- Fertility symptoms:
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a doctor would ask.
During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Fertility symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:
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Why: Infertility is defined as the absence of conception after a period of 12 months of normal unprotected intercourse.
Why: after the age of 32, fertility decreases by 1.5% per year.
Why: e.g. days of bleeding per cycle, cycle length and regularity, inter-menstrual spotting, heaviness of period, clots, flooding.
Why: if any previous conceptions? - e.g. miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, stillbirth, full term birth, details of full term births.
Why: e.g. oral contraceptive pill, intra-muscular progesterone depot injection, progesterone implant.
Why: e.g. mid-cycle egg-white-like stretchy mucous, abdominal discomfort or breast tenderness.
Why: e.g. intra-abdominal surgery such as appendicitis may predispose to pelvic adhesions; genitourinary surgery such as abortions may be complicated by intra-uterine and fallopian tube infection.
Why: e.g. history of anorexia nervosa or obesity may cause failure to ovulate.
Why: questions specifically about relationship, family, social support, occupation, general physical health and financial stresses. Stress related to lifestyle may affect male or female fertility.
Why: e.g. erectile dysfunction, ejaculation difficulties.
Why: e.g. orchitis (inflammation of the testicles), trauma, undescended testicles.
Why: e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, tuberculosis, kidney disease.
Why: e.g. hernia repair.
Why: e.g. some medications may affect male fertility including chemotherapy, anabolic steroids, aminoglycoside antibiotics, sulphasalazine, cimetidine, colchicines, spironolactone, phenytoin, narcotics, nitrofurantoin.
Why: e.g. exposure to heat, pesticides or herbicides.
Why: e.g. alcoholism and drug addiction may affect male and female fertility.
Why: reduces male and female fertility.
Why: may suggest endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids.
Why: may suggest endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease.
Why: may suggest pelvic inflammatory disease (may be an offensive, pus-like vaginal discharge).
Why: e.g. dysmenorrhea which may start 1-2 weeks before the period and then reduces with the onset of the period, pain with intercourse, heavy periods and non-specific pelvic pain.
Why: e.g. fever (if acute infection) , mild to severe lower abdominal pain, pain with intercourse, painful heavy or irregular periods, bleeding in-between the periods, abnormal and perhaps offensive pus-like vaginal discharge, painful or frequent urination.
Why: e.g. obesity, hirsuitism (excess hairiness), acne, irregular or absent menstrual periods.
The following list of conditions have 'Fertility symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have 'Fertility symptoms'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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