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Doctor insights on: Is Being Sterile Or Barren The Same Thing As Being Infertile I Read Those Terms In The Bible

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Is being sterile or barren the same thing as being infertile? I read those terms in the bible.

Is being sterile or barren the same thing as being infertile? I read those terms in the bible.

Yes: Caveat: woman are "barren" i.e. Unable to bear children, but both men and women (50/50) can be sterile, the cause of the infertility. ...Read more

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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How do you tell your kids you were sterile, had infertility and had to use donor eggs?

How do you tell your kids you were sterile, had infertility and had to use donor eggs?

No one answer: You should work with a professional to decide how to discuss your children's genetic basis. Seek help early when the children are very young so that you can have the opportunity to gradually disclose as appropriate. Many psychologists are very helpful with this sensitive, delicate subject. If you do it correctly then you should have no problems. Get help :). ...Read more

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What is the bible diet?

What is the bible diet?

Biblical foods: The bible diet was written by a man who claimed it cured his bowel disease. It includes foods listed in the bible. It includes lots of whole grains and protein and limits carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What is the good word? Is that the bible? Can it help people get well faster?

What is the good word? Is that the bible? Can it help people get well faster?

That word is "Love": The poets and scriptures of all the world-faiths proclaim it. It provides the greatest meaning and satisfaction that most people find during their natural lives. People will maintain a healthy lifestyle or work to recover because they care about someone else, perhaps more even than for themselves. And love of humankind is what propels most people to careers in medicine and caregiving. ...Read more

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Doctors help me! Is a blood transfusion the same as eating blood? There are jehovah witnesses trying to indoctrinate me into their organization. I told them that the bible says nothing about blood transfusions they say it tells people to abstain from it b

Doctors help me! Is a blood transfusion the same as eating blood? There are jehovah witnesses trying to indoctrinate me into their organization. I told them that the bible says nothing about blood transfusions they say it tells people to abstain from it b

You're smart: If you examine their indoctrination tract, "how can blood save your life? " and you also know the basics about transfusion medicine, you'll see that it was meant to deceive good, gullible people like your friends. Claiming, for example, that 5% of recipients still get hepatitis & blood's not tested tells me that the leadership is simply playing people for fools. Forgive my frankness. ...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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What were some of the most common causes of female infertility or being "barren" in the 1800's?

What were some of the most common causes of female infertility or being "barren" in the 1800's?

Fertility in 19th C: I don't believe there's much real data to answer, but case reports in lancet as far back as civil war support that causes were probably similar to now: ovulatory, tubal, endometriosis. There's a fascinating case report of a surgeon cannulating proximal fallopian tube with a whalebone in 1898! delayed child-bearing of course was less common. Medical historians please correct me if needed! ...Read more

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I have a question about infertility? Why did they always call women barren when the men might have been at fault

Guys weren't checked: Usually, the first stop when a couple cannot conceive is the woman's gynecologist. The standard teaching with infertility is that the male factor plays a role about 50% of the time, so a semen analysis should always be obtained and properly evaluated by a lab when a couple can't get pregnant. If there are significant abnormalities it should be repeated and the patient referred to a urologist. ...Read more

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31. Came off Dianette 8 ms ago. Took 6m to be regular ish but very scanty - 1 reg tampon& then 2 days liners. Read infertility issues with Dianette?

Birth control: Dianette is a type of birth control pill. It is not available in the US. It would be out of your system very quickly after stopping it ---within 1-2 weeks. Birth control pills are not associated with infertility after cessation of use. ...Read more

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I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?

I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?

Possible: It is true that endometriosis causes infertility. However, the specific mechanism is not very clear. We believe that endometriosis may cause pelvic adhesion, affect the tubal function, decrease ovarian reserve, and reduce embryo implantation. There are several factors may be involved including prostaglandin, cytokine, such as tnfa. ...Read more

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I have read on the internet that fibromyalgia causes infertility or makes it harder to get pregnant and that lots of ladies have struggled is this tru?

I have read on the internet that fibromyalgia causes infertility or makes it harder to get pregnant and that lots of ladies have struggled is this tru?

No: Most of what you see on the internet, and pretty much everything that's not referenced to several honest-to-goodness controlled studies is people seeing faces in the clouds. Best wishes to you. Having fibromyalgia is difficult. The challenges of being a parent are difficult. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Took Chinese herbs w/acupuncture for infertility. Read online they may contain growth hormones. In rare cases can they make adult over 35 grow taller?

Took Chinese herbs w/acupuncture for infertility. Read online they may contain growth hormones. In rare cases can they make adult over 35 grow taller?

No: Even if they contained Growth Hormone it is not effective orally; those who take growth hormone for various reasons take it by injection.
Even adults who inject Growth Hormone don't grow taller; once the growth plates of our bones close (about 3 years after puberty for women) we can't grow taller. If an adult over 35 grows taller check for pituitary tumors, but even those rarely increase height. ...Read more

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Gynaecologist prescribed 75mg DHEA supplement for 3 months for infertility. Is it safe? Read about DHEA causing some cancers.

Gynaecologist prescribed 75mg DHEA supplement for 3 months for infertility. Is it safe? Read about DHEA causing some cancers.

Cancer: Cancer is unlikely. It is standard to link medication to cancer but it is most often not an issue. The DHEA you read about is a very uncommon cause of cancer. ...Read more

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I have started taking roaccutane/isotretanoid today for my acne, I'm really worried after reading so many stories of it causing infertility, chrons disease, osteoarthritis etc. Can anyone give me some info on experiences they have had either taking it or

I have started taking roaccutane/isotretanoid today for my acne, I'm really worried after reading so many stories of it causing infertility, chrons disease, osteoarthritis etc. Can anyone give me some info on experiences they have had either taking it or

Same: Although the package warnings are very concerning, the primary risk with this type of acne treatment is related to drug effects on developing pregnancy, especially birth defect chances. We have seen many women (and men) use this type treatment safely and successfully. Just use exceptional contraceptive methods. ...Read more

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I have started taking roaccutane/isotretanoid today for my acne, I'm really worried after reading so many stories of it causing infertility, chrons disease, osteoarthritis etc. Can anyone give me some info on experiences they have had either taking it or

I have started taking roaccutane/isotretanoid today for my acne, I'm really worried after reading so many stories of it causing infertility, chrons disease, osteoarthritis etc. Can anyone give me some info on experiences they have had either taking it or

Same: Although the package warnings are very concerning, the primary risk with this type of acne treatment is related to drug effects on developing pregnancy, especially birth defect chances. We have seen many women (and men) use this type treatment safely and successfully. Just use exceptional contraceptive methods. ...Read more

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I have started taking roaccutane/isotretanoid today for my acne, I'm really worried after reading so many stories of it causing infertility, chrons disease, osteoarthritis etc. Can anyone give me some info on experiences they have had either taking it or

Generally safe: Although the package warnings are very concerning, the primary risk with this type of acne treatment is related to drug effects on developing pregnancy, especially birth defect chances. We have seen many women (and men) use this type treatment safely and successfully. Just use exceptional contraceptive methods. ...Read more

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Will ruptured appendix cause scarring on ovaries and cause infertility? I have read that it does and have not been successful trying to conceive after 4 months

Will ruptured appendix cause scarring on ovaries and cause infertility? I have read that it does and have not been successful trying to conceive after 4 months

Possibly yes: A ruptured viscus like the appendix can be messy stuff, and cause considerable fibrosis. It's possible such scarring could negatively impact your fertility, but a fertility specialist is best equipped to address this and other possiblities. Don't give up trying to conceive after just 4 months however. ...Read more

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Was givencytotec to induce labor. I just read the warnings. Will this cause infertility in the future? Would I know if my uterus had ruptured from it?

Cytotec, (misoprostol) uterus: Cytotec (misoprostol) will not cause infertility. Uterine rupture may occur with it's use but it is very uncommon if you have never had any prior uterine surgery and the usual small standard dose was used. You will definitely have significant symptoms if you had ruptured uterus, pain, bleeding and anemia from acute blood loss are one of the common symptoms of a ruptured uterus ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, I read it causes infertily and diabetes? And they said i'll be treated with contraceptives all my life?!?!

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, I read it causes infertily and diabetes? And they said i'll be treated with contraceptives all my life?!?!

Not true: Pcos can be associated with irregular menses and the attendant risk to fertility as well as an increased risk of Insulin insensitivity and diabetes. But there are many treatments to decrease the risk of diabetes and increase fertility. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can you come to terms with infertility?

How can you come to terms with infertility?

Support helps: It's always an individual solution, no two people are alike. Dumping any guilty feelings you have, and support from partner/spouse and loved ones goes a long way. Good counsellors with understanding of infertility can also help alot. ...Read more

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Serious question can getting blue balls damage your testicles in any way like make you infertile? Or is it just some annoying thing that happens

Serious question can getting blue balls damage your testicles in any way like make you infertile? Or is it just some annoying thing that happens

Here are some. ..: Would you please define & clarify what "getting blue balls" means so more my colleagues and I can answer your Q better to the point. Thank you and best wish. .. ...Read more

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Can I insert my own catheter? Using the appropriate sterile processes e.g gloves, alcohol swabs e.t.c.

Can I insert my own catheter? Using the appropriate sterile processes e.g gloves, alcohol swabs e.t.c.

Yes you Can: Yes you can if you have been shown how to do it and use sterility as you have mentioned
But if you find resistance do not force as it can cause trauma and beeding. If not successful go to ER ...Read more

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Can an e.Coli infection make me infertile?

Can an e.Coli infection make me infertile?

Not likely: If e coli causes inflammation of the testes or the passages leading from the testes to the urethra, there is the theoretical possibility of infertility. Most e coli infections involve the urinary tract and do not cause infertility. ...Read more

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Is it true that pills can cause you to be sterile?

Which pills: Are you referring to? Please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of sterile white men ages 30-40 in the United States?

What is the percentage of sterile white men ages 30-40 in the United States?

Here are some. ..: Roughly, some 10-15% of couples may not have pregnancy in 1 year under unprotected sexual intercourse. As to white men's infertility I couldn't remember if there has been any specific discussion in professional conference or publication over the past 4-5 decades. So, in reality, do semen analysis to define the quality & quantity of sperms in semen, with an ejaculated semen after 2/3-day abstinence ...Read more