What Causes Infertility?

Trying to start a family can be a lengthy process and there are issues that you might run into along the way. When you’ve been trying for a full year without any success, this is officially known as infertility. Infertility can be caused by various issues and can often be treated. It’s important to know what causes infertility so that you can understand what your risks might be and how you can get the treatment you need. Dr. Anya Rose, Dr. Megan Gau, and Dr. Christine Horton at Rose Women’s Health in Arcadia, CA, can explain what infertility is and what can often cause it. 

What Causes Infertility? 

Infertility is an issue that can affect men and women and can be frustrating to deal with. When you’re just trying to start a family, you can feel irritated and hopeless when it just doesn’t seem to work. If you’ve been trying to conceive for a full year, you might need to talk to your OBGYN in Arcadia, CA, about infertility and what might be causing your issues.  

Men can deal with infertility as well as women. This could be an issue with either partner or a combination of the two. Common infertility issues for men include: 

  • Low sperm count 
  • Sperm damage 
  • Malformations in the scrotum 

Women may deal with issues such as: 

  • Endometriosis 
  • Uterine fibroids 
  • Age 

There are also certain factors that could impact both men and women. This includes: 

  • Smoking 
  • Alcohol usage 
  • Obesity 
  • Untreated STIs 
  • Certain medications 

It’s important that you discuss any of these issues with your doctor to get the treatment you need to help start your family! 

Contact Our OBGYN Today 

Make sure you know what could be causing infertility. Contact Dr. Anya Rose, Dr. Megan Gau, and Dr. Christine Horton at Rose Women’s Health in Arcadia, CA, to learn more about infertility and what commonly causes it. Call for more information and to schedule your appointment today at (626) 461-7071.

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