If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year, there’s a good chance that something may be interfering with your efforts to have a child. Infertility, is the inability to conceive a child within one year. Infertility may be due to a single cause in either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing.

Female infertility factors may include but are not limited to:

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  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Significant liver or kidney disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Premature menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Tubal dysfunction or obstruction
  • Uterine malformations
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Antisperm antibodies
  • Insufficient cervical mucus (for the travel and survival of sperm)
  • Vaginal obstruction

Male infertility factors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Drugs, alcohol
  • Genetic defects on the Y chromosome
  • Trauma
  • Mumps
  • Vas deferens obstruction
  • Infection
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Impotence
  • Smoking
  • Producing few sperm or no sperm


Peoria Women’s Health can help diagnose treat or council some infertility issues, however if the diagnosis or treatment of infertility is outside the scope of our abilities, an Endocrinologist may be referred.