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What causes infertility in most women?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Scott Roseff
We are also defining infertility as unprotected intercourse without success for six months if a woman is over 35.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hormonal issues

Hormone imbalances are common.
Other causes may be infections and endometriosis.

In brief: Hormonal issues

Hormone imbalances are common.
Other causes may be infections and endometriosis.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Dr. Scott Roseff
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