Clinical gmer – Assisted Reproductive Medical Group in Cadiz

Causes of infertility

Causes of infertility

Infertility is the difficulty in achieving pregnancy end, it is generally diagnosed when a pregnancy after one year is not achieved trying, or when they have had several spontaneous abortions. Here we tell you some of the causes of infertility in both women and men more common.

Causes of infertility in women

  • Duct obstruction of the fallopian tubes.
  • Endometrosis: emergence and growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, particularly in the pelvic cavity and the ovary, behind the uterus, etc.
  • endocrine problems: irregularly ovulation caused by a malfunction of the ovaries, pituitary, hypothalamus or adrenal glands.
  • polycystic ovary: when women have an imbalance of female sex hormones. This can cause changes in menstrual cycle.
  • Poor quality eggs.
  • Diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea untreated.

Causes of male infertility

  • Sperm problems, either by a low number of them or lack of mobility.
  • genetic abnormalities that can be divided into two: genetic abnormalities in chromosomes or genes and abnormalities that only affect male germline, that is, their sperm.
  • Idiopathic or unknown origin: while ignoring the reasons that prevent the binding of egg with sperm or oocyte to give the embryo.
  • Diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea untreated.
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