Michael is experienced in investigating and managing all aspects of infertility. At your consultation Michael will discuss your circumstance and best available options.
Here we share some common causes of infertility.
Ovulation disorders – usually associated with absent or irregular periods. For example:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Raised levels of prolactin (hormone that stimulates milk production)
- Abnormal thyroid function (gland that controls hormone levels)
- Hypothalamic causes (stress, exercise, weight loss)
Fallopian tube – blockage or damage. The fallopian tubes are delicate and can easily become blocked by:
- Infection (salpingitis – inflammation of the fallopian tubes)
- Adhesions from surgery (appendix or ovarian), or
- Endometriosis and other conditions (endometriosis – abnormal tissue growth outside the uterus)
Male factor –sperm quality. Up to 50% of infertility in couples is due to sperm quality. This can easily be tested with a sperm count (semen analysis).