What Factors Increase a Woman’s Risk of Infertility?

by Dr. Deborah Smith Infertility within a woman is the inability to produce a viable egg for use in conception. There a number of conditions that can cause this, with many of the more common conditions impacting the ability of the uterus to ovulate. One of the main signs that a compli
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The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Procedure

by Deborah Smith Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is procedure used to treat sperm-related infertility problems. This process is performed by a single sperm being harvested, and inserting it into a fully developed egg. This developed egg is then
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The Basics of Infertility Testing from a Top Fertility Clinic

An Infertility Evaluation An Infertility evaluation is performed when a couple has been trying to conceive for 1 year and have been unsuccessful despite having regular intercourse (or after 6 months if the female partner is over 35). An infertility evaluation will include an detailed
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Ways of Preventing Infertility – Info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Fertility Preservation The growing population may be a cause for concern in some countries, but there are millions of infertile couples across the world struggling to have a baby. It’s not just women who have been facing the problem of infertility. Modern day lifestyle has adversely i
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Understanding Fertility – Info from a Top Fertility Clinic

To understand fertility, one must understand the female menstrual cycle. What is the menstrual cycle? Basically, it is the body’s monthly preparation for getting pregnant. The Menstrual Cycle Typically for most women between the 11th and 21st day  (day 1 is the first day of bleeding)
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Causes of Male Infertility – Info from a Denver Fertility Center

Causes of Male Infertility Approximately 20 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In about half of these couples, male infertility plays a rol
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Causes of Female Infertility – Info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Causes of Female Infertility There can be many factors that cause infertility in women. The female reproductive system is delicate, and there are many factors that alter conception and maintenance of a pregnancy. Conception and pregnancy, sometimes, are more difficult for women with c
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The Basics of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss from a Colorado Fertility Clinic

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Spontaneous miscarriages are not rare. Rather, they are quite common. Out of every 100 fertilized eggs, only 20 to 25 pregnancies actually come to term. When a woman finds out that she’ll become a mom, it is usually the best moment of her life. Then the first
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An Overview of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder related to a woman’s hormones. The syndrome commonly causes the ovaries to become enlarged and to develop cysts on the outer edges. Although these cysts do not occur in all instances, this disorder occurs in women of almost any reproducti
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The Basics of an Infertility Workup

A basic infertility evaluation consists of gathering a thorough medical history and conducting a medical examination.  Your fertility specialist will ask a number of questions to help determine the cause of infertility.  Medical, lifestyle, surgical, gynecological and obstetric histor
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