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Sometimes Symptomless, Endometrial Polyps Can Cause Infertility

If you’ve checked the box “bleeding between periods” or “irregular menstrual periods” on your health history form, your obgyn or fertility doctor may suspect a number of causes, including endometrial polyps. These overgrowths on the inside lining (endometrium) of the uterine wall are common and usually benign, but can interfere with your goal of getting pregnant.

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Resolve to Not Ignore Infertility

Infertility can be a devastating disease the affects millions in our country, 6.1 million women to be exact. One in every eight couples in the nation experiences infertility. Those statistics are difficult to swallow.

Infertility is a disease that you can do something about. The time is now. No time has ever been better to see a specialist and kick your infertility to the curb.

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Not a Lot of Good Swimmers? What You Can Do To Enhance Your Fertility

It can be downright depressing getting back a semen analysis (sperm test) that is not ‘ideal’.

However, don’t feel alone. There are MANY MANY guys in your situation (even if they are not talking about it!). It’s true that there are a number of fertility treatments that may help you to conceive, even with low numbers of sperm.

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A Fertility Doctor’s Response to “Relax and You’ll Get Pregnant”

What’s worse? A root canal or someone telling you yet again: “Relax and you’ll get pregnant.” This is one myth worth talking about with your friends and family. Tell them vacations don’t cure infertility. However, targeted fertility testing and effective treatments can lead to success.

At Texas Fertility Center, we highly recommend learning to manage stress;

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Does Every Woman Undergoing an Infertility Evaluation Need a Laparoscopy?

In general, couples who have had trouble conceiving for 6-12 months should undergo a basic infertility evaluation. The tests include obtaining a semen analysis from the woman’s partner, undergoing an evaluation for ovarian function, having a pelvic sonogram, and undergoing a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). The final diagnostic test is a laparoscopy. However, this procedure is not always necessary.

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Progesterone Levels

Progesterone is an important hormone in a woman’s reproductive cycle. It is critical in maintaining the uterine lining so that an early pregnancy can grow normally. It is produced by the follicle (egg sac) that originally released the egg that fertilized and implanted in the uterus.
Before ovulation, progesterone is found in low levels in the blood.

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A Guide to Fertility Testing

When you have your first visit with your fertility specialist they will review your medical history along with your partner’s history for clues as to why things are not working.  For some folks, the reasons will be obvious, while other couples may not have a clear reason for infertility based on history alone.  Fertility testing can help identify potential problems and guide your fertility specialist in recommending the most appropriate and efficient treatments for success.

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