Our doctors can diagnose and treat the many female and male infertility causes
Many people don’t realize that infertility causes affect both men and women. It turns out that one-third of infertility cases involve female issues, and male factor infertility is responsible for another third of cases. The remaining cases are unexplained or due to a combination of male and female infertility.
At Tulsa Fertility Center, Shauna McKinney MD and Stanley Prough MD believe that part of their job as fertility specialists involves educating patients. As a result, our Tulsa fertility specialists take time to explain the different issues that can cause infertility in women and men.
An overview of infertility in women and men
Infertility is more common than you may realize. Thankfully, it’s also more treatable than you may think. In fact, nearly 80% of people who partner with a fertility specialist end up welcoming a baby.
When you’re struggling to conceive, the first step is determining which of the infertility causes is responsible. Here is an overview of the issues that can lead to infertility in women and men.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Premature ovarian failure/insufficiency
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
- Advanced maternal age (over age 35)
Women can also experience infertility if their body mass index (BMI) is too high or too low. Additionally, lifestyle factors, including cigarette smoking and excessive exercise, can make it more difficult to conceive.
- Low sperm count
- Poor sperm motility (movement)
- Abnormal sperm morphology (shape)
- Blockages in the male reproductive tract
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hormonal imbalances, such as low testosterone (low T)
As with women, male infertility causes can also be due to weight and lifestyle factors.
Our team can diagnose and treat the various infertility causes
If you’re struggling to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term, our Tulsa fertility specialists can help. To start the process, your doctor will review your medical history and order fertility testing so that he or she can provide you with an accurate diagnosis.
From there, the next step is developing your customized fertility treatment plan. Our practice offers basic options like fertility medications and artificial insemination (IUI). You can also find more advanced treatments that include in vitro fertilization (IVF) and third party reproduction. When you partner with our team, you can count on working with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that considers your needs, wants and goals.
We invite you to contact us for an appointment to get the help you need to overcome infertility in women and men. Helping you have the family of your dreams is our goal.