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Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by michaelo2(m): 7:38am On Oct 28, 2017
Your feelings about having kids might be not right now or far in the future or not ever. Or maybe you absolutely know you want to get pregnant—and soon.

Either way, it’s really necessary to understand the signs of infertility, because it may commonly indicate a much worse problem that can affect your overall wellbeing, whether kids are your goal or not.

And if you believe there’s something wrong, listen to your body. Talk to your doctor whether you want to get pregnant or not.

Health This Moment compiled a list that will give you more information, though you should always talk to your doctor in person

—but it does tell you some of the biggest signs that should alert you and let you know it’s time to make an appointment with your he doctor.

1. You Feel MORE Pain Than Usual When Menstruating


You should know this, if you have to clear your calendar when its your time of the month because you know you’ll be in bed writhing in agony, it may be a sign of endometriosis.

We’re not talking a little pain here and there, but so much pain that it affects the way you live your life. You can’t go to your place of work or do the your social norms.

The ailment, which happens when the lining of your uterus (endometrial tissue) grows outside of it, affects up to half of infertile women, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Hormonal birth control pills is one way to treat it. Talk to your doctor if period pain is messing with your ability to live your way of life, no matter how many years you have lived with it, do not think it is normal.


2. Your Hands and Feet are Always Cold


If your hands and feet are constantly cold, wearing gloves and fuzzy socks won't solve the problem.

The problem is with your thyroid hormonal levels checked, you need to get it checked. Cold feet and hands is one common sign of hypothyroidism (or an underactive thyroid gland).

This can lead to inconsistent ovulation and affect your menstrual cycle. A blood test will tell your doctor if your levels are normal.

Other signs include constipation, forgetfulness, dry skin, and being tired often.


3. Your Period is MIA—or Constant


This can be a sign of what is medically called “ovulatory dysfunction.” Your ovary has to release an egg in order to be fertilized, and if you’re not ovulating at all, you won’t get your period.

If you have cycles that are longer than every 35 days, you should get checked out, as well as if your period is MIA altogether.

Also, be alert if you get your period too frequently—that’s every 21 days or less—because it may be another sign of an ovulation problem.


4. Your Nipples are Leaking


If you’re not pregnant or breastfeeding, your nipples should be dry. If they are leaking fluid, it may be a sign of a condition called hyperprolactinemia, which means that your body is producing too much of the breastfeeding hormone prolactin.

Causes can range from thyroid problems to medications to a (normally) benign tumor on your pituitary gland.

When prolactin levels are high, it affects your hormonal balance and may tell your ovaries to go on hiatus. A simple blood test can ID this problem, and medications can treat most cases.


5. You’re Very Overweight


If your BMI is 30 to 40, you qualify as obese, which can affect your fertility, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

They note that obesity is the cause of six percent of infertility. Reproductive hormones can be stored in body fat and mess with the area of your brain that tells your ovaries it’s go-time.

So if you’re trying for a baby or know you will be in the next several years, talk to your home doctor if you’re concerned that your weight could lower your odds of conceiving.


6. You’re Sprouting Facial Hair


Hair growing profusely in places you wouldn’t expect (like your face), or losing it in surprising places (like your head) are major symptoms of PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome (it’s also marked by acne and inconsistent periods).

The condition means your reproductive hormones are out of whack, which can impair your ovaries’ ability to release an egg.

“PCOS is one of the most common, but treatable causes of infertility in women,” according to Womenshealth.gov. Meds like birth control can help manage the condition, as can reaching a healthy weight.


7. You Have a History of Gonorrhea


This common sexually transmitted disease can come with a few symptoms: burning while you pee, an abnormal amount of vaginal discharge, and bleeding mid-cycle.

But, unfortunately, according to the CDC, most women don’t have symptoms. The STD can lead to pelvic pain, infertility, and cause scar tissue that blocks fallopian tubes, which prevents the egg and sperm from meeting in the first place.

If your doctor doesn’t mention screening for gonorrhea during your annual appointment, and you’re worried you might be at risk, be sure to ask to be tested.

http://www.healththismoment.com/2017/10/seven-uncommon-signs-of-infertility.html?m=1

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Nobody: 7:42am On Oct 28, 2017
This information is for oyinbo people undecided
Let me give you the traditional reasons.
1. You don't greet your elders
2. You don't usually buy enough provisions for your village people when travelling to your hometown
3. Your ancestors messed with the wrong people
4. Your husband is also guilty of 1,2 and 3.



This is not my handwriting lipsrsealed

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Judolisco(m): 7:42am On Oct 28, 2017
Nice one smiley
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Edoi(m): 7:42am On Oct 28, 2017
The cause of Infertility is usually ascribed to females and they usually take all the blame in our society.

But it may intrigued u to know that in the aetiology of infertility, 30percent is caused by males, 30percent by females and in another 30percent both of them contribute, just put simply both male and female contribute equally to infertility.


The common cause in male is azoospermia(inability to produce sperm) and the rate at which male are developing azoospermia is becoming alarming.

I advise couple with issues having babies to have both partners assessed in a fertility clinic rather than leaving it just for the woman.

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by SWORD419(m): 7:43am On Oct 28, 2017
Infertility is a nightmare, may God the almighty protect us against it.

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by FitnessDoctor: 7:43am On Oct 28, 2017
Possibly
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by AntiWailer: 7:44am On Oct 28, 2017
Nice write up.
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by ijustdey: 7:44am On Oct 28, 2017
thanks for the info


seems it tends to the female
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by OZAOEKPE(f): 7:44am On Oct 28, 2017
Most of them are number 7 grin
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by greatmarshall(m): 7:45am On Oct 28, 2017
Fact
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Odingo1: 7:46am On Oct 28, 2017
Hmm, too much problem for this world
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Baonel(m): 7:46am On Oct 28, 2017
Nice topic
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Tmex(m): 7:46am On Oct 28, 2017
Quite educative.
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by ElRapido: 7:48am On Oct 28, 2017
michaelo2:
Your feelings about having kids might be not right now or far in the future or not ever. Or maybe you absolutely know you want to get pregnant—and soon.

Either way, it’s really necessary to understand the signs of infertility, because it may commonly indicate a much worse problem that can affect your overall wellbeing, whether kids are your goal or not.

And if you believe there’s something wrong, listen to your body. Talk to your doctor whether you want to get pregnant or not.

Health This Moment compiled a list that will give you more information, though you should always talk to your doctor in person

—but it does tell you some of the biggest signs that should alert you and let you know it’s time to make an appointment with your he doctor.

1. You Feel MORE Pain Than Usual When Menstruating


You should know this, if you have to clear your calendar when its your time of the month because you know you’ll be in bed writhing in agony, it may be a sign of endometriosis.

We’re not talking a little pain here and there, but so much pain that it affects the way you live your life. You can’t go to your place of work or do the your social norms.

The ailment, which happens when the lining of your uterus (endometrial tissue) grows outside of it, affects up to half of infertile women, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Hormonal birth control pills is one way to treat it. Talk to your doctor if period pain is messing with your ability to live your way of life, no matter how many years you have lived with it, do not think it is normal.


2. Your Hands and Feet are Always Cold


If your hands and feet are constantly cold, wearing gloves and fuzzy socks won't solve the problem.

The problem is with your thyroid hormonal levels checked, you need to get it checked. Cold feet and hands is one common sign of hypothyroidism (or an underactive thyroid gland).

This can lead to inconsistent ovulation and affect your menstrual cycle. A blood test will tell your doctor if your levels are normal.

Other signs include constipation, forgetfulness, dry skin, and being tired often.


3. Your Period is MIA—or Constant


This can be a sign of what is medically called “ovulatory dysfunction.” Your ovary has to release an egg in order to be fertilized, and if you’re not ovulating at all, you won’t get your period.

If you have cycles that are longer than every 35 days, you should get checked out, as well as if your period is MIA altogether.

Also, be alert if you get your period too frequently—that’s every 21 days or less—because it may be another sign of an ovulation problem.


4. Your Nipples are Leaking


If you’re not pregnant or breastfeeding, your nipples should be dry. If they are leaking fluid, it may be a sign of a condition called hyperprolactinemia, which means that your body is producing too much of the breastfeeding hormone prolactin.

Causes can range from thyroid problems to medications to a (normally) benign tumor on your pituitary gland.

When prolactin levels are high, it affects your hormonal balance and may tell your ovaries to go on hiatus. A simple blood test can ID this problem, and medications can treat most cases.


5. You’re Very Overweight


If your BMI is 30 to 40, you qualify as obese, which can affect your fertility, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

They note that obesity is the cause of six percent of infertility. Reproductive hormones can be stored in body fat and mess with the area of your brain that tells your ovaries it’s go-time.

So if you’re trying for a baby or know you will be in the next several years, talk to your home doctor if you’re concerned that your weight could lower your odds of conceiving.


6. You’re Sprouting Facial Hair


Hair growing profusely in places you wouldn’t expect (like your face), or losing it in surprising places (like your head) are major symptoms of PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome (it’s also marked by acne and inconsistent periods).

The condition means your reproductive hormones are out of whack, which can impair your ovaries’ ability to release an egg.

“PCOS is one of the most common, but treatable causes of infertility in women,” according to Womenshealth.gov. Meds like birth control can help manage the condition, as can reaching a healthy weight.


7. You Have a History of Gonorrhea


This common sexually transmitted disease can come with a few symptoms: burning while you pee, an abnormal amount of vaginal discharge, and bleeding mid-cycle.

But, unfortunately, according to the CDC, most women don’t have symptoms. The STD can lead to pelvic pain, infertility, and cause scar tissue that blocks fallopian tubes, which prevents the egg and sperm from meeting in the first place.

If your doctor doesn’t mention screening for gonorrhea during your annual appointment, and you’re worried you might be at risk, be sure to ask to be tested.

http://www.healththismoment.com/2017/10/seven-uncommon-signs-of-infertility.html?m=1

cc: lalasticlala mynd44 dominique

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Nobody: 7:48am On Oct 28, 2017
Only for women All men are fertile den mtcheeew
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by budusky05(m): 7:51am On Oct 28, 2017
No waoo

How do you confirm any of these before marriage? Withe the rate girls lie these days
But I think guys should have theirs too
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by SavoG(f): 7:51am On Oct 28, 2017
My feets are always cold. No matter the weather without covering my feets I won't be able to sleep. but no other symptoms as you have listed here. Do I need to be worried?

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by babyfaceafrica: 7:52am On Oct 28, 2017
yeyerolling:
Only for women All men are fertile den mtcheeew
write your own na...must he write what you want?
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Daniel058(m): 7:53am On Oct 28, 2017
I need a wife from nairaland she must not be Lagosian or From Edo , grin

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Franzinni: 7:55am On Oct 28, 2017
I have all of the above but I have 5 kids ...so what happened ? Dr Op ...

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Lagbaja01(m): 8:00am On Oct 28, 2017
the topic should be: "likely causes of female Infertility"

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Webman007: 8:00am On Oct 28, 2017
Interesting read......Meanwhile you can have a look on the following for further cause of infertility in both male and female

Causes of infertility in male
http://fusionnestng.com/causes-of-male-infertility

Sperm Conditions that causes male infertility

http://fusionnestng.com/sperm-conditions-that-causes-male-infertility-azoospermia


Causes of female infertility
http://fusionnestng.com/causes-of-female-infertility

And if you're going for IVF Treatment consider this 7 Things

http://fusionnestng.com/factors-to-consider-when-choosing-a-fertility-clinic


The door is still open for couples who desire the fruit of the womb.....

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by femi4: 8:11am On Oct 28, 2017
OZAOEKPE:
Most of them are number 7 grin
Na dem dey carry the baby
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by gentleedu(m): 8:17am On Oct 28, 2017
SavoG:
My feets are always cold. No matter the weather without covering my feets I won't be able to sleep. but no other symptoms as you have listed here. Do I need to be worried?
there is only one way to find out
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by ndiboy01(m): 8:20am On Oct 28, 2017
If you didn't read the post fully...don't be worried. Our Onowu will communicate it fully to us in the Nkwo market day after the Ahajioku festival.. So my fellow elders, let us gather for a traditional selfie and then go and sleep on the matter..NDI ARA wteeecw
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by slawomir: 8:23am On Oct 28, 2017
ok
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Bari22: 8:25am On Oct 28, 2017
may God help us
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Sharp9: 8:34am On Oct 28, 2017
what you listed above are mostly signs of infertility not causes.

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by sylve11: 8:36am On Oct 28, 2017
lol @ history of gonorhea. reminds of history class cool
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by uvalued(m): 8:42am On Oct 28, 2017
i and my household, i command to be exempted from this scourge.
Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Nobody: 8:48am On Oct 28, 2017
Apt and factual article, though the title should have more appropriately been 'signs and symptoms' .
I should stress that cases of secondary infertility (infertility after previously being pregnant) are becoming increasingly rampant in clinics these days, and the number 1 factor implicated is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) , the ones laymen erroneously call Toilet Infection.
Having multiple partners with unprotected sex increases the risk of PID and ofcus before we seek proper medical attention, we would have tried several quacks thereby worsening the prognosis. This applies to the men folk too, in addition to excess sugar consumption & over exposure to phone and laptop radiation.
We need to be more health conscious and not make everything a religious jamboree like the poster above me.

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Re: Seven Causes Of Infertility You Should Know About But Don't by Nobody: 8:55am On Oct 28, 2017
1. poisoning of the population with flouride in toothpaste and tap water. Many mineral drinks, alcoholic beverages have endocrine disrupters substances added. Also avoid harmful substance introduced into body through breathing or skin contact.(mosquito sprays, nets infused with pesticides, manufactured soaps deodorant)

2. poisoning of population with plastic (have you not noticed how just about all your food is wrapped in plastic?) even most tinned foods have the inside of tins lined with thin layer of plastic.

3. poisoning of the population with vaccines (secretly designed to make us infertile) , you have noticed how keenly the authorities are to vaccinate our children at school using the military.

4. Obesity


http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/in-september-2015-agenda-21-will-be-transformed-into-the-2030-agenda

If you are serious about conceiving address these 4 issues


1. Use chewing stick , properly distill or filter all water you consume, avoid all mineral drinks beverages and processed foods and snacks. Avoid all manufacture products and food that may be inhaled , applied to skin or consumed, especially those imported. Use traditional toiletries products or baking soda or plain water for bathing and shampooing and for deodorising your body, your dishes and your clothes.

2. Avoid food packaged in plastic.

3. Never ever take any vaccines, vaccines never prevent disease, they introduce disease into your body.

4. simply cut out all sugar and all processed carbohydrates , increase water intake and increase activity level / exercise.


I know some will be thinking: "But my sister who has 9 kids is obese, loves processed food and beverages, uses soaps detergent heavily etc. Etc"
Well, simple answer is that your sister's body may be more able to cope with these environmental toxins than your own body.

Call this conspiracy theory if you like, if you do then your unexplained infertility must also be a conspiracy theory.
A word is enough for the wise.

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