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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What's testosterone used for in women?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What's testosterone used for in women?

Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read more

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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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What are the success rates for a woman aged 32 with unexplained infertility?

What are the success rates for a woman aged 32 with unexplained infertility?

Vary: Success rates vary by treatment and facility. For insemination pregnancy rates are generally between 5-15% per month. For ivf it depends on the egg quality. Here for that age and situation pregnancy rates are generally between 50-70% per embryo transferred. But there is a lot of variation. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

High risk: A women who looses multiple pregnancies is high risk in her next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are menstrual periods beneficial for women in dengue?

Are menstrual periods beneficial for women in dengue?

Having a menstrual: Period is not necessarily beneficial or a negative in dengue fever. ...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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Would estrogen be good for women in their 60's?

Would estrogen be good for women in their 60's?

Depends: If symptomatic with hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, vaginal dryness, etc., maybe. The whi panel has not yet concluded as to what age the risks of estrogen replacement therapy exceed the benefits and should be discontinued. The mid 60's is a non--empiric time to start weaning ert patients off estrogen until a research study proves otherwise. ...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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A couple of friends (both under 35, non-smokers, and in reasonably good health) have failed to conceive after 2 years of trying. A fertility clinic found no physical infertility issues. What are potential reasons for their failure to conceive?

Several: Basic tests evaluate the fallopian tubes, the uterus, the eggs and the sperm. Often an actual physical exam is not as helpful. Often subtle problems with the uterus are overlooked. If those basic tests are normal, then usually the problem is the actual fertilization of the egg and sperm. Sometimes the problem may be genetically abnormal eggs or embryos preventing implantation. ...Read more

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How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

Superovulation: Fsh & lh help stimulate egg development in the ovaries. More eggs give you more embryos with better success rates for ivf. ...Read more

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read more

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Can being very close and sleeping during the that month with a woman in fertility treatment for IVF affect another woman's menstruation cycle?

Can being very close and sleeping during the that month with a woman in fertility treatment for IVF affect another woman's menstruation cycle?

No: Although women in common households such as dormitories can synchronize their menstrual periods, there is no evidence that one woman's fertility is affected by another woman while sleeping together. ...Read more

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Any reputable fertility clinics for women over 35?

Any reputable fertility clinics for women over 35?

Certainly!: I'd say 99% of all us fertility specialists are reputable for women over 35 - or any age. The majority of patients in my practice are between 35-39 years old, and i think this is representative of the country in general. I've heard tell of some unscrupulous or bizarre practices regarding women in their mid-40s, but that's a completely different game. ...Read more

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How are twins happening in older stars! will there ever be a cure for infertility in regular older females?

How are twins happening in older stars! will there ever be a cure for infertility in regular older females?

Probably donor egg!: Many stars in their "late 40's" are succceding with egg donation but very few publicly talk about fertility treatment such as ivf, let alone use of an egg donor. Many of them are of course older than their stated ages. It would give more social acceptance to women facing their own fertility struggles if more were open about it. Ovarian stem cells may cure infertility in older women in the future. ...Read more

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Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Yes: Monomucleosis, like any medical stress, can cause infertility in men and women. The effects are generally short-term and reversible. ...Read more

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Fertility rates in men who have had a vasectomy reversal?

Fertility rates in men who have had a vasectomy reversal?

Time since vasectomy: The time since vasectomy is critical. Both tubal patency (open) and fertility decrease with time since the vasectomy. If you have had 10 yrs since vas then success is likely less than 30%. Also remember that the female partner age is also important, perhaps more so. If there is no or poor quality sperm, then ivf/icsi is possible. We virtually always get sperm with aspiration for icsi. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Yes: Yes, acupuncture before and after embryo transfer has been shown to help with fertility. At other times it serves as a good stress reduction method. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of infertility in women?

What are symtoms of infertility in women?

Various: Infertility means not getting pregnant within 1 year of trying to concieve. If a woman has irregular periods, pelvic pain, or other medical problems, it can be wise to get some medical evaluation sooner. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infertility in women at 28?

Different causes: Couls be problem with ovulation, tubal blockage or abnormal sperm. Sometimes infertility also tends to be unexplained where we can't find a reason. ...Read more

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Is too much soy in your diet causes infertility in women?

Is too much soy in your diet causes infertility in women?

Possibly: Research is conflicting but there is evidence that large amounts of soy can contribute to infertility, so anyone having fertility problems should consider reducing soy intake- see http://www.aliveholistichealth.ca/soy/tabid/94/Default.aspx Excess soy can also suppress thyroid function & low thyroid can cause fertility problems. You might be hypothyroid despite normal TSH-see http://bit.ly/1cJnyBx ...Read more

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Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

No: I am unaware of any evidence that juniper has any impact on female fertility. Excessive drinking of gin can cause fertility (and other) problems. ...Read more

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Can cats cause infertility in women?

Can cats cause infertility in women?

No: Cats do not cause infertility, if they carry toxoplasmosis they can cause fetal abnormalities in the unborn child. ...Read more

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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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What symptoms are common in infertility in women?

What symptoms are common in infertility in women?

Missed periods: Speaking literally, there are no symptoms specific to female infertility. Missed, absent, or irregular periods come from irregular or abnormal ovulations, which is the most common cause of female infertility. Pelvic pain, particularly painful intercourse, is often (but not always) suggestive of endometriosis, which caa also be a fertility factor in women. ...Read more

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What are the causes of natural infertility in women?

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 higher risk for miscarriage when you do get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can pocs cause infertility in women.What is the effect on a young woman of 26 year?

Can pocs cause infertility in women.What is the effect on a young woman of 26 year?

Same: Pcos will have the same effects in any woman at any age. Use diet, exercise and weight loss. Talk to your doctor about metformin, which can help normalize menses and may restore fertility in many women. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause infertility in women?

Could HPV cause infertility in women?

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 blocking fallopian tubes, which will cause infertility. More detail? Ask doctor. ...Read more

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How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

Treat Immediately: Treat pid as soon as it is diagnosed. There is nothing in the literature that mentions how long pid can go untreated without complications. I would guess if untreated, depending on the specifics (infecting organism, extent of infection, patient's immunologic response etc.) the complications may already be in place at diagnosis or within a few days of diagnosis. Get treated immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

Absolutely: If you are clinically hypothyroid or clinically hyperthyroid, it can cause infertility. Sometimes, with this thyroid disease you can get pregnant but it will increase the risk of miscarriage and in cases of hypothyroidism, it can adverse effects on the fetus. If you have thyroid disease you should consult with your doctor before attempting pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...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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Does Zactac (or Ranitidine) cause infertility in women? Some women in Vietnam are afraid to take Zantac (ranitidine) because some Vietnamese doctors claimed such.

Does Zactac (or Ranitidine) cause infertility in women?  Some women in Vietnam are afraid to take Zantac (ranitidine) because some Vietnamese doctors claimed such.

Ranitidine/ fertilit: Effects of intravenous administration of ranitidine hydrochloride on the fertility of the male and female rats]. [Article in Japanese] Kamada S, et al . J Toxicol Sci. 1984 Jun;9 Suppl 1:13-28. Ranitidine has not been associated w/ fertility in rats In very high doses may effect rat fetus. Cimetidine( tagamet) another H2 blocker affects sperm f/u/ w doc ...Read more

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Can a ruptured appendix cause infertility in women?

Can a ruptured appendix cause infertility in women?

Yes: A ruptured appendix can subsequently block fallopian tubes by way of scar tissue from the infection that would ensue. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture for infertility problem a viable option for males?

Is acupuncture for infertility problem a viable option for males?

Possibly: There are few studies regarding the efficacy of acupuncture for male infertility. The following is a small study on the subject: http://www.Acupuncturetoday.Com/archives2005/oct/10infertility.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Boling
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Dialysis Catheter Insertion (Definition)

A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...Read more


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