Reproductive Health Conditions

Learn more about reproductive health conditions that can impact fertility and cause problems with achieving pregnancy.

Health conditions impacting fertility

There are some health conditions that can impact a person’s ability to get or stay pregnant. These include:

  • Endometriosis. This is a painful condition that causes endometrial tissue, which lines the uterus, to grow outside the uterus.
  • Recurrent miscarriages. This condition is diagnosed when a person has two or more pregnancy losses.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is a condition where the ovaries produce a hormonal imbalance that can prevent ovulation. 
  • Cancer of the reproductive system.
  • Pituitary disorders, which typically cause hormone levels to be too high or too low.
  • Sexually transmitted infections.
  • Congenital anomalies of the reproductive system. Present since birth, these structural abnormalities can include the absence of the uterus or cervix, duplicate reproductive organs, or septum (wall dividing the uterus or vagina).
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps. These are growths in the uterus that are not cancerous.
  • Disorders of sexual development

AHN can evaluate you for these health conditions that may impact your fertility or ability to get pregnant. If you have concerns that you may need treatment for one of the above conditions, contact your primary care physician or OB-GYN for an initial evaluation of your symptoms.

In some cases, after thorough diagnostic testing and evaluation, a person’s inability to get or stay pregnant doesn’t appear to have a cause. Unexplained infertility is a relatively common diagnosis that affects between 10% and 30% of couples. Even if there are no underlying health conditions that may be causing problems, the specialists at the AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine can help you start or grow your family with assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures.

How to make an appointment

In most cases, you need to make an appointment with your primary care physician or OB-GYN to discuss your health concerns and their impact on your fertility. They will help you determine if and when to seek fertility treatment at the AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine. When it is time for that next step, call (412) 847-1166 to schedule a new patient visit.

Current patients who need to cancel or reschedule an upcoming appointment, please call at least 24 hours before you are scheduled.

Connect with MyChart

The AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine uses the AHN MyChart patient portal to send important information related to your care. You can also use MyChart to ask nonurgent questions, request prescription refills, or pay a medical bill for any of your AHN health care providers. You can sign up for a free MyChart account with an access code from your provider or without one. Once you’ve created an account, download the MyChart app for on-the-go convenience.