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How fertile are 17 year olds?

How fertile are 17 year olds?

Varies: It's difficult to tell without further information. If the menstrual cycle is fairly regular then fertility maybe quite high. ...Read more

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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I'm a 26-year-old male... How can I raise my fertility level, and how can she raise hers? She is 30.

I'm a 26-year-old male... How can I raise my fertility level, and how can she raise hers? She is 30.

Additional Advice: I agree with dr. Opsahl, one additonal thing to add to the list, decrease caffeine intake. Several studies have suggested those that consume caffiene take longer to get pregnant and that it increases risk of miscarriage. If you have been trying for over a year, consider seeing an ob/gyn or fertiltiy doctor for some testing to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Why an 18-year old for example, would be 'more fertile' that a 35-year-old?

Why an 18-year old for example, would be 'more fertile' that a 35-year-old?

Mo' betta': Because a normal 18-year old has more and better eggs than any normal 35 year old. This is an absolute fact of nature: females are born with all the eggs they will ever have during their lifetimes and that number drops continuously until menopause. ...Read more

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Could a 43-year-old man have problems with fertility when he had fathered a child at 20?

Could a 43-year-old man have problems with fertility when he had fathered a child at 20?

Yes: Good healthy swimmers at 20 doesn't mean 2 decades of life in between didn't bring along a new variable that might impair fertility. Toxic exposures, infection, etc can drop fertility. The female involved may also contribute to success of failure of any parenting attempt for a variety of reasons. Assessment of the couple by a fertility team could give you some specific answers. ...Read more

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High serum prolactin level in 33 year old male what does it indicate? Smoker,! Is he fertile?

High serum prolactin level in 33 year old male what does it indicate? Smoker,! Is he fertile?

Pituitary issue: Hello! An elevated prolactin needs to be further evaluated. Elevations in prolactin can be related to a prolactinoma or other pituitary abnormalities or can be related to several types of medications and other medical causes. High prolactin levels can result in infertility and low testosterone. Knowing how high the level is helps to direct a work up and narrow the cause. ...Read more

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Will being a previous cigarette smoker about half a pack a day affect fertility in healthy 25 year old female?

Will being a previous cigarette smoker about half a pack a day affect fertility in healthy 25 year old female?

NO: Congratulations on stopping smoking! Smoking significantly impairs fertility and increases the chance of miscarriage but the ill effects of smoking are generally reversible and within a year of stopping the adverse effects on fertility should be reversed. Avoid second-hand smoke, as that also impairs fertility! ...Read more

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I'm a 34-year-old male and my wife and I have been trying to pregnant for 1.5 years. Its depressing. Do men lose their fertility as they age?

Nothing lasts 4ever: Like women, fertility does decrease with age. The rate at which infertility develops in men however is very different from women. It tends to develop more slowly and for some men, apparently not at all. A perhaps overly simplistic rule of thumb is a 20-year difference; 40s for women, 60s for men. ...Read more

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If my girlfriend is a healthy 22-year old how fertile is she if she is a regular opiate user? I also use opiates.

Depends: A couples' fertility can be altered by many things. This can include diet, weight, prior medical history, as well as any diseases or medications the couple is taking. The use of narcotics is not a major hindrance for conception. However, the effects of narcotics on a potential unborn child and its parents should be strongly considered. Please discuss this with a physician. ...Read more

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I am a 42-year-old single female who wants to get pregnant; I don't have any fertility issues I know of; where's the best place to begin?

I am a 42-year-old single female who wants to get pregnant; I don't have any fertility issues I know of; where's the best place to begin?

Ivf: Well you are fortunate to be in this time period for you have many options. Now age is against you but see a fertility specialist for options. They are costly bit possible start there and good luck. Don't forget adoption there are a lot of wonderful children who are in need of a nice family ...Read more

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I've been on Nexplanon since last year, 18 years old. I want kids in like 8 yrs. If I keep getting Nexplanon, will this affect my future fertility?

I've been on Nexplanon since last year, 18 years old. I want kids in like 8 yrs. If I keep getting Nexplanon, will this affect my future fertility?

Will not affect it.: Congratulations for choosing one of the most effective methods of contraception. Your Nexplanon can be replaced by another one in a few years and kept in till you decide to get pregnant. There is no data to suggest that future fertility is or can be affected by prolonged use of Nexplanon. ...Read more

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Hi, IV been trying to fall pregnant for a year now, im 20 years old and have no issues regarding my fertility! Im confused?

Hi, IV been trying to fall pregnant for a year now, im 20 years old and have no issues regarding my fertility! Im confused?

Infertility: At age 20, 90% of women will become pregnant in one year, maybe more. So by definition there is something going on. Most women with infertility have nothing unusual in their medical history. So really you can keep trying or certainly it would be reasonable to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Ttc over a year- each have 5 yr olds from previous ppl. Already started testing w fertility dr. What are our chances to conceive?

Ttc over a year- each have 5 yr olds from previous ppl. Already started testing w fertility dr. What are our chances to conceive?

Depends: Depends on your age — more difficult the closer your are to age 40and older your fertility specialist will check your reserve of eggs still present ; your uterine and tube anatomy and partner's semen. Nowadays the answers are reached quickly and even if the tests are normal- very effective treatments are available.
Of coarse this may not work for everyone. ...Read more

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33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?

33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?

Varicocele: It is estimated that 15% of men have a varicocele that appears during puberty. Evaluation of male factor infertility identifies varicocele an in about 40 %. Obviously, 15% of men are not infertile! But some subset develops problems. Evaluation is needed if testicular atrophy of left testis occurs, if semen analyses have several parameters off, and sometimes when a man waits to have children later ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 19-year-old girl weighing 180lbs to take some pills to help them lose weight? Does it affect your fertility?

Is it ok for a 19-year-old girl weighing 180lbs to take some pills to help them lose weight? Does it affect your fertility?

PIlls to lose weight: No. It is not okay. Pills are dangerous. They do not lead to true and lasting weight loss. They are actually a crime against health, but they make their makers a lot of money.

Weight loss is about changing your life. It is about limiting calories... Eating fewer sugars and more protein. It is about moving and being active with a type of exercise that burns the right calories... Those pesty sugars. ...Read more

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What is the best fertility option for a normal 20-year old female and a 21-year-old male with 77% abnormal forms? Iui, IVF or icsi?

What is the best fertility option for a normal 20-year old female and a 21-year-old male with 77% abnormal forms? Iui, IVF or icsi?

Intercourse.: For a young couple in their 20s, unless you have some kind of pathology you should be able to get pregnant fairly easily with regular intercourse. Those procedures should be reserved for people who have been unable to get pregnant for a full year and who have had a fertility work up. Are her tubes open, does she ovulate? ...Read more

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Thick cheese white present from 5 months no itching. Not sexually active. What could be d cause? Can it affect fertility? 20 year old female.

Thick cheese white present from 5 months no itching. Not sexually active. What could be d cause? Can it affect fertility? 20 year old female.

Yeast: Her symptoms resemble yeast infection, also called candida and monilia. Is she near her period? Has she been taking antibiotics? Does she have diabetes or high blood glucose ("sugar")? These factors can increase the chance for candida. This infection can improve with over-the-counter vagina creams or tablets. If no improvement, then see the medical provider. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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30 year old male. T levels is 210. My doctor will start me on T this week. I am worried cause I want to remain fertile but hate shots. Any HCG pills?

30 year old male. T levels is 210. My doctor will start me on T this week. I am worried cause I want to remain fertile but hate shots. Any HCG pills?

Proceed with caution: Taking supplemental testosterone will suppress your natural sperm production: if you take it long enough your sperm counts will go to zero. They will recover after you stop the supplementation. HCG is a peptide (protein) hormone so cannot be taken effectively by mouth. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can fertility be restored if it was lost due to a std? I am a 20-year-old female who has a child, but has been unable to have another. I've had an STD before and I believe that it is the reason why.

Can fertility be restored if it was lost due to a std? I am a 20-year-old female who has a child, but has been unable to have another. I've had an STD before and I believe that it is the reason why.

It depends....: What STD? Explan why you "believe" the STD is the cause of your infertility. Has infertility been professionally evaluated? Has your doctor said the cause? If you had pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that blocked your tubes, it will be difficult to conceive, but treatment may still be possible, e.g. special surgery or in vitro fertilization. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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20 year old girl free testosterone level is 2,0 is it normal? (2,6-5,5 pg ml written as norma for fertile woman)

20 year old girl free testosterone level is 2,0 is it normal? (2,6-5,5 pg ml written as norma for fertile woman)

Probably normal: Hi. That's probably normal. I'm not sure what you're really trying to find out. Why did some doctor measure your free testosterone? Usually that's to work up hirsutism (male pattern hair growth) and/or irregular/absent periods. If it was for a low libido workup, it may be an issue. Are you cycling normally? Free testosterone will vary with your cycle, and repeating it may be normal. Need more info ...Read more

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Will fertility treatments work for a 25-year-old female who has had a normal pelvic examination but has irregular cycles and is not ovulating?

Will fertility treatments work for a 25-year-old female who has had a normal pelvic examination but has irregular cycles and is not ovulating?

Annovulation: If your menstrual cycle is irregular, you may not be ovulating. This may make it more challenging conceiving. You should see your gynecologist and he may want to regulate your cycles and or start you on Clomid (clomiphene) to help you to ovulate and get pregnant. Finally, make sure you are on a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does epididymitis affect the fertility of a 16-year olds sperm? I'm a 16-year-old male and have epididymitis in my right testicle. Do you think this will affect my fertility of getting a girl pregnant?

Does epididymitis affect the fertility of a 16-year olds sperm? I'm a 16-year-old male and have epididymitis in my right testicle. Do you think this will affect my fertility of getting a girl pregnant?

Hello : Hello 16 year old male. I seriously hope that at your age, you don't want to impregnate your girlfriend. Let's start with some basic information about the epididymis and about epididymitis. The majority of cases of epididymitis in men under 40 (you) are caused by sexually transmitted diseases. The epididymis carries sperm from the testicle to a tube called the vas deferens. Organisms travel backwards through the urethra to eventually reach the epidididymis. If the epididiymis becomes occluded it blocks sperm from leaving the testicles. A chronic infection could lead to significant scarring which could result in having ejaculate which contain no sperm. In your situation, there is only involvement of the right epididymis. The left side should not be impacted. However, if the epidiymis remains patent, sperm can usually still make their way through. Chalmydia is the most common std that causes epididymitis.
I think you should think twice about remaining sexually active at age 16. Careless actions as a teenager may stay with you a lifetime. If you do elect to continue having sex, for goodnes’s sake, use barrier protection. ...Read more

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Why is my vagina so dry im only 23 years old what does it mean am i fertile or unfertile or something? I really need help

Why is my vagina so dry im only 23 years old what does it mean am i fertile or unfertile or something? I really need help

Evaluation: That can be a sign of low estrogen. If you have painful sex or and hot flashes or any problems with your periods you should be evaluated to make sure your ovaries are not starting to fail. Or there could be a problem with hormones signalling causing low estrogen. But should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Am 26 years old lady for me periods are always 2 months once its happening andi just want to know thatit will prevents fertility or not?. And what all

Am 26 years old lady for me periods are always 2 months once its happening andi just want to know thatit will prevents fertility or not?. And what all

Periods?: Do you mean you get a period every 2 months, or that you bleed for 2 months straight? Neither one means you are infertile, although both are abnormal. You'd do well to see a doctor in the office, you could sort this out pretty quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi i m 25 years old bi have been married since 10 oct 2015 now I am planning for baby i have short and long cycles how I can find my most fertile days?

Hi i m 25 years old bi have been married since 10 oct 2015 now I am planning for baby i have short and long cycles how I can find my most fertile days?

Use ovulation kit: Ovulation kits are useful to tools to assess time when you ovulate and are the most fertile periods in your cycle. Intercourse every other day will increase your odds of conception. Best of luck.
Dr M ...Read more