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Doctor insights on: Infertility Issues In Women

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more


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Is infertility just women's problem?

Is infertility just women's problem?

Women and men both: In couples trying to conceive there is a sperm issue about 40-50% of the time, ranging from mild to severe sperm problems. Semen analysis is an important part of infertility testing. Sometimes the sperm issue is the only problem we find when we test both partners, often there are male and female factors together. Even if the man's sperm is 'normal' it helps a lot if the male partner is supportive! ...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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How can you tell if a women is infertile?

How can you tell if a women is infertile?

No pregnancy: In a year of unprotected sex defines infertility. Irregular or skipped periods is the most common problem. ...Read more

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What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

Age, STDs, smoking: Women's ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality) starts to decline from mid 20's on average, and fastest by the 40's. Smoking, stds like chlamydia, endometriosis, surgery on the ovaries, and cancer chemo or radiotherapy reduce ovarian reserve faster. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block the fallopian tubes or cause scarring around ovaries. Overweight or underweight reduces fertility. ...Read more

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What do men think of infertile women? Barren?

What do men think of infertile women? Barren?

Not anymore.: With the advances in assisted reproduction technology most infertile women can still carry normal pregnancies to term and have healthy babies. Therefore, the old-age stereotype of the barren spinster is no longer socially applicable - thanks to our rei (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) colleagues. ...Read more

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I was just wondering when are women infertile?

Many reasons: Many reasons, including genetic, hormonal abnormalities, pcos, anatomical abnormalities, infertile partner, improper technique w/sexual intercourse, other systemic diseases. Check w/your gyn. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to become infertile usually?

Many Causes: Infertility can be caused by numerous factor. Problems with too few (diminished ovarian reserve) or disordered release of eggs (pcos, hypothalamic problems), endocrine causes (thyroid or prolactin problems), low sperm counts, or problems with the fallopian tubes. Finding out the cause is important in directing which treatment is most appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of a woman to become infertile?

What are the causes of a woman to become infertile?

Infertiltiy: There are a number of reasons that may cause a woman to have difficulty getting pregnant. These include but are not restricted to: ovulating regularly (pcos or pof), endometriosis that affects the tubes and ovaries, pelvic infections that damage the fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids or scar tissue that may reduce the place the embryo can implant, abnormal shape to the uterus. Sperm is a big factor. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of infertility in young women?

What are some symptoms of infertility in young women?

Missed periods: Speaking literally, there are no symptoms specific to female infertility. Missed, absent, or irregular periods come from irregular or abnormal ovulations, which is the most common cause of female infertility. Pelvic pain, particularly painful intercourse, is often (but not always) suggestive of endometriosis, which caa also be a fertility factor in women. ...Read more