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How can you be tested for infertility and ovarian cysts. And also the cause of irreglur periods.

How can you be tested for infertility and ovarian cysts. And also the cause of irreglur periods.

Yes: Infertility evaluation can always be done. For aggressive expert opinion find a reproductive endocrinologist. Small multiple ovarian cysts on the outer edge of your ovaries can be related to infertility consistent with polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Infertility (Definition)

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What are the differences between infertility and premature ovarian failure?

What are the differences between infertility and premature ovarian failure?

They're different: Infertility is the inability to achieve a pregnancy within a year or so of having unprotected intercourse. There are many different causes of infertility. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the temporary or permanent cessation of ovarian function before age 40. Pof can be one of the many causes of infertility. ...Read more

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What to do about hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome infertility, all in all hormone issues?

What to do about hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome infertility, all in all hormone issues?

Pcos help: PCOS treatment revolves around the goals of the patient. If the goal is pregnancy, the treatment will revolve around promoting ovulation and the carrying of a healthy fetus to term. Before you see your provider, starting a fitness, weight loss strategy if you are overweight, a diet geared towards reducing carbohydrates, taking a prenatal supplement with Folic Acid are all steps you can take. ...Read more

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My wife has had the following tests done for infertility: hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears. Are there any other tests she will need to do if we go to an re? All test results have been normal.

My wife has had the following tests done for infertility:  hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears.  Are there any other tests she will need to do if we go to an re?  All test results have been normal.

So far so good: Male partners need to be evaluated with semen analysis, this is usually one of the first tests done. On the female side laparoscopy is an important part of the workup to identify pelvic peritoneal problems, although usually it's done after the above tests. ...Read more

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My wife has had the following tests done for infertility: hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears. All test results were normal. My semen analysis results were normal. Will additional tests need to be done if

My wife has had the following tests done for infertility: hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears.  All test results were normal.  My semen analysis results were normal.  Will additional tests need to be done if

Yes: She will need to see what her amh level is for another test of ovarian reserve. She can do ovulation predictor kits to see if she ovulated. A Progesterone level 7 days after ovulation will help as well. She can get a TSH and prolactin level as well. Then you both can have a consult with her md about options. ...Read more

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How does nulliparity and infertility increase the risk of ovarian neoplasms ?

How does nulliparity and infertility increase the risk of ovarian neoplasms ?

More ovulations: Great question. The theory is that women who have not had children have more ovulations in their life and these ovulations cause scarring of the surface of the ovary and can lead to cancer. Pregnancy and breastfeeding decrease the risk. It is probably not that simple as many other factors are at play. Infertility treatments can also increase risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Can ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Yes: Ovarian cysts in Polycystic ovarian syndrome frequently cause infertility. However, cysts are also necessary for fertility since the egg develops in a cyst known as a follicle and another type of cyst, a corpus luteum, produces the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can my ovarian cyst make me infertile?

Can my ovarian cyst make me infertile?

No: An ovarian cyst is a common problem and will usually resolve on its own. Sometimes you may require surgery to remove a cyst if it persists or is painful. An ovarian cyst will not usually effect your fertility. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Sometimes: Normal cysts do not cause infertility. Sometimes a cyst is actually endometriosis and that can lead to infertility. Sometimes if a cyst needs to be surgically removed too much normal tissue is removed. ...Read more

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How can an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

How can  an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

What kind of cyst: An ovarian cyst by itself will not cause infertility. But the ovary is capable of forming many kinds of cysts, and it's important to know what kind. For example, endometriosis can cause infertility and also an ovarian cyst. ...Read more