Infertility and Treatments

Ob/Gyns have made great strides to better understand infertility and to develop treatments for     Infertility. After a year that a couple makes efforts to have a child that are unsuccessful, the possibility of infertility may be considered.  This is a time for an initial consult with the OB-Gyn physician. It may be  the female, male or both partners that require an infertility work-up.

The initial consults will involve a Q and A session with your doctor and comprehensive evaluation to identify or rule out a number of physical, psychosocial and emotional conditions may cause infertility in both males and females, including, but not necessarily limited to:  

  • Birth defects
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Complications from diseases, including sexually transmitted disease.
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • History of drug therapy that may affect fertility.
  • Cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
  • Smoking, alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse.
  • Old Age

For females, various conditions are the most common specific cause of infertility-

  • Ovarian Cysts, including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Endometriosis
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Growths and abnormalities in the female reproductive system
  • Cancer or tumor
  • Eating disorder or poor nutritional status
  • Hormonal Imbalances and Abnormalities in the Menstrual Cycle

For males, the following are e common male specific causes of infertility-

  • Impotence
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Prolonged exposure to environment with high temperature.
  • Growths or abnormalities in the male reproductive tract
  • Use of certain medicines, including: cimetidine and spironolactone.

Next Visit, Infertility Treatments

It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.