Why Does Infertility Happen

Why Does Infertility Happen?

Find the Answers At MCRM Fertility

MCRM Fertility will help you find answers to your questions. At MCRM, you are treated as an individual and not a statistic. We determine factors contributing to infertility and together develop a personalized treatment plan. Our team is also known for providing strong emotional support and encouragement along the journey.

The first step is to meet with our team for an appointment with an exam and testing to  evaluate factors that can contribute to difficulty conceiving. We also offer male fertility evaluation and diagnostic testing.

Causes of Female Infertility

Several disorders or conditions of the reproductive system can make it difficult to conceive naturally. Each of these conditions may be addressed in a unique way to allow for a successful pregnancy.

Ovulation Disorders

Women may have dysfunctional ovulation or issues related to releasing an egg for fertilization. Some conditions that prevent ovulation or make it unpredictable include polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS, hypothalamic dysfunction, and a low or diminished ovarian reserve (DOR).

Other Causes

Endometriosis is a condition that entails growth of uterine lining deposits outside of the uterus. It can lead to heavy bleeding and painful periods and pelvic scarring. In some patients with endometriosis, the egg may have difficulty traveling through the fallopian tube due to scarring orhave  issues implanting into the uterus to grow due to inflammation in the uterine lining.

Pelvic inflammatory disease, PID, can also lead to infertility. It is an inflammation of the reproductive organs, including the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes caused by infections.

The fallopian tubes may be blocked, preventing the egg from reaching the uterus. The uterus can also have issues that prevent it from carrying a baby. Certain ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids can also make it more difficult to become pregnant.

Age and Other Risk Factors in Pregnancy

As women age, it can become more difficult to conceive and carry a baby to term. Besides there being fewer eggs, the eggs remaining may be of lower quality. Other life factors can also compound the difficulty of conceiving: such as smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, being overweight, or being under high stress.

MCRM Fertility considers your situation from all lenses, we will evaluate all causes of infertility, and we will help you work on those within your control. We also offer many treatment options to overcome other challenges in family building.

Male Infertility

Male factor infertility is a common diagnosis. One of the main issues is reduced sperm count, which can be multifactorial in etiology. Environment toxins, use of drugs and alcohol, smoking, high body mass index, and other medical conditions can all be associated with a lower sperm count.

Low sperm motility is another concern for men. If the majority of sperm in an ejaculate have low motility, this means many sperm are not moving properly, and it is possible they won’t reach the egg to fertilize it.

Additionally, sperm morphology impacts fertility.  Morphology refers to the shape of the sperm. Sperm morphology has implications on the efficacy and ability of a sperm to penetrate and fertilize an egg.

Here at MCRM Fertility, our experienced andrologists carry out detailed semen analysis to evaluate the quality and quantity of sperm. In addition to the standard evaluation (which includes concentration, pH, motility and morphology), MCRM Fertility also offers evaluation of sperm DNA Fragmentation. The DNA Fragmentation index of sperm offers insight into sperm quality and its DNA integrity. Numerous studies have shown that an increase in Sperm DNA Fragmentation be associated with miscarriage and infertility.

Seeking Help at MCRM Fertility

Without a proper evaluation and diagnosis at a fertility clinic, like MCRM Fertility, you won’t know why you can’t conceive. For some patients, the treatment plan for conception may be as simple as making some lifestyle changes or undergoing a tubal evaluation. In other cases, patients may need to consider alternative treatments to help with conception.

MCRM Fertility offers a wide range of treatment options based on the cause of infertility. Once we carry out fertility testing, we can help you select the best treatment method for your situation.  Among the treatments we offer are: in-vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination (IUI), donor egg, and embryo adoption. We will sit down with you to discuss your treatment options and recommend one that may make the most sense for you.

Discovering the Cause of Your Infertility

The first step in determining the cause of your infertility is to schedule an appointment with one of our fertility specialists. Once you’ve set up an appointment, MRCM Fertility will ask you to complete a patient form online. The physician or nurse practitioner you see will set up fertility testing to learn more about your situation. Once they have reviewed the tests, you will discuss your fertility options with our team.

If you aren’t quite ready to take the next step, you can call MCRM Fertility and talk with a member of the patient support team. We’ll answer your questions and help you decide if you’re ready to move forward. Our goal is to help you find a path to parenthood that works for you.