Women’s Infertility Issues
From our earliest memories of role play as “mommy,” most women look forward to the day when they have a baby. Often, we never even consider that we may encounter problems conceiving, until month after month passes without a pregnancy, and the frustration, anger and confusion start to build.
Although you may already have done your homework and be well acquainted with the many possible causes of female infertility, we hope that reviewing the major causes will help emphasize that, in many cases, proper diagnosis and treatment can help. One of the first things you’ll do at the Fertility Partnership is a complete physical screening, as well as a review of any tests you may already have had. This will help our medical team get a complete picture of your individual situation and look for possible solutions that may have been missed in earlier medical encounters.
The most common cause of female infertility is an ovulation disorder of some type, which may include infrequent or completely absent ovulation. Factors that may cause ovulation disorders include:
- Polycystic ovarian disorder (PCOS)
- Hypothalamus dysfunction
- Hyperprolactinemia – overproduction of the prolactin hormone
- Ovarian failure – premature or normal aging of the ovaries
Other causes of female infertility include blocked fallopian tubes, birth defects affecting the reproductive organs or uterine fibroids.
As much as a third of the time, the cause is actually male factor infertility. Testing of semen is one of the first tests we run at the Fertility Partnership.
Regardless of the reason for infertility, everyone at the Fertility Partnership will do all we can to guide you through diagnosis and treatment in a candid and compassionate way. Our goal is to help you reach your goal of having a child, and we will be honest with you at every step of the process. We will only ask you to undergo tests or procedures that we firmly believe will help you reach your goal, and we also will provide the physical, mental and emotional support you need throughout your journey.
Fertility Partnership5401 Veterans Memorial
Saint Peters, MO 63376
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