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Doctor insights on: Infertility Issues In Women

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...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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Can hormones being unbalanced cause issues with fertility in females?

Can hormones being unbalanced cause issues with fertility in females?

Hormones: What exactly do you mean by "unbalanced" hormones? Are your periods regular? Is the bleeding excessive? A visit to your obstetrician or gynecologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause infertility in women?

Could HPV cause infertility in women?

No, but...: Generally, hpv alone carries no risk to infertility, but it oftentimes comes along with other stds such as chlamydia, herpes, etc. Leading to pid and blocking fallopian tubes, which will cause infertility. More detail? Ask doctor. ...Read more

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Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Yes: Monomucleosis, like any medical stress, can cause infertility in men and women. The effects are generally short-term and reversible. ...Read more

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Can cats cause infertility in women?

Can cats cause infertility in women?

No: Cats do not cause infertility, if they carry toxoplasmosis they can cause fetal abnormalities in the unborn child. ...Read more

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Are secondary sex characteristics linked to fertility in women?

Are secondary sex characteristics linked to fertility in women?

In a way: Normal fertility requires sexual maturity. Secondary sex characteristics (breasts, hips, pubic and axillary hair ) develop along a timeline to menstruation and sexual maturity. Assuming secondary characteristics have matured by certain age, they are not linked to fertility problems. Absent development can suggest problems, features like breast size or hair growth are largely irrelevant. ...Read more

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What causes infertility in most women?

What causes infertility in most women?

Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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Leading casues of the female infertility in young women ?

Leading casues of the female infertility in young women ?

Several: In women under age 30, the most common causes of infertility are damage to fallopian tubes, endometriosis, ovulation problems, and sperm problems. In addition, some women have problems with the ovaries themselves and without knowing it the ovaries work like a woman is in her 40's. ...Read more

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How are sexual problems in women self-diagnosed?

How are sexual problems in women self-diagnosed?

Check this reference: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/sexual-problems-in-women-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=sexual+dysfunction+in+women&selectedTitle=1%7E7

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Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Definitely: This is the same as asking "can malnutrition cause problems with future pregnancies?" or "can electrolyte imbalances (from vomiting) cause problems?" they can and do. You owe it to yourself and future children to get adequate, experienced help. ...Read more

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Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Several.: Preterm birth, small babies and preeclampsia are all more common among women with thyroiditis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to avoid/minimize such complications and optimally manage your thyroid function throughout pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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Can chikenpox cause infertility in female?

Can chikenpox cause infertility in female?

Unlikely: Varicella infection can cause a decrease in sperm production in male because of fever but it is temporary. The testicles can be involved directly by the virus and cause testiculitis and possible infertility. In female, it is possible that the ovaries are involved in the course of the disease but uncommon and very unlikely to cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can multiple abortions result in infertility? Can yeast infections result in infertility?

Can multiple abortions result in infertility? Can yeast infections result in infertility?

Usually not/no: Multiple abortions usually will not result in infertility. If you get a pelvic infection due to an abortion, that could cause scarring and infertility. Also, if you have many abortions, the cervix may become looser and you may be more apt to have a pregnancy loss, but that's different from infertility. Yeast infections don't cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the ovaries cause permanent infertility in a woman?

Can endometriosis of the ovaries cause permanent infertility in a woman?

No: Ovarian endometriosis (called endometrioma) is associated with infertility but some women will not have a problem. We try not to remove the ovarian endometiomas these days because we may make the fertility potential worse. Medical therapy usually will not make them go away if they are over 1-2cm. Discuss your situation with your rei for options and stay positive. ...Read more

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Does chikenpox cause infertility in female? Age 21.

Does chikenpox cause infertility in female? Age 21.

No: Before the era of chicken pox vaccines, and even now in countries that don't use the chicken pox vaccine, most people catch chicken pox disease... and it doesn't cause infertility, as all these women who have had chicken pox continue to have children and grow the world's population. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more