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What is the cause of teratozoospermia?

What is the cause of teratozoospermia?

Not known: Specific causes of teratozoospermia are not yet known. Other possible causes are the following: 1. Age 2. Acrosomal defects 3. Idiopathic oligospermia. ...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 is the cause of varicocele?

What is the cause of varicocele?

Vericocele: The idiopathic varicocele occurs when the valves within the veins along the spermatic cord do not work properly. This is essentially the same process as varicose veins, which are common in the legs. This results in backflow of blood into the pampiniform plexus and causes increased pressures, which on rare occasion can lead to permanent damage to the testicular tissue due to disruption of normal supply of oxygenated blood via the testicular artery. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypogonadism?

What is the cause of hypogonadism?

Several: A genetic gene deletioncausing anterior pituitary failure called Kallmans Testicle failure Primary pituitary failure ovarian failure these are common causes ...Read more

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What is the cause of pregnrncy?

What is the cause of pregnrncy?

Unprotected sex: Are you asking about the birds and the bees? The actual mechanics of (unprotected) sex? Artificial reproductive techniques (art) such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) can also "cause" pregnancy w/o sexual intercourse. Check out http://health.Yahoo.Net/experts/womentoday/mechanics-pregnancy. Bottom line, guy puts penis inside vagina & releases sperm, one of which joins female egg causing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cervitis?

What is the cause of cervitis?

Cervical inflamation: Can be due to infections (stds) like chlamydia or gonorrhea, trichomonas, at times herpes. Non-infectious causes include iuds, diaphragms, latex condoms, & spermicidal lubricants. Have pcp/gyn check for infectious cause as, untreated, it can scar fallopian tubes & cause infertility. If std positive, have partner(s) treated too to prevent re-infection. Hpv as a cause is under debate. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of varicocele?

What is the main cause of varicocele?

It's ....: It results from congenital venous valve defects inside spermatic veins, occurs to 10-15% of men, and requires no rx except for occasions concerning poor sperm/semen quality for infertility, its related pain, or poor testicular growth in children. So, no rx is needed usually. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dysmenorhea?

What is the cause of dysmenorhea?

Many: Dysmenorrhea means painful periods. They can be normal with no obvious cause or they can be caused by many things such as: fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, adenomyosis, infection and many other things. ...Read more

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What is the cause of appendicitis?

What is the cause of appendicitis?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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What is the cause of shyness?

What is the cause of shyness?

Think of others: Shyness and self-consciousness can stem from a desire to avoid the negative evaluation of others. Practicing focusing techniques works well for many people. In your interactions with others focus on them and their interests. Increase your curiosity about them and their experiences. Let them tell you their story. Celebrate their victories and encourage them in their struggles. Therapy could help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of piles?

What is the cause of piles?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well. It could also be a fissure, it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

What is the main cause of teenage pregnancy?

Irresponsible behavi: Many teenagers cannot see the long-term consequences of their actions at the moment. Ignorance about how one gets pregnant is responsible for many of the pregnancies. A general feeling of "it won't happen to me "can also be put as responsible. ...Read more

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What is the cause of syndactyly?

What is the cause of syndactyly?

Rare and isolated: During the early weeks of pregnancy, the child’s fingers and toes form in a “mitten” of skin. By the end of the second month of pregnancy, the extra skin dissolves, and the fingers and toes should separate. Syndactyly occurs when the fingers and toes do not fully separate during development. Some forms of syndactyly are inherited, while others are sporadic, . Most cases of syndactyly are isolated ...Read more

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What is the cause of muteness?

What is the cause of muteness?

Muteness: Some are injuries or diseases of throat, vocal cords, mouth, tongue, lungs, injury to broca's area of the brain, inborn, or temporarily following psychological trauma. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pica?

What is the cause of pica?

Anemia, other: People who compulsively eat substances that are not meant to be food may have iron deficiency anemia. Examples include ice and dirt. This can go along with a sense of tiredness, shortness of breath with exertion, and pale skin. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lupus?

What is the cause of lupus?

Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes. Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chlamydia and what is the treatment?

What is the cause of chlamydia and what is the treatment?

STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection by chlamydia trachomatis. It is treatable with antibiotics. About 25% of the people with chlamydia also have gonnorhea and it is advised to treat both. You need a prescription from a doctor. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173/tab=indepth. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sadism?

What is the cause of sadism?

Not sure we know: There are various theories about formation of behaviors. In sadism, there is enjoyment of hurting, and seeing another suffer pain and degradation. With sexual sadism, there is sexual excitement associated with humiliating and hurting another. Often, people with paraphilias like sadism are also diagnosed with other mental illnesses. Some feel these people have been tormented by others as children. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of hairfall?

What is the main cause of hairfall?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infertility?

What are the causes of infertility?

There are: literally thousands, both involving the male and/or female. Check webmd and discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infertility?

What are the causes of infertility?

Cause of infertility: The causes are many. 40% of cases it's due to a problem in the woman, and 40% are due to a problem in the male. The remaining 20% are of unknown origin. You need to go through a work up (which can be completed in 2 moths) prior to starting treatment. The majority of couples can be helped and will overcome their infertility. ...Read more

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What are common causes of infertility in both genders?

What are common causes of infertility in both genders?

Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor from infection or prior surgery, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, ovarian dysfunction, unexplained infertility & lack of sexual frequency. ...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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Been ttc for 20 months, me and bf both 28 yrs old. Cycles regular 19-22 days. What could be causing our infertility?

Been ttc for 20 months, me and bf both 28 yrs old. Cycles regular 19-22 days. What could be causing our infertility?

Ovulation: No need to be measuring BBT. That is not groping you. Ovulation most likely occurs on day ten or eleven. That means to get pregnant sperm should be in the vagina on any or all days between day six to eleven. ...Read more

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What are causes of infertility?

Many: There are so many different causes of infertility but 50% of those causes come from the female and 50% come from the male. The definition of infertility is > than one year of unprotected sex and > than 6 months if you are 35 or older. You should consult your gyn to discuss a basic work-up which includes a sperm test, check for ovulation, check that your tubes are open, hormone levels are normal. ...Read more

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What are causes for infertility?

What are causes for infertility?

Many reasons: Problems with the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus and/or sperm are the major reasons. I see that you are 45 years old---age is probably a major factor. Go to this website to read about causes of infertility, the basic infertility evaluation, and treatment options as it won't all fit here http://www.Rockymountainfertility.Com . I would see a fertility doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sperm infertility?

What are the causes of sperm infertility?

Sperm: Sorry but I don't fully understand your problem. For example, what do you mean by "sperm infertility". A consult with an Endocrinologist would be in order. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What could cause male infertility?

Many things: Low sperm count , low testosterone , varicoceles, drugs, medications , genetics bottom line: get checked out. ...Read more

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What common conditions can cause female infertility?

What common conditions can cause female infertility?

Many: There are multiple causes for female infertility. Among the most common are abnormal ovulation, blocked fallopian tubes usually from scar tissue, endometriosis related infertility, abnormal uterine shapes, and also recurrent pregnancy loss. ...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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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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What is the cause of secondry infertility .Why the vegina is dry and itching inside and outside of vegina.

What is the cause of secondry infertility .Why the vegina is dry and itching inside and outside of vegina.

Itching: See your doc for an eval ... They should be able to examine you and try to figure out a reason for the itching... It may not be related to your infertility question. ...Read more

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In infertile patients with endometriosis, what is causing the infertility?

In infertile patients with endometriosis, what is causing the infertility?

Multiple Factors: Endometriosis can cause scarring of the tubes or even blockage, inflammation of the uterus and ovaries, can affect the egg production of the ovaries, and can affect the uterine lining. Sometimes one source can be easily seen (usually the tubes, even fertilization and egg quality during ivf) but often times the exact cause in an individual can not be detected. ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

Multiple: At age 44 many women are infertile due to having higher rates of chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs. This is a normal aging process in women. Males over 40 also have slightly higher rates of infertility due to age but age affects females much more. Other causes are blocked tubes, pcos, endometriosis and medical issues such as obesity and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

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 causes men to be infertile?

What causes men to be infertile?

Many things can.: Things that can cause infertility in men include overall health, sexually transmitted infections, lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol and drug use, obesity, testicular injury, exposure to chronic high heat, and reproductive toxins in the workplace such as heavy metal exposure, radiation, and pesticides. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if young?

What causes male infertility if young?

Many causes: Male infertility has many causes and accounts for 40-50% of infertility. If you have infertility then male factors require early diagnosis. The semen analysis is only a small part of the evaluation. See a specialist soon to avoid unnecessary delays. Men benefit from an examination too. Infertility is a couples problem so always consider the partner in the context of treatment. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if they already had a child?

What causes male infertility if they already had a child?

Many things...: Sperm is produced new in the testicles about every 10 weeks. Over time, things can change. Age can affect sperm over time, as can something called a varicocele. Reproductive toxins in our food, water, air, and workplace can also cause sperm to deteriorate over time. I hope this helps! ...Read more