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Unexplained Infertility

Approximately 20% of infertile couples will have unexplained infertility

Infertility is defined as the lack of successful pregnancy while having unprotected intercourse for 12 months, or just six months in cases in which the woman is older than 35. While fertility testing can identify most causes of infertility, some couples don’t get clear answers right away, a condition known as unexplained infertility. We provide advanced infertility treatment in San Antonio to help these couples bring babies home.

Couples 35 or younger who have successfully conceived in the past with each other have a 50% chance of conception within three months of attempting pregnancy; a 75% chance by six months, and an 85% chance by 12 months. Couples having difficulty with conception after 12 months of trying have less than a 3% chance of conception each month, and should see a fertility specialist for an evaluation.

After a full evaluation, sometimes no explanation is found

Our physicians will perform a thorough evaluation to identify the reason(s) that natural conception has not occurred. After taking a complete medical history and performing a comprehensive physical examination, our TFC fertility specialists will thoroughly evaluate your anatomy to make sure that your uterus is normal, your fallopian tubes are open, and your ovaries appear normal. They will also check to ensure that your partner has normal sperm production and motility. Bloodwork and ultrasound findings can help determine if your ovaries have a good number of eggs present.

Some patients who have difficulty with conception may benefit from surgery to more closely evaluate the inside of the uterus or pelvis and treat endometriosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic adhesions (scar tissue) and other fertility issues not found with less-invasive testing.

Most couples with unexplained infertility will be successful with treatment

Most of the time, we will find one or more causes that explain difficulty with conception. When a complete evaluation finds no cause, we call this idiopathic or unexplained infertility.

Unexplained infertility is very frustrating, as couples experiencing infertility hope to find a simple explanation and treatment options. Approximately 20% of infertile couples will have no explanation for their infertility, but it is important to know that even without a definitive explanation, there are well-defined treatments for unexplained infertility, and the vast majority of those patients will ultimately conceive successfully as a result of these treatments.

If you have any questions about infertility treatment in San Antonio, please contact our San Antonio fertility center.