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What Does Infertility Mean
It depends: For younger women (younger than 35), we can use the traditional definition of 1 year or trying to conceive. For women 35-40, 6 months is enough time to consider seeing a specialist for an evaluation. And for women older than 40, it is important to seek help as soon as you are ready! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?
No: You are able to get pregnant and are not infertile. ...Read more
No, ...: Semen color gives no hint for male infertility, but its sperm count, concentration, motility, etc. would say something about the odd to fertilize a timely waiting egg usually in Fallopian tube. So, what you saw could be normal for you. More concern for infertility? Seek evaluation and counseling... ...Read more
It could be normal: In general, infertility is tested when a couple have been trying to have a baby for 2 years and were unsuccessful. One of the first tests to do is a semen analysis which can tell if there is any issue with the sperm quality. That being said, a colorless semen could be normal, but if worried, check with your doctor. ...Read more
NOt always: Women who have had anorexia in the past may have infertiltiy issues in the future. It may depend on the severity of the anorexia or whether she may have additional problems with anovutlation or other problems related to infertility. If you have had that history it is important to discuss your desire to achieve a pregnancy in the future so that you can be evaluated before you attempt pregnancy. ...Read more
Recently found out i have mild patches of endometriosis , does this mean am infertile? I have 2children i dont no how long ive had the endometriosis.
Not necessarily : Many women with endometriosis are fertlle. If one is not ready to conceive one must use contraception. A 3 month at a time contraceptive pill like seasonale is good as are several others. Theses types of pills tend to slow down the endometriosis. See your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, here is...: A personal hx of impregnating any females in the past will suggest; otherwise, there's no quick easy way to tell. But remember: some 10-15% of couples may have the issue of possible infertility; some 50% of the time from women's factors, some 30% from male's factors, and some 20% from both. If still in doubt, go to see expert for a good history, physical exam, and semen analysis, and others. ...Read more
No, BUT!!!: The number of times alone intercourse occurrs is not a determinant of fertility. Many other factors play a role for both the woman and man. But, unless this question is hypothetical for the age of 15 listed above, this type of activity is extremely risky. Pregnancy at age 15 has increased risk and is a poor choice overall for the mother and child. Sti's risk is high including chlamydia and hiv. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does having varicocele mean you're infertile? What options/actions could be taken to reduce the odds?
Not necessarily : While having a varicocele is associated with male factor infertility, it is not all-or-none. Many fertile men have a varicocele. Management of varicoceles in men with infertility are best addressed by a urologist who specializes in male infertility. Not all varicoceles are the same. In addition, surgery may be avoided depending on if undergoing infertility treatment (e.g. Ivf-icsi). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband's sperm is kinda clumpy and it has a grainy texture does this mean he is infertile/have trouble having kids?
I got a positive ovulation stick and wondering if i had a baby before and i'm ovulating does that mean i'm not infertile?
Complicated: If you had a positive ovulation test mid-cycle, then you are ovulating, or releasing an egg. However there are many factors to fertility. Your fallopian tubes must be open, or patent, to allow the egg to be fertilized and to make it to the uterus. You also need the right or one levels and uterine environment. But it's a good start. ...Read more
Not really: Many pregnancies occur at the most erratic days when often these are not the ones to choose. ...Read more
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