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Common Causes for Female Infertility 

Infertility Testing

The first step for any fertility patient is to discuss common causes for female infertility with our doctors, and then assess specific, possible causes. At Houston Fertility Center in Houston, TX, we work with each patient and their insurance to determine the means of diagnostic testing that is both most cost-effective and beneficial to your treatment plan. 

Some patients arrive at Houston Fertility Center with usable test results from their primary care OB/Gyn. Houston Fertility Center staff frequently collaborates with referring physicians from all over Texas, even for patients who choose IVF as their treatment.

Common Infertility Issues Diagnosed

Ovulatory Dysfunction

Illustration of ovary and ovumA problem with the ovary where the egg is not matured or released properly. Many things can cause ovulatory dysfunction including, Hypothalamic Hypogonadism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hyperandrogenism, Hyperprolactinemia, Hyperthyroidism, Luteal Phase Defect, and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency.

Recurrent Miscarriages

Any woman who has had two or more first trimester pregnancy losses.

Congenital Pelvic Abnormalities

Some patients may be born with structural birth defects of the vagina or uterus. Some of these defects can be easily corrected with minor surgery prior to achieving pregnancy.

Photo of endometriosisEndometriosis

Uterine lining tissue found outside the uterus, often inside the peritoneal cavity on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, bowels and bladder. Endometriosis is a major cause of infertility. Treatments include laser surgery by Laparoscope, and medical management.

Menstrual Disturbances

Any menstrual bleeding pattern that does not follow the typical twenty eight day cycle. This can include frequent bleeding occurring more often than twenty eight days, bleeding less frequent than twenty eight days, or no menstrual bleeding at all.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Photo of a polycystic ovaryThe formation of cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing. This is due to a hormonal imbalance in the ovary.

Time Is Running Out

Houston Fertility Center is the first clinic in Houston to offer INVOcell - a revolutionary and affordable treatment option for $9,400 with PGT per cycle!  Must meet eligibility requirements.  Medication costs vary depending upon the pharmacy. Schedule an appointment to take advantage of our current cycle rate before time runs out.

We are also proud to now offer Reciprocal INVOcell and PGT with INVOcell. Call for details and Schedule your consultation today to learn more.

Dr. Sonja Kristiansen

Houston Fertility Center

Dr. Sonja Kristiansen is the founder and Medical Director of Houston Fertility Center. She is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility (REI) specialist who is proud to help hopeful parents fulfill their dreams of having children. Our center is affiliated with the:

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association

We provide convenient care for patients from greater Houston and visitors from out of town. For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (713) 225-5375 today.

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