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At What Age Do Women Become Infertile
Menstrual cycle: In the first two years after starting your period, your cycle can be irregular, and that is normal. Although having a period frequently, like every two weeks is a reason to see your doctor. A period becomes regular when a woman/girl begins to ovulate regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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40's; varies a lot: On average it's in the 40's, and fertility for most women is very low at 45 and older with their own eggs. There are many individual factors - we see women in their 20's who can't conceive naturally, and there are healthy pregnancies in 47 year olds, and everything in between. Using egg donation there may be no biological upper limit but risks are higher in the 50's: 55 & older should not ttc. ...Read more
Many reasons ...: Education, careers, finding the right guy - one patient told me she only got married at 42. When it's the right time to have kids is an individual decision. Our society encourages delayed childbearing when our biology is set up otherwise. However there are some risks with pregnancy at any age, including teen moms. Most babies with downs' syndrome are born to women under 35 years old. ...Read more
On average: It varies with race, but around age 12 is a fair average for girls. With some specific exclusions age 8 (some say 10) up to age 17 (you can debate this too) is mostly regarded to be the range of normal. There is no completely correct short answer to your question. ...Read more
As early as 50: Cataract means "cloud" or "waterfall". Any change causing the natural lens to become less than crystal clear is technically a cataract. It may not be visually significant to you, but if you notice decreased vision, glare from lights or poor reading vision, it may mean cataracts. Since the procedure is so much more successful with better visual results, we tend to perform it on younger patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periods: Girls - young women - begin ovulating normally in their teens, which is why they start having periods. Before a first period she is not ovulating. ...Read more
Varies.: Hard to predict. Some women never have desire and some never lose their desire. If you are having trouble with desire (either your own desire or a mismatch between you and your partner) you should consider seeing a doc who can review medications and your medical condition. Many conditions can lead to decreased desire ( depression, pain, hypothyroid, hormonal issues, etc.). ...Read more
Varies: It's varies alot, but some general trends apply. On average fertility declines alot between 35-40 years; roughly 50% of women age 40 can no longer conceive. Decline is quicker from 40 until about 42-43 when conception is rare. Isolated cases of pregnancy in the late 40s happen, most reports of conception over age 50 are untrue. With donated eggs, women into their 60s have been pregnant. ...Read more
Menopause: As long as a women is ovulating, she could potentially conceive. However as she ages, her fertility will decrease due to the age of her eggs. Generally, fertility is considered to be decreasing by age 37, and is rapidly declining by age 40. When menopause occurs, conceiving naturally is no longer possible. The average age for menopause is 50 to 52, but any time after age 40 is considered normal. ...Read more
Here are some...: We are not born equal in any parts of the body. Specifically for the sac, its tying-up or sagging-down is related with the contraction & relaxation of cremasteric muscles in response to environmental temperature or personal physical straining; its wrinkling may worsen with aging but most noticeable with outside temp... However, such expected normal change bears no direct relation with function. ...Read more
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