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Is it possible to get an appointment with fertility expert without my partner getting tested?

Is it possible to get an appointment with fertility expert without my partner getting tested?

You can get an appt.: ..but your partner will need to be evaluated at some point. About 40% of fertility issues arise from the man, 40% from the woman and the rest may be some combination or unexplained. Because male infertility is easier to evaluate than female, that needs to be done early in the process. Hope this helps. ...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


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My partner takes steriods how long before his fertility is back to normal?

My partner takes steriods how long before his fertility is back to normal?

3 to 6 months: The testosterone he takes will be out of his systym within a few weeks. It generally takes 3-6 months before the testicles begin spermatogenesis, though we have seen sperm within 4 to 6 weeks after discontinuing. ...Read more

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Can u take something over-the-counter to help get you fertility. For you and your partner.?

Can u take something over-the-counter to help get you fertility. For you and your partner.?

Supplements: Certain supplements have been shown to have a modest positive effect on fertility. They have been mainly studied in the context of ivf treatment. In men antioxidants have a beneficial effect on sperm. For women, supplements such as dhea, coq10 may be of benefit. You should talk to your fertility specialist to see if these supplements would be recommended for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Me and my partner have been trying for a baby since june 2013 should I now start considering getting a fertility test done ?

Me and my partner have been trying for a baby since june 2013 should I now start considering getting a fertility test done ?

Yes: If you have been trying for a year, have both consulted with your physicians and they have no other solutions or ideas, then getting a fertility test seems reasonable. ...Read more

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How will doctors find out if a woman or her partner have fertility problems?

How will doctors find out if a woman or her partner have fertility problems?

History and eval: First by getting a good history from you and your partner. Then by doing some basic tests. Those may include bloodwork, an ultrasound, xray and a sperm count. ...Read more

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How will doctors determine if a woman or her partner have fertility problems?

How will doctors determine if a woman or her partner have fertility problems?

No babies after 1 yr: By definition, couples who have failed to conceive after trying for 1 year are having problems with infertility. Most of the time, there is some contribution to the problem from both partners. Both need to be evaluated. Evaluating the male is usually easier. ...Read more

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Am i fertile EVERY month have 6 children me and partner healthy what could take a long time to conceive?would like another baby

Am i fertile EVERY month have 6 children me and partner healthy what could take a long time to conceive?would like another baby

Try for 6-12 months: You have a chance of getting pregnant each month, but it's not 100% - a healthy couple in their late teens/early 20's has up to a 30% chance each month. If you got pregnant easily before & now it's taking longer it could be a sperm issue, you could have low egg supply, or problems with your tubes or uterus. Seek help after 6 months TTC if you're 35 or older; up to a year trying if you're under 35 ...Read more

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Must I tell my fertility doctor about my partner's medications as well?

Must I tell my fertility doctor about my partner's medications as well?

Partner's meds: Generally it is a good idea to let your physician know as much about you and your partner; such a smoking, drinking alcohol and prescription medications. Your fertility doctor is trying to help you to conceive, and so being honest and forthright may help your physician to help you. In your case, certain medications that you partner is taking may decrease sperm count and this is important to know. ...Read more