Advanced Infertility: Female



 
Center For Endometriosis Care
Endometriosis is a troubling disease that affects millions of women worldwide. It is responsible for hundreds of thousands of missed work hours, pain ranging from mild to crippling, and, for some women, infertility.
http://www.centerforendo.com/
Endometrial Ablation- Patient\'s Fact Sheet
Intrauterine Adhesions Asherman\'s Syndrome - Scar Tissue Inside the Uterine Cavity
A normal uterine cavity and endometrial lining is necessary in order to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. Scar tissue within the uterine cavity can interfere with conception, or can increase the risk of a miscarriage. This is sometimes referred to as Ashermans Syndrome. This is very uncommon.
http://www.advancedfertility.com/uterineadhesions.htm
Infertility Tests
Before considering infertility tests, try fertility awareness methods to identify the best time to become pregnant. A woman is most fertile during ovulation and 1 to 2 days before ovulation. Some couples find that they simply have been missing their most fertile days when trying to conceive. Women should keep a record of their ovulation monitoring and menstrual cycles. This record will be helpful for your health professional if you decide to have infertility testing
http://www.questdiagnostics.com/kbase/topic/special/aa39523/sec1.htm
Autoimmune Disease and Pregnancy
Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the body makes antibodies against one\'s own normal body chemicals. In these diseases, antibodies cannot tell antigens in the inside of the cell from antigens outside of the cell. When the antibodies attack the internal cells, the reactions can be local - in just a small area, or systemic - throughout the whole body. The skin and connective tissues (cartilage, bone, tendons) are most affected but other tissues can be affected, as well, including nerve and muscle.
http://www.health.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=65480&site=3343&return=65366
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is a health problem that can affect a woman?s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. Women with PCOS have these characteristics:
http://www.4woman.gov/faq/pcos.htm
PCOS and Infertility
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Approximately five to ten percent of women of childbearing age have PCOS. Most women with PCOS don?t even know that they have it. In fact, less than twenty-five percent of women with PCOS have actually been diagnosed. Most women do not get a diagnosis until they begin trying to get pregnant. Some of the symptoms of PCOS may be overlooked until a woman starts trying to conceive a baby
http://www.justmommies.com/articles/pcos-and-infertility.shtml
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) FAQ
Fibroids - Patient information
Fibroids are growths of the uterus, or womb They are also called uterine leiomyomas, or simply myomas. They grow from the muscle cells of the uterus and may protrude from the inside or outside surface of the uterus or they may be contained within the muscular wall Fibroids are not cancerous or pre-cancerous.
http://patients.uptodate.com/topic.asp?file=wom_issu/5488
Fibroids - Uterine
What are fibroids? Uterine fibroids are tumors or growths, made up of muscle cells and other tissues that grow within the wall of the uterus (or womb). Although fibroids are sometimes called tumors, they are almost always benign (not cancerous). The medical term for fibroids is uterine leiomyomata (you-ter-in lie-oh-my-oh-mah-tah). Fibroids can grow as a single growth or in clusters (or groups). Their size can vary from small, like an apple seed (or less than one inch), to even larger than a grapefruit, or eight inches across or more.
http://www.4woman.gov/faq/fibroids.htm

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