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If you and your partner are having difficulty conceiving, you are not alone. In fact, research shows that more than one in eight couples will have trouble getting pregnant. Norton Healthcare offers the necessary tests and procedures to identify and treat causes of infertility.
In 35 percent to 40 percent of cases, the cause of infertility can be traced to the female partner. In the same percentage of cases, the cause can be linked to the male partner. Sometimes conditions in both partners may play a role, while occasionally the reason for infertility remains unknown.
Common causes for women include:
Common causes for men include:
Other factors that can contribute to infertility in both men and women include stress, smoking, alcohol use, excess weight and overall health.
Norton Healthcare providers have the expertise to identify and treat a wide variety of conditions that may affect fertility. These conditions include:
When appropriate, Norton Healthcare providers can refer the male partner for advanced reproductive testing.
Most physicians recommend that couples try to conceive for a year before seeking medical assistance. The National Infertility Association recommends couples seek professional advice sooner if a woman is over age 30; has a history of pelvic disease, miscarriage, painful menstruation or irregular cycles; or if her partner has a low sperm count.
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