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Infertility Specialist

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN

OB/GYNs located in Duluth, GA & Dunwoody, GA

Causes of female infertility can be difficult to diagnose, but successful treatment often relies on understanding the cause. The specialists at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN are board-certified and widely respected for their skill in diagnosing female infertility issues. The practice has two locations to serve their Atlanta, Georgia, community, one in Duluth and another in Dunwoody. They use state-of-the-art technology in their practice and are also well-known for creating an atmosphere of genuine warmth and caring. For answers to your infertility questions, call the office today, or request your visit online.


Which gender is most often responsible for infertility?

Infertility becomes a consideration when you’ve tried to become pregnant for a year but have been unsuccessful despite frequent sexual intercourse. Many issues can cause infertility, and both genders are equally at risk of having difficulty with fertility.

Female factors cause about one-third of fertility issues, male infertility accounts for another third, and the remainder are due to unknown causes or a combination of both male and female issues.

What causes female infertility?

Female infertility can be a complex issue that may be due to a combination of factors, including:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can interfere with ovulation and is the most common cause of female infertility
  • Hypothalamic dysfunction, which can also affect ovulation and may result in irregular or absent periods
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency, which prevents your ovaries from producing eggs
  • Excessive prolactin, which reduces estrogen production and may cause infertility

Structural abnormalities can also lead to infertility, which may be caused by:

  • Damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, which prevent your eggs from traveling to the uterus
  • Endometriosis, which can block fallopian tubes and/or prevent a fertilized egg from implanting on the uterine wall
  • Uterine fibroids, which can block the fallopian tubes or prevent implantation

Fortunately, many effective treatments/procedures can resolve fertility problems and provide the opportunity to carry a successful pregnancy.

How do I find out what’s causing my infertility?

Expect your Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN fertility specialist to begin your evaluation with a physical exam and a careful review of your medical history. You may have already been diagnosed with a condition, such as PCOS, that’s known to interfere with fertility.

Otherwise, fertility testing for women may include blood work to check certain hormone levels, imaging studies such as an ultrasound to look for structural abnormalities, and a wide range of other diagnostic tests that can shed light on what’s causing infertility. Once the cause is known, a treatment plan can be created.

Schedule a visit at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN to find out what’s causing your fertility problems and what treatments are available to resolve the issue. Call the office nearest you or request your appointment online.