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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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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


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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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What does ttc mean?

What does ttc mean?

Trying To Conceive: People use TTC to say they are trying to get pregnant and have a baby. (TTC stands for Trying To Conceive) ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

Definitions: Ovulation is when an egg is released by the ovaries, which usually happens in women each month. Fertilization is when that released egg meets sperm from a male, causing a series of events to occur which, barring any problems, typically results in a baby about nine months later. ...Read more

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What does high fertility mean?

What does high fertility mean?

>5 births per woman: Low, medium, and high fertility describes the average number of births to a woman in her lifetime (usually by country, race, or ethnicity). Some people use the numbers <2.5 births for low, 2.5-5 births for medium, and >5 births for high. The fertility rate of american-born women is <2 now, which means they are not having enough babies. Other industrialized western countries have similar problems. ...Read more

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What does impaired fertility exactly mean to doctor?

What does impaired fertility exactly mean to doctor?

Immune challenges: Certain chronic exposures from certain dental materials , like mercury exposure frome so-called "silver" fillings , may contribute to damage to reproductive health. Chronic bacterial infections from gum disease , not only contributes to low-weight, pre-term babies, it may interfere with conception. Read the book " infertility and birth defects" by sam ziff. Mind-blowing stuff. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

Many cysts: It simply means there are multiple cysts on your ovary. If cysts are small, it can be a normal finding. It can also be seen with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). By itself, it doesn't mean too much but may have significance in the context of another diagnosis such as PCOS. If the cysts are grapefruit sized, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi what does kissing ovaries mean for fertility?

Hi what does kissing ovaries mean for fertility?

Severe endometriosis: "Kissing ovaries" means the ovaries are seen as adjacent to each other and is evidence of severe endometriosis. Endometriosis is the cause of infertility in 25% of couples, but Its presence does not absolutely preclude pregnancy, especially with treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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What does ENDOSALPINGOSIS mean?

What does ENDOSALPINGOSIS mean?

Pelvic Pain: This means that the cells which line the tube through which the eggs flow into the uterus are growing OUTSIDE the tubes and this is though to be a cause for CHRONIC pelvic pain. Hope this helps!! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does spermatozoa means?

Spermatozoa: This is another name for the sperm produced in the testies. ...Read more

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What does thalassemia mean exactly?

What does thalassemia mean exactly?

Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm ...Read more

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What does having elephantiasis mean?

What does having elephantiasis mean?

Lymph obstruction: Elephantiasis refers to massive swelling of a limb due to blockage of tiny channels in the soft tissues called lymphactics. These channels usually help circulate white blood cells throughout the body and help filter certain waste products. Parasites and certain developmental diseases can cause elephantiasis. Lymphatic swelling caused by tumors or operations is usually called lymphedema. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have polycystic ovary syndrome?

What exactly does it mean to have polycystic ovary syndrome?

A syndrome: Pcos is a syndrome where you have some combination of ovulation problems, symptoms of excess male hormone and large numbers of small follicles on the ovaries on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean? What actually happens?

What does ovulation mean? What actually happens?

Ovulation: Its the process of releasing an egg (or two) from the ovary. After ovulation, the space where the egg came from forms a cyst, called the corpus luteal cyst, which starts making Progesterone to help get the uterus ready for a pregnancy. Once the egg comes out, it will only last an hour or two, so for fertilization (and pregnancy) to occur, it has to fall into a pool of sperm. ...Read more

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What does impotence in women mean.

What does impotence in women mean.

Talk with your doc: It is a term that is usually not used in regard to women. Probably it is being used to reflect difficulty with sexual arousal or in having climax. These labels often suggest a misunderstanding about sexual functioning. It is always best to discuss exactly what the concerns are with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does testosterone do exactly?

What does testosterone do exactly?

Depends upon age...: During fetal development, testosterone is useful to make genetic male look like a boy when born. In adolescence, T is useful during puberty in developing secondary sexual characteristics eg hair etc. While low T can account for many conditions such as fatigue, depression, loss of sex drive, etc, there are many more common reasons for this than low T. Excess T is bad, too, so not DIY project. ...Read more

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What does 'enlarged ovaries' mean?

Cysts or PCOS ...: Enlarged ovaries (high ovarian volumes) are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged without large cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more