Recent Posts in Female Infertility Category

  • Can a Past Abortion Affect My Fertility?

    If you’ve had an abortion in the past and you are experiencing troubles getting pregnant now, it’s unlikely that the two are related. That’s because the eggs and ovaries are not harmed during a medical or surgical abortion. There are some differences, though, based on the type of abortion you had and whether it caused damage to the cervix or uterus in the process. However, this is exceptionally ...
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  • How a Sexually-Transmitted Disease Could Affect Your Fertility

    Sexually-transmitted diseases, also called STDs or STIs, are spread by sexual contact with an infected person through the genitals, mouth, or anus. Many cases of female infertility are attributed to untreated STDs, specifically, the two most common STDs: chlamydia and gonorrhea. These preventable, common causes of infertility can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the upper ...
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  • Reasons it Might Be Difficult to Conceive After Your First Pregnancy

    If you’re trying for a second baby and having a hard time, you’re not alone. In fact, nearly 25% of couples seeking fertility treatment are already parents. Many couples think conceiving a second child will be simple after having their first. However, millions of couples struggle with what is called secondary infertility. This diagnosis refers to parents who have not conceived after 12 months of ...
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  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility: What You Can Do

    A common cause of infertility in women is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This condition is very common and affects about 5-10% of women of childbearing age, and yet more than half of these young women remain undiagnosed. While many women opt for birth control pills to combat the hormone imbalance and improve symptoms, this is only a temporary remedy. When women with PCOS decide to start a ...
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  • At What Age Should Women Worry About Their Fertility?

    Lately, more and more women are waiting to have children until later in life, which makes the topic of age-related fertility increasingly concerning. Everyone should abide by their own individual timeline, so when it comes to having children, there is no singular age every woman should aim for. However, because women are generally more fertile when they are young, there are a few factors women ...
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  • Infertility Statistics Everyone Should Know

    Starting a family isn’t easy for everyone. Most people assume that infertility is only something a select few have to deal with, but, in fact, more couples struggle with fertility issues than you may realize. When you and your spouse or partner decide you want to try for a baby, you might be disappointed to learn that you are also struggling to conceive. Instead of becoming discouraged, arm ...
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  • How Could Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

    Millions of women across the United States are affected by endometriosis, a condition that affects the female reproductive organs. This condition can be extremely painful for most women, and in severe cases, it could lead to additional lasting health issues. Unfortunately, many of the women who exhibit signs of endometriosis also experience fertility issues as a result. Understanding Endometriosis ...
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  • How Can I Track My Fertility?

    Most hopeful parents want to do all that they can to ensure that they do what is best to ensure they conceive the child they’ve been dreaming of. Some couples are able to conceive quickly, while others tend to struggle, and perhaps require fertility treatments to help nature along. Whatever the case, a key step in conception is tracking your fertility. Women are not always fertile. In fact, there ...
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  • Putting an End to Endometriosis

    Targeted Treatment for Endometriosis Can Restore Fertility For some women, endometriosis causes infertility ; for others, it does not. Your fertility specialist considers endometriosis a stumbling block to leading a hormonally balanced and fertile life, and will want to address it as part of a comprehensive fertility workup. While some doctors may recommend treating the symptoms of endometriosis, ...
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  • PCOS: An Inadequate Name for a Serious Condition

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What Is It? Throughout medical history, terms for ailments have been revised to give a better idea of what issues they represent. Many women struggling with a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, feel the same way about their affliction’s current moniker — and they’re calling for a change. PCOS may be present in as many as 10 percent of all ...
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  • Can't Get Pregnant? The Barrier Could Be Endometriosis

    Every woman has endometrial tissue lining the inside of her uterus. When endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, the condition is called endometriosis . With endometriosis, endometrial tissue resides abnormally on the outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, on the fallopian tubes, or on other structures in the abdomen. The condition, though widely undiagnosed, is thought to affect more than 5 ...
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  • Identifying and Treating Female Infertility So You Can Experience Motherhood

    Most couples want to experience the joys that come with pregnancy and parenthood. But before they can know these wonders, they first have to conceive. Conception can be difficult for some couples; in fact, one in 8 couples experiences problems getting pregnant. Dr. Mark Denker, founder of Palm Beach Fertility Center, says many issues can contribute to female infertility . Female infertility may be ...
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