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  1. Infertility: Setting Limits on Testing - Topic Overview

    Looking for a cause of infertility can be a brief process,or can become a financially,emotionally,and physically demanding succession of tests and procedures. Before you start infertility testing,take some time together to talk about how far each of you is willing to go. Consider: How you feel about undergoing invasive testing if initial sperm and blood tests find no infertility cause. ...

  2. Fertility Problems - Cause

    Learn about causes of infertility in the woman's or man's reproductive system.

  3. Fertility Problems - Other Treatment

    Read about assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilization (IVF).

  4. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Topic Overview

    Radiation and chemotherapy treatment for cancer can cause infertility in both men and women. High doses of radiation and alkylating chemotherapy (such as chlorambucil,cyclophosphamide,and nitrogen mustard) pose the highest risk of damaging egg and sperm. But some people suffer no fertility effects. In general,the higher the dose and the longer the treatment,the greater the risk to your ...

  5. Bromocriptine or Cabergoline for Infertility

    Drug details for Bromocriptine mesylate or cabergoline for infertility.

  6. Infertility: Using Ultrasound in ART - Topic Overview

    Most medical centers that treat infertility with assisted reproductive techniques use ultrasound technology to retrieve eggs. Using ultrasound for instrument guidance in assisted reproductive techniques has advantages over the traditional use of laparoscopy. Advantages of ultrasound over laparoscopy include: Less trauma. No need for general anesthetic,which can cause complications. Less ...

  7. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection for Infertility

    Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used to treat sperm - related infertility problems. ICSI is used to enhance the fertilization phase of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by injecting a single sperm into a mature egg. The fertilized egg is then placed in a woman's uterus or fallopian tube.Sperm collection. If sperm cannot be collected by means of ...

  8. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Prevention

    Some causes of infertility are related to lifestyle or other health conditions. To help protect your fertility:Avoid using tobacco (cigarettes) and marijuana, which reduce fertility, especially by reducing sperm counts.Avoid exposure to chemicals.Avoid excessive alcohol use, which may damage eggs or sperm.Limit sex partners and use condoms to reduce the risk of getting a sexually transmitted ...

  9. Fertility Problems - Prevention

    Some causes of infertility are related to lifestyle or other health conditions. To help protect your fertility: Avoid using tobacco (cigarettes) and marijuana, which reduce fertility, especially by reducing sperm counts. Avoid exposure to chemicals.

  10. Infertility: Problems With Ovulation - Topic Overview

    It can be difficult and complicated to determine the cause of ovulation problems. Possible causes may include: Hormonal imbalances. 70% of all women with ovulation problems have hormonal imbalances related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 1 Other ovulation problems can originate in the ovaries,or in the pituitary gland and hypothalamus,which produce hormones that regulate the menstrual ...

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