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Hamster test
A test of the ability of a man's sperm to penetrate a hamster egg stripped of its outer membrane, the zona pellucida, also called Hamster Zona-Free Ovum (HZFO) Test or Sperm Penetration Assay (SPA).
Hemizona assay
A laboratory test of the ability of sperm to penetrate into a human egg; first the egg is split in half, then one half is tested against the husband's sperm and the other half against sperm from a fertile man.
Hernia
A hernia is a condition which occurs when a muscle or organ protrudes out of the through the wall of the cavity that contains it. Most herniae occur in abdomen.
High Risk Pregnancies
Women with a history of diabetes or other metabolic disorders, multiple abortions, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV+ or psychological trauma are susceptible to high risk pregnancies.
Hyperandrogenism
Excessive production of androgens in women, frequently a cause of hirsutism and also associated with polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). Hyperprolactinemia
Hypertension
Commonly known as high blood pressure it is elevated systemic arterial blood pressure. Keeping in control is amust to keep other problems at bay like cardiac problems.
Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is a condition of overproduction of sections from thyroid gland. This leads to many complicated diseases and conditions like Grave's disease, thyrotoxicosis, infertility etc, if left untreated.
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
An x-ray procedure in which a special dye is injected into the uterus through a tube placed through the cervix to illustrate the inner contour of the uterus and the degree of openness of the fallopian tubes.

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