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  1. Infertility: Problems With Fallopian Tubes - Topic Overview

    Problems with the fallopian tubes are a leading cause of infertility in women. Tubal blockage may be caused by: Previous infection (most often a sexually transmitted disease ; sometimes associated with a ruptured appendix ). Tubal ligation for sterilization or other types of surgery. Endometriosis,a common cause of infertility. Scarring of fallopian tubes associated with previous pelvic ...

  2. 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

  3. Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy)

    A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. Vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) reconnects the tubes (vas deferens) that were cut during a vasectomy.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Infertility: Questions to Ask About Assisted Reproductive Technology - Topic Overview

    When considering an assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure,ask your doctor: For a step-by-step description of the procedure you're considering,including any fertility medicines,daily blood testing,and egg harvesting. ART treatment is physically and emotionally demanding,especially of the female partner. About his or her level of expertise. ART procedures to correct infertility ...

  6. Fertility Problems - Exams and Tests

    Learn about infertility testing for both men and women.

  7. Infertility: Emotional and Social Concerns - Topic Overview

    Infertility is a major life crisis for many couples. It may affect self-esteem,body image,sexual identity,life goals,and sexual relations. When faced with the possibility or diagnosis of infertility,you may experience a broad range of emotions,including: Initial disbelief and denial followed by anger and grief. Loss of control. Guilt and blame. Finding out that one partner is infertile ...

  8. Infertility: Problems With the Man's Reproductive System - Topic Overview

    The most common cause of male infertility is low sperm count. Absence of sperm in the semen is less common,affecting only 1% of all men and 10% to 15% of infertile men. 1 Causes of sperm count problems include: Hormonal problems in the testicles or pituitary gland. The pituitary gland releases hormones that stimulate the testicles to produce testosterone. Testicular injury or failure,either ...

  9. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogues for Infertility

    Drug details for Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues for infertility.

  10. Infertility: Problems With the Uterus and Cervix - 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 ...

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