Causes of Infertility - Mesa AZ

Fertility Treatment Mesa: Causes of Infertility

The first step in fertility treatment is always to diagnose the infertility problem(s) that are getting in the way of conception. As we go through this process with you, we’ll always ensure that you’re informed about everything that’s happening and are empowered to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. There are a huge variety of causes of infertility, and we can’t discuss them all here. These are some of the most common causes of infertility we see in those coming for fertility treatment near Mesa.

Fertility Testing

After reviewing your medical history and examining you, Dr. Hutchison will determine which fertility testing options would provide useful information to decide on a plan of action.

Age and Fertility

Many people are aware that fertility declines as a woman ages. Not everyone knows how dramatic this effect is. Find out more about the effect of increasing age on fertility, and what we can offer to prospective moms who are 35 or older.


One common cause of infertility is polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. This condition causes women to ovulate infrequently or not at all, and can also cause other bothersome symptoms. Fortunately, there are several different treatments available.


Women with endometriosis often have painful periods, and also have difficulty conceiving. The condition is caused by the tissue from the lining of the uterus abnormally growing outside of the uterus.

Where can you learn about infertility?

A lot of information about infertility is available in cyberspace, from friends and neighbors and in books and journals. Some of it is good, some is misleading. Some of it is downright frightening. People make all sorts of promises for miracle cures using supplements. Chat rooms and networks make understanding infertility sound like a foreign language. How does the average person make sense of it? The best advice is to get information from the following trusted sources.

In general, be wary of websites that end in .com, .net or .co. Instead, look for information on sites with .gov, .org or .edu. Those sites are not trying to sell you anything and are mandated to provide information that has been reviewed and vetted.

Sources for Understanding Infertility in Tucson

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has a web site full of peer-reviewed information. Peer reviewed means more than one doctor has reviewed the information. And, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has a section devoted to patient resources. Check out the section called Reproductive Facts. This is one of the most reliable, up-to-date informational sources on infertility and treatment.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) helps people understand fertility by publishing statistics from each fertility clinic. The CDC also has more information about various diseases and how they can affect fertility. You can go visit the website for more about understanding infertility.

Videos on everything from the history of fertility medicine to how embryos develop can be found at

Additional support resources include:
RESOLVE, the national infertility association
The American Fertility Association.