A 34-year-old member asked:
what causes infertility in most women?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gerard Honore answered
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
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.
Answered on Sep 29, 2019
Dr. Scott Roseff answered
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Hormonal issues: Hormone imbalances are common. Other causes may be infections and endometriosis.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Khurram Rehman answered
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
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.
Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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