When an Apple Valley woman is struggling to get pregnant, she may feel frustrated and want to understand why she is not easily conceiving a child. Infertility affects many women in High Desert and throughout the country, but proper diagnosis can help these women find a cure that will allow them to become pregnant. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we attempt to uncover the root cause of infertility and provide women with the options that are available to them. This allows them to make a decision that is right for them and for their family.

What are the Most Common Causes of Infertility in Women?

Endometriosis — Endometriosis is a disorder of the uterine lining. Some women may not experience symptoms of this disorder while others may experience extreme pain during intercourse or menstruation. Solutions to this fertility issue include surgery to remove the affected lining or fertility procedures such as in-vitro fertilization.

Ovulation Disorders — Ovulation disorders often prevent a woman from ovulating, which makes conception impossible. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common ovulation disorders. Ovulation disorders can be treated with fertility drugs that can encourage the ovaries to release an egg, allowing conception to occur.

Poor Egg Quality — Poor egg quality is typically an issue that women of advanced maternal age face. A woman is born with all of the eggs that she will have in a lifetime, so the number and quality of the eggs will decrease over time. Donor eggs can be used in combination with in-vitro fertilization procedures in order to help the woman conceive. Adoption is another option for women with poor egg quality.

Tubal Issues — Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes can prevent conception from occurring because the sperm cannot reach the egg, and the egg in turn cannot reach the uterus. Surgery to fix the fallopian tubes is an option, and in-vitro fertilization is another treatment that women can consider.

Unexplained Female Infertility — This is the diagnosis given to women who have no clear cause for their infertility. In this situation, fertility drugs as well as fertility procedures can be used in order to help assist in conception.

There are options available to women who are having a difficult time conceiving a baby. In many cases, Dr. Ahmadinia can use fertility drugs in order to help a woman achieve and carry a pregnancy to term. If you have been trying to have a baby unsuccessfully, you will want to contact Dr. Ahmadinia’s office in order to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Ahmadinia will review your medical history and your conception plans in order to determine the cause of infertility and help find a solution that will work for you.