Anovulation, or not ovulating, is the #1 cause of female infertility and usually leads to infertility and menstrual cycle irregularities.
Your guide to infertility and problems getting pregnant, diagnosis, and treatment
There are many infertility causes for women, and testing is required to find out the reason for infertility.
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If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period.
Though pregnancy happens in about 80-85% of couples within one year of trying, in about 15-20% of couples it takes longer than one year.
Infertility is defined as someone who can not get pregnant within a 12 month time period.
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What is the success rate of tubal recanalization? This is a procedure, which successfully unblocks one or both tubes in up to 90% of patients.
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There are significant pregnancy risks for women over the age of 50 who use assisted technologies to achieve pregnancy, though the risks are no greater for women over 50 than women under 50.
How do you test ovarian function? As part of evaluating a couple for infertility, many doctors test the ovaries to see if ovulation happens normally. This can be done in a number of ways.
38 hours after the urinary LH surge, the follicle ruptures and releases the egg. Sometimes, because of abnormal development or pelvic adhesions, the ovary fails to actually release the egg.
The endometrium, the lining of the uterus, is needed for implantation of the embryo. Lining problems are usually not a major cause of infertility, but what can be done about thin uterine lining?
Shift work may increase a woman's risk for fertility and menstrualproblems, according to new research. Researchers found that women who performed shift work had a 33 percenthigher risk for menstrual issues and an 80 percent higher risk forfertility problems.
Researchers suggest infertile women be tested for multiple bacterial agents, especially Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis.
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Patients with endometrioid carcinoma (endometrial cancer) may have a treatment choice that could spare fertility. According to researchers from the Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Centre, treating patients with megestrol acetate could spare fertility, but recurrence rates must be monitored closely.
Replacing animal sources of protein with vegetable sources of protein may reduce ovulatory infertility risk.
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After a year of tracking ovulation with extreme precision and no results, I decided to try a different tactic. I've long been a fan of acupuncture. I got it once a week for two years straight to help me with relaxation in my mid-20s.
Anovulation refers to a condition in women in which an egg is not released from the ovaries. It is the #1 cause of female infertility.
Researchers from The University of Auckland in New Zealand recently published a study in the journal Human Reproduction comparing pregnancy rates between sperm perfusion and intrauterine insemination in women with non-tubal infertility.
Though not every cancer survivor becomes infertile, it’s common enough for researcher to construct a new treatment that will hopefully be much gentler and give women a greater chance to convince after going through cancer treatments.
Among PCOS patients who are overweight or obese, weight loss is the most physiologic method of inducing ovulation.
Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, often leave women sterile. In Italy, a woman was given the chance to conceive and give birth naturally via ovarian tissue grafting.
Growth of endometrial tissue on external reproductive genetalia can result in extreme pain and infertility. Surgical removal of the endometrial tissue can reduce pain, but post-surgical therapy is needed for optimal recovery and outcome.
Multiple fertility treatments are available for women facing infertility. Finding the right treatment reduces the overall cost and improve outcome. Clinical studies aim to aid fertility doctors in choosing the right treatment for select groups of women.
A small study from researchers associated with Chaim Sheba Medical Center shows an association between TES, pelvic endometriosis and infertility. TES is also known as thoracic endometriosis syndrome.
With Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH), girls are born without vaginas.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is often associated with impaired fertility. Patients may suffer from reduced or absent ovulation, irregular menstrual cycles and difficulty conceiving as a result.
If you and your partner have been trying to have a baby for a while, you’ve probably tried calculating your ovulation carefully.
This discovery could signal the beginning of speedier diagnosis and improved treatment for endometriosis, which is painful and often misdiagnosed.
Scientific studies on infertility in laboratory mice have shown that the absence of a certain transcription factor ' p73 ' leads to infertilityin both male and female mice.
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Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility.
Is female infertility usually responsible for a couple's infertility?
BabyMed provides fertility and infertility information and tips to couples trying to get pregnant. We also provide fertility tools to improve your chances having a healthy pregnancy.
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Another word for elevated prolactin is hyperprolactinemia. There are many symptoms associated with this condition, though not all women with hyperprolactinemia have all of them.
What does Inhibin B mean?
Measuring Inhibin B and ovarian reserve in order to determine if the ovarian reserve is decreased.
Finding out if you are fertile is important so if there is a problem it can be addressed as soon as possible. Here is a quick 12-Step program to assess your fertility.
If you are a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome, you’ve probably wondered whether or not infertility is something you will face. 10%-15% of women are diagnosed with PCOS, and it can cause infertility by affecting hormones during ovulation.
The birth control pill has been around for decades and despite clinical study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to hear negative rumors about possible side effects of taking the pill.
Just because there is no pelvic pain does not mean the fallopian tubes are open. Fallopian tube diseases and blockage are among the top three reasons for infertility.
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This post is the first in a three-part series by BustedKate talking about how she first found out she was facing infertility.
With the holidays coming up, I knew there was going to likely be some kind of get-together with my step-sons. This was a real problem for me, because I was still very resentful of their lack of support or compassion during my IVF fundraiser.