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Tubal Infertility In Children
I have had 3 mc 1 aug'14 1 oct '14 and 1 tubal jan'15 I have 2 older children. Is it common to end up with infertility? What can I do to prevent this?
I have had 3 mc 1 aug '14 1 oct'14 and 1 tubal treated with mx shot jan'15 I have 2 older children. Is it common to end up with infertility? Any hope?
Stay hopeful.: The good news is that you have been able to get pregnant in the past and have been successful with 2 pregnancies. As one ages, there can be small changes to ova, which does increase one's risk of miscarriage. Get a thorough check up by your Gynecologist to rule out infection and fibroids, etc. And ensure hormone levels are normal. Best wishes. ...Read more
About 25%: About 85% of men are fertile. It starts decreasing about age 35. ...Read more
Can cervicitis cause infertility? Will it be cured? What is the main cause? Can I still have children?
I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?
I have adenomyosis. Should I be worried about infertility? I am 27, my partner and I were planning on children in 2-3 yrs. Should we start sooner?
Does paraxitine cause infertility. I have no children but using paraxitine for the treatment of premature ejaculation?
Is good to take arimidex (anastrozole) while on androgel to prevent potential infertility from TRT? 28 years old and would like to have children in few years
Can a minor head injury cause infertility for a man? My husband was hit by a car while riding his bike when he was a child. He had some type of small plate placed in his head. I guess he lost fluid or something, I'm not sure. He's 45 now and has no childr
Am I infertile? My boyfriend and I have used only the withdrawal method while making love for over two years now and we do it at least 2-3 times a week. I haven't got pregnant, not that I'm trying to get pregnant anytime soon, however I do want children
The: The withdraw method is not a very reliable form of contraception. It is reasonable to be suspicious that there may be an issue given the duration and frequency of intercourse. I don't think that it would be appropriate to give you a firm diagnosis of infertilty however. Probably the best approach is to consider your current age, the number of children you want, and make informed decisions about how to move forward. If you are 23 then not worrying about this for 4-5 years is ok. If you really don't want children now then get on a more reliable form of contraception. If you are 32 and want 4 children then waiting 4- 5 years is probably not a good idea. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have pelvic pain, infertility for about a year and a half, amenorrhea x 3 months. 24yrs old, and 2 children already...Please help?
A lot going on: There isn't "one" condition that explains all this at the same time, but pelvic pain + new infertility in a 24 y.o. endometriosis would be a big consideration. You'd need a thorough exam and interview with a doctor who is expert in this area to say for sure. 3 months without periods isn't to worry about, although it isn't normal. That question could be addressed with a visit too. Good wishes. ...Read more
My husband has 2 children from past. Our fertility dr want him to have his sperm tested. Why? If he has a 7&5 yr old how can he be infertile now?
Things...: ...Change. If the two of you are having a problem conceiving, the two of you need to be tested. ...Read more
I am 22.i had vericocle grade 1.now it's grade 2 and growing. I am worried about infertility. Can I save my sperm in banks for Plan B for children?
If you want...: But it's probably not necessary. Even a grade 2-3 varicocele probably doesn't reduce your sperm count any more than sitting in a hot bathtub. I don't think you would need to go through the expense of storing your sperm in a sperm bank. I would discuss your concerns with your doctor/urologist. ...Read more
Does clear semen mean I'm not fertile? I have had sex with my fiance and all times my semen has been clear, im 18 and we would like to have children in the future but i'd like to know if clear semen means im infertile
Yes.: A tubal ligation, having your "tubes tied, " is a permanent method of birth control. It is possible to have the procedure done without having children, as long as you do not desire future children. An oophorectomy, having your ovaries removed, is also possible without having children. However, ovaries are not typically removed unless there is some disease process affecting them. ...Read more
Ok im 32 and would like a reversal on my tubal ligation I have 3 children is it safe and what is the vitro?
Safe is relative: Bilateral micro tubal anastomoses is as safe as any other major surgery in competent hands. The success rate may be as high as 50 to 70%. In vitro fertilization rates are usually slightly lower. Pregnancy attempts are each month after surgery but only at the time of the procedure with in vitro fertilization. ...Read more
I had a tubal ligation, but would now like to have more children as my family situation has changed. Is this possible?
I have had three children a year apart from each other after the last one I had a tubal ligation now every time I have my period it comes early, why?
Probably normal: Periods are normally 21-42 days apart. If you fall in that window, don't worry. ...Read more
My doctor has informed me that I have tubal metaplasia. I want to know is this why I keep bleeding? And will I be able to have children. I'm 22 years
47 yo I have 6 children (natural) I had a tubal ligation 11 years ago after a c-section. Periods like clockwork but now I am 2 weeks late.???
Hormonal fluctuation: Can throw off your schedule, and that can be related to stress or infection, or thyroid dysfunction. Some women your age will start to see some irregularity as menopause approaches. It is unlikely that you are pregnant after your tubal, but it does happen, and a test would reassure you about that. Give it a few months and then discuss with your doctor if still a problem. ...Read more
I am 26 years old. I have three children and really regretting my tubal ligation and endometrial ablation. I do not bleed at all but occasionally have brown thick discharge. Is there any type of procedures and medications that would help me to carry a chi
Surrogacy: Its where you find someone that will carry a baby for you. Your hubby's sperm is added to eggs harvested from you and they use IVF to plant the result in a surrogate. This is quite expensive and not covered by insurance, but it is a way for you to have a kid. Otherwise you are done. ...Read more
Semen analysis: When you have infertility (6 to 12 months of unprotected sex without a successful pregnancy), one of the tests performed is a semen analysis which examines a semen sample for the count, motility and shape (morphology) of the sperm. If the numbers are slightly low that is mild male factor. It is important to discuss your results with your doctor and not just use the lab report. ...Read more
Ovulation prediction: The most simple way is to use an ovulation prediction kit. You can buy them without a prescription in a pharmacy. You count 12 days from the start of your period and start testing your urine every day until it turns positive. There are also apps for your phone that will help you calculate your fertile window based on your menstrual history. Not a great way to prevent pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more
Many: Infertility can be caused by numerous factor. Problems with too few (diminished ovarian reserve) or disordered release of eggs (pcos, hypothalamic problems), endocrine causes (thyroid or prolactin problems), low sperm counts, or problems with the fallopian tubes. Finding out the cause is important in directing which treatment is most appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more
Often egg related: A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and as time goes by those eggs get used up and there is an ever-declining number of eggs available. Not only does the number decline, but also those eggs remaining as a woman gets older are often those of lesser quality. ...Read more
More than 12 months: There may not be any sign or symptoms beyond the fact that you have trouble conceiving. By definition, when you are intending to get pregnant and have been trying regularly with success after one yr. Morbid obesity/pcos, thyroid disease, and past pelvic inflammatory disease can reduce chances. Or maybe your partner has problem--not so healthy sperms. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Age, STDs, smoking: Women's ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality) starts to decline from mid 20's on average, and fastest by the 40's. Smoking, STDs like chlamydia, endometriosis, surgery on the ovaries, and cancer chemo or radiotherapy reduce ovarian reserve faster. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block the fallopian tubes or cause scarring around ovaries. Overweight or underweight reduces fertility. ...Read more
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
Get a Semen Analysis: If you're trying to conceive without success, your husband needs a semen analysis; we find sperm problems 40-50% of the time, ranging from mild to severe problems. A fertility clinic or urologist is best; we look at both sperm numbers and quality. About half the time the sperm issue is the only problem, and the other half have male and female factors together, like blocked tubes or low egg supply. ...Read more
Many Causes: Infertility can be caused by numerous factor. Problems with too few (diminished ovarian reserve) or disordered release of eggs (pcos, hypothalamic problems), endocrine causes (thyroid or prolactin problems), low sperm counts, or problems with the fallopian tubes. Finding out the cause is important in directing which treatment is most appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more
None: There are no reliable symptoms in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Older males may suffer symptoms related to performance including ed or inability to ejaculate; these are in a different category from male factor infertility. ...Read more