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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

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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Does chikenpox cause infertility in female? Age 21.

Does chikenpox cause infertility in female? Age 21.

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

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Does cellulaze cause infertility in female if done on front n inner thighs at d age of 23?

Does cellulaze cause infertility in female if done on front n inner thighs at d age of 23?

No: There is absolutely no reason to even suspect this. Lasering goes only millimeters beneath the skin. There is no scatter since it is after all a LASER focused technology. ...Read more

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What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

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

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Is coolsculpting on love handles safe? Will it effect reproductive organs n cause infertility in future? Age 23 female.

Is coolsculpting on love handles safe? Will it effect reproductive organs n cause infertility in future? Age 23 female.

Cool Sculpting: Consider doing a one on on HEALTHTAP virtual visit with one of the plastic surgeons. They can walk you through the details of Coolsculpting including the risks and benefits. It will not affect future fertility or your reproductive organs ...Read more

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Can a single chest xray cause cancer or infertility in future? Age 20 female. Please reply me.

Can a single chest xray cause cancer or infertility in future? Age 20 female. Please reply me.

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

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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?

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

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Can you become infertile at age 16?

Can you become infertile at age 16?

Unusual conditions: Yes if born with unusual conditions, if born with anomalies or birth defects, of the reproductive organs, like missing tubes, abnormal uterus, genetic abnormalities etc then possible to become infertile or sterile ...Read more

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Is infertility just women's problem?

Is infertility just women's problem?

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

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What causes infertility in most women?

What causes infertility in most women?

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

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How does advancing age cause infertility?

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

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How can you tell if a women is infertile?

How can you tell if a women is infertile?

No pregnancy: In a year of unprotected sex defines infertility. Irregular or skipped periods is the most common problem. ...Read more

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At what age do men start becoming infertile?

At what age do men start becoming infertile?

None: There is no age at which men become infertile. Fertility can decline very slightly with age, but men can remain fertile until they die! ...Read more

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What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

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

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What do men think of infertile women? Barren?

What do men think of infertile women? Barren?

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

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I was just wondering when are women infertile?

Many reasons: Many reasons, including genetic, hormonal abnormalities, pcos, anatomical abnormalities, infertile partner, improper technique w/sexual intercourse, other systemic diseases. Check w/your gyn. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to become infertile usually?

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

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What are the causes of a woman to become infertile?

What are the causes of a woman to become infertile?

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

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What are some symptoms of infertility in young women?

What are some symptoms of infertility in young 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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How many women in the U.S. are affected by infertility?

How many women in the U.S. are affected by infertility?

Infertility: I recommend that you ask for an answer from the "Food and Drug Administration" (FDA) group.
I would appreciate learning what you found. ...Read more

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What is the best way to resolve infertility among women?

What is the best way to resolve infertility among women?

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

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Can having too much sex at a young age cause infertility?

Can having too much sex at a young age cause infertility?

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

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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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What is the best diet for infertility for both men and women?

What is the best diet for infertility for both men and women?

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

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Is it normal for a young woman to be infertile? What causes this?

Is it normal for a young woman to be infertile? What causes this?

Not normal: It is not normal for a young woman to be infertile, but some are -- particulary those who are overweight with pcos. Check with your gyn. Ps: you partner may be the infertile one 50% of the time. ...Read more

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If a woman was experiencing infertility, what kind of background events or history is important to know?

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

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How long should a woman wait to have another baby if she experienced 5 years of infertility to get baby #1?

See attention now: No at all! Unfortunately fertility does not get better with age. 5 years is a long time and suggests a serious problem. ...Read more

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Can chikenpox cause infertility in female?

Can chikenpox cause infertility in female?

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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Can streptoccus cause infertility in woman?

Not really: There are many species of streptococcus. Group b beta strep which is commonly discussed in an ob/gyn population may cause some issues with newborn babies but it is not a cause of infertility. ...Read more