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When should couples see an infertility specialist?

When should couples see an infertility specialist?

Typically 1 year: I believe whenever they are ready. More usually, physicians recommend evaluation after 1 year of unsuccesful trying. When the woman is over 36 years of age, it is nowadays more appropriate to start evaluation after 6 months. I'm glad you asked when a 'couple' can start, both partners should be involved from the very beginning. ...Read more

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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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Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Infertility: A general OB/ Gyn can do infertility evaluations and treatment. The infertility specialist works with the more difficult cases. Typically in vitro fertilization is only done by the specialists. Infertility doctors will usually send pregnant patients back to the generalist for delivery. A woman older than 35 with infertility should probably be seeing the specialist. ...Read more

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Does fibroid lead to infertility?

Does fibroid lead to infertility?

It depends: Fibroids sometimes affect fertility. It really depends on how big they are, how many there are, and whether they are distorting or encroaching upon the uterine cavity. Tests such as saline infusion sonograms, hsgs, and rarely mris can help determine if they're a problem or not. ...Read more

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Can regular obgyn bill you for infertility treatment?

Can regular obgyn bill you for infertility treatment?

Quite likely 'yes': This is complicated depending on what services he/she provides and what your insurance covers, if anything. But simply 'yes, ' if you accept a service from a doctor you accept responsibility to pay for it. If you have no insurance benefit ('non-covered service') your doctor may bill you. Some insurance services are 'bundled, ' you would do well to talk with your insurance rep about these. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will masturbation cause infertility in men?

Need doctor's help! will masturbation cause infertility in men?

No: This particular tall-tale results from the fact that men who keep several days' worth of semen on board reabsorb some fluid and concentrate sperms, producing a higher count. If enjoying your body like almost every other guys does caused infertility, it would be end of the human race. Stop listening to whoever tried to frighten you with this foolish claim. ...Read more

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Can you advise for scan report, possible infertility?

Can you advise for scan report, possible infertility?

HealthTap Prime also: One-on-one communication is not possible in the free forum, which exists for general medical information. HealthTap Prime, one of HealthTap's paid services, gives you one-on-one access to an available HealthTap physician who can interview you and review records you can upload. HealthTap Concierge sets you up with a HealthTap physician of your very own, one who can provide continuity of care. ...Read more

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I need to find a hormone or testosterone replacement specialist. Urologist?

I need to find a hormone or testosterone replacement specialist. Urologist?

Ask around: There are family docs who are great at it and some urologists or endocrinologists who aren't. Find a doctor who has an interest in it and you'll probably do better. ...Read more

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Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Not typically: A spermatocele is a dilation of the an epididymal tubule. However, any attempt to remove a spermatocele may result in obstruction of the epididymis. ...Read more

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Can an endocrinologist help with fertility issues?

Can an endocrinologist help with fertility issues?

May be: It would be better to consult a specialist in reproductive medicine or a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will miscarriages cause you not ovulate for many months?

Need doctor's help! will miscarriages cause you not ovulate for many months?

No: Miscarriage will not make you miss multiple menses. However, your ovary may not be ovulating when you are peri menopausal. ...Read more

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Must varicoceles be repaired to remedy male infertility?

Must varicoceles be repaired to remedy male infertility?

Not always: The connection of varicocele and male sub-fertility is not entirely consistent: some men with sub-fertility are helped by varicocele repair, a large majority of men with varicocele never have fertility problems. Expert urologists and res often disagree on specifics, so i recommend in-person evaluation with an expert you trust. ...Read more

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Will an uncomplicated abortion cause future infertility?

Will an uncomplicated abortion cause future infertility?

No: Hi. No, it won't compromise your ability to have a baby if/when the time is right. Try to use reliable contraception so you don't need to abort, but don't worry about future fertility. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can chlamydia to make you infertile?

Can chlamydia to make you infertile?

Damage to the tubes: Chlamydia can lead to scarring of the tubes, and can be a major factor in infertillity. It also increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus, most likely in the tube.). ...Read more

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I need to find a reasonable tubal reversal doctor dallas tx?

I need to find a reasonable tubal reversal doctor dallas tx?

Several in DFW: There are several facilities in dfw that offer this service. I happen to be one of the physicians in dfw that offers this service. If interested, you will first need to have an office consultation to review your history, the operative record for the tubal ligation (if available), and go over the options and the details of tubal reversal surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can spermatocele cause you to be infertile?

Can spermatocele cause you to be infertile?

Yes it is possible: Depending on the cause of the spermatocoele, fertility might be compromised. Most likely there will still be sperm present unless other anatomic abnormalities are present. Spermatocoele is not a common abnormality and further evaluation and semen analysis can characterize the possibilities of infertility. ...Read more