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.

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 »

Ovarian Reserve Tests for Fertility

Which blood tests are usually done during infertility workup? ... 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 »

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Ovarian Syndrome Infertility - Treatment

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 »

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 »

Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure

Q: What is Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure? A: Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure could have many causes: ... 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 »

Fallopian Tubes Blockage - Are There Any Symptoms?

Just because there is no pelvic pain does not mean the fallopian tubes are open. Fallopian tube diseases and blockage are among the top three reasons for infertility. ... 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 »

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 »