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Possibly: Some forms of infertility are hereditary. For instance some forms of male infertility have genetic components that are automatically passed to male children (y chromosome microdeletions). Endometriosis definitely has a hereditary component. Pcos also runs in families. And fragile x which can affect egg production is hereditary as well. The vast majority of time infertility is not hereditary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alcohol use in men may have negative effects on sperm (decreased semen volume, movement, shape, and count), with inflammation and increased white blood cells in the semen. Alcohol intake is associated with lower levels of fuel (gonadotropins) from the brain and direct effects on the testes leading to lower testosterone. Interestingly, a specific component of red wine, myricetin may affect sperm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BRCA 1 and 2: The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk for ovarian, 85% for breast cancer if you have a mutation. Other ovarian cancer susceptibility genes may be identified by ongoing research. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wife--tubal reversal in 07. 13 miscarriages/ 1 tubal. Dna karyotyping &autoimmunity normal.How would genetics effect this?Blood types me a- / her o+.
MTHFR?: Have they tested for the mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotypes yet? It is a very common cause of infertility and neural tube defects leading to miscarriages. The more abnormal genes you have, the worse the problems can be. Can treat with bellevue pharmacy "s8"supplement (msg for details).Also check her for antibodies to sperm. Would need ivf if +. Blood type could be an issue (abo incompatibility) rh is ok! ...Read more
In a way: Normal fertility requires sexual maturity. Secondary sex characteristics (breasts, hips, pubic and axillary hair ) develop along a timeline to menstruation and sexual maturity. Assuming secondary characteristics have matured by certain age, they are not linked to fertility problems. Absent development can suggest problems, features like breast size or hair growth are largely irrelevant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Lack of sperm or azospermia can be due to either obstructive causes in the tract, from the testicle to the urethra, or from non-obstructive causes such as primary testicular dysfunction due to infection (mumps), history of surgery / trauma / chemo / radiation, or idiopathic (unknown). The biopsy should guide the next step in therapy as well as a hormonal panel, particularly fsh, sex chromosome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Icsi is a technique to insert the sperm into the egg. Icsi solves the problem of sperm that cannot penetrate the cumulus cells, zona pellucida (shell around the egg), and the egg membrane itself. Icsi is not a genetic treatment of any sort. Genetic ivf treatment is called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd) or screening (pgs). I hope this brief answer helps. ...Read more
Yes and no: Genetic predisposition is what you are born with, for good or bad (like brca mutations causing breast and ovarian cancer). Can't do anything to change your genes although you can work to decrease the odds if you have a high risk gene. Lifestyle choices may increase the risk even more so avoiding unhealthy choices will be beneficial. In other words, change what you can but be aware of your risk. ...Read more
Yes: Check with your rei specialist for details, but all ovum donors would be asked to report a detailed family history and would be tested for common recessive disorders, such as cystic fibroisis. Many programs would also request more extensive testing including a panel of 100 such recessive diseases, including such problems as spinal muscular atrophy, the askenazi jewish panel, fragile x, & more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husban sperm count 60 sperm motility 90 normal form 9%elongted 2% small absent acrosomes 5% other abnormalities 84%good for IUI or natural conceive?
Sperm: If that is 60 , illiom, it should be good enough. ...Read more
Are choroid plexus cysts genetically inherited? If planning a family, should my wife and I have pre-pregnancy genetic testing?
Is down syndrome dominant , recessive , polygenic inheritance , multiple alleles , sex linked, codominance , or incomplete dominance ?
Nope.: Genetic prenatal testing can detect many chromosomal or microscopic dna defects - but it cannot prevent birth defects! 2-4% of all newborns will have a minor or major birth defect and the vast majority of those have unknown genetic underpinnings at this time, although many of us are working to change that. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent 75-95% of major neural/cardiac fetal anomalies! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers