What Could Be Causing My Infertility?

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There are so many different causes of infertility. It is hard sometimes to even pinpoint a couple’s fertility problems down to one and only one thing. Many times, fertility problems are a result of a multitude of things that can all run together to become a problem. Doctors estimate that around one-third of all fertility problems come down to a female-related issue, while another third of fertility problems come down to a male related issue. For the remaining one-third of fertility problems, doctors find that these problems can usually be blamed on a combination of factors between male and female problems. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Ovulation Issues

Ovulation issues are one of the most very common problems when it comes to infertility. If there are problems with ovulation, no egg is being released, or eggs are not being released properly, so it’s easy to see how this could cause problems when it comes to conceiving. PCOS, egg problems such as low egg count or poor quality eggs, and more can be a cause of ovulation problems in women.

Tubal Problems

Tubal problems are very common problems when it comes to infertility. Some common tubal issues include endometriosis, tubal adhesions, and infections. Sometimes the fallopian tubes are blocked, leading to infertility. As you can imagine, a problem with the fallopian tubes can really wreak havoc on fertility, because the egg is not able to travel in it’s intended path. Probably the most common tubal fertility problem is endometriosis, which can cause lots of fertility issues for the women who suffer from it. As an aside, sometimes certain sexually transmitted diseases can cause tubal problems as well and can make things worse for fertility.

Sperm Problems

Sperm problems are very common and are one of the most likely causes of male infertility. There are several different sperm problems that can lead to infertility. They include low sperm count, poor sperm motility, and misshapen or distorted sperm. Poor lifestyle choices such as drinking, smoking, drug use, stress and poor diet can all cause sperm problems. Luckily, in many cases, sperm issues are not permanent, so doctors can work with men to help improve their overall sperm health.

Unexplained Infertility

As the name implies, unexplained infertility is fertility problems for which there is no real explanation. Fertility problems that are unable to be explained can occur in men and women, or a combination of both. Unexplained infertility problems are probably the most frustrating and aggravating of all fertility problems, as you can imagine. With these fertility problems, there is no “set answer” as to what is wrong, what treatments to try, or what might come next. Unexplained infertility is a very frustrating diagnosis to get, without a doubt. These are just a few of the most common fertility problems that are out there if you are looking for an idea of what might be causing your fertility issues.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.