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    1. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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 Choices: Medications to stimulate ovulation: Clomiphene citrate (Cl

    2. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Multiple Pregnancy: Should I Consider a Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction?

    3. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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 Awareness

      Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or periodic abstinence) is a way to check the changes your body goes through during a menstrual cycle. This information can help you learn when you ovulate.

    5. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?

    6. Sperm Penetration Tests

      Sperm penetration tests check to see whether a man's sperm can move through cervical mucus and the fallopian tubes to join with (fertilize) an egg. This test is usually done when a couple is having trouble becoming pregnant (infertility).

    7. 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.

    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. 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 ...

    10. Sonohysterogram

      A sonohysterogram uses ultrasound to look at the inside of your uterus. A salt (saline) solution is put in the uterus for a clearer image.Ultrasound images from a sonohysterogram can help find the cause of bleeding or problems with getting pregnant. Unlike a hysterosalpingogram, a sonohysterogram doesn't use X-rays or an iodine dye. The test can be done in a doctor's office, a hospital, or a clinic.

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