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infertile

(ĭn-fûr′tl)
adj.
1. Not fertile; unproductive or barren.
2. Biology
a. Not capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
b. Not fertilized and hence incapable of growing and developing: infertile duck eggs.
3. Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation: infertile land.
4. Unproductive or producing little: a path of research that proved infertile.

infertile

[infur′təl]
Etymology: L, in, not, fertilis, fruitful
denoting the inability to produce offspring. This condition may be present in one or both sex partners and may be temporary and reversible. The cause may be physical, including immature sexual organs, abnormalities of the reproductive system, hormonal imbalance, and dysfunction or anomalies in other organ systems, or it may result from psychological or emotional problems. The condition is classified as primary, in which pregnancy has never occurred, and secondary, when one or more pregnancies have occurred. Compare sterile.

infertile

lacking reproductive potential. see FERTILITY.

infertile,

adj unable to produce offspring.

Patient discussion about infertile

Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility? staphylococcus/infertility

A. Not that I know about. One of the major routes in which bacteria cause infertility in women is through inflammation of the pelvis (PID), but staphylococcus isn't a major cause of this disease.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000888.htm

Q. help program for infertil couple MY NAME IS ALEX AND I'M 44 YEARDS OLD AND MY WIFE IS NILDA AND SHE IS 41 YEARS OLD

A. Your infertility treatment plan will depend on the cause or causes behind your infertility. Infertility treatment also depends on whether the problem is from the woman’s side, the man’s side, both sides, or remains unexplained.The good news is that 85% to 90% of couples dealing with infertility are treated with low-tech treatments, like medication or surgery, with less than 3% being treated by Assisted Reproductive Technologies, like IVF. Of those treated for infertility, two-thirds will go onto have a baby. A common cause of infertility in women, ovulation disorders account for about 25% of female factor infertility cases. The first line of treatment for most women with ovulation problems is through medication. Fertility drugs can help a woman ovulate 80% of the time. For the full article: http://infertility.about.com/od/infertilitytreatments/a/basictreatments.htm Hope this helps.

Q. Is it possible to have babies after getting chemo? I heard it makes you infertile…

A. It is correct, both chemotherapy and radiation therapy can damage both male and female reproduction cells and cause infertility. That is because of the large toxic effect these treatments have on fast dividing cellsin the body. However, before starting therapy usually they take out both eggs or sperms from the patient and freeze them, in order to allow maintanence of healthy cells for the future in case they would like to have children.

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