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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

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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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Before getting married i want to go for infertility and reproductive organ tests, will it affect my system when presently there is no problem? Help!

Before getting married i want to go for infertility and reproductive organ tests, will it affect my system when presently there is no problem? Help!

Not needed: There is generally no reason to do infertility testing before you start trying. They are designed to figure out why a couple with infertility cannot conceive, not to determine whether a couple will experience infertility. There are couples out there with abnormal tests who have no fertility issues and couples with normal testing who cannot conceive. ...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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Can you see anything outside of the reproductive system with a vaginal ultrasound?

Can you see anything outside of the reproductive system with a vaginal ultrasound?

Yes: Ultrasound is operator dependent meaning the views may differ based on who is performing the test. With that being said, it may be possible to see organs other than the reproductive system when using an ultrasound. Organs such as the bladder, liver, intestines and liver can possible be visualized. ...Read more

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Will pelvic ultrasound show abnormalities in you bladder as well as in your reproductive organs? Having urinary sxs and have a cyst on ovary.

Will pelvic ultrasound show abnormalities in you bladder as well as in your reproductive organs? Having urinary sxs and have a cyst on ovary.

Yes: An ultrasound is the best imaging study to look at the pelvic organs (tubes, ovaries and uterus). An ultrasound can be used to evaluate bladder. A doctor wanting to evaluate the bladder, may also use cystoscopy, or putting a camera into the bladder and examining the walls of the bladder directly. A cyst on the ovary won't typically affect bladder at all unless it's cancer, worried about growth. ...Read more

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What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...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. All test results were normal. My semen analysis results were normal. Will additional tests need to be done if

My wife has had the following tests done for infertility: hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears.  All test results were normal.  My semen analysis results were normal.  Will additional tests need to be done if

Yes: She will need to see what her amh level is for another test of ovarian reserve. She can do ovulation predictor kits to see if she ovulated. A Progesterone level 7 days after ovulation will help as well. She can get a TSH and prolactin level as well. Then you both can have a consult with her md about options. ...Read more

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I have had PID. Can an ultra sound test to see any scarring that could have occurred? Worried about infertility.

I have had PID. Can an ultra sound test to see any scarring that could have occurred? Worried about infertility.

PID and Infertility: 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". It can identify fibroids and polyps which can also contribute to problems with conceiving. Laparoscopy can identify pelvic adhesions. ...Read more

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


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