Why Am I Infertile?

When you go to infertility clinics, one of the questions you want to be answered is about why you are infertile. You’ve likely tried to get pregnant for months and sometimes years, with no luck. MCRM Fertility can help provide an answer to that question and work with you to create the best treatment plan.

Starting Your Journey With Our Infertility Clinics

When you schedule your first appointment with MCRM Fertility, you will have support every step of the way. We take the time to get to know you and answer all your questions. Our caring team is focused on making you feel welcome.

Feel free to give us a call even before you schedule an appointment. We’re happy to talk with you over the phone about any questions or concerns you may have. Our team will help you decide which of our doctors is the right fit for your needs and timing.

Once you’ve set up an appointment for your first consultation, you can go online to our patient portal and fill out the information requested. This information will help our team have a better understanding of why you may be having trouble conceiving.

Try to complete all required paperwork before you come in for your consultation. This allows our doctors to review your history and have a better idea of the challenges you have been experiencing.

Female Testing

Both female and male fertility tests are a critical part of the consultation. If you haven’t completed them prior to meeting the doctor, they will request them to be done. Once you have completed the tests, you will have a follow-up appointment.

One of the first tests is to determine your ovarian reserve. Blood tests and ultrasonography are used to detect your ability to get pregnant now or in the future. The tests look at hormone levels, such as FSH, AMH (anti-mullerian hormone), and Estradiol. Ultrasound can look at the antral follicle count, which tells the number of follicles in the ovaries. It also can assist the physician in learning about your uterus and tubal patency.

Male Testing

Providers at MCRM Fertility will also recommend testing for the male partner to evaluate the male fertility potential. This may include a magnified semen analysis, sperm dna fragmentation and/or lab work of hormone levels.

Female Causes of Infertility

Several medical conditions can cause infertility or difficulty becoming pregnant. For women, that can include the following:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Diminished or low ovarian reserve
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine issues
  • Cervical problems
  • Blockage in the Fallopian tubes
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Not all these conditions cause a woman to be infertile, but they can make conceiving a child more difficult. A woman with endometriosis can become pregnant, but fertility treatments may be necessary.

Male Causes of Infertility

Men can be infertile for several reasons. They may suffer from hormonal imbalances, past infection or trauma, chromosomal defects, retrograde ejaculation, or other conditions. Prior testosterone treatment or alcohol usage, smoking, or being overweight can also reduce the quality or quantity of sperm, increasing the likelihood of infertility.

Environmental issues, such as exposure to chemicals, radiation, or overuse of hot tubs, can lead to infertility in males. Complete patient history and male fertility testing with MCRM Fertility can help you determine the potential causes of your fertility issues.

Don’t Focus Solely on Infertility

Educate yourself on the treatment options that will allow you to conceive and/or carry a child. The team at MCRM Fertility can help you determine the best treatment options based on your test results and the answer to why you are infertile.

Several treatments may be available based on your unique situation. In some cases, the doctor may recommend a wait-and-see approach. Sometimes, patients take longer to get pregnant, but they can do so on their own with no medical intervention.

In other instances, infertility requires them to begin treatment. Ovulation induction is one such treatment that uses medications to induce the growth of follicles. The medications lead to multiple ovulations with more eggs being released. This increases the chance that one egg will become fertilized and implant in the uterus.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is another option for treatment. It’s often used with male infertility or specific cases of female infertility. IUI may be required by some insurance companies before moving on to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

IVF is the most cost-effective and the most successful fertility treatment. It is used for patients with endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve, multiple miscarriages, severe male factor infertility, and multiple causes of infertility.

The team at MCRM Fertility will discuss your options for treatment once they have reviewed your test results and can determine the reasons for your infertility. Remember that infertility doesn’t mean you are without hope. MCRM Fertility has been successful with many couples who have had difficulty getting pregnant.

Contact Our Fertility Clinic Today

If you want to find out why you are infertile and what you can do about it, contact MCRM Fertility for a consultation. We want to help give you the support and encouragement you need to start your fertility journey today.

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