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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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Which organs of the male reproductive system make semen?

Which organs of the male reproductive system make semen?

Prostate etc.: Semen comes from the prostate, seminal vesicles and sperm from the epididymis and testicles. ...Read more

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What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

Does not affect any: HIV causes Immune deficiency and patients are more prone to infections which most people with normal immune system do not get HIV does not directly have ant effect on the male or female reproductive system but are more prone to infections of the reproductive system indirectly ...Read more

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What brain parts control the female reproductive system?

What brain parts control the female reproductive system?

HPO (short version): It's called the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hpo.) the highest center is the hypothalamus, which prouces gnrh; this talks to the pituitary gland, which will produce fsh and lh in response. The ovaries respond to fsh and lh. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy affect female reproductive organs negatively?

Can chemotherapy affect female reproductive organs negatively?

Chemo and ovaries: Yes, some chemotherapies can cause failure of the ovaries at an early age. ...Read more

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What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

Lots: Many hormones regulate reproduction. Fsh and LH help to grow and mature the eggs. Tsh (thryoid hormone system) and prolactin (milk hormones) help regulate the environment of ovulation. Male hormones such as testosterone and dheas affect ovulation and implantation. This is just the beginning. ...Read more

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What does the female reproductive system produce?

What does the female reproductive system produce?

Off-spring: Female reproductive system is an over-arching term used to describe all organs in a female body needed to reproduce = produce off-spring: the vagina, the uterus, the ovaries, and the parts of the brain that govern the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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30 yr old female, thyroid cancer in 2015, ultrasound showed an enlarged uterus. family history of uterine and cervical cancer ( mom and both sisters).

30 yr old female, thyroid cancer in 2015, ultrasound showed an enlarged uterus. family history of uterine and cervical cancer ( mom and both sisters).

Follow up with MD: You need to follow up with the GN MD to determine the source of the uterine enlargement. With your family history of various cancers it is imperative that you do so soon as some of these cancers are genetically transmitted. ...Read more

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Is coolsculpting on love handles safe?will it effect reproductive organs n cause infertility in future?age 23 female.

Is coolsculpting on love handles safe?will it effect reproductive organs n cause infertility in future?age 23 female.

Cool Sculpting: Consider doing a one on on HEALTHTAP virtual visit with one of the plastic surgeons. They can walk you through the details of Coolsculpting including the risks and benefits. It will not affect future fertility or your reproductive organs ...Read more

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Can ovarian function be restored in 16 year old with primary amenorrhea? Lsh 109 and LH 39 estradoil <73

Can ovarian function be restored in 16 year old with primary amenorrhea?  Lsh 109 and LH  39 estradoil <73

Unlikely: Presuming the 109 is fsh, it likely indicates ovarian failure. On rare occasions, there can be some eggs and ovulation can occur, but this would be highly unusual. It is important to see a specialist to make sure she is monitored for the general health, genetic and reproductive issues associated with ovarian failure. ...Read more

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To differentiate into male or female gonads approximately ____ after conception?

To differentiate into male or female gonads approximately ____ after conception?

Embryology: The gonads are structurally indistinguishable (ovary/testis) at the 5th week of gestation. Differentiation along either line is from around the 6th to the 9th week of gestation, or about 4-to-7 weeks after conception occurs. ...Read more

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Sperm analysis: 7.5ml, 60mil/ml, morphology 3%, motility 12% with 4% progressive. Possible to conceive naturally? Female tests normal.

Sperm analysis: 7.5ml, 60mil/ml, morphology 3%, motility 12% with 4% progressive. Possible to conceive naturally? Female tests normal.

Unlikely: White it is possible you will conceive on your own, it is highly unlikely. Your fertility specialist will likely discuss ivf / icsi with you. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal/pelvic CT damage your ovaries, eggs, reproductive organs or effect fertility?

Can an abdominal/pelvic CT damage your ovaries, eggs,  reproductive organs or effect fertility?

When used: appropriately for diagnostic imaging, no. Direct radiation to the pelvis could potentially damage an early pregnancy, which is why they always ask you if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Got this result: female hormone 1.349 gonadotropin 7.3 prolactin 6.3 progesteron11.9 vagin coefficient 3.3 PID 3.9 ovarian cyst 3.2.Can i get pregnant?

Got this result: female hormone 1.349 gonadotropin 7.3 prolactin 6.3 progesteron11.9 vagin coefficient 3.3 PID 3.9 ovarian cyst 3.2.Can i get pregnant?

Insufficient info: The specific hormones and units after the numbers are not listed so one cannot make an assessment. Nevertheless, hormone tests rarely predict the ability to conceive and the method may involved assistance from your physician. ...Read more

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Pcod effects on female body?

Pcod effects on female body?

Do you mean PCOS?: If so, some affects can range from weight gain, male pattern hair distribution, Insulin resistance, infertility, etc.. Again, these are not strict criteria. ...Read more

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What are the main structures of the female reproductive system?

What are the main structures of the female reproductive system?

Pelvic anatomy: The uterus is lined by the endometrium, and is connected to the vagina at the bottom and the right and left fallopian tubes exit towards the top. Normal ovaries sit on either side just below the tubes. The cervix is the name for the lowermost part of the uterus. ...Read more

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What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

Does not affect any: HIV causes Immune deficiency and patients are more prone to infections which most people with normal immune system do not get HIV does not directly have ant effect on the male or female reproductive system but are more prone to infections of the reproductive system indirectly ...Read more

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What does the female reproductive system produce?

Off-spring: Female reproductive system is an over-arching term used to describe all organs in a female body needed to reproduce = produce off-spring: the vagina, the uterus, the ovaries, and the parts of the brain that govern the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are the organs of the female reproductive system?

What are the  organs of the female reproductive system?

See below: Uterus, ovaries, oviduct vagina and, please do not ignore it, the brain! breasts enlarge to produce milk for the product. I say the brain because it is often true that the more a child is wanted, the harder it is to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Which hormones are involved in the female reproductive system?

Many: Estrogen is produced usually when an egg is developing at the beginning of the reproductive cycle, responding to a FSH elevation from the pituitary. Then the LH surge occurs causing ovulation, which then produces Progesterone to help maintain implantation if pregnancy occurs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the female reproductive system work when infertile?

Can you tell me how the female reproductive system work when infertile?

Varies tremendously: Infertility has many causes and thus the reproductive system has many changes when infertile. You are 40 and decreasing egg number and quality are important causes of infertility. We need to make sure the woman is ovulating and releasing an egg. We also need to check for female anatomy and sperm number and function. You should seek the advice of a specialist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What brain parts control the female reproductive system?

HPO (short version): It's called the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hpo.) the highest center is the hypothalamus, which prouces gnrh; this talks to the pituitary gland, which will produce fsh and lh in response. The ovaries respond to fsh and lh. ...Read more

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Someone told that ichthammol glycerin is useful for eradicating any kind of inflammatory problem of the female reproductive system.Is that true?

Someone told that ichthammol glycerin is useful for eradicating any kind of inflammatory problem of the female reproductive system.Is that true?

Ichthammol Uses: The following are normal uses for ichthammol: treating insect bites and stings from mosquitoes, spiders and bees, treatment of boils, removing splinters and slivers, treating plant irritations, such as nettles or poison ivy, treating minor skin infections such as an ingrown toenails, treating minor skin irritation in pets. ...Read more

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Whats a good way to insure a healthy female reproductive system. Are there any foods or drinks good for female reproductive.Any vaccine for std?

Whats a good way to insure a healthy female reproductive system. Are there any foods or drinks good for female reproductive.Any vaccine for std?

Healthy Reproductive: Systems can be maintained by always using barrier protection when having any sexual encounters. Hpv (the virus that causes abnormal pap smears) is spread by unprotected sex--as is genital herpes, hiv/aids, gonorrhea ; chlamydia.Because some of these diseases are not symptomatic in women, damage to uterus and fallopian tubes can cause infertility and chronic pelvic pain. Too late for hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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Is there a term for a person who has a full female reproductive system, but a male pelvic bone from birth?

Is there a term for a person who has a full female reproductive system, but a male pelvic bone from birth?

A woman: A person with a "full female reproductive system" is called a woman, regardless of whether or not she walks, talks, or thinks like a woman; and of course, regardless of what shape her pelvic bone happens to be. Pelvic bones come in all shapes and sizes, with features likely running in the family. ...Read more

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What do you call the visible part of the female reproductive system? Is it the vagina or the vulva?

What do you call the visible part of the female reproductive system? Is it the vagina or the vulva?

Vulva is external: The Vulva is external and visible. Only the opening of the vagina is visible. ...Read more

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Pls can u give example of some of antibiotics used for infections of female reproductive system? Thanks

Too many to list: Penicillins, clindamycin, gentamycin, ciprofloxacin, Metronidazole are the more traditional examples, but it depends on several factors as to which one would be most suitable, depending on the diagnosis, side effects and antibiotic susceptibility of the infecting micro- organism (s). ...Read more

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I had a complete hysterectomy 15 yrs. Ago; why have i had some vaginal bleeding with moderate lower abdominal pain? I have had no female reproductive system at all for 15 yrs. On and off vaginal bleeding accompanied with lower moderate abdominal pain. I

I had a complete hysterectomy 15 yrs. Ago; why have i had some vaginal bleeding with moderate lower abdominal pain? I have had  no female reproductive system at all for 15 yrs.  On and off vaginal bleeding accompanied with lower moderate abdominal pain. I

Your : Your symptoms are very concerning and you need a full gynecological workup. Even though you had a full hysterectomy, you may still have a cervix, and that can cause problems. Other vaginal problems can cause bleeding. Please call your ob-gyn and arrange a complete evaluation. If you have increased bleeding, pain, or light-headedness/fainting, then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I had a mammogram that needed further testing. When I went back in the lady circled nine little shadows but didn't tell me anything. ?

I had a mammogram that needed further testing. When I  went back in the lady circled nine little shadows but didn't  tell me anything. ?

You need to ask!: Usually mammographers give you good advice right away, but sometimes they just report to the doctor who ordered the test. In any event, if you want to know a test result, you ought to ask! ...Read more

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42, female w small breast. Normal mammogram last week exp. Random tingling, numbness, heaviness in right breast. Seeking cause & treatment?

42, female w small breast. Normal mammogram last week exp. Random tingling, numbness, heaviness in right breast. Seeking cause & treatment?

Clinical Breast exam: If not already done, a clinical breast exam(cbe) done by your doctor is the first step to find the cause. Since your mammogram is normal, i doubt that we will find anything obvious to explain the cause of your breast symptoms, so visit your doctor for cbe; if it is normal, then i would not worry about anything else and treat this discomfort with a mild pain medicine like 2 tabs of tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Female Reproductive System (Definition)

The female reproductive system is a complex organ system that includes sex hormones and organs such as the ovaries, uterus, fallopian ...Read more