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What would you like to ask? hi there me and my parter have be trying for family for almost 3 years my gp said im ovulating like a normal female il be 21 soon so any advice would be thankful, also im waiting on appointment to see gyno.

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  • Dr. Chris January 21, 2011

    There are many factors to take into consideration when it comes to infertility. Fortunately your doctor has verified that your are ovulating but this should be further confirmed by your gynecologist. This excludes conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and premature ovarian failure where the ovaries do not release eggs.

    Other causes may include conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, STD’s, and anatomical abnormalities. There are also other conditions, which may involve other systems in the body, and lead to complications like infertility. A fair number of infertility cases are due to no known cause (unexplained).

    Another point to consider is whether the problem lies with your partner. In the process of fertility screening, both partners need to undergo tests. The gynecologist will take your medical history into condition, run a number of tests and verify that there are no structural abnormalities that may be complicating the situation.

    As you can see there a host of possibilities but your gynecologist will try to confirm/exclude conditions that seem most likely after a clinical evaluation. It would be helpful if you could provide the following information to your gynecologist :
    – history of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) like gonorrhea or chlamydia
    – use of contraceptives
    – periods, noting any pain, heavy/scanty bleeding, cycle (number of days – at least a 6 month history)
    – previous injuries, surgery and major medical conditions
    – family history, including major ailments that your parents and siblings

    This information would go a long way in narrowing down the possible causes and allowing your gynecologist in running relevant tests. Depending on the cause, the appropriate treatment will be commenced.

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