Facts on Some of Our Most Common Diagnoses
The reproductive specialists at Servy Massey Fertility Institute evaluating the structure and function of the reproductive organs of both the male and female partner. Some of our most common diagnoses for infertility in women result from preforming a thorough assessment of the reproductive organs.
Fallopian TubesThe fallopian tubes are a fragile, intricate part of a woman's reproductive system. If the tubes become blocked or otherwise damaged, sperm cannot fertilize the egg and the resulting embryo cannot settle in the uterus. Tubal problems are responsible for 35 percent of infertility cases and can be caused by a variety factors.
Ovarian ReserveProblems with ovulation is one of the most common causes of infertility. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, which are lost constantly until menopause. The term "ovarian reserve" refers to the remaining egg supply in the woman's ovaries.
UterusA basic infertility evaluation should always involve an assessment of a woman's uterus. Irregularities in the uterus - including uterine fibroids - may be the cause of infertility. Because the uterus is made of soft tissue, it cannot be seen on a normal x-ray so specialized imaging tests may be used.