Obstetrics & gynaecology

Stress may be associated with fertility issues in women

Female rats exposed to a scream sound may have diminished ovarian reserve and reduced fertility, according to a small animal study published in the Endocrine Society's journal, Endocrinology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Thyroid conditions may affect ovaries' egg reserves

Thyroid hormones are important for ovarian health and fertility, but the effects of low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroidism) and thyroid autoimmune diseases on the functioning of a woman's ovaries are not fully understood. ...

Medical research

'Cellular memory' of DNA damage in oocyte quality control

Females are born with a finite number of eggs that are steadily depleted throughout their lifetime. This reserve of eggs is selected from a much larger pool of millions of precursor cells, or oocytes, that form during fetal ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Tests can help assess ovarian health and fertility

Just like a carton of store-bought eggs carries an expiration date, the eggs in a woman's ovaries have a limited "shelf life" when it comes to fertility. This isn't news to most women, but what many might not realize is that ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Lower anti-Mullerian hormone values for endometriomas

(HealthDay)—Women with endometriomas have significantly lower anti-Müllerian hormone values, and surgical excision of endometriomas appears to have temporary detrimental effects on ovarian reserve, according to a study ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Opportunistic salpingectomy doesn't impact ovarian reserve

(HealthDay)—Opportunistic salpingectomy conducted at the time of laparoscopic hysterectomy does not appear to negatively affect ovarian reserve or increase surgical risk, according to a study published online June 24 in ...

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