7 Factors that Might Cause Infertility

Every woman is different and every situation, unique. There are a host of reasons someone might not be able to get pregnant. Some are medical like endometriosis and others environmental like smoking.

Sometimes not ovulating is the issue. This can be caused by:

  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that interferes with estrogen and progesterone levels

  • obesity

  • primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), typically caused by chromosomal defects or genetic mutations

  • thyroid dysfunction

  • hyperprolactinemia, a hormonal condition

  • excessive exercise. 

Other times something as simple as uterine fibroids (a.k.a. benign tumors) are quite common and can cause infertility because they can hinder implantation. An ultrasound and a minimally-invasive surgical procedure called a hysteroscopy can be all it takes to clear this up.

The good news is that infertility can often be treatable. If you have been trying to get pregnant for 6 months to a year or more without success, here are some common culprits that may be standing between you and having a baby… read more at Women’s Health Magazine.

Michael Hickey