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Doctor insights on: How Common Are The Hormonal Problems Causing Infertility

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Infertile and fat. Is it possible to have a high hormonal level and not have pcos?

Infertile and fat. Is it possible to have a high hormonal level and not have pcos?

No: I will assume that you're saying that you have a high hormonal level of the androgens or male hormones. Majority of the male hormones are either made by the ovaries or the adrenal glands. Elevated male hormones in addition to having a ring of pearls around the ovaries and abnormal ovulation plus clinical evidence of extra hair or acne are part of a pcos diagnosis. The diagnosis is usually consistent with having pcos. ...Read more

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What were some of the most common causes of female infertility or being "barren" in the 1800's?

What were some of the most common causes of female infertility or being "barren" in the 1800's?

Fertility in 19th C: I don't believe there's much real data to answer , but case reports in lancet as far back as civil war support that causes were probably similar to now: ovulatory, tubal, endometriosis. There's a fascinating case report of a surgeon cannulating proximal fallopian tube with a whalebone in 1898! delayed child-bearing of course was less common. Medical historians please correct me if needed! ...Read more

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What common conditions can cause female infertility?

What common conditions can cause female infertility?

Many: There are multiple causes for female infertility. Among the most common are abnormal ovulation, blocked fallopian tubes usually from scar tissue, endometriosis related infertility, abnormal uterine shapes, and also recurrent pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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How long does it take epididymitis problem to cause infertility?

How long does it take epididymitis problem to cause infertility?

Variable: Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis (tubules at the junction of the testicle). Inflammation can cause the tubules to block. I believe that the more infections the greater the risk. More than 2-3 infections are probably bad. Still, blocked epididymis is a rather uncommon problem for men. I hope this information helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes a man to have infertile problem?

What causes a man to have infertile problem?

Multiple: Many are born with abnormalities in sperm production. Some lose production ability with time. Infections can block tubes, vas deferens, that take sperm to the outside. Trauma or surgery can cause problems. Some have hormone problems that affect the sperm production. Drugs such as BP meds or steroids for weight lifting or sports can do it. ...Read more

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What are common causes of infertility in both genders?

What are common causes of infertility in both genders?

Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor from infection or prior surgery, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, ovarian dysfunction, unexplained infertility & lack of sexual frequency. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of a couple's infertility?

What are the most common causes of a couple's infertility?

Infertility: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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Alredy say my TSH valus. If any problem to pregnancy i heard thyroid causes to infertility?

Unclear: Your question is not clear. If the TSH level is not normal, this can be associated with infertility. You want to have it corrected as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy make me infertile or cause me problems fathering a child?

Will chemotherapy make me infertile or cause me problems fathering a child?

Yes: Chemotherapy can be even more damaging when patients are at the later part of their reproductive years. Ask your oncologist for a referral to a fertility specialist who can offer treatments such as egg and/or embryo preservation before you begin chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can having trich, untreated for over 2years cause infertility, pid, or any other problems?

Can having trich, untreated for over 2years cause infertility, pid,  or any other problems?

Possibly: If you were without symptoms and now get treated everything should be ok. It is the bad infections that do lead to pid & lead to infertility problems . Good example of why you should always have protected sex because you never know when you will pick something up and women often don't have symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how low testostorone and FSH levels cause infertility problems?

Can you tell me how low testostorone and FSH levels cause infertility problems?

Sperm production: If you have low testosterone and low FSH, then you may have an issue with spermatogenesis (sperm production). A semen analysis will provide valuable information regarding the amount, shape, viability, and motility of your sperm. ...Read more

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I am having irregular periods & ovary cysts , so can it cause infertility problems?

I am having irregular periods & ovary cysts , so can it cause infertility problems?

Irregular menses: The most common reason for irregular cycles is oligo- or anovulation: in other words either only occassionally releasing an egg or not releasing an egg. This can cause problems getting pregnant because if an egg is not released or not released regularly it reduces the chances. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does bacterial vaginosis have to go untreated before it causes serious problems like infertility?

How long does bacterial vaginosis have to go untreated before it causes serious problems like infertility?

Doesn't cause: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is too many of the 'wrong' bacteria and less of the 'good ones'. It is not a std/sexually transmitted disease, is treatable, and does not cause infertility. If you think you have BV see your ob/gyn for testing and treatment, if needed. S/he can also check for stds like chlamydia, especially if you're under 26. See rei specialist if you're trying to conceive without success. ...Read more

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Does excess masturbation makes infertile. Whats the way to increase sperm count? What are the problems caused if masturbating daily for 4 years

Does excess masturbation makes infertile. Whats the way to increase sperm count? What are the problems caused if masturbating daily for 4 years

Masturbation: Masturbation is a normal, common part of the human experience. It may surprise but every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. Many even masturbate daily. This is normal. There are no negative health consequences to this sexual activity. ...Read more

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Once infected with a std/sti how long left untreated can it cause either infertility or other problems?

Depends which STD: Also depends upon gender. I.E. Hiv?Aids does not impair fertility until subject is bebilitated from their diease. Syphilis, hpv & candidiasis do not significantly impair fertility. Trichomona and chlamydia infections are major causes of female infertility in women, if not not treated early and they develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Less likely in males. Same 4 g0norrhea in both sexes. ...Read more