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What causes infertility in most women?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
We are also defining infertility as unprotected intercourse without success for six months if a woman is over 35.
Jun 27, 2012
Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Hormonal issues: Hormone imbalances are common. Other causes may be infections and endometriosis.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Age, STDs, PCOS: The most common factor is diminished ovarian reserve (low egg numbers and quality) which is more common as women get older, but infections like chlamydia or pid, endometriosis, smoking, or ovarian surgery can all cause diminished ovarian reserve in younger women, too. Ovulation problems like pcos, tubal problems, and fibroids or polyps inside the uterus are common, as are sperm issues for the man.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can cats cause infertility in women?

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No: Cats do not cause infertility, if they carry toxoplasmosis they can cause fetal abnormalities in the unborn child.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of natural infertility in women?

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Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Infertility: Age is the most natural cause of infertility as your chance for getting pregnant and delivering is much harder after age 40. You are also at much higher risk for miscarriage when you do get pregnant.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can having abortion cause infertility in a women?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
The process of abortion can cause small tears or abrasions in the uterine lining. These can then form adhesions or other scar tissue which reduce the ability to carry further pregnancies to term. Talk to your OB/Gyn about interventions that can remove any adhesions or scarring.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of infertility in women at 28?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Many possible causes: The most common causes are: low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), problems with ovulation including polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), hormonal problems like thyroid or prolactin issues, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids or polyps inside the uterus, and/or sperm problems. Less common - low hormone levels or problems with the cervix. See a rei specialist for help.
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What can cause infertility?

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Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Many things: In order for pregnancy to occur, sperm must fertilize the egg. The following are some of the most common causes of infertility. 1. Lack of ovulation- no egg, no pregnancy. 2. Blocked or impaired fallopian tube. 3. Inadequate sperm number and function.

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