Thursday, 2 February 2012

How much you are having knowledge on fertility? - II

You should not consult a physician before trying to become pregnant for at least a year.

The answer is false.

In the cases described below, you must consult your doctor immediately

- the female partner is aged over 35 and you try to have a baby for 6 months or more
- your partner or yourself are likely to experience fertility problems
- you have experienced more than three consecutive spontaneous abortions
- you think you have a problem ovulatory
- your partner or you're concerned about your fertility and you want to see a doctor

Do you believe that younger couples never have fertility problems?

The answer is false

Although age is an important factor for fertility problems, younger people may also experience fertility problems. Among the risk factors that may affect fertility of younger couples are:

- ovulation problems
- blockage or damage to the fallopian tubes (which may be caused by sexually transmitted infections)
- abnormalities of the uterus or cervix
- endometriosis
- a low count or abnormal sperm
- factors related to lifestyle such as alcohol use, smoking and intense exercise
- the excess or deficiency in weight

If you are concerned about your fertility or if either of these risk factors you are concerned, consult your doctor.

Do you believe that it is possible to treat most fertility problems?

The answer is true

Several common problems related to fertility, such as ovulation problems, blockage of the fallopian tubes, fibroids, endometriosis and some of factors that reduce the quality of sperm can be successfully treated by your doctor or fertility specialist.

Among the treatments include:

- Drugs: they can be used to stimulate ovulation or to help when you follow the treatment of medically assisted reproduction such as IVF (in vitro fertilization)

- Surgery: one can use some surgery to correct anatomical problems (such as blocking the fallopian tubes) that can affect infertility.

- Assisted reproduction: these sophisticated treatments to help fertility can unite the sperm to the egg and putting them in the womb.

You think that you take good care of yourself, so that you should not have difficulty in becoming pregnant after the age of 35.

The answer is false.

Although many couples begin to have children when they are already in their late thirties and even forties, there is no guarantee that a woman can become pregnant after age 35, regardless of shape and health. It becomes more difficult to conceive a child later in life. The woman's fertility is at its peak when in their twenties, and then it starts to decrease with age, particularly after the age of 35.

If you are aged over 35 and you are trying to conceive for six months or more, consult your doctor. Get help quickly to maximize your chances of success!

You should also consult your doctor if you have ovulation problems or if you are concerned about your fertility for other reasons. You may want to also see a fertility specialist.

Infertility is caused by some factors as frequently for both sexes?

The answer is true

Some may think that infertility is a female problem. Yet the problems are a male factor as frequent in infertility as women's issues. About a third of infertility is caused by male factors, another third is caused by female factors and the final third is caused by a combination of male and female and from unknown causes.

Fertility problems most common in men are low count and poor sperm quality.

Fertility problems most common in women are ovulation problems. Other problems frequently associated with female infertility blockage and damage to the fallopian tubes.

If you are concerned about your fertility, ask your doctor.

Women still ovulate during the 14th day of their cycle.

The answer is false

Ovulation occurs 14 days before the first day of menstruation to come. When the cycle is 28 days, ovulation would occur and at day 14. But menstrual cycles do not count every 28 days. Some women may have shorter cycles or longer, in which case ovulation occurs before or after 14 days. If you are menstruating than every few months, it may be that you do not ovulates.

You can track your ovulation by a graph of the temperature of your body (you will notice a temperature spike after ovulation) or by using a kit ovulation predictor. If your ovulatory status or your fertility concerns you, consult your doctor.

If you have menstrual periods, you probably ovulate.

The answer is false.

Women who do not ovulate normally do not menstruate, but it is possible to have periods without ovulating. This is called an anovulatory cycle. If you do not ovulate for one cycle, you can get pregnant during this cycle. Ovulation problems are one of the fertility problems the most common for women. If you are not safe to ovulate or if you think a problem with ovulation is likely to harm your fertility, ask your doctor.

Having sex every day improves your chances of getting pregnant.

The answer is true.

If you have sex on a regular basis every two days, especially during the approximate day of ovulation, it gives you a better chance of conceiving a child. This is so because there will almost always available sperm inside the female to fertilize the egg when it appears. Sperm can survive for several days while the unfertilized egg lives only 12 to 24 hours. Having sex every day does not improve your chances compared to a frequency of every two days because sperm can survive for several days inside the woman.

If you have questions about when you're most fertile, your ovulatory status or the possibility that you will experience fertility problems, consults your doctor or fertility specialist. Your doctor can help you reach your goal of having a child.

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