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Infertility Evaluation

Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Memphis, TN

If you’re unable to get pregnant after a year of diligently trying, or after six months if you’re over 35, consider making an appointment at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN for infertility treatment. You’re not alone — infertility affects about 10% of women. The expert staff and doctors at this Memphis, Tennessee, office help diagnose and treat infertility issues, and in most cases can help you achieve the family you’ve always wanted. Call the office for a consultation or use the online booking agent.

Infertility Q & A

What causes infertility?

Infertility can result from a number of issues, many of which are easily resolved. It can be a result of:

  • Ovaries that do not release eggs
  • Disturbed travel of the egg through the fallopian tubes to the uterus
  • Inability of the sperm to fertilize an egg
  • Problems with implantation of a fertilized egg

Approximately one-third of infertility incidences are caused by an issue with the woman’s body, another third an issue with the man’s body, and the final third are a combination of the two or have an unknown cause.

What causes female infertility?

In many cases, the exact cause of infertility cannot be diagnosed, but a range of treatments still result in a successful pregnancy.

In most situations, female infertility is a result of problems with ovulation, meaning a woman does not release an egg. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a condition characterized by an imbalance of sex hormones, is a common reason for ovulation issues.

Other less common health problems that interfere with fertility include:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes caused by endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormalities in the uterus

You run an increased risk of infertility if you smoke or are over 35. Alcohol abuse, stress, being under- or overweight, and intense athletic training may also interfere with your ability to get pregnant. The expert staff at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN consider all possibilities when making a diagnosis.

What causes male infertility?

Male infertility usually results from poor sperm production or production of sperm that are shaped incorrectly and can’t travel effectively through the reproductive system. Lifestyle issues and health affect sperm quality. If a man smokes, abuses drugs or alcohol, is of advanced age, or has other health problems, this may be the reason for infertility.

How is infertility treated?

The treatment for infertility depends on the results of your workup. The doctors at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN make every effort to pinpoint the reason you’re having trouble getting pregnant and may recommend one of the following therapies:

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Artificial insemination
  • Assisted reproductive technology

If you’re struggling to get pregnant, there is hope. Call Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN or book an appointment online today.