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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Infertility: Questions to Ask About Medicine or Hormone Treatment - Topic Overview

    When considering whether to try medicine or hormone treatment for infertility,ask: Whether there are any possible long-term risks related to the proposed treatment. Whether you need to change your sexual activities during treatment. Your doctor may have suggestions for timing sex to increase the possibility of becoming pregnant. How long this type of treatment is recommended before it's ...

  4. Fertility Problems - When To Call a Doctor

    Consult with your health professional about infertility concerns if you want children but have been unable to become pregnant after 1 year of having sex without using birth control, or you are a woman older than 35 who has been unable to become pregnant a

  5. Infertility: Setting Limits on Treatment - Topic Overview

    Infertility treatment has great potential for squandering some of your most precious resources-money,time,and peace of mind. Before you start infertility treatment,decide how much money,time,and emotional energy you can afford to spend on infertility treatment. Take control of a process that can so easily take control of you. Financial limits Consider: What your insurance coverage will ...

  6. Insemination for Infertility - Topic Overview

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the flushing of specially washed sperm through a thin flexible tube (catheter) directly into the uterus. Artificial insemination (AI) is the placement of sperm into a woman's cervix or vagina. The sperm then travel into the uterus and fallopian tubes,where they may fertilize an egg. See an illustration of the female reproductive system. Insemination ...

  7. Bromocriptine or Cabergoline for Infertility

    Drug details for Bromocriptine mesylate or cabergoline for infertility.

  8. In Vitro Fertilization for Infertility

    During in vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs and sperm are brought together in a laboratory glass dish to allow the sperm to fertilize an egg. With IVF, you can use any combination of your own eggs and sperm and donor eggs and sperm.See an illustration of the female reproductive system.Ovulation and egg retrieval. To prepare for an assisted reproductive procedure using your own eggs, you will ...

  9. Fertility Problems - What Happens

    You can be considered infertile if you have not been able to conceive after 1 year of sex without using birth control. However, some people who have an infertility diagnosis do go on to become pregnant.

  10. Varicocele Repair for Infertility

    Varicoceles are enlarged varicose veins that occur in the scrotum. They are fairly common, affecting 15% of men overall, and 40% of men with known infertility. Varicoceles occur most often in the left testicle.

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