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Doctor insights on: What Is Infertility In Women

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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 medicines treat infertility in women?

What medicines treat infertility in women?

Wide range: Different medications are utilized in the treatment of infertility. It depends on the diagnosis and infertility treatment. They range from ovulation induction agents (clomid, letrozole), ovarian stimulation meds (fsh, hmg), Insulin sensitizing agents (metformin), adjunctive meds combined with the previous (dexamethasone, hcg, baby aspirin), etc. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of infertility in women?

What are symtoms of infertility in women?

Various: Infertility means not getting pregnant within 1 year of trying to concieve. If a woman has irregular periods, pelvic pain, or other medical problems, it can be wise to get some medical evaluation sooner. ...Read more

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What causes infertility in most women?

What causes infertility in most women?

Top diagnoses: 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 symptoms are common in infertility in women?

What symptoms are common in infertility in women?

Missed periods: Speaking literally, there are no symptoms specific to female infertility. Missed, absent, or irregular periods come from irregular or abnormal ovulations, which is the most common cause of female infertility. Pelvic pain, particularly painful intercourse, is often (but not always) suggestive of endometriosis, which caa also be a fertility factor in women. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infertility in women at 28?

Different causes: Couls be problem with ovulation, tubal blockage or abnormal sperm. Sometimes infertility also tends to be unexplained where we can't find a reason. ...Read more

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What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Depends on the cause: Many ovaries can harbour small cysts of unclincal significance. However, persistent cysts in the presence of irregular menses may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Check with your doctor if further testes are needed. ...Read more

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What do men think of infertile women? Barren?

What do men think of infertile women? Barren?

Not anymore.: With the advances in assisted reproduction technology most infertile women can still carry normal pregnancies to term and have healthy babies. Therefore, the old-age stereotype of the barren spinster is no longer socially applicable - thanks to our rei (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) colleagues. ...Read more

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Can cats cause infertility in women?

Can cats cause infertility in women?

No: Cats do not cause infertility, if they carry toxoplasmosis they can cause fetal abnormalities in the unborn child. ...Read more

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What are the causes of natural infertility in women?

Infertility: Age is the most natural cause of infertility as your chance for getting pregnant and delivering is much harder after age 40. You are also at much higher risk for miscarriage when you do get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can pocs cause infertility in women.What is the effect on a young woman of 26 year?

Can pocs cause infertility in women.What is the effect on a young woman of 26 year?

Same: Pcos will have the same effects in any woman at any age. Use diet, exercise and weight loss. Talk to your doctor about metformin, which can help normalize menses and may restore fertility in many women. ...Read more

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Is too much soy in your diet causes infertility in women?

Is too much soy in your diet causes infertility in women?

Possibly: Research is conflicting but there is evidence that large amounts of soy can contribute to infertility, so anyone having fertility problems should consider reducing soy intake- see http://www.aliveholistichealth.ca/soy/tabid/94/Default.aspx Excess soy can also suppress thyroid function & low thyroid can cause fertility problems. You might be hypothyroid despite normal TSH-see http://bit.ly/1cJnyBx ...Read more

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Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

No: I am unaware of any evidence that juniper has any impact on female fertility. Excessive drinking of gin can cause fertility (and other) problems. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause infertility in women?

Could HPV cause infertility in women?

No, but...: Generally, hpv alone carries no risk to infertility, but it oftentimes comes along with other stds such as chlamydia, herpes, etc. Leading to pid and blocking fallopian tubes, which will cause infertility. More detail? Ask doctor. ...Read more

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How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

Treat Immediately: Treat pid as soon as it is diagnosed. There is nothing in the literature that mentions how long pid can go untreated without complications. I would guess if untreated, depending on the specifics (infecting organism, extent of infection, patient's immunologic response etc.) the complications may already be in place at diagnosis or within a few days of diagnosis. Get treated immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Higher chances at 42: Without knowing much about you as an individual other than your age & cysts, fertility decreases every year after 40 and it is very difficult to conceive at 45 or older with your own eggs for most women (always exceptions). 41-42 year olds may have a 15-25% chance of success with more high-tech fertility treatment like ivf. See a reproductive endocrinologist. Cysts may be a sign of low egg supply. ...Read more

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Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

Absolutely: If you are clinically hypothyroid or clinically hyperthyroid, it can cause infertility. Sometimes, with this thyroid disease you can get pregnant but it will increase the risk of miscarriage and in cases of hypothyroidism, it can adverse effects on the fetus. If you have thyroid disease you should consult with your doctor before attempting pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Metformin and hyponid, which is very effective for treating infertility in women?

Metformin and hyponid, which is very effective for treating infertility in women?

Maybe: If you are having ovulatory dysfunction and not ovulating on a regular basis and you have an abnormal glucose to Insulin ratio, then the addition of metformin may help to improve response rates with ovulation induction meds and maybe could cause ovulation without any meds. Hope this helps. ...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