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How Fertile Are 17 Year Olds
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a 17-year old have better fertility then a 20-year-old woman? Most likely assuming both same health and same everything?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Hello I am a 33-year old with no children I have no fertility problems for more than a year I have been going to numerous specialist concerning many physical problems I have been having with 0 answers each specialist keeps referring me to someone else my
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hi, IV been trying to fall pregnant for a year now, im 20 years old and have no issues regarding my fertility! Im confused?
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 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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