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Coenzyme Q 10 and Female Fertility

Coenzyme Q 10 and Female Fertility

Coenzyme Q 10, aka Co Q 10, but also known as ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound that naturally occurs in most cells of the body, primarily in the mitochondria. Co Q 10 is needed for the basic function of cells and is the source of energy for the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the organelles inside cells that generate energy for the cell in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP),

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Sometimes Symptomless, Endometrial Polyps Can Cause Infertility

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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Why Should A Woman Having Trouble Conceiving Consider Having A Laparoscopy?

Why Should A Woman Having Trouble Conceiving Consider Having A Laparoscopy?

The basic evaluation for couples struggling to become pregnant includes a semen analysis, blood tests to evaluate ovarian function, a hysterosalpingogram and a pelvic sonogram to evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes. It is not uncommon for couples to undergo this basic evaluation for infertility and find that all of their tests are normal. At that point,

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I want a baby, but I have had my tubes tied!!

I want a baby, but I have had my tubes tied!!

It is not uncommon for a woman to want to have another baby after having had a tubal ligation. There are many reasons women seek a reversal of their sterilization procedure. In some situations patients have undergone the sterilization procedure and later become divorced. When she finds another partner, she may want to have a baby with him,

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Male Smokers and Fertility

Male Smokers and Fertility

What We Know about Smoking and a Woman’s Fertility

It is well accepted that smoking is detrimental to ovarian function and female fertility. Smoking has been shown to be toxic to ovarian follicles and eggs, demonstrating a direct correlation between smoking and decline in fertility.

Excessive smoking is linked to the premature onset of diminished ovarian reserve (loss of eggs from the ovary) which leads to a decline in fertility.

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Just Relax!

Just Relax!

How many times have couples who are struggling to become pregnant been told to go home and relax, or, go home and don’t think about it? And, everyone has heard about couples who have “forgotten” about their fertility problem and have conceived. The implication is that self-induced stress is the reason for not conceiving. Therefore,

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Does Every Woman Undergoing an Infertility Evaluation Need a Laparoscopy?

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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