Secondary Infertility

Treating Secondary Infertility in Chicago, IL

What is Secondary Infertility?

Secondary infertility is a condition that affects many people who are trying to expand their families. In essence, secondary infertility is the inability to conceive or carry a baby to term after having gone through a successful pregnancy and delivery in the past. People who experience secondary infertility need love, care, and support as they navigate this new challenge. The fertility experts at Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago provide compassionate care to those trying to manage secondary infertility, so reach out today to schedule an appointment.


What Causes Secondary Infertility?

Several factors can result in secondary infertility in both men and women. These are some of the most common causes in women:

  • Disorders related to the uterus, such as primary ovarian insufficiency.
  • Endocrine disorders.
  • Hormonal issues like polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS.
  • Issues that affect the fallopian tubes and uterus, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or uterine scarring.
  • Factors like aging and weight gain also make women more susceptible to secondary infertility.

Many conditions could result in secondary infertility in men:

  • Lower testosterone levels, which is more likely as men age.
  • Declining sperm count.
  • Conditions affecting the scrotum, like testicular varicocele.
  • Like with women, lifestyle factors like weight gain make men more susceptible to secondary infertility.

Because secondary infertility can be the result of any number of other underlying issues, the root cause must be identified before a treatment plan is designed. At Reproductive Medicine Institute, our seasoned fertility specialists are committed to rooting out the cause of a fertility problem before trying to fix it. Call us today to set an appointment with one of our experienced physicians.

How is Secondary Infertility Diagnosed?

At RMI, the diagnostic approach for secondary infertility is like the approach for primary infertility. However, every patient is unique, and our diagnostic approach is tailored to suit individual needs. Schedule an appointment today to gain access to personalized care from a fertility expert who can help you determine whether you are experiencing secondary infertility. If we determine that you are, we will help you through the next steps by offering infertility treatment options that can get you on the road to a bigger family.

A Variety of Options for Treating Secondary Infertility

We are pleased to offer a variety of treatment options for secondary infertility at our Chicago location. The treatment for secondary infertility is determined by what is uncovered with fertility evaluation and testing. Through this approach, our fertility experts ensure that the treatment is targeting the cause of the problem and not just treating symptoms. Treatment options include:

At Reproductive Medicine Institute, you can rest assured that your treatment plan for secondary infertility will be as unique and individual as you are. Call today to speak with an RMI team member who can tell you more about our treatment options.

We Can Help Your Family Grow

Secondary infertility is a tough experience to navigate when you want to expand your family. The compassionate staff at Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago, IL, have decades of experience caring for patients with this condition, and they can help you through this difficult time. Call today, visit our clinic, or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how we can help you. Take the first step today.

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