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Causes of infertility

Causes of infertility

Infertility Causes

Infertility causes are many, with some being more often than the others, so at this webpage we will focus on those with higher incidence rate. The issue resulting in infertility is divided in half across the gender spectrum, but there are...
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Intercourse Frequency

Some couples are not aware of the fact that they do not have intercourse often enough or at the right time. World Health Organization recommends, in order to reduce the stress on the couples, to have intercourse every 2 or 3 days during a...
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A Woman’s Age

Today one of the most important reasons of infertility is a woman's age. A woman is born with a predetermined number of eggs / oocytes (6-7 million). From birth, the number is on the decline and new oocytes cannot be produced. A calculati...
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Low Ovarian Reserve

Ovarian reserve is an expression for the supply of egg cells or follicles. Quantity, as well as quality of egg cells, reduces with age which means that the ovarian reserve decreases. Women are born with approximately 6-7 million egg cells...
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Anovulation and PCOS

The only time a woman can conceive is during ovulation. Some women ovulate rarely or even never, thus reducing their chances of having a child. The most common example of non-ovulating women are women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO...
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Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea, or a complete absence of a menstrual period, is a symptom, not a disease. Many reasons may cause this symptom, and diagnosing amenorrhea is one of most difficult tasks a gynecologist can face. However, reasons are mostly simpl...
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Male Factor

Even today infertility is considered to be a female problem although we are facing male factor as a growing infertility factor. Today we assume that in 30% cases of infertility the reason is a male factor, and in additional 20-30% cases b...
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Damaged Fallopian Tubes

A place where a sperm and an egg meet is the fallopian tube. If it is damaged the conception will either fail or will occur, but the fertilized egg will not reach uterus thus resulting in ectopic pregnancy. Women who are likely to have th...
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Endometriosis – Adenomyosis

Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological condition in which cells from uterine lining are found outside uterus (mostly in the abdomen, but also in other tissues and organs). As these cells are sensitive to hormonal changes, even when in a...
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Congenital abnormalities

Congenital abnormalities, or malformations of female reproductive tract, are quite common. In a female fetus at its fetal stage, so-called Müllerian ducts must develop and fuse in order to grow uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. Two pair...
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