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At What Age Do Women Become Infertile
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
No: Before the era of chicken pox vaccines, and even now in countries that don't use the chicken pox vaccine, most people catch chicken pox disease... and it doesn't cause infertility, as all these women who have had chicken pox continue to have children and grow the world's population. ...Read more
Increasing: Women's fertility drops in their lifetimes until she can't conceive at all (infertility.) it's mostly gradual until late 30s, then quicker. At 40 estimates are 50% of women can no longer conceive; for most its roughly 10 years before menopause. Pregnancy risks are increasing risk of congenital anomalies (birth defects) and early pregnancy loss, as well as some maternal medical risks. ...Read more
Is coolsculpting on love handles safe? Will it effect reproductive organs n cause infertility in future? Age 23 female.
Xray: In humans anything is possible. However, with one x-ray it would be extremely rare to impossible to see any issues in the future. ...Read more
Can a single chest xray cause cancer or scars in my lung or any prt d body can d radiation cause infertility too please I need an answer my age 20 female?
CxR: The risk is very very low with one chest x ray. ...Read more
Age 23 female. I'm planning to get thermage and laser skin tightening on thighs due to loose skin. Will these procedures cause inferility/lipoma?
Loose skin Rx: 23 F India: I'm planning to get thermage and laser skin tightening on thighs due to loose skin. Will these procedures cause inferility/lipoma? ANS: Not likely but only the Drs doing this and your own Dr should be consulted about this as they know the situation and experience in Indians in India in your area. ...Read more
Women and men both: In couples trying to conceive there is a sperm issue about 40-50% of the time, ranging from mild to severe sperm problems. Semen analysis is an important part of infertility testing. Sometimes the sperm issue is the only problem we find when we test both partners, often there are male and female factors together. Even if the man's sperm is 'normal' it helps a lot if the male partner is supportive! ...Read more
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
Often egg related: A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and as time goes by those eggs get used up and there is an ever-declining number of eggs available. Not only does the number decline, but also those eggs remaining as a woman gets older are often those of lesser quality. ...Read more
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
Not anymore.: With the advances in assisted reproduction technology most infertile women can still carry normal pregnancies to term and have healthy babies. Therefore, the old-age stereotype of the barren spinster is no longer socially applicable - thanks to our rei (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) colleagues. ...Read more
Many Causes: Infertility can be caused by numerous factor. Problems with too few (diminished ovarian reserve) or disordered release of eggs (pcos, hypothalamic problems), endocrine causes (thyroid or prolactin problems), low sperm counts, or problems with the fallopian tubes. Finding out the cause is important in directing which treatment is most appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more
Infertiltiy: There are a number of reasons that may cause a woman to have difficulty getting pregnant. These include but are not restricted to: ovulating regularly (pcos or pof), endometriosis that affects the tubes and ovaries, pelvic infections that damage the fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids or scar tissue that may reduce the place the embryo can implant, abnormal shape to the uterus. Sperm is a big factor. ...Read more
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
Question to vague:
The best way to resolve infertility among women is to find out what is causing the infertility then treating that condition.
Causes can be:
from the ovaries, tubes, uterus, sperm, immune system, clotting disorders, the cerivx, vagina, thyroid disease, pcos, obesity, infrequent intercourse, timing issues, ovulation issues, premature ovarian failure.............. ...Read more
Shouldn't but. . .: "too much" sex is pretty vague. What's too much for one person might not be enough for someone else. Regardless, if one has sex w/multiple partners (again, number is open to debate) w/o protection, there's an increase risk for sexually transmitted infection/disease (sti/std) which can be complicated by pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which could cause infertility. Btw, fertility decreases w/age. ...Read more
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
My guess!: No specific diet has been matched against another and published in a refereed medical or scientific publication. However, Insulin resistance is negated by a low carb diet. Insulin resistance increases with obesity (apple type) and causes metabolic syndrome. This in turn potentiates polycystic ovarian syndrome. Adiposity increases estrogen in men and decreases testosterone. Protein, veggies, water! ...Read more
If a woman was experiencing infertility, what kind of background events or history is important to know?
Age & other info.: Her age is important. Other important factors are her previous pregnancy history, including miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies, and whether or not she has regular periods. We will ask if she has any history of endometriosis, ovarian surgery, chlamydia or pid infections, smoking, or cancer therapy (rare). Previous fertility treatment such as clomid, (clomiphene) inseminations (iui) or ivf is important too. ...Read more
How long should a woman wait to have another baby if she experienced 5 years of infertility to get baby #1?
Unlikely: Varicella infection can cause a decrease in sperm production in male because of fever but it is temporary. The testicles can be involved directly by the virus and cause testiculitis and possible infertility. In female, it is possible that the ovaries are involved in the course of the disease but uncommon and very unlikely to cause infertility. ...Read more
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