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 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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Understanding Ovulation and Conception – Info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Understanding Ovulation and Conception What is ovulation and conception? Ovulation is a major factor of conception. Without it, a woman can’t conceive. So what, exactly, is it? Menstruation and Ovulation Every month a woman menstruates. This is what happens if a woman doesn̵
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How to Tell If You Have an Infertility Problem

Couples should be concerned that they have an infertility problem if they have tried to conceive for 6 months unsuccessfully.  At the six month mark women over 35 should see a specialist immediately and those under 35 should get an Ovulation predictor kit and start paying attention to
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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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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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What role does FSH play in fertility?

FSH, or Follicle Stimulating Hormone, is produced within the pituitary gland of the body and plays a large role in the fertility of an individual. FSH has different effects in the two sexes and is a key hormone in the production of reproductive material. Measuring the amounts of FSH i
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What Causes Endometriosis and Who is at Risk?

Endometriosis as a condition is an excess of tissue growth (-osis) within the lining of the uterus or womb (endometrium). Endometriosis is when this tissue has grown to encompass surrounding organs or bodily structures, or if the growth of the tissue has progressed outside the womb. T
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The Symptoms and Treatment of Endometriosis

How do you know if you have endometriosis? Millions of women suffer from endometriosis. As a matter of fact, according to the government website for women’s health, more than 5 million women in the United States have this condition, and it is one of the most common health problems amo
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