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When no cause of infertility can be established, the diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” is given. In general, most couples with persitence will eventually be successful. For example, the use of CLOMIPHENE CITRATE and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) results in pregnancy rates of about 8% per cycle, injectable fertility medication (GONADOTROPINS) and IUI have rates of about … Continue reading If no cause for infertility is found during my evaluation, do I have any hope of having a baby?
The goal of the initial consultation is to begin a supportive, working relationship, to review past infertility history, to review treatment options, and to establish short-term and long-term treatment plans.
A blighted ovum happens when a fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus, but never develops into an embryo. This occurs because of spontaneous genetic abnormalities, not because of something that is hereditary. It is the leading cause of miscarriage and often happens so early that you don’t even know you are pregnant.
Many gynecologists are expert at the diagnosis and initial treatment of infertility. In general, a consultation is recommended for a woman over the age of 35, when a member of the couple has a significant underlying medical condition, or when a diagnosis has not been determined. Later referral is indicated for a couple undergoing treatment … Continue reading When should I see a reproductive endocrinologist for diagnosis and treatment of infertility?
The causes of infertility can be grouped into general categories of: ovulatory abnormalities (polycystic ovary syndrom, hormonal imbalances, perimenopause…), anatomical factors (blocked fallopian tubes, pelvic adhesions, uterine or cervical abnormalities) or male factor. Approximately 10% of couples have “unexplained infertility”. This term is used for couples who have normal evaluations but are infertile. Most causes … Continue reading What Causes Infertility?
If it is not convenient for you to attend our support group through the Fertility Center, you can check out RESOLVE, an online resource for finding other support groups and helpful information. To our knowledge, there are no other physical infertility support groups available in the Lane County area. You can also go to the … Continue reading Where can I find other support groups?