Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes
    Scar tissue in the fallopian tubes, that connect the ovaries to the uterus, 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
    Age-related reduction in fertility appears to be due to diminishing egg quality and quantity, or diminished ovarian reserve. Having a low ovarian reserve is only an issue if you 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 attempting to conceive. Infertility can arise from causes that affect the female partner, the male partner or both. If you are concerned about your fertility, our fertility specialists will perform diagnostic tests and recommend treatment options to help you achieve pregnancy and grow your family.

  • Male Factor Infertility
    Male factor infertility may be caused by hormonal or genetic abnormalities that affect sperm production or function, or cause blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm.

  • Miscarriage
    Most pregnancy losses occur in the first trimester, prior to eight weeks of pregnancy. Having two or three consecutive miscarriages is a condition termed "recurrent pregnancy loss." If you have experienced a miscarriage or recurrent miscarriages, we are here to help.

  • 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.