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Almonds For Fertility
Multiples, Costs: Every medication has benefits and risks. You question the risks: costs are variable from a few hundred to few thousand; multiple births vary but perhaps biggest concern; hyperstimulation syndrome and usual miscellaneous and allergies. Don't forget the benefit of getting pregnant. Modern infertility care depends heavily on medication. Meds safe is used properly and prudently. Best wishes. ...Read more
See urologist: Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Yes, but....: There is still no scientific evidence to support what doctors see clinically in their offices. Women seem to conceive after they learn to reduce felt stress. The procedures that work best include meditating, diaphragmatic breathing, and certain self-talking. Also, when they do difficult or challenging daily activities they don't try or push themselves, but instead become mentally calm. ...Read more
Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate.
Semen contains sperm.
Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed.
These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male.
Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit. ...Read more
Probably not: Dietary or herbal supplements such as ovulex are not regulated by the fda. It's doubtful that it would help you with fertility while it might be safe enough for you to take it. I don't think it's a good idea to rely on this type of profit-driven products. If you have been struggling with infertility, consider consulting your physician for evaluation of any underlying health problems. ...Read more
Yes: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of hormone (+) breast cancer. While tamoxifen may cause birth defects during pregnancy, it actually can increase ovulation, thus increasing fertility. Accordingly, premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment must use (nonhormonal forms of) birth control. ...Read more
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception (fertility) is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to when you actually ovulate and have intercourse every other day for a total of five times to help ensure sperm are there when you ovulate. ...Read more
Age, smoking. ..: Past the mid-20's, as women get older fertility decreases, so female age is an important factor. Other things that may decrease fertility are smoking, overweight / obesity, pelvic infections like chlamydia or pid, fibroid tumors or polyps of the uterus, endometriosis, surgery involving the ovaries, uterus or tubes, ectopic pregnancies, and cancer chemo- or radiotherapy. ...Read more
Recent evidence, yes: Recent genome and population studies associate paternal age with autism, schizophrenia, and possibly cancer. Mice studies show decreased fertility with middle age and altered sperm genes. An english study showed that men>45 years needed 5x longer to achieve pregnancy with partner. Male age particularly becomes a factor when women are in late 30's. With ivf, pregnancy rates are less for men >50. ...Read more
YES!: Endometriosis affects many aspects of fertility. In many women endometriosis causes ovarian cysts, causes damage to fallopian tubes, causes inflammation of the uterus, and may decrease the ability of the sperm to get inside the egg (fertilization). Even with fertility treatments women with endometriosis have lower pregnancy rates so it is something to see a fertility specialist about sooner. ...Read more
?: Your question is not very clear. If you mean what kind doctor does fertility medicine, then the answer is gynecologists and urologists. If you mean which medication is used in asia to treat infertility, then the answer is the medication is samilar to north america. If you neee refer a fertility speicalist, please ask the specific country, we may help. ...Read more
Fertility Medicine: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) is a surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility. While most rei specialists primarily focus on the treatment of infertility, reproductive endocrinologists also have training in ob-gyn. ...Read more