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Can Fibroids Affect Fertility
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
No: But cause a lot of bothersome itching and are very contagious if you scratch and do not wash hands and scrub under nails. They come out at night and deposit eggs. When you scratch and dont have good hygeine the touch something eggs ate deposited. Someone else touches it the puts hands in mouth and the get the pin worms. The cycle continues. There are prescription medications to cure them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Women with polycystic ovarian disease tend to have fertility difficulties. They also have excessive male hormones or androgens that can prevent fertility. Single ovarian cyst however may not have any impact on fertility. There are treatments for polycystic Ovarian Disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: These procedures should only be performed for women who are done having kids or are sure they don't want kids in the future. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) and uterine artery embolization (uae) block off blood vessels that supply fibroids - fibroids shrink but don't go away 100%. Some of the vessel-blocking material reduces blood flow to your ovaries, lowering egg supply (ovarian reserve). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Fibroids sometimes affect fertility. It really depends on how big they are, how many there are, and whether they are distorting or encroaching upon the uterine cavity. Tests such as saline infusion sonograms, hsgs, and rarely mris can help determine if they're a problem or not. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hyperthyroid/fertile: Hyperthyroidism can be associated with anovulation and menstrual irregularities in some cases, preventing fertility, but not always. You should consult your endocrinologist and obstetrician to see if your ability to conceive might be optimized by tighter control of your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read more
Weight loss: The 1st treatment for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) in overweight/obese women is weight loss, which must be a total lifestyle change in eating&exercise habits. In some cases, appetite suppressants (eg phentermine) can be helpful as a short-term aid; as weight comes off & appetite signals start working properly, it is no longer needed. Without permanent lifestyle change, phentermine = failure. ...Read more
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