What Is a Uterine Septum and What Can Be Done to Treat It?

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Approximately 3 percent of miscarriages are due to a condition known as uterine septum. Unfortunately, this condition will often go undiagnosed until a couple suffers from one or recurring miscarriages. Unlike other physical conditions affecting female fertility, uterine septums often present no symptoms until the pregnancy ends unexpectedly. … [Read more...]

How Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Can Help You Conceive

How Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Can Help You Conceive

For couples who experience fertility problems due to poor sperm mobility, low sperm count, or irregularly shaped sperm, intrauterine insemination may be the most viable option for successful conception.  … [Read more...]

Understanding Uterine Polyps: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Understanding Uterine Polyps: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Uterine polyps are growths which have attached themselves to the uterine walls. Unfortunately, if polyps become dislodged and block the fallopian tubes or the cervix, it may interfere with fertility and cause pain. While the vast majority of these polyps are benign, some can grow into cancer if left untreated. Your doctor will recommend a biopsy if the … [Read more...]

How Age and Female Fertility Are Intertwined

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While traditional medical thought holds that women over the age of 35 have greater difficulty conceiving than younger women, several new studies recently completed have begun to challenge that theory. One study suggests that up to 80% of women between the ages of 35 and 40 will conceive naturally without the assistance of fertility treatments. That may be … [Read more...]

Fertility After Chemotherapy: What Many Fighting Cancer Want to Know

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If you have received a cancer diagnosis but have not yet begun to plan for a future family, you are naturally concerned about the possibility of fertility after chemo. The good news is that today there are many treatment options which will allow you and your partner to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby when the time comes. That being said, you will … [Read more...]