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What the urologist should know about the female infertility evaluation.
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PMID:  12516767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As childbirth is delayed and divorce rates remain high, urologists will continue to see more and more infertile couples. It is imperative that urologists understand at least the basic aspects of the female evaluation. Fundamental information can be obtained from a simple, directed history. Risk factors for female infertility can be identified in a matter of minutes, and the reproductive endocrinologist can then carry out a complete female evaluation simultaneously with the male evaluation. Most female infertility problems can be classified as ovulatory, anatomic, or cervical. Signs of decreasing ovarian reserve with age can be ascertained easily with a history and perhaps the determination of a day-3 serum FSH level. Finally, a basic understanding of the female evaluation allows meaningful discourse between the urologist and the reproductive endocrinologist, leading to a more effective treatment plan for the infertile couple.
Victor M Brugh; David M Nudell; Larry I Lipshultz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Urologic clinics of North America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0094-0143     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-08     Completed Date:  2003-01-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423221     Medline TA:  Urol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  983-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6560 Fannin, Suite 2100, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence / standards*
Diagnostic Techniques, Urological / standards*
Infertility, Female / diagnosis*,  pathology,  physiopathology*
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