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Will Treatment Affect Ability Speak Fertility
Steroid side effects: Even high dose solumedrol is not known to cause infertility. Other immunosuppressives can cause infertility. Why do you receive this treatment? The underlying cause or disease process you might have could also cause this. Need to check in with the doctor giving you solumedrol. ...Read more
Depends: Sometimes you just watch and repeat the ultrasound after the next period. Sometimes i may drain them in the office if they are persistent. Sometimes they may grow and cause pain and require surgical removal. It generally depends on the size, patients age, symptoms, etc. A cyst can affect fertility but usually does not. ...Read more
"Hydroxyurea may affect fertility (ability to have children), whether a man or a woman."Please advice..
Chemotherapy: it is a chemotherapy drug (a mild one, that doesn't have severe side effects, once it has been checked, worries about it lowering blood counts too much are not much). It does lower sperm quality and that effect can last after it is stopped. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17316339 ...Read more
I was only 12 weeks old when i started my periods and have been on multiple forms of treatment since then. Will this affect my fertility?
My husband has hyperthyroidism. Can this affect his fertility since we are trying to have a baby? He has been off the treatment for about 1 -2 month
If a 2 yrs old e beta thalassemia baby take Hydroxyurea then will it affect her fertility (ability to have children)? Pls advice...
Unknown: No the baba HUG trial demosntrated clinical improvment to patients with primarly sickle cell disease (but also thalasemia) with the use of hydrea. There have been no reproted long term consequences of hydrea therapy in young children. Hydrea is a teratogen and should not be given to pregnant women, but thus far has not been reported as a cause female infertility, only male. ...Read more
Before I head down this path, what are implications of fertility testing in terms of diagnostic ability and invasiveness of follow-up tests?
Good test accuracy: Fertility testing is much more accurate now than it was 20 years ago, when we did not know much about ovarian reserve testing. We used to say that 15-20% of couples had 'unexplained infertility' when all the tests came out normal, now it is way under 1% of couples who are really unexplained. However fertility tests are not perfect, couples with bad tests still conceive, some with good tests don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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