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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Worms infections can make you anemic (for instance hookworm) but that still shouldn't affect your ability to conceive. Pinworms and roundworms are only found in the intestines so that shouldn't affect your ability to conceive either. If you are having difficulty conceiving i would get a thorough exam by your ob-gyn, but worms are probably not to blame. ...Read more
Many types: Some medicines can make your menstrual periods irregular. Sometimes too much of a medicine (for instance too much thyroid medicine) can affect your cycles. Sometimes taking too much Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) around the time of ovulation can decrease fertility. But the vast majority of medicine do not affect fertility at all. ...Read more
Age, smoking ...: Past the mid-20's, as women get older fertility decreases, so female age is an important factor. Other things that may decrease fertility are smoking, overweight / obesity, pelvic infections like chlamydia or pid, fibroid tumors or polyps of the uterus, endometriosis, surgery involving the ovaries, uterus or tubes, ectopic pregnancies, and cancer chemo- or radiotherapy. ...Read more
Not long-term: If you ejaculate often, there will be less resorption of fluid so the sperm count will be a bit lower; nobody's showed, and there no scientific reason to think, that this will interfere with fertility. Life's hard enough without a bunch of scare stories. Think about the girl you'll marry, and perhaps talk with dad about growing up. Embrace being / becoming an adult. ...Read more
Can pinworms/ threadworms cause pelvic inflammatory disease by carrying bacteria to the vagina? Does this affect your fertility?
No: These do not carry stis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Many factors may affect your fertility, including, and in fact most commonly certain medications. Typically, melatonin, would not be a cause of infertility, however as melatonin is often sold over-the-counter, it is difficult to say. If you are having some symptoms of infertility, I would avoid it ...Read more
Can TB medicines harm the reproductive health? Can Tb Medicines cause infertility or other reproductive problems?
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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