Male and female fertility services have helped countless couples experience
the incredible joy of parenthood. One of the first steps employed by the
reproductive specialist is to determine the actual cause of the infertility
itself. This is achieved through the “infertility evaluation”
also known as diagnostic testing. Though every patient case is different,
there are many different causes that may require a treatment plan from your
reproductive medicine physician. Let’s explore some of these reasons:
You May Have Anatomical Abnormalities
It isn’t unusual for both men and women to have
anatomical abnormalities that interfere with conception. Conditions that can increase temperature to the males testes can lead
to abnormal sperm morphology and low sperm count. Other possible anatomical
abnormalities that may affect a man’s fertility include undescended
testes and obstruction of the epididymis. Women may also be diagnosed
with anatomical differences. For example, there may be abnormalities with
the cavity or shape of the uterus or the opening of the cervix. Additionally,
the fallopian tubes may be blocked because of inflammation or adhesions.
You May Have Been Exposed to Environmental Toxins
Other factors that can contribute to infertility include environmental
toxins such as exposure to tobacco smoke (including secondhand smoke),
pesticides, radiation, and alcohol. In some cases, even medications used
by parents that the offspring were exposed to in utero can be a factor.
You Might Be a Cancer Survivor
Cancer of the male or female reproductive organs is one common reason
why you may need fertility services. Additionally, chemotherapy and radiation
therapy can interfere with your ability to conceive a child. Sometimes
drugs used in the actual treatment itself can also cause problems.
You May Have An Underlying Medical Condition
If you’re a woman, some common reasons include thyroid disorder,
endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, PCOS. In addition, the absence
of menstruation (called amenorrhea) can be a factor. In addition, those
who have to low or two high of a body mass index may have additional challenges
in trying to ovulate.
At ReproMed, our reproductive medicine specialists use state-of-the-art
technology to conduct a
comprehensive assessment of male and female infertility. Based on the results of your assessment,
we’ll provide personalized recommendations for male and female fertility
services in Toronto. To schedule an infertility assessment, call 416.233.8111.