Common Fertility Problems

There are a variety of fertility conditions and fertility problems that can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Our section on Fertility Problems is designed to provide you with an overview of common fertility problems, including causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of these fertility conditions and how and why they can impact your and your partner's fertility.

Unexplained infertility can be a frustrating diagnosis but it doesn't mean you can't be successful in getting pregnant. Learn about your treatment options when diagnosed with unexplained infertility here.

Endometriosis is one such condition which can negatively affect your chances of getting pregnant, as can premature ovarian failure, in which follicles are lost or damaged.

Similarly, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is another condition which impacts your ability to get pregnant. This is because PCOS is caused by a hormonal imbalance; this hormonal imbalance in turn leads to irregular ovulation, including sporadic ovulation or even completely absent ovulation. Ovulation problems can be caused by stress or an unhealthy diet and can have serious impacts on your odds of getting pregnant. Anti-ovarian antibodies may also contribute to fertility problems.

Sperm allergy can occur in both men and women and can prevent couples from successfully getting pregnant. Learn about different treatment options and how to identify symptoms of sperm allergy in order to improve your chances of conceiving.

While not a fertility problem in and of itself, thyroid problems, including an overactive thyroid and an underactive thyroid, can also affect your chances of getting pregnant. Our article on thyroid problems discusses the relationship between getting pregnant and thryoid problems.

In addition, male fertility problems account for 40% of all fertility problems. Find out some of the common causes of male fertility problems as well as male fertility treatment options here.

Individuals undergoing cancer treatment also have unique concerns when it comes to their chances of getting pregnant after treatment. Be sure to read our section on female fertility and chemotherapy as well as male fertility and chemotherapy in order to learn about how cancer treatment can affect your chances of getting pregnant.

In addition, hormonal imbalance in women can cause fertility problems and also be the cause of such conditions as PCOS and POF while Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can lead to fertility problems in both women and men.

Uterine fibroids can also affect a woman's fertility. Learn about how these non-cancerous growths can have negative impact on your ability to get pregnant and what treatment options are available to you.

STD's and infections can also have an impact on your fertility. There are many types of STD's from Chlamydia to Herpes and it is important to understand how these can affect your fertility.

Go to our forum to chat with other women about fertility problems.

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