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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound And Reproductive Endocrine Infertility

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Can long term use of corticosteroid cream affect your endocrine system, and reproductive hormone levels?

Can long term use of corticosteroid cream affect your endocrine system, and reproductive hormone levels?

Yes: It depends on the strength of the steroid. 1% Hydrocortisone is unlikely to cause any side effects on your adrenal glands, but more powerful creams can have systemic effects. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Thyroid ultrasound that showed 3 indiscreet nodules. Largest 8mm. No calcification seen norm flow. Appt August with endocrin. I am worried. Thoughts?

Thyroid ultrasound that showed 3 indiscreet nodules. Largest 8mm. No calcification seen norm flow. Appt August with endocrin. I am worried. Thoughts?

Most likely benign: Most likely an incidental finding. Generally, only nodules >1 cm should be evaluated, since they have a greater potential to be clinically significant. Certain sonographic appearances are highly predictive of a benign nodule. A pure cystic nodule or a "spongiform appearance", aggregation of multiple microcystic components, are highly specific for benign nodules. Discuss specifics with you Doctor. ...Read more

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Had PID for two months. Ultrasound came back normal. Is it possible that I'm infertile?

Had PID for two months. Ultrasound came back normal. Is it possible that I'm infertile?

Yes, it is.: Ultrasound cannot see scar tissue, or "adhesions". A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray procedure where dye is injected into the uterus through the cervix. It can identify scar tissue inside the uterine cavity and diagnose "blocked tubes", or "tubal occlusion". ...Read more

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How small follicles seen in ultrasound around overies can be treated? Is it the reason for infertility and can I go for laproscopy?

How small follicles seen in ultrasound around overies can be treated? Is it the reason for infertility and can I go for laproscopy?

Follicles: Seeing multiple small follicles on ultrasound may mean you have pcos which is usually successfully treated with medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara to induce ovulation if you are trying to get pregnant. There are other health issues associated with pcos that may need to be looked into with blood tests however. I would ask you ob/gyn. Laparoscopy for pcos is usually done as a last resort. ...Read more

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2 kids born 13&15 yrs old. 1 abortion year 06 2 miscarriages yr 06 & 13, I had ultrasound of cervix twice told everything look well. Infertile?

2 kids born 13&15 yrs old. 1 abortion year 06 2 miscarriages yr 06 & 13, I had ultrasound of cervix twice told everything look well. Infertile?

No...: Infertility is defined by someone who is unable to conceive. You have been pregnant so infertility does not sound like it is a problem that you have. Miscarriages are emotionally difficult; however, know that they are very common and most women that have a miscarriage are ultimately able to have a successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife has had the following tests done for infertility: hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears. Are there any other tests she will need to do if we go to an re? All test results have been normal.

My wife has had the following tests done for infertility:  hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears.  Are there any other tests she will need to do if we go to an re?  All test results have been normal.

So far so good: Male partners need to be evaluated with semen analysis, this is usually one of the first tests done. On the female side laparoscopy is an important part of the workup to identify pelvic peritoneal problems, although usually it's done after the above tests. ...Read more

Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more