Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes
    Scar tissue in the fallopian tubes may prevent the tubes from picking up the egg from the ovary and may impair transport of the embryo to the uterus.

  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve
    Having a low ovarian reserve is only an issue for women who want to become pregnant.

  • Endometriosis
    Endometriosis can contribute to pelvic pain and infertility, at least partly by causing scarring in and around the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

  • Infertility
    Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after six to 12 months of trying. It can arise from causes that affect the female partner, the male partner or both.

  • Male Factor Infertility
    Infertility affects women and men equally. In many cases, excellent fertility outcomes can be provided for men with sperm problems.

  • Miscarriage
    Surprisingly, many pregnancies are lost even before a woman knows that she is pregnant. Most pregnancy losses occur in the first trimester, prior to eight weeks of pregnancy.

  • Uterine Fibroids
    Fibroids are benign tumors arising from the muscular walls of the uterus. They can interfere with getting pregnant and may also contribute to pregnancy losses.