Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse or 6 months in women 35 years of age and older. The 3 main cause of infertility are ovulation issues, sperm problems, and fallopian tube issues. If a sperm count is normal, then the next tests are done to check whether ovulation happens, if the egg is of good quality, and to check the patency of the fallopian tubes.

Premature Ovarian Failure

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a loss of ovarian function in younger women. POF is associated with amenorrhea, estrogen is low, and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level is elevated. ... read more »

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a medical condition that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and sometimes other parts of the body. Endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus and can be located on the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the bowels, bladder, and sometimes behind the uterus, bowels or bladder. ... read more »

Infertility: Fallopian Tube Obstruction Damage and Patency

Tubal damage is one of the most common causes of infertility accounting for fifteen to twenty-five percent of all infertility cases.  ... read more »

BMI: Are You Overweight?

BMI: Are you overweight? How much is too much? ... read more »

Infertility Treatment in Women

Before infertility treatment for women is started, it is important to make the infertility diagnosis first. Without the right diagnosis the correct treatment cannot be done and success will be lower. ... read more »

Endometrial Lining Not OK - Causes

What are the causes of an abnormal endometrial lining? ... read more »

Hairdressers and Premature Ovarian Failure POF

Hairdressers may be at increased risk for premature ovarian failure POF compared with women employed in other occupations. ... read more »

Risk Factors for Infertility in Women

The number one risk factor for infertility in women is a woman's age. After the age of 40, a woman's fertility chances decrease from 90% fertility to 67% fertility. After 45 years of age, that number plummets to 15% fertility. ... read more »

Infertility and Egg Donation

Egg donation, also referred to as oocyte donation, is one such option. It has proven to be an effective fertility method for couples who have longed for a baby, but have been unable to have one on their own. ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Infertility for Women

Women who experience infertility go through a rollercoaster of emotional stress. While their male partners may also experience some emotional stress, it is different from and not as strong as the stress women feel. ... read more »

Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure

What is Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure? Learn about the causes here. ... read more »

Treatment for PCOS Infertility

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD). PCOS is among the leading causes of infertility in women. ... read more »

Anovulation: Not Ovulating- An Overview

Anovulation refers to a condition in women in which an egg is not released from the ovaries. It is the #1 cause of female infertility. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Treatments and Incidence of Breast Cancer

Infertility and usage of infertility drugs in general are not associated with increased risk for breast cancer but for infertile women treated with clomiphene citrate, breast cancer risk is elevated. ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery Preparation

If you want to get pregnant after a tubal ligation, you can have either a tubal reanastomosis or tubal reversal surgery or get pregnant with IVF in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Management of PCOS

Among PCOS patients who are overweight or obese, weight loss is the most physiologic method of inducing ovulation. ... read more »

Infertility Causes - Women

There are many infertility causes for women, and testing is required to find out the reason for infertility. ... read more »

Endometrium: How Thick Should My Uterine Lining Be?

How thick should the uterine lining be? The lining of the inside of the uterus is also called 'endometrium.' A normal uterine lining is necessary in order to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. ... read more »

Ovulation Problems Besides Not Ovulating

I know I am ovulating, but still having trouble getting pregnant. What could go wrong with my ovaries besides not ovulating? What else can effect ovarian function? ... read more »

Asherman Syndrome

Asherman syndrom is a medical condition associated with scarring, intrauterine adhesions, or synechiae inside the uterus, the formation of scar tissue inside the uterus.  ... read more »

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing Syndrome/Disease is a medical condition occasionally associated with infertility. The main condition is caused by too much production of the cortisol hormone. It is observed in about 1-2 per 100,000 people each year and more likely in women than in men.  ... read more »

What Is LUF Syndrome?

38 hours after the urinary LH surge, the follicle ruptures and releases the egg. Sometimes, because of abnormal development or pelvic adhesions, the ovary fails to actually release the egg. ... read more »

hCG injection before ovulation

The hCG shot contains a hormone call hCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin ... read more »

Hyperprolactinemia - Elevated Prolactin

Another word for elevated prolactin is hyperprolactinemia. There are many symptoms associated with this condition, though not all women with hyperprolactinemia have all of them. ... read more »

Inhibin B

What does Inhibin B mean? ... read more »

Testing Inhibin B and Ovarian Reserve

Measuring Inhibin B and ovarian reserve in order to determine if the ovarian reserve is decreased. ... read more »

Infertility Diagnosis and Tests for Women

Infertility diagnosis and tests for women include testing for ovulation, hormone testing, and a hysterosalpingogram and laparoscopy to check the fallopian tubes. ... read more »