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Why might HSG be needed (infertility)? Can i refuse it? What are alternatives? Can i ask for anesthesia? Very prone to anxiety, low pain threshold.

Why might HSG be needed (infertility)? Can i refuse it? What are alternatives? Can i ask for anesthesia? Very prone to anxiety, low pain threshold.

HSG wow: Hsg is appropriate (at some point) for all females undergoing fertility treatment. It tests your tubes; the alternative test is surgery. Of course you can refuse it, but some doctors - me for instance - will not treat you (prescriptions) more than 3 cycles if you decline. No one will give you general anesthesia, some will give valium for anxiety (i don't ever), but thats another story.). ...Read more

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Infertility (Definition)

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When do I need to seek infertility treatment with different circumstances?

When do I need to seek infertility treatment with different circumstances?

Infertility assess: It is better to seek an evaluation to understand if you are having any challenges to getting pregnant if you have been trying to get pregnant for over a year, have regular cycles each month, have no history or risk factors for pelvic infections, or your partner has not had problems in the past. You should always seek help earlier if you have any of the findings above or anytime you are concerned. ...Read more

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Does propecia (finasteride) cause permanent infertility? Please, need some answers?

Does propecia (finasteride) cause permanent infertility? Please, need some answers?

Rarely: It may however be a problem with prolonged us of propecia (finasteride) since the male hormone is reduced and most goes to estrogens. ...Read more

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What is the best testosterone therapy plan if you don't want to suffer infertility but need to raise your levels (313 currently)?

What is the best testosterone therapy plan if you don't want to suffer infertility but need to raise your levels (313 currently)?

Testosterone: Since a t level of 313 is close to normal, i would not use supplimental testosterone if you are concerned with fertility right now. Testosterone may well decrease sperm production. ...Read more

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I am 18yrs old. I had testosterone levels in the low 300s at morning. Low/normal fsh/lh. I will repeat test. What if need TRT? Afraid of infertility.

I am 18yrs old. I had testosterone levels in the low 300s at morning. Low/normal fsh/lh. I will repeat test. What if need TRT? Afraid of infertility.

Check levels: Check the levels again. If it is low again you have Hypogonadism,and you need to find out weather it is hypothalamic/Pituitary or testicular. At your age HCG, gonadotropin releasing hormones are preferred. Clomid (clomiphene) may work very well. ...Read more

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I had once IUI resulted in chemical pregnancy no reasons for infertility i need advice whether to repeat IUI or move to IVF married 3 years?

I had once IUI  resulted in chemical pregnancy no reasons for infertility i need advice whether to repeat IUI or move to IVF  married 3 years?

Difficult choice: 6 cycles of IUI on injectable medications costs around the same as one cycle of ivf. One takes 6+ months and ivf takes 6 weeks. Here is the "rub". 6 cycles of IUI is not as successful as 1 cycle of ivf. So it is a choice. By doing iui, you "gamble" that it works in 2-3 attempts and save money; but if not, than ultimately it costs more because when IUI does not work, you have to go to ivf. ...Read more

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Can i be infertile?

Can i be infertile?

Infertility: If you have been having sex for one year and not doing anything to prevent pregnancy, then you are considered infertile. Some couples just take longer to get pregnant, it doesn't mean there is any problem. If the woman is over 35, we recommend testing after 6 month, you don't have to wait a full year. ...Read more

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What causes Infertility?

Basic Infertility: Many different causes contribute to infertility. There are male factors (sperm), ovary factors (the making and releasing of eggs), and factors that interfere with the sperm and egg joining (endometriosis, blockage in the tubes or uterus, etc). There are also less common and unknown factors. A careful evaluation by a GYN specialist can help most couples. ...Read more

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What does infertile mean?

What does infertile mean?

Infertility: Inability to conceive within a year (or 6 months if over 35) after unprotected intercourse. See a fertility specialist if it is taking longer! ...Read more

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