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Infertility services offered in Cincinnati, OH

If you and your partner have a goal of getting pregnant but keep getting negative test results, one or both of you may have some form of infertility. In Cincinnati, Ohio, Lori Tucker, DO, provides private care and telemedicine services to diagnose and treat your infertility to increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. Call Lori Tucker, DO, or book an infertility evaluation online to find out what’s causing your infertility today. 

What is infertility?

Infertility occurs when you either have a hard time getting pregnant, cannot get pregnant at all, or have difficulty getting someone else pregnant. It can affect men or women, but sometimes the cause of infertility for a couple is unidentifiable. 

What causes infertility in women?

Women’s infertility prevents them from getting pregnant or makes it exceedingly challenging. Ovulation disorders are the most common cause of women’s infertility. These disorders interfere with your ovaries’ release of fertile eggs. 

Some potential causes of infertility in women are:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Structural abnormalities within your reproductive system
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Obesity 
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Dr. Tucker explores all possibilities while diagnosing and treating your infertility, including the possibility that your partner is the infertile one of the couple. To diagnose your infertility, she might recommend tests like pelvic exams, blood tests, or hysteroscopy. 

What causes infertility in men?

Some causes of men’s infertility are also common for women, like STIs or substance abuse. Men also have infertility causes that are exclusive or more prevalent among men, including:

  • Low sperm count
  • Enlarged veins in the scrotum
  • Anabolic steroid use
  • Low testosterone
  • Ejaculation disorders and other forms of sexual dysfunction
  • Testicular injuries and damage
  • Genetic and chromosomal disorders

Dr. Tucker reviews your medical history to explore possible causes of your infertility and may recommend tests like semen analysis or scrotal ultrasound. 

How is infertility treated?

Infertility treatment depends on the cause of infertility affecting you or your partner. Dr. Tucker might prescribe treatment for you or your partner or have recommendations for both partners if the cause of infertility is unidentified. 

Some recommendations might include:

  • Fertility drugs to increase ovulation
  • Medications to boost testosterone
  • Fertility-tracking apps
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Reducing drug or alcohol use

You might also need the assistance of certain medical procedures, such as male or female surgeries to remove blockages in the reproductive system, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or intrauterine insemination (IUI). 

Learn more about infertility and how to increase your fertility today. Call the office of Lori Tucker, DO, or schedule an infertility visit online.