IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

Causes of Infertility


A failure to become pregnant is a cause that affects thousands of couples. Undergoing physical exams, hormonal tests and fertility check-ups by a health care provider may eventually lead to fertility treatments. Infertility may be caused by many discrepancies.  Yet, in order to diagnose infertility, medical tests would have to be performed.  Especially for the women who are over 35 years old, who have irregular or no menstruations, have bleeding problems between the menstruations, who feel pain during intercourse, and have a history of infection of upper genital system IVF treatment may be one of a kind.

Infertility in woman can be caused by hormonal disorders or problems with reproductive system.  Hormone levels that inhibit development, release of an egg or placement of a fertilized egg inside the uterus, overweight, uterine congenital anomalies or tumors, endometriosis, adhesives associated with previous surgeries or infections, thyroid etc. endocrinal diseases, genetic diseases and drug addiction. In some other cases, problems with the fallopian tubes, uterine malformations, as well as conditions like endometriosis may make it difficult for couples to conceive.  Lack of ability to conceive is not just a feminine problem, but a male problem as well. 

Male infertility can be caused by hormonal factors arising from hypothalamus, thyroid, and testicles as well as by the structure, number of sperms, and insufficient rate of motile sperms. In addition, genetic abnormalities, trauma, and some previous infections can cause decreased production of sperms and infertility.  Infections in particular could result in infertility if they are not treated correctly and timely manner.

After laboratory tests have been performed to reveal the causes of infertility, we may begin to do the treatment on the second or third day of your cycle.  We will first perform an ultrasound examination and start stimulating your ovaries.  Treatment may be initiated if certain conditions are met such as the absence of cysts and the presence of a thin endometrium.  In certain number of women who are planned to be treated, there is still a 10-15% risk of not being able to initiate the treatment due to the presence of functional ovarian cysts or an early growing follicle that will suppress the stimulation of other follicles.


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