Some couples who have difficulty trying to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse (or after six months in women over age 35), look to fertility treatments as a solution to welcoming a new addition to the family.
Either partner could have difficulty. Forty percent of cases of infertility are due to male factors such as low sperm count, malformed sperm, or poor sperm motility. Forty percent of cases are due to female factors such as blocked fallopian tubes, abnormalities with the uterus or cervix, or problems with ovulation or eggs. In 20 percent of cases, no cause can be found.
There are several causes that need to be treated surgically before considering investing thousands of dollars in fertility treatments. These are conditions that can get in the way of a woman successfully conceiving or carrying a child to term.
Though there are multiple causes of infertility, at The Center for Innovative GYN Care, Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD focuses on those conditions that can be evaluated or treated surgically. These include uterine polyps, fibroids, uterine septum, hydrosalpinx, endometriosis, and pelvic or intrauterine adhesions.
You can learn more about these conditions and possible treatment options at innovativegyn.com.