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How likely is the infertility factor with my husband?

How likely is the infertility factor with my husband?

40-60%: It is estimated that 40% of infertility is male, 40% female and 20% both. As you get older, it is even more likely to be female in origin. ...Read more

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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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Are older guys more likely to be infertile?

Are older guys more likely to be infertile?

Yes: There is a decline in sperm number and function as a man gets older. However, there are usually some sperm present throughout a man's life. There are higher rates of birth defects also after age 50. A swedish population study showed a young woman married to a young man has a higher chance for conception than a young woman married to an older man. ...Read more

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How will i know that my husband is infertile?

How will i know that my husband is infertile?

Get a Semen Analysis: If you're trying to conceive without success, your husband needs a semen analysis; we find sperm problems 40-50% of the time, ranging from mild to severe problems. A fertility clinic or urologist is best; we look at both sperm numbers and quality. About half the time the sperm issue is the only problem, and the other half have male and female factors together, like blocked tubes or low egg supply. ...Read more

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What should my husband expect during his first infertility visit?

What should my husband expect during his first infertility visit?

Professionalism: The first visit varies by physician but will be professional. Men seem to worry more than women about these visits. We need to determine the likely causes of infertility with history. Exam timing depends on the situation. Men should get an examination at some point. They will need a semen analysis. Other tests and consults depend on the findings. We will be sensitive and professional with him. ...Read more

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If i had gonorrhea for 4 months how likely am i infertile?

If i had gonorrhea for 4 months how likely am i infertile?

Possible: Sorry, "possible" is all anyone can tell you online - you need formal evaluation, particularly for tubal problems, to get a realistic answer. ...Read more

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My husband had mumps as a child. Is he infertile?

My husband had mumps as a child. Is he infertile?

not from the mumps: He may or may not be fertile, but mumps as a kid is rarely if ever a cause of any testicle problems in kids or fertility consequences to an adult. Mumps is known to cause testicular inflammation in adults, but even then does not always impair fertility. ...Read more

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I had my iplanon I for 6years. I had it removed a year ago. Me and my husband have been trying to have a baby, but still nothing. Am I infertile?

I had my iplanon I for 6years. I had it removed a year ago. Me and my husband have been trying to have a baby, but still nothing. Am I infertile?

Not on the Internet: I am sorry and happy to report that your question is impossible to answer on the internet. The process of conception is over a dozen physical and chemical processes in you and your partner. Each of these needs to be specifically evaluated. After failing to conceive for one year it is time for a complete evaluation of you both at the local fertility clinic. ...Read more

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May we skip male infertility tests if my husband objects?

May we skip male infertility tests if my husband objects?

Yes. Not a good idea: We can't make your husband do a test he doesn't want to but it's a bad idea to 'skip' testing for him. In couples who aren't getting pregnant after trying for a year or longer, almost half the time there is a sperm issue (40-50%). It could be the only problem or occur along with problems on the woman's side. A semen analysis is a good test to do early on. Most clinics can let him collect at home. ...Read more

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How do I see a urologist about my husband's possible infertility?

Use the phone: Obviously it is best if you get your husband to go to the doctor but you can go and get information and advice directly from a urologist. Suggest that another doctor demanded he go as part of "your" check up. His avoidance to be checked may be a red flag for bigger issues? Tread softly here but firmly. ...Read more

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Is drinking ll be one of the reason for this infertility? i wont... y husband ll drink..

Is drinking ll be one of the reason for this infertility? i wont... y husband ll drink..

Drinking: infertile?: Alcohol consumption in moderation (one or two drinks a night) does not affect fertility in women or men. Heavy alcohol ingestion can affect a couple's energy and appetite for sexual activity, so in that sense it can affect "fertility". If you are attempting to conceive, have your partner checked for his sperm count by his healthcare provider. ...Read more

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If you and your husband are open to adoption, should you go through infertility treatments?

If you and your husband are open to adoption, should you go through infertility treatments?

Yes: At least get a good evaluation of male and female as there are many easy treatments to improve fertility. Adoption is also a wonderful way to have a family. ...Read more

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My husband's sperm is kinda clumpy and it has a grainy texture does this mean he is infertile/have trouble having kids?

My husband's sperm is kinda clumpy and it has a grainy texture does this mean he is infertile/have trouble having kids?

Not really: Texture is a small part of the character of semen, but it doesn't necessarily determine fertility, the activity and structure/function of the sperm cells determines viability, as well as viscosity and other more specific qualities of semen... ...Read more

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What is the most common reason for secondary infertility? Husband & I have both been checked, lots of tests, no answers.

What is the most common reason for secondary infertility? Husband & I have both been checked, lots of tests, no answers.

Secondary?: I assume, therefore, that you two have been pregnant before. There are many potential causes and you need to discuss your problems w/a reproductive endocrinologist. It is far to involved a question to be answered in 400 characters. ...Read more

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My infertility evaluation, husband semen speem count is also fine. But still im unable ro get pregnent. What should I do. How ro treat. Pls advice.?

My infertility evaluation, husband semen speem count is also fine. But still im unable ro get pregnent. What should I do. How ro treat. Pls advice.?

Sperm motility: Usually the male factors are investigated before you are studied. Sperm motility should be examined, but not just by any laboratory. The lab must have significant experience in doing such exams. Infertility specialists will usually be glad to let you or your doctor know where to get that done. Then you can move onto your own evaluation. ...Read more

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Husband has a semen analysis done and his semen morphology normal forms a 2 & abnormal a 98% in notes says increased abnormal forms. Infertile? Sugg?

Husband has a semen analysis done and his semen morphology normal forms a 2 & abnormal a 98%  in notes says increased abnormal forms. Infertile? Sugg?

Yes: The most strict of criteria states that must have > 14% normal. At 2% he is considered severe. He needs a thorough evaluation. See a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more