Infertility affects up to 1 in 6 U.S. couples. ¬†The causes can be complex, but are often attributed to the following underlying diseases:
Polycystic ovary syndrome. ¬†
A common endocrine disorder characterized by anovulation, which results in irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, ovulation-related infertility, and polycystic ovaries. ¬†Fertility treatments may help overcome hormonal irregularities.
A condition in which tissue from the uterus grows outside of the uterine cavity, often on the ovaries. ¬†Laser surgery can remove excess tissue.
Often the result of genetic abnormalities, miscarriage occurs when the baby is lost prior to 24 weeks gestation.
Unexplained infertility. ¬†
The inability to get pregnant after 2 years of trying to conceive when all fertility tests produced normal results. ¬†Fertility therapy such as IVF may still be successful.
When a fertilized egg attaches outside of the uterus, typically in the fallopian tubes. ¬†Surgery will need to be performed to remove the embryo or sometimes the tube.
High blood pressure that typically develops after 12 weeks gestation. ¬†Can be life-threatening if not monitored and treated.