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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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If u become infertile can u ever become fertile again?

If u become infertile can u ever become fertile again?

Yes: There are many reasons for couples to become infertile. Some are permanent like menopause. Many can be overcome with appropriate treatment. A couple who is having difficulty becoming pregnant might consider a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If you are infertile are there ways to become fertile again?

If you are infertile are there ways to become fertile again?

Infertility: It depends on the reason for infertility, and there are many reasons for this. First, you need evaluation to find out why this is the case. After this, possible treatments can be recommended. ...Read more

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If a person becomes infertile is it possible they can ever be fertile again?

If a person becomes infertile is it possible they can ever be fertile again?

Yes: Infertility is a multifactorial disease. Fortunately, many of the causes are reversible and will self correct in time. Infertility can self corret itself when the offending agent or cause has been removed or treated. ...Read more

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Is there any way you can become fertile if you're infertile? What can be done?

Is there any way you can become fertile if you're infertile? What can be done?

Yes: Artificial insemination is always an option for women who are infertile, though it is expensive and is no guarantee of full term pregnancy. Speak to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Can rhesus affect fertility? If both couple are positive, can it lead to infertility?

Can rhesus affect fertility? If both couple are positive, can it lead to infertility?

Baby's health: Rh factor typically does not affect fertility, but it can affect a woman's secondary and beyond pregnancies if she is rh negative and her partner is rh positive. The baby inherits the positive trait and those rh+ proteins can get in the mother's blood. Her body then makes antibodies against this protein. The next time she gets pregnant, the antibodies can attack the fetus. Rhogam shots can prevent. ...Read more

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What tests can done to determine whether you are fertile or infertile? Not home testing

What tests can done to determine whether you are fertile or infertile? Not home testing

In the final: Analysis, fertility is determined by whether you become pregnant or not. There is testing for both males and females that can generate some information about possibilities of fertility, but they are often estimates not absolutes. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that most women who are infertile have it?

Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that most women who are infertile have it?

Cause of Infertility: I recommend you consult with your gynecologist. There is a strong corelation between endometriosis and infertility due to the scar tissues. A thorough gyno history interview and exam will enable your doctor to advise you of your probability of infertility and perhaps recommend the window of opportunity to succesfully conceive and have a healthy baby or babies. ...Read more

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Had infertile CM but have period two weeks later indicating that was supposedly fertile moment. Any possible explanation?

Explanation: Checking CM is not as reliable as people think, and in some women it seems to be less reliable than in others. Most likely your ovulation ("fertile time") was when you expected, but the mucus just wasn't a reliable test. Serious problems with CM are pretty rare. ...Read more

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If I want to go to a fertility clinic, do I need to bring my partner with me? Or can I just go in by myself just to see if I am not infertile.

If I want to go to a fertility clinic, do I need to bring my partner with me? Or can I just go in by myself just to see if I am not infertile.

Bring partner: If a couple is experiencing trouble with fertility, it can be due to either the man or the woman. It would be a good idea for you both to go for a full evaluation of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a clear, scant, and dry cervical mucus. Does that mean I'm fertile or infertile?

I have a clear, scant, and dry cervical mucus. Does that mean I'm fertile or infertile?

Neither: We can't judge fertility based on vaginal discharge or cervical mucus; the vagina normally is lubricated by glands and discharge is normal, unless it's not. Many vaginal infections can cause discharge, so if you're concerned about infection see your Gyn. The character of cervical discharge does not indicate fertility or infertility ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a fertile sperm and infertile sperm? I mean the shape and the viscosity

Is there a difference between a fertile sperm and infertile sperm? I mean the shape and the viscosity

Here are some...: The significance of sperm shape and semen viscosity has evolved & changed over the decades especially over the past 10-15 yrs. Currently, normal sperm shape appears in only about 4%, and semen is expected to liquefy in 30 minutes; if not, high viscosity is considered but its significance remains unknown. For infertility, make sure both parties need to be simultaneously evaluated and counseled. ...Read more

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My husband has secondary infertility azoospermia. Sco on biopsy. Does he have better odds with tese with prior fertility?

My husband has secondary infertility azoospermia. Sco on biopsy. Does he have better odds with tese with prior fertility?

Perhaps: It is unusual but not unheard of to get sperm from men with sertoli cell only syndrome. The fact that he has fathered pregnancies suggests the possibility that there may be small areas of sperm production. A urologist who specializes in male fertility an has expertise in microsurgical tese may have some chance for success. ...Read more

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I see an infertility specialist. I am going to start my first cycle of clomid (clomiphene). Non smoker. What foods should I avoid, what can boost fertility?

Well: Soy based products in large amounts can have a progesterone-like effect.
Avoid them if you can.
Otherwise, the best way to "boost" your fertility is based on what type of issue if any you might have
Good luck! ...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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I want a baby I have regular period discharges look like sticky glue that fertile r infertile.

I want a baby I have regular period discharges look like sticky glue that fertile r infertile.

Not enough data: While it's sometime helpful to look at discharge to time your ovulation (discharge is thinner during ovulation), it's not the only information a woman should use to determine ovulation. The easiest is to use an ovulation predictor kit. That will tell you if you're ovulating. Some women rely on taking temperature every day and checking discharge. When there's a spike in temp --> ovulation. ...Read more

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Can infertile sperm affect fertile sperm from reaching an egg? My bf is infertile but my fwb is fertile and I have unprotected sex with both.

Can infertile sperm affect fertile sperm from reaching an egg? My bf is infertile but my fwb is fertile and I have unprotected sex with both.

Probably not: If you have been having unprotected sex for 6 months or more, and you are trying to get pregnant, then an evaluation of both partners is appropriate. If you are sure about the male fertility status with an adequate semen analysis, then you should be evaluated as well. Also, if you are to the point of wanting to start a family, my personal advice is to pick one partner. ...Read more

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Why would adults take growth hormone supplements and do they add height in adults? Are they found in fertility meds, Chinese herbs for infertility?

Why would adults take growth hormone supplements and do they add height in adults? Are they found in fertility meds, Chinese herbs for infertility?

Adult GH use: Hi. I treat adults with pituitary deficiency with growth hormone (GH); they generally feel better on it and restoration of normal levels has physiologic benefits. GH is used off label in non-deficient adults as a "fountain of youth" medicine; shown to be neither safe nor effective in this setting. Too much GH has well established risks. GH is a protein and must be injected (like insulin); no oral ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram rehman said I have secondary infertility, so why won't my doctor help me, IV been declined to see a fertility specialist! What do I do now?

Dr. Khurram rehman said I have secondary infertility, so why won't my doctor help me, IV been declined to see a fertility specialist! What do I do now?

Infertility: Dr. Rehman is likely right, secondary infertility is a clinical diagnosis. You need to ask your doctor why he won't help, others cannot tell you this. Often the problem is not the doctor, but the insurance who may have rules or restrictions on coverage. Ask your doctor: if it's an insurance issue, he might help you work it out. If the doctor is the problem, get a new one. ...Read more

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Does radiation affect fertility? I heard that patients who go through radiation therapy will have a higher change to become infertile, is this true

Does radiation affect fertility? I heard that patients who go through radiation therapy will have a higher change to become infertile, is this true

Yes: Exposure of gonads (testes and ovaries) to radiation can make you sterile. People who undergo radiation often have cancer and receive a lot of chemotherapy which can affect their fertility also. So cancer patients have a higher risk of infertility even if the gonads are not exposed to radiation.

Radiation can also be a hazard if you are a radiological worker but safeguards are in the workplace. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being infertile from pelvic inflammatory disease? Will being infertile show up on a home fertility test?

No symptoms: You are correct that pid can result in infertiliy. The mechansim by which pid causes infertility is that it can cause tubal obstruction from scarring as the infection heals. It won't show up on any home fertility test. The best way to assess this is an x-ray to see if the tubes are open or not. It can also be evaluated during minor surgery called laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Can testosterone replacement therapy cause irreversible infertility? Or will fertility return to normal once you get off trt? Any research articles?

Yes: Yes it can. The longer you use testosterone and the higher the dose, the more likely it will be permanent. That's why you should never use recreational testosterone. If you need testosterone for medical reasons, you can put some sperm into a sperm bank if you think you may need it for conception later in life. ...Read more

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My wife is currently getting care from her ob for infertility. We've been trying for 1.5 years and the docs have found nothing wrong yet. Are we making the right decision by sticking with her ob before getting a referral to a fertility clinic? Or shoul

My wife is currently getting care from her ob for infertility. We've been trying for 1.5 years and the docs have found nothing wrong yet. Are we making the right decision by sticking with her ob before getting a referral to a fertility clinic? Or shoul

See a specialist: As you've tried for 18 months, I recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. We used to say that 15-20% of couples had 'unexplained infertility' with regular cycles and normal tests. With modern fertility testing and checking for low egg supply, it's rare that we find zero issues. Rei docs offer more treatment options, and will return your wife to her OB when pregnant. ...Read more

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Can using candid B cream on vagina or labia cause infertility? My skin started peeling off a bit. Does this cream affect fertility?

Can using candid B cream on vagina or labia cause infertility? My skin started peeling off a bit. Does this cream affect fertility?

Not likely: Topical anti-fungal cream like miconazole will not affect fertility. There may be small risk for toxicity to embryo and fetus if used during the first trimester because imidazoles are absorbed in small amounts from the vagina. Oral medication of this type should be avoided unless your welfare is at risk from the infection, and the medication is prescribed and closely monitored by your obstetrician ...Read more

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Fertility specialists, how likely is a 1 cent polyp in uterus to cause 1. Infertility 2. Miscarriage. Please take size of p into consideration w answe?

Fertility specialists, how likely is a 1 cent polyp in uterus to cause 1. Infertility 2. Miscarriage. Please take size of p into consideration w answe?

Low prob/easy fix: Not a great probability to cause infertility or miscarriage, but it's an easy fix and will improve your percentages. Often it can be fixed with and office or brief outpatient procedure to remove the polyp. ...Read more

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Are there fertility drugs for men?

Are there fertility drugs for men?

Yes: There are many fertility drugs and supplements that can be used in men. A thorough hormone evaluation and semen analysis can help a male fertility specialist provide treatment options. ...Read more

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Do cellphones make men less fertile?

No: No good data on this. I haven't seen any studies that have shown a clear correlation. ...Read more

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Is there any fertility pills for men?

Is there any fertility pills for men?

Fertility for Men: Yes. It depends on the cause of the infertility. If it is due to an infection or venous congestion, these have no proven value. However, certain drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) can increase free testosterone and thereby increase sperm production. Nutrition centers sell numerous "blends" that purport to do the same thing - I would be very cautious about trying any of these without a doctor's consultation. ...Read more

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How can a man maximize his fertility?

How can a man maximize his fertility?

Be healthy: No smoking, limit alcohol to 2-3 drinks per week, eat right, exercise, maintain normal body weight, and avoid high heat exposures. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,640 Doctors shared insights

Fertility (Definition)

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