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What are causes of infertility?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Many causes: Infertility causes include lack of ovulation, tubes being blocked, not having intercourse at the fertile time, low or abnormal sperm counts and hormone levels too low to support a pregnancy. A gynecologist or infertility specialist can do the testing.
Dr. Jay Nemiro
Fertility Medicine 45 years experience
Many: There are so many different causes of infertility but 50% of those causes come from the female and 50% come from the male. The definition of infertility is > than one year of unprotected sex and > than 6 months if you are 35 or older. You should consult your gyn to discuss a basic work-up which includes a sperm test, check for ovulation, check that your tubes are open, hormone levels are normal.
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Many reasons: Problems with the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus and/or sperm are the major reasons. I see that you are 45 years old---age is probably a major factor. Go to this website to read about causes of infertility, the basic infertility evaluation, and treatment options as it won't all fit here http://www.Rockymountainfertility.Com . I would see a fertility doctor immediately.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Cause of infertility: The causes are many. 40% of cases it's due to a problem in the woman, and 40% are due to a problem in the male. The remaining 20% are of unknown origin. You need to go through a work up (which can be completed in 2 moths) prior to starting treatment. The majority of couples can be helped and will overcome their infertility.
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Basic Infertility: Many different causes contribute to infertility. There are male factors (sperm), ovary factors (the making and releasing of eggs), and factors that interfere with the sperm and egg joining (endometriosis, blockage in the tubes or uterus, etc). There are also less common and unknown factors. A careful evaluation by a GYN specialist can help most couples.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

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.
A 26-year-old female asked:

What causes infertily?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
3 main causes : Infertility is complicated but there are three main causes. 1. Ovulation problems. You have to release an egg to be able to get pregnant 2. Sperm problems - you have to have available sperm to fertilize the egg. 3. Anatomy problems - there has to be a clear path for the sperm to be able to fertilize the egg.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of a man to be infertile?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Many Things: Sometimes sperm production is decreased. Blockages can occur in the testicle preventing sperm from being released. Sometimes there can be genetic reasons. Smoking can damage sperm which can cause them to be genetically abnormal or to cause physical defects in the sperm. There are a number of problems that can occur and most can be fixed.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What causes men to be infertile?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Many things can.: Things that can cause infertility in men include overall health, sexually transmitted infections, lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol and drug use, obesity, testicular injury, exposure to chronic high heat, and reproductive toxins in the workplace such as heavy metal exposure, radiation, and pesticides.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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.
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