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Why does damage to the cervix cause fertility problems?

Why does damage to the cervix cause fertility problems?

Cervical mucus: When patients have traumatic procedures done on the cervix, such as a leep procedure for abnormal pap smears, it can damage the mucus glands. Cervical mucus is essential as a "conduit" for sperm to travel from the vagina to the uterus, and to "cleanse" sperm of extraneous elements like bacteria and white blood cells. Also, the mucus helps the sperm to be able to fertilize sperm. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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I had my pap today and the dr said my cervix is deep. What does that mean and will it cause fertility problems?

I had my pap today and the dr said my cervix is deep.  What does that mean and will it cause fertility problems?

cervix position: To do a pap test, the provider needs to see the cervix which is the opening to the uterus, the uterus can flex forward or backward making the cervix found in different positions in the vagina. The cervix is attached to the top of the vagina hence it can be found "deep". Often women who have pushed out babies have a low cervix/ uterus. There is no fertility problem with a deep cervix. ...Read more

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Could injuries to the testicle cause fertility problems?

Could injuries to the testicle cause fertility problems?

Maybe: Testicular trauma, if severe, can rupture the testicle and cause impairment of sperm production but this is very rare. If a man has just had typical playground testicle injuries, it's unlikely to explain fertility problems and he should get a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Here are some ...: Communicating hydrocele alone should not cause male infertility, but surgical injury to vas deferens in bilateral communicating hydroclectomy for children may. However, average skillful surgeon should be able to avoid such incidence. ...Read more

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Can a precancerous lesion cause fertility problems?

Can a precancerous lesion cause fertility problems?

Need more info: Where is this precancerous lesion is located anyway? What therapy did you get for this lesion? If this is located in the ovaries and you have them removed- off course you will have infertility. If you have precancerous like dcis in the breast and you get treatment like tamoxifen- you could be infertile. If this is lesion on skin- post surgery- that has nothing to do with infertility. ...Read more

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Can soy cause fertility problems later?

Can soy cause fertility problems later?

No: There's no evidence that soy intake today can cause fertility problems in the future. ...Read more

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How hard to do have to hit in the nutsack for it to cause fertility problems?

Severe trauma: Where there is rupture of the testicle. This would have to be result of severe trauma and cause scrotal swelling and pain sufficient to require emergency room care. These injuries are quite rare, & caused by more than a hit. Ruptured testicles need to be repaired because sperm escaping into the tissue could cause sperm antibodies to be produced which in turn could cause infertility. ...Read more

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My gyno said that adenomyosis is nothing to worry about and it won't cause any fertility problems. Is this correct or not?

Probably correct: Adenomyosis is invasion of the muscle wall of the uterus with the glands that normally grow and shed each month. While it most likely will lead to heavier and more painful cycles, it is unlikely to affect fertility. At the age of 18, it is very unlikely that you have adenomyosis. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

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Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more