secondary infertility


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secondary infertility

infertility in a patient who has previously conceived.

secondary infertility

Infertility in which one or more pregnancies have occurred before the present condition of infertility.
See also: infertility
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Secondary infertility can occur, it is believed, as accumulated fluid and blood interfere with the endocervical and even the endometrial environment and disrupt sperm transport, sperm quality, and embryo implantation.
Secondary infertility caused by the retention of fetal bones after an abortion: A case report.
If a couple do present to Midland Fertility Services experiencing secondary infertility they would undergo all the same investigations as a couple who have not conceived at all.
For around 19% of women there is unexplained secondary infertility, which can be even more frustrating and depressing.
The researchers describe her as having "a 15-year history of secondary infertility.
Overall, 83% reported primary infertility status, and 17% reported secondary infertility status.
1) Infertility may refer to primary infertility (the woman has never conceived despite extended exposure to the risk of becoming pregnant), secondary infertility (inability to conceive despite previous conception), or pregnancy wastage (ability to conceive but not to produce live offspring)
Secondary infertility is estimated to affect approximately 4 million families in the United States.
Surgical hysteroscopy may be the most efficient way to restore fertility in women with cesarean-induced isthmoceles, but no randomized trials exist to guide clinicians concerning what may loom as a notable contributor to secondary infertility.
Illness, diet, certain jobs and even 'modern life' can all reduce a man or woman's fertility and the heartache of secondary infertility can be quite traumatic.
A SECONDARY infertility - when a woman fails to conceive after she has previously had a child naturally - is becoming, like infertility itself, increasingly common.

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