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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. 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
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
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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