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Doctor insights on: Endometriosis Affect Fertility

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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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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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If I for sure ovulate then why would endometriosis affect my fertility?

If I for sure ovulate then why would endometriosis affect my fertility?

Tubal occlusion: Endometriosis not only affects the ovaries but lesions can be found on the tubes that can lead to scarring and blockade of the pathway for eggs and sperm. Not only that, inflammation related to endometriosis can also affect the chances of fertilization. Consider suppression with hormones. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis always affect your fertility? I'm only 20 and would like to have children at some point, am i better doing this soon

No: Approximately 40-45% of women with infertility problems have endometriosis. However many woman conceive with endometriosis, and after surgical or medical treatment. The goal of tx is to preserve your reproductive organs w/out damage to increase success of conceiving, also helping with the pain. Don't jump into trying to conceive until your emotionally , financially prepared to have children. ...Read more

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Is there a way to test fertility if I have endometriosis?

Is there a way to test fertility if I have endometriosis?

YES!: With endometriosis, we worry about pelvic adhesions (scarring) and surrounding inflammation. An ultrasound and a hysterosalpingogram can be helpful to see if the tubes are blocked or open and make sure there aren't any ovarian cysts. If there is something abnormal, a laparoscopy can fix these problems! ...Read more

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How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

A lot: Endometriosis is present in about 3% of women, but in fertility clinics about 60% patients may have it. Therefore endometriosis can definitely affect fertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, tubal blockage, defects with ovulation, increased inflammation, decreased egg quality, etc... Surgery for endometriosis, more specifically endometriomas, can also affect your ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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I think I have endometriosis, we want kids in a yearish should I be concerned and take action now or just wait to see if it effects fertility?

I think I have endometriosis, we want kids in a yearish should I be concerned and take action now or just wait to see if it effects fertility?

No clear answer: Endometriosis can affect fertility and treatment can take a while with tests and interventions. It seems you are 23 so a year may not matter. However, if you are impatient you may want to get a consultation to understand what is necessary to succeed now so you can decide whether to wait or start. Best wishes. ...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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25 yr old, no children, had laparoscopy to treat moderate endometriosis. What is chance of fertility being unaffected & when is best time to try?

Best Time,read: The highest probability of conception occurs when intercourse takes place one to two days prior to ovulation and on the day of ovulation. Optimum semen quality, measured in terms of motility, morphology, and total sperm count, occurs when there are two to three days of ejaculatory abstinence; longer intervals are associated with lower pregnancy rates. Regular intercourse two to three times per wee. ...Read more

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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