Up to 10% of women in the United States experience difficulty conceiving or staying pregnant. At Midwest Women Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ltd in Downers Grove, Illinois, the team of gynecologists can diagnose the cause of infertility challenges to find the best treatment for every woman. The team understands the unique complexities of fertility. They have the most advanced diagnostic tools to ensure every woman receives the comprehensive care she deserves. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Infertility is an inability to get pregnant despite having unprotected sex for at least one year if you’re under 35 and at least six months if you’re over 35. Many women struggle with infertility at some point. Seeking treatment from an OB/GYN, like the team at Midwest Women Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ltd, can help you find a treatment that meets your family planning goals.
Women need a uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes to conceive and carry a pregnancy to full term. Conditions affecting any of these structures can lead to infertility. Common causes of infertility include:
A fibroid is a noncancerous tumor made of fibroid tissue and muscle. While fibroids rarely cause symptoms, they can impact fertility if they grow large enough or if you have many growths. Uterine fibroids can also cause pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which tissue that mimics the uterine lining attaches to nearby organs. Typically, the uterine lining thickens and sheds each month during your period. If you have endometriosis, the tissue becomes trapped. Along with pelvic pain, cramping, and heavy periods, endometriosis can cause infertility.
PID is an infection that affects a woman’s reproductive organs. The condition typically results from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and can weaken fertility.
PCOS causes cysts to develop on the ovaries, which can cause women not to ovulate. If you don’t ovulate regularly, getting pregnant can be difficult. PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg fertilizes but implants outside the uterus. Along with impacting fertility, an ectopic pregnancy can damage your surrounding organs.
Determining the cause of infertility is a vital step in treating it. The team at Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd performs a comprehensive physical exam and medical history review, orders blood work, and uses imaging scans to diagnose the cause of infertility. Once they have a diagnosis, the team may recommend:
Call Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about infertility.