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My Husband's semen analysis:Concentration 17 x 10(to the

My Husband's semen analysis:Concentration 17 x 10(to the 6th power)/mlTotal Motile Count 22 x 10(to the 6th power)Normal Morphology 13%LeuKocytes 2 x 10 ( to the 6th power)/ mlMy husband is a 53 year old male in good health. I am a 40 year old fertile women(I've had my fertility hormones tested). We have been trying to conceive for several months with no success. My gyno believes that we have not been able to conceive because my husband has a very high WBC which may have affected the quality of his sperm. As a result, she put him on 500mg of Cipro for 10 days. He has an appt this week for a repeat semen analysis.My questions:Do we need to hold off on trying to conceive until his infection clears up and the quality of his sperm improves along with his WBC? I am hesitant to wait because of my age but I am also worried about conceiving when his sperm analysis is so poor.Is there a greater risk of abnormal sperm fertilizing my egg if we conceive during this time?What would you recommend given our circumstances and the short window we have to try and conceive the natural way?Based on the results of the semen analysis(see above), do you feel his numbers are not strong enough to conceive? Are his levels terrible or can he still get me pregnant?

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I have constant period pain, aching legs, feeling sick,

Hi. I have constant period pain, aching legs, feeling sick, fatigue, last period was painful and heavy and I've just been diagnosed with an enlarged uterus. I've read these can be symptoms of advanced stages of cancer and I'm terrified. I've been referred to an nhs specialist but this can take weeks. I'm terrified, how do I expedite this process as I'm a single mum of a 6 year old who is my life and all the time I'm waiting I'm aware it could be getting worse. Please help.

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Dr David

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I had a hysterscopy and D&C 3 weeks ago. I am still spotting

I had a hysterscopy and D&C 3 weeks ago. I am still spotting a little. I had a fibroid removed. Since then I have pelvic discomfort when I move my bowels and sometimes when I urinate; if I wait to long to urinate. I was on Cipro for 7 days a week after the surgery because I bled a lot one time. Dr. thought it might be infection. Was bloated and sometimes still am and feel a little pressure by my pelvis. I went to the gym yesterday and I spotted very little after. I thought this procedure would be a peice of cake, but I was wrong. I want to feel like myself again. By the way, I never bled from the fibroid. I have been in menopause for 6 years, I am 61.

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Yesterday I had a sonohysterogram performed due to submucosl

Yesterday I had a sonohysterogram performed due to submucosl fibroids. The radiologist semed to have trouble getting the cathetar placed properly and kept removing and replacing the equipment. The fluid introduction did not cause pain. The cramping I was warned about was minimal if at all. During the exploration of the uterus, it felt as though the probe hit something that caused an intense sharp pain that I would describe as an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. It was not a lasting pain, and the rest of the procedure was not very uncomfortable. Today, eighteen hours after the procedure, I feel sore. My lower abdomen is very tender which I would equate with muscle soreness experienced a day after an extreme workout. Is this normal? I haven't read anything about discomfort that occurs after this procedure.

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Dr. Owen

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Im 38 now. I have had 2 miscarriages before being tested by

I'm 38 now. I have had 2 miscarriages before being tested by my gynecologist when I was 17 (yes I started early!) Then after having a Hysteroscopy and clearing up an infection on my cervix I got pregnant almost immediately after the hysteroscopy procedure. I had 3 full term healthy babies after that. Then after my 3rd child I had my tubes tied. That was 15 years ago. Had my tubal reversed in Sept 2011 (at 37), got pregnant in Oct and confirmed miscarriage Dec 5 (levels dropped substantially). Had 3 periods since while trying to conceive (using Ovulation kit). Felt like I was indeed pregnant (nauseous, breasts sore, tired, and very moody), but then I got my 3rd period on Friday - 4 days early. It's not the same as other periods. Not heavy, just light (ie. only changing pads 2 times a day when normally it would be at least 3 times). Could I have gotten pregnant and it just didn't take? (the placenta didn't attach to the uterus??) Should I go in to see if there was a problem with my tubal reversal? Maybe my fallopian tubes are damaged? Maybe my uterus has dropped because of my age? Could I have another infection that caused my first two miscarriages when I was 16 and 17? Could my uterus have deteriorated during the years I had my tubes tied? Should I get another hysteroscopy done to determine this? I'm 38 and feel time is ticking... Please help. Need some guidance.

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Dr. Owen

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hi-i had a vaginal polyp removed at a normal annual exam approx

hi-i had a vaginal polyp removed at a normal annual exam approx 3 years ago. my gyn twisted it off with forceps and cauterized it. about 15 minutes later i drove back to work and started bleeding heavily. i waited an hour to see if it would stop but it became much worse and large blood clots (size of a fist) were coming out at a rapid pace. i went back to my doctor where she removed more clots, said she was very alarmed at how much blood i was losing (she told me not to look!), and used stitches to close the wound. she then called her friend who was a hematologist and got me an appointment right away to be tested for von willebrand's. the bloodwork came back as mild von willebrand's but the doctor didn't feel it explained the severity of my blood loss from the polyp removal. 3 weeks later i was overseas and started bleeding again. i knew the feeling so immediately went to the hospital where i was passing clots again and losing a lot of blood. i was in the ER for about 6 hours before they admitted me. by the time the doctor made his rounds (approx 9 hours after i arrived to the ER), the bleeding had stopped so he discharged me. i went to bed but woke up 4 hours later heavily bleeding. i went back to the ER where the same doctor saw me and scheduled me for surgery. again i was passing large clots and was extremely nauseous. they typed me for a transfusion but i didn't get it before i went to surgery (they told me that was their last resort). after the surgery i felt much better and everything went smoothly. they stitched the wound again and discharged me that night. the same experience had happened 10 years prior but i didn't know it was a polyp. it was severed accidentally and i started bleeding heavily and passing clots. i went to the ER to get stitched and later had surgery scheduled with my regular gyn.long story, but i want to understand why the bleeding was so heavy and if this is something you have heard of before. i went to another hematologist and he doesn't believe it was due to von willebrand's, so i am concerned it could be something else? i bruise easily and have the mirena IUD to control my menstrual bleeding, but i would like to know if this could be caused by polyps specifically?

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Hi, I am having brownish discharge today , my period will be

Hi, I am having brownish discharge today , my period will be starting any day now. I never had any discharge before my period. What possible can it be? I had check up recently, no polyps o abnormalities was noticed. What do you think about Hysteroscopy procedure?

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Dr. Owen

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menstruation..Dec 09 i had intense stomach pain and was rushed..blood

Hi, Im 42y.o with a history of normal menstruation. In Dec 09 i had intense stomach pain and was rushed to hospital & had my appendices removed, however they found that they were ok, and was told that in fact the cause of the pain was due to blood in my adobemen. I had a termination in July 09 and also a Depoprovera injection (lasts 3 months) at that time too. I have not had a period since then and my pain only started in Dec 09 and now continues every month with no bleeding at all. The Doctor booked me in for a Hysteroscopy and I had a Diagnostic Hysteroscoy done with saline inserted to see if there was any blockage in the uterus and none was found. The Hysteroscopy procedure was cancelled and now the hospital dont seem to know what is wrong. Meanwhile, Im again today having great discomfort and on pain killers and yesterday for the first time had some slight almost, if not black discharge! Can you help???

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Alan Gibstein, M.D.

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I have had a few issues in the past couple years that makes

I have had a few issues in the past couple years that makes me wonder if I have a hormone in balance. Last year, I had a large ovarian cyst removed (it was normal/no cancer), now I have a endometrial polyp and will soon have a hysteroscopy procedure, and a couple months ago I had my first mammogram and was told my breasts were fibrous so the mammogram was hard to read. I am having another mammogram in March so they can compare the two. I find it strange that this is all happening. I am 41 and have had no children.

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Monika Hearne, M.D.

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