sometimes sperm production is decreased. Blockages can occur in the testicle preventing sperm from being released. Sometimes there can be genetic reasons. Smoking can damage sperm which can cause them to be genetically abnormal or to cause physical defects in the sperm. There are a number of problems that can occur and most can be fixed. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
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Managing Sciatica (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs for pain relief
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Get an x-ray or MRI if you are not better in four weeks
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See a spine or pain specialist if the condition does not improve
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What are the chances of me being infertile as 40 yo woman?

What are the chances of me being infertile as 40 yo woman?

Estimate 50/50: One classic statistical estimate is that 50% of women at age 40 will no longer be able to conceive, but that's an estimate only. ...Read more

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Cure for infertility?

Infertility: The first step is to see a fertility specialist to go thru testing (both female and male). Depending on the findings, most issues can be successfully treated. Age is a big factor for women, so don't delay. ...Read more

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Managing Gastroparesis (Checklist)

Eat smaller meals
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Avoid hard food -- grind or puree it
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Take medications to help propel food
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What is male infertility?

What is male infertility?

Defective Sperm: Either the sperm produced are ineffective, not fully mature, have poor mobility or there are no sperm due to injury or development. Even a low number of sperm makes it hard to get pregnant. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
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Managing Diverticulitis (Checklist)

Eat a high-fiber diet
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Drink 80-100 ounces of fluids per day; avoid caffeine and alcohol
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Don't eat nuts, seeds, or popcorn
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How to overcome infertility?

Knowledge : The first of all need to investigate the reason of infertility in both partners and Then ... to discuss the plan of treatment and intervention ...Read more

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Do fevers cause infertility?

Do fevers cause infertility?

Not directly: Fevers in of themselves are simply the body's sign that there is an infection or other 'disturbance" on board that is producing pyrogens. If the source of the fever is a rip roaring pelvic infection from Chlamydia or other bacterial organisms then infertility can result from Fallopian tube occlusion (blockage) if untreated. ...Read more

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Managing Menopause (Checklist)

See your doctor
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Consider taking hormones
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Exercise more often, including weightlifting
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Improve your diet
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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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Managing Hyperthyroidism (Checklist)

Take medication as prescribed
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Monitor for any improvement in symptoms
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How is male infertility treated?

How is male infertility treated?

Male Infertility: The first step is a sperm analysis to count the number, determine movement, and abnormal forms. Step 2 is an examination of the patient including the scrotum looking for a varicocoele.(swollen vessel). Thirdly the MD will determine what is needed next and whether medication like Clomid Rx can be helpful to impact the sperm production. All of this requires a MD visit. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
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Managing Teething (Checklist)

Let your baby chew on a wet washcloth that has been kept in the freezer
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Try a chilled teething ring
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Let your baby bite on your washed finger
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Ask your pediatrician about using acetaminophen
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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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How do mumps cause infertility ?

How do mumps cause infertility ?

Mumps & Fertility: The mumps virus infects the salivary and parotid glands in the mouth. About 20% of pubertal boys or men will also get a very painful mumps infection in the testicles, called mumps orchitis. The virus can destroy the testicular tissue leading to infertility and low testosterone levels. The mumps vaccine has been available since 1967 and is recommended for just about everyone. ...Read more

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