Understanding The Possible Causes Of Infertility

istock 1182426587 300x200 1 At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, we understand the frustrations couples can have when they are unable to conceive. There may be a wide range of issues working against them when it comes to infertility. By identifying the cause of infertility that is preventing pregnancy, patients can work with our team to find a solution and discuss the best treatment options available.

What is infertility?

Infertility is a term often coined when a couple is unable to conceive after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse. For women over the age of 35, infertility is often diagnosed at approximately six months in. An earlier evaluation may be recommended if a woman is dealing with certain problems such as irregular periods of pre-existing conditions that impact their fallopian tubes.

What causes infertility?

There are many reasons why a woman may be diagnosed as infertile, and by knowing the cause of infertility, patients can work alongside their doctor to find a solution. Some of the more common causes of infertility include:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • STDs
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Poor egg quality
  • Endometriosis
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles

It is also important for men to be tested for fertility as well, as many aspects can also impact them as well, such as poor quality semen or poor sperm production. For some couples, both may have fertility issues that impact their ability to conceive a child, and various solutions may be examined.

Treatment for infertility

Sometimes women will be able to undergo some form of treatment to improve their chances of success, while other conditions can leave women unable to conceive a child altogether. Depending on the cause of infertility, treatment may include:

  • Medications
  • IUI (intrauterine insemination)
  • IVF (in vitro fertilization)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy

Are you interested in learning more about infertility?

Contact the team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN to book an appointment at 7900 Henneman Way, Ste. #100 and find out more about the cause of your infertility. When possible, he will work with patients to help them in discovering a solution or a method to conceive a child. Call (214) 544-6600 today to request a consultation.

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