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    1. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

      Problems with a woman's uterus and/or cervix may be caused by: Abnormalities of the uterus present from birth. Previous surgery or a procedure,such as a cervical cone biopsy or a dilation and curettage (D&C),which may decrease fertility if these procedures have damaged the cervix or uterine lining (rare). Exposure to certain drugs before birth,such as DES,which may cause deformities ...

    2. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

      Men who have or have had an undescended testicle are more likely to have problems with the reproductive system that may cause them to be unable to father a child ( infertility ). Most doctors believe that early diagnosis and treatment for an undescended testicle improves chances for fertility in adulthood. Generally,doctors recommend surgical treatment to place the testicle in the scrotum by ...

    3. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

      Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure in which a woman's fallopian tubes are blocked,cut,or sealed to prevent her eggs from traveling from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes,where they could be fertilized by a sperm. Tubal ligation is a highly effective form of birth control that is almost always permanent. Reversing a tubal ligation by reattaching the cut or sealed ends of the tubes is a ...

    4. Absence of Periods

      Women normally do not menstruate before puberty, during pregnancy, and after menopause. If a woman does not get her period when she normally should, it may be a symptom of a treatable medical condition. WebMD explains amenorrhea.

    5. Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

      WebMD explains the causes of infertility and offers tips for getting pregnant.

    6. Infertility Drugs

      WebMD provides a list of some common drugs used to treat infertility.

    7. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Semen Analysis

      A semen analysis measures the amount of semen a man produces and determines the number and quality of sperm in the semen sample. A semen analysis is usually one of the first tests done to help determine whether a man has a problem fathering a child

    8. GIFT and ZIFT

      WebMD explains GIFT and ZIFT, two alternatives to in vitro fertilization, including their success rates and costs.

    9. Medications

      Medication or hormone treatments are often the first steps in infertility treatment. They are also used for in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies.Medication ChoicesMedications to stimulate ovulationClomiphene citrate (Clomid) stimulates the release of hormones that trigger ovulation. Clomiphene is typically the first choice of treatment for unexplained lack of ...

    10. Fertility Problems - Exams and Tests

      Learn about infertility testing for both men and women.

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