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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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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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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?

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

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I have stopped taking the sugar pill and someone told me that this can cause fertility problems when i start trying.. Is this true?

I have stopped taking the sugar pill and someone told me that this can cause fertility problems when i start trying.. Is this true?

Do you: Mean the inert pills as part of your month of contraception. If so, what you've heard is totally absurd. How can a small amount of inert ingredients cause infertility? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Could fertility problems cause depression?

Could fertility problems cause depression?

Possibly: Couples struggling to conceive are under tremendous amounts of stress - similar to the levels experienced when a loved one dies. Infertility, however, is even less understood than death and most people do not know how to help you or what to say to be supportive. Get some help at www.Resolve.Org, and our message board at www.Sbivf.Com. Most infertile people will be successful if they get help. ...Read more

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Can using a laptop on your lap cause fertility problems?

Can using a laptop on your lap cause fertility problems?

Probably -> Heat: Research shows that laptops increase scrotal temperature. Other research shows association of heat and and poor semen, particularly motility. If you want fertility then reduce heat situations like laptop directly on lap, hot tub, sauna and hot baths. See specialist for test and counseling. Fertility is a team sport so do not forget female factors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi,I had a surgical abortion in 2004.can this procedure cause fertility problems.

Hi,I had a surgical abortion in 2004.can this procedure cause fertility problems.

Safe: All abortions are incredibly safe procedures ... In fact, they are safer than child birth. Usually they do not cause any fertility issues. That said, without knowing more about your case - it's impossible to say for sure. I'd talk to your gynecologist and perhaps suggest an ultrasound to rule out any tissue which may be causing an issue. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible taking drugs class a, b, and c. And taking diet pills can cause a female fertility problems?

Is it possible taking drugs class a, b, and c. And taking diet pills can cause a female fertility problems?

Fertility: Class a, b, and c drugs and diet pills will not cause problems with being able to conceive (fertility. Class a/b drugs are safe to take while you're pregnant (having conceived. Class c drugs are those that should be taken only if benefits outweigh the risk and preferably not at the time of conception and in the first trimester. Diet pills would not be recommended to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Sir I am 19 years old and am masterbating since last 5 years almost every day.. is it destroy my marriage life? or cause fertility problems?

Sir I am 19 years old and am masterbating since last 5 years almost every day.. is it destroy my marriage life? or cause fertility problems?

Unlikely: Self sex is considered a normal part of sexual awakening & function. Many cultures consider the topic & practice taboo, but it is normal and has no significant effect on your health/reproductive capabilities. As long as you are not trapped in a pattern that prevents you from pursuing normal sexual contact with a partner you will be fine. ...Read more

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Can being hit in the testicles cause fertility problems?

Can being hit in the testicles cause fertility problems?

Usually no: Unless there is rupture of the testicle which would 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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Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD when taken out cause u to have fertility problems?

Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD when taken out cause u to have fertility problems?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) & fertility: It is unlikely that Mirena (levonorgestrel) when removed will cause fertility problems. If you haven't been infected with a sexually transmitted infection when the iud was in place it's unlikely to cause fertility issues. ...Read more

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Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Possibly: If the testis both grew in size and produced hormons that sustained a normal puberty, it is likely they are fine frrom a fertility standpoint. If one or both sustained enough injury that one or more withered, there would be a probem.Assessment at a fertility center could give you more information. ...Read more

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Dose a tilted uterus cause fertility problems when trying to have a baby?

Dose a tilted uterus cause fertility problems when trying to have a baby?

Not Really: At least 20% of women have tilted uterus like you. There is no scientific proof that tilted(retroverted) uterus will cause fertility problem. ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


Cervix (Definition)

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