Female infertility can have many potential causes but predominantly fall into four main categories:
- Problems with the uterus, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries
- Irregular or no ovulation
- Hormonal imbalances
- A woman’s age, which affects ovarian reserve
In this section we will take an in-depth look at the common causes behind female infertility, their symptoms, what tests we use to diagnosis, what treatment options are available, and resources and support.
MORE INFORMATION ON CAUSES OF FEMALE INFERTILITY
Women in the late 30s and 40s are considered to be of advanced material age, while conception is still possible it can be difficult to achieve without the assistance of fertility treatment. Discover successful treatment options available to help you conceive.
1 in 80 pregnancies are considered to be ectopic pregnancies- a phenomenon that occurs when a pregnancy is established outside of the uterus such as in the fallopian tubes. If you have a history of ectopic pregnancies discover your options moving forward.
Endometriosis is a common problem that occurs when lining from the uterus works its way into other parts of the body including the abdomen and bowels. Discover the appropriate method of diagnosing and treating endometriosis.
Fibroids are common and usually benign muscle tumors found in the wall of the uterus that can impact the ability to conceive. Learn more about fibroids and best methods of treatment.
Women experiencing higher levels of prolactin, the hormone that stimulates milk production, often do not ovulate regularly making conception difficult to achieve. Discover management and treatment options.
Female athletes such as marathon runners and gymnasts often experience an ovulatory disorder called hypothalamic amenorrhea. Discover methods to manage this condition and treatment options.
PCOS is the most common ovulatory disorder representing 85% of diagnosed all ovulatory disorders. Conception can occur with lifestyle modifications and fertility treatment. Learn more about your options.
Commonly caused by a history of infection, endometriosis, or surgery, occurs when scar tissue binds adjacent organs to each other. Discover how this is diagnosed and treated.
Premature Ovarian Failure is the medical term used to describe the early onset of menopause, generally occurring before the age of 40. Conception in women with this condition is still possible with the assistance of fertility treatment.
For some women pregnancy is not an problem, rather maintaining it is a challenge. Recurrent miscarriage is defined as 2 or more consecutive, spontaneous pregnancy losses. Find out how SGF can help you maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Tubal Disease is a disorder in which the fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged. Usually caused by a history of infection, surgery, or endometriosis discover how fertility treatment can help you achieve your goal of a healthy pregnancy.