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What does infertile mean?

What does infertile mean?

Infertility: Inability to conceive within a year (or 6 months if over 35) after unprotected intercourse. See a fertility specialist if it is taking longer! ...Read more

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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 does infertility mean?

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 more

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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?

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?

Endo is inflammatory: Endometriosis causes an inflammatory reaction. This produces "mini-hormones" that can affect many aspects of the reproductive process including ovulation, tubal pick-up of the egss, and implantation. ...Read more

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Can having p.I.D automatically means infertility?

Can having p.I.D automatically means infertility?

Maybe: Pid can cause blocking of the fallopian tubes. Any evaluation of the tubes by a hsg can determine if there is an issue. ...Read more

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What is meant by male infertility ?

What is meant by male infertility ?

Abnormal sperm: Male infertility implies that the infertility is due to the male partner--ie abnormal sperm (low count, low morphology, poor motility) , no sperm, chromosomal abnormality etc. ...Read more

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Does colorless semen mean infertility or a disease? Or is it normal?

Does colorless semen mean infertility or a disease? Or is it normal?

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

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Is colorless semen means a disease or infertility or it could be normal ?

Is colorless semen means a disease or infertility or it could be normal
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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

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If a woman is anorexic does this mean that she will also become infertile?

If a woman is anorexic does this mean that she will also become infertile?

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

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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.

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.

Good news/bad news: The good news is that you were able to get pregnant, have 2 children and have a period of menstrual cessation which minimizes endometriosis spread. The bad news is that endometriosis can get worse and be a future cause for infertility if not treated. ...Read more