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Causes of Infertility

  • Endometriosis
    Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity.
  • Male Factor Infertility
    Problems with the production and maturation of sperm are the most common causes of male infertility.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
    Untreated, PID can cause infertility and can also lead to chronic infection or even peritonitis.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
    This syndrome results from several related factors, including insulin resistance. This can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes and affect fertility.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
  • Uterine Fibroids
    Some estimates say that 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids, although not all are diagnosed. In most cases, fibroids are benign.