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Infertility By Cause

Cause-specific infertility discussions.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, grows outside the uterus and attaches to other organs in the abdominal cavity such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

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Number of embryos to transf... - last post by kittiwakes

Genetics

Trisomy is the presence of three chromosomes, rather than the usual pair of chromosomes. Monosomy is the absence of one member of a pair of chromosomes. Translocations can be balanced or unbalanced, describing the location of changed materials.

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DNA Degradation? - last post by Positivity23

Immune Disorders

Disorders of the immune system can contribute in multitude of ways to the problem of infertility. From increased NK (natural killer) cells to APA (anti-phospholipid antibodies) immune diseases and the treatment of these diseases affect the fertility of many infertility patients.

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Dr. Kwak - Kim - last post by Milly07

Male Factor

In approx. 40 percent of infertility cases, sperm abnormalities are either a factor or the factor. Treatments may include diet and lifestyle, surgery, or the ICSI procedure.

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DH with varicocele - last post by hope25

PCOS

PCOS is a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels, and appearance.

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New treatment for PCOS - last post by lesley1978

Decreased Ovarian Reserve (DOR)

When a woman has fewer eggs remaining in her ovaries, FSH levels may be elevated, and her response to stimulation and egg quality may be lower.

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IVF and DOR - last post by manhattangirl

Tubal Issues

Tubal factor infertility accounts for about 20-25% of all cases of infertility. This category includes cases in which the woman has completely blocked fallopian tubes and also women who have either one blocked tube or no tubal blockage but tubal scarring or other tubal damage.

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Tubal issues - last post by keepfaith

Unexplained

In about 15% of cases the infertility investigation will show no abnormalities. In these cases abnormalities are likely to be present but not detected by current methods.

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How many IVF/FET's did... - last post by Butterfli


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