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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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Anyone with adenomyosis? - last post by lilkitkat

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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Neurofibromatosis - last post by smurfette_w

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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Neupogen success? - last post by amazing grace

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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azoospermia - last post by Kath

PCOS

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

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Failed IVF. (Polyspermy??) - last post by AmandaAlicia

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 returnable

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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Hydrosalpinx cause? - last post by Cassandra_Angela

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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Lupron and Letrozole for Un... - last post by PaleSpring


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