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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Of The Major Causes Of Infertility In Couples

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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


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What were some of the most common causes of female infertility or being "barren" in the 1800's?

What were some of the most common causes of female infertility or being "barren" in the 1800's?

Fertility in 19th C: I don't believe there's much real data to answer , but case reports in lancet as far back as civil war support that causes were probably similar to now: ovulatory, tubal, endometriosis. There's a fascinating case report of a surgeon cannulating proximal fallopian tube with a whalebone in 1898! delayed child-bearing of course was less common. Medical historians please correct me if needed! ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of a couple's infertility?

Infertility: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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What can cause infertility? What are some typical causes of infertility? What can be done to prevent it?

What can cause infertility? What are some typical causes of infertility? What can be done to prevent it?

4 steps: Pregnancy is achieved when 1) an egg is released from the ovary, 2) meets abundant normal sperm, 3) in a normal fallopian tube, and 4) travels into a normal uterus. A disorder of any of the above can decrease your chances of pregnancy. A thorough history, physical exam, and special tests can determine which if any are keeping you from conceiving. ...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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Does Zactac (or Ranitidine) cause infertility in women? Some women in Vietnam are afraid to take Zantac (ranitidine) because some Vietnamese doctors claimed such.

Does Zactac (or Ranitidine) cause infertility in women?  Some women in Vietnam are afraid to take Zantac (ranitidine) because some Vietnamese doctors claimed such.

Ranitidine/ fertilit: Effects of intravenous administration of ranitidine hydrochloride on the fertility of the male and female rats]. [Article in Japanese] Kamada S, et al . J Toxicol Sci. 1984 Jun;9 Suppl 1:13-28. Ranitidine has not been associated w/ fertility in rats In very high doses may effect rat fetus. Cimetidine( tagamet) another H2 blocker affects sperm f/u/ w doc ...Read more