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Can uterine fibroids affect sex?

Can uterine fibroids affect sex?

No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Fibroids (Definition)

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


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Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Yes: Abnormal thyroid function, either high or low, can affect fertility. It can also affect the development of the fetus, so you want to make sure thyroid levels are normal during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pinworms affect fertility?

Can pinworms affect fertility?

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 more

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Can fibroids cause infertility?

Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes.: Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining. Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis affect fertility?

Does endometriosis affect fertility?

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 more

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How can Ovary cyst affect fertility?

How can Ovary cyst affect fertility?

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 more

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Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

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 more

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Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Can liver problems affect fertility and cause miscarriage?

Yes: The liver is necessary for metabolism of hormones and if the disease is severe enough it does cause problems with pregnancy and fertility. Mild disease is less of a problem. Active hepatitis also can infect the fetus and cause problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can IVF cause endometriosis?

Can IVF cause endometriosis?

No: Ivf does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require ivf and can make ivf less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause. ...Read more

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Does fibroid lead to infertility?

Does fibroid lead to infertility?

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 more

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Can pregnancy affect ovarian cysts?

Can pregnancy affect ovarian cysts?

Yes: Preg can make them grow , twist or rupture so if you have one and are pg , you will need close monitoring as sometiems you may need surg during preg, this is avoided if possible but sometimes you have to do it. ...Read more

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Can scabies affect fertility?

Can scabies affect fertility?

No: But are highly contagious and bothersome see your doctor to be sure it is scabies. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid affect conceiving?

Can hyperthyroid affect conceiving?

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

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Can endometriosis cause infertility?

Can endometriosis cause infertility?

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

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Can incompetent cervix cause infertility? Does it affect ur menstrual cycle?,

Can incompetent cervix cause infertility?  Does it affect ur menstrual cycle?,

No: An incompetent cervix can lead to preterm delivery of a pregnancy, so is associated with problems staying pregnant, but should not be associated with problems getting pregnant. It should not affect your menstrual cycle either. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele affect sperm fertility?

Can a spermatocele affect sperm fertility?

Generally not: Spermatoceles, sometimes called spermatic cysts, are common. They typically don't reduce fertility or require treatment. If a spermatocele grows large enough to cause discomfort, your doctor may suggest surgery. ...Read more

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Can primary ammenorhea affect fertility?

Can primary ammenorhea affect fertility?

Yes: A women who has amenorrhea has no periods, and in most cases does not ovulate or lacks the ability to respond to reproductive hormones. Some causes for infertility from primary amenorrhea are treatable and others are not. ...Read more

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Can phentermine affect pcos? and help fertility

Can phentermine affect pcos? and help fertility

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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more