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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Overview)

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 sex for 6 months.


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How long does the infertility treatment for women takes?

How long does the infertility treatment for women takes?

Variable: The doctor who can accurate predict the answer to this question will quickly become famous and wealthy :). This is because the answer depends on the type of treatment used and a host of factors specific to each individual woman. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,232 doctors shared insights

Infertility (Overview)

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 sex for 6 months.


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Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

No: No, light flow is not unusual; although skipped periods suggest an ovulatory problem. ...Read more

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Infertility (Tip)

Try to relax. Getting obsessive can work against you. With irregular periods, see your doctor soon. ...See more

Dr. Collin Smikle Dr. Smikle
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Managing Infertility (Checklist)

Take antioxidants in supplements or foods
Daily
Get help with support groups
Weekly
Sleep 6-8 hours
daily
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What are the symptoms of infertility in men?

What are the symptoms of infertility in men?

Not fathering kids: The only symptom of infertility is not being able to successfully sire children. However, there are a host of medical conditions associated with male factor infertility that may present wiith symptoms in other organ systems. ...Read more

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Are there signs for infertility?

Are there signs for infertility?

Pelvic pain: There are many signs that might hint that you have an infertility problem these include pelvic pain (seen with fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions) history of irregular or absent cycles (not ovulating), heavy periods (polyps, fibroids), history of pelvic infections or ectopic pregnancy, excessive hair growth, breast discharge, age greater than 35, obesity, and poor diet. ...Read more

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Infertility (Tip)

25% chance of pregnancy is the best anyone can hope for in any given month, everything being perfect. ...See more

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If my wife and I end up with an unexplained infertility diagnosis, will it be more difficult for us to get pregnant? Test results have all been normal.

If my wife and I end up with an unexplained infertility diagnosis, will it be more difficult for us to get pregnant?  Test results have all been normal.

Depends: The diagnosis of unexplained infertility has become less and less in recent years. With the advent of laparoscopy to evaluate pelvic endometriosis and pelvic adhesions and also ovarian reserve testing more abnormalities are found and able to be corrected. Even with the diagnosis of unexplained infertility the present-day technology will still give you a very good chance of conceiving. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose infertility?

How do you diagnose infertility?

It depends: The primary test for men is the semen analysis, best done by a fertility specialist. For women, you can do your own ovulation predictor kit and see if you are ovulating. There is an office test called femvue to see if your fallopian tubes are open. There are also blood tests to evaluate your hormones. You may enjoy my book tick tock www.Ticktock.Ws, about my own infertility journey. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Infertility (Tip)

Sometimes a simple thing such as cessation of smoking, can lead to fertility. ...See more

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What causes infertily?

What causes infertily?

3 main causes : Infertility is complicated but there are three main causes. 1. Ovulation problems. You have to release an egg to be able to get pregnant 2. Sperm problems - you have to have available sperm to fertilize the egg. 3. Anatomy problems - there has to be a clear path for the sperm to be able to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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What are the basic female infertility test ?

What are the basic  female  infertility test ?

Fertility eval: After considering your menstrual and general medical history, blood tests for endocrine/hormonal problems, hsg to evaluate tubes, often ultrasound for anatomical evaluation. Not female, but sperm count for male partner is just as important. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Infertility (Tip)

Do have both partners checked out for causes, not just the woman. ...See more

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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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How can you know if you are infertile?

How can you know if you are infertile?

Consult an MD: Basic testing can be performed by your obgyn, more advanced testing/treatment is usually done by a reproductive endocrinologist. If there is male factor, usually urologists will work-up the male. ...Read more

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Infertility (Tip)

When it comes to infertility, a male can be just as likely to be the source as the female. ...See more

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I bleed everyday of the year if not on bcp. Does that mean infertility? Also I have pcos

I bleed everyday of the year if not on bcp. Does that mean infertility? Also I have pcos

Not necessarily: You may just be experiencing anovulatory bleeding, i.e. You don't ovulate. This is common with pcos. You can't get pregnant if you don't ovulate, however this can be achieved with the help of your gynecologist or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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What medicines treat infertility in women?

What medicines treat infertility in women?

Wide range: Different medications are utilized in the treatment of infertility. It depends on the diagnosis and infertility treatment. They range from ovulation induction agents (clomid, letrozole), ovarian stimulation meds (fsh, hmg), Insulin sensitizing agents (metformin), adjunctive meds combined with the previous (dexamethasone, hcg, baby aspirin), etc. ...Read more

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Infertility (Tip)

Endometriosis is a female health disorder that can lead to infertility. ...See more

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I have chylamedia for 13years untreated if get treated now is it possible I can pregnant r I probably infertile by now because I got for so long can still have kids or no plese I need a anwers?

I have chylamedia for 13years untreated if get treated now is it possible I can pregnant r I probably infertile by now because I got for so long can still have kids or no plese I need a anwers?

Need to get checked: Chlamydia infections are very common (3 million infections a year in us) and may cause infertility due to blocked tubes, scarring around the tubes or ovaries or low egg supply. Not all women with chlamydia have fertility issues - an infection in your cervix doesn't always damage the tubes. A hysterosalpingogram or hsg test checks your tubes; a fertility specialist can check you for low egg supply. ...Read more

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