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How Common Are The Hormonal Problems Causing Infertility
Does exposure to cats cause infertility in women? I already had some hormonal issues with pcos symptoms. Though it was controlled at the onset.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We've been trying to concieve for over a year. My doctor says i shouldnt have a problem but husband has type 1 diabetes, could this cause infertility?
Possibly: It is not unusual for men with type i diabetes to have difficulty with having sexual intercourse, due to neurological effects of the diabetes. Has your husband had a sperm count? Have you had a complete fertility and hormonal evaluation? The good news is that you are under 32 years old, so that you chance of conceiving is excellent! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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